I Made “Halloween Brains” To Freak Out My Neighbor Kids


You ever have one of those moments of inspiration that you never thought you’d pull off? That was this project right here. Halloween Brains.

I was at Universal Studios in Orlando for their Halloween Horror Nights. Everything there has a theme. Essentially that’s when I decided that I needed a theme for Trick-Or-Treat night with the neighbors. I’m not just going to stand out in the driveway handing out mini-Twix bars to the kids this year. This year I’m doing more. Side note: I still bought some Twix, of course, but I’ve been eating those myself.

So what’s in Halloween Brains?

To break it down, basically it’s a flavored Rice Krispy treat with some creative packaging. Rice Krispy treats are kinda hard to mess up, so feel free to do some experimenting. I’m going to tell you exactly what I did. Here’s what you’ll need to make 25 of these.

Styrofoam meat trays. You can buy them on Amazon, the restaurant supply store, or if you know someone who works at a grocery store…..  Each batch of this recipe is good for 8 of these ‘brain patties’. I bought a 25 pack of trays and made three batches.

Stickers for the label. I used the stickers for the Avery Template 5164. There’s one in Microsoft Publisher with a template you can modify.  Prints 6 stickers per sheet. Do this at work to best maximize your time.

Plastic Wrap. I struggled a bit with getting the plastic wrap to stick. Had to tape it to the tray.

Red Food Coloring. I got an 8 ounce bottle. It was just enough.

(2) 12 ounce boxes of Rice Krispies or similar off brand whatever.

(3) 10.5 ounce bags of mini-marshmallows.

(2) 3 ounce boxes of Jello strawberry gelatin. Or generic. Whichever. Don’t make the Jello. We’re using the powder.

4 pack of butter or margarine sticks. 

Vanilla extract. 

Grab the 6 quart pan and a plastic spatula. You’re gonna definitely want to use the spatula for forming the patties. When it’s warm this stuff is really sticky. And of course, it’ll dye your hands red like you just came from a murder scene. Don’t worry about the cookware, I had no problem cleaning up. Just do it when you’re done and don’t wait till the morning. See earlier comment about ‘murder scene’.

Before we make Brains I need to tell you a story about my childhood.

I know the rules when it comes to posting a recipe online. There’s always the useless story. So. One time when I was like 10 I was riding my bike. Eventually I got to where I was going. That should do it. Finally, now let’s make these brains. 




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