When I found Frankenberry and Boo Berry cereal at Walgreens, I wanted to do something with them that I hadn't done before. I wanted to take things up a notch and decided to turn them into Monster Cereal Treats. At first, I thought about making them separately, but changed my mind. No, I wanted to combine these two worlds and watch them collide to create Frankenboo. Oh yeah.. it was on!
To avoid the debacle that was my last attempt, my girlfriend and I wanted to make sure we had the recipe right. We looked online and watched videos to make sure these treats came out perfect. We had two boxes of cereal and Walgreens was completely sold out so we were only going to get one shot at this. We picked up butter and a pack of Jet-Puffed Marshmallows and we were ready to go. Our ingredients were in hand and we were prepared to create Frankenboo Cereal Treats.
We took the sloppy mess of Frankenboo and poured it into a pan. Well, I really shouldn't say "pour" because it definitely didn't "pour." Water pours, coffee pours, soda pours. But this goop? No, this stuck.. This slowly but barely fell into the pan and, parts that didn't, had to be forced out with the help of parchment paper and strength. That certainly didn't seem to be the standard, but what do I know? I've only done this once and for as bad as this appeared to be going, it was already better than last time so we spread the mixture out and put it in the fridge to cool.
A few hours later, we woke Frankeboo from his slumber and this was the end result..
Wow, now that looks appetizing.. Seriously, what happened? These things were hard as a rock and, if you did manage to bite a piece off, they tasted more like butter treats than marshmallow treats. I'll admit, they weren't horrible tasting. Afterall, they did have that Frankenboo flavor, but it was so overwhelmed by half a Hotel Bar that it was impossible to take more than two bites. Very disappointing.I don't know what wrong, though. Did we use too much butter? Not enough cereal? Was I not supposed to refrigerate them? I have no idea.. All I know is that these did not come out the way I expected them to and, when it comes to marshmallow treats, I am now 0-2.
At some point this Holidaze season, I'll most likely make another attempt at making these Monster Treats. I just need to figure out where I went wrong. Maybe they just don't come out as well when you're not using Rice Krispies. I don't know, but I'm determined to find out. Until then, enjoy looking at this picture of the final product. I know you're dying to taste them, but there's a reason why they title says "caution."