I know I know. Disgusting, but I love me some Halloween. It's my favorite holiday and I adore creative and disgusting Halloween treats.
Halloween is not really celebrated in Germany and it's one of the things I miss most being an expat. Ok, so we do have Octoberfest and Karneval in Germany but there is no where else I would rather be than in NYC on Halloween for the parade and the parties. This year I am lucky enough to be there.
These treats were inspired by the craziest thing. Several months ago I saw this google generated ad for how to lose belly fat illustrated with a cross section of belly fat.
Some people think, "hmm maybe I should check into losing some belly fat". Me? I saw a rice krispie treats opportunity and found inspiration to gross out my readers in October.
Because that's how I roll.
Here's how I made them:
Hunks of Flesh Rice Krispie Treats
First I made the Rice Krispie Treats by using this classic rice krispies squares recipe from the Kellog's site .
Then I made some vanilla buttercream frosting, divided it in half and tinted each half a different color with a few drops each of gel coloring.
To get the two different shades of the skin layers, I colored one with Wilton's Rose and the other with Wilton's Pink . Click here for one of my favorite buttercream recipes. I used plain vanilla but you can add cherry, raspberry strawberry or any other flavor you like.
I layered the buttercream on in two layers, light pink first and then the darker pink on top. If you put the pan in the fridge for about 30 minutes after adding the first layer of buttercream, it makes adding the second layer easier.
After both buttercream layers were done, I put the pan back in the fridge for another 30 minutes while I made the fondant for the final layer.
For the top skin layer, I made marshmallow fondant and colored it with Wilton's Peach gel coloring. Fondant recipe here. Tips on how to color fondant from Wilson's website here. I did have to stop myself short of drawing little hairs on the skin and it was so tempting to try and create goosebumps. Next time. Definitely.
I rolled out the fondant, cut a large square to match the size of my pan, retrieved the pan from the fridge, covered the buttercream with the fondant and put the pan back in the fridge for about an hour.
While the layers were cooling, I mixed up a small batch of Royal icing (recipe Here) and divided the batch into two parts and colored each. I used Wilson's Red Red gel coloring with a touch of Burgundy for one batch and a few drops of Wilton's Violet gel coloring to get a lavender color in the other. I have no idea why it looks so blue in the pictures.
I removed the pan from fridge cut the treats into into squares with a sharp knife.
Using one color, then the other, I painted squiggles on the sides of the treats to represent the veins and vessels.
I thought they might be way too sweet but surprisingly, they were pretty good to eat.
Dr. B thought they were hilarious but maybe that's just doctor humor. Next time, I am sending him to work in the ER with a tray of them.