Crispy brains recipe

  • Serves 8
  • 25 mins to prepare and 5 mins to cook, plus setting
  • 160 calories / serving
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The kids will love feasting on these crispy brains! These more-ish treats are made with cereal and gooey melted marshmallow - a very easy recipe and the perfect Halloween party idea.

Line a baking tray with nonstick baking paper. Put the marshmallows and butter in a heatproof bowl set over a pan of gently simmering water. Leave to melt, stirring occasionally.

Tip the cereal into a large bowl. Pour over the melted marshmallows and stir to combine – the mixture will be very sticky, but keep going until well mixed. Pour a little sunflower oil onto a plate and dip your hands in it. Shape the mixture into 8 oval ‘brains’ and put them on the prepared tray, re-greasing your hands as necessary.

Dip the handle of a teaspoon in oil, then press down along the centre of each cluster, creating a groove.

Using the red icing, drizzle or pipe squiggly lines all over the brains to represent ‘blood vessels’. Leave to set for at least 4 hours or until firm.

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  • Ingredients

  • 175g (6oz) mini marshmallows
  • 25g (1oz) butter
  • 100g (3 1/2oz) puffed rice cereal
  • sunflower oil
  • red writing, piping or gel icing
  • Energy 675kj 160kcal 8%
  • Fat 4g 6%
  • Saturates 2g 9%
  • Sugars 16g 18%
  • Salt 0.2g 3%

of the reference intake
Carbohydrate 30.7g Protein 1.6g Fibre 0.2g


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