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Crispy brains recipe

Crispy brains recipe

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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. See method

  • Serves 8
  • 25 mins to prepare and 5 mins to cook, plus setting
  • 160 calories / serving


  • 175g (6oz) mini marshmallows
  • 25g butter
  • 100g (3 1/2oz) puffed rice cereal
  • sunflower oil
  • red writing, piping or gel icing

Each serving contains

  • Energy

  • 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


  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. Dip the handle of a teaspoon in oil, then press down along the centre of each cluster, creating a groove.
  4. 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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