Mummy Heads

This recipe has been featured in a post on The Recipe Girl blog: Kid Friendly Halloween Recipes

Yield: 12 mummies

Prep Time: 40 min + setting time

Cook Time: 6 min

Mummy Heads


4 cups mini marshmallows
1/4 cup unsalted butter
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
6 cups Rice Krispies
nonstick cooking spray
waxed paper
24 dried cranberries
2 Tablespoons powdered sugar mixed with a little bit of water (to make a glue)
12 strips of gauze, each about 15-inches long (15 feet total)


1. In a large pot, melt marshmallows and butter. Stir until smooth. Remove from heat and add cinnamon and cereal. Stir until completely blended.

2. Lay out a piece of waxed paper on the counter. Spray clean hands with cooking spray. Shape cereal mixture into 12 oval shapes. (Re-spray hands while working with cereal mixture, as needed). Place shapes on waxed paper.

3. Use sugar-glue to attach eyes to each oval. Spoon a little sugar glue onto where you'd like the eyes to be, then place two cranberries on top of the 'glue.' Let set for about an hour.

4. Wrap the mummies. Starting at one end of the gauze, wrap around the mummy head to cover it entirely, leaving peek hole for eyes (as shown in the picture above). Use a small piece of tape to fasten, or press the other end of the gauze gently into the head to stick. Store in an airtight container until ready to serve.


*If the mixture seems to wet and sticky to work with, add more cereal.
*Don't add the gauze too soon or you'll end up with gauze sticking to the marshmallow treat!
*These are fun little snacks to send in the lunchbox to school too!

Source: (Adapted from Pillsbury Halloween Crafts)


  1. postedOct 27, 2009 12:18 AM

    Wow! Those are too, too cute!

  2. postedOct 27, 2009 9:50 AM

    wow una bellissima idea golosa!

  3. postedOct 27, 2009 9:57 AM

    brilliant idea! the little one will be delighted to help make these. thanks for sharing!

  4. postedOct 27, 2009 5:37 PM

    What a unique idea! These mummy heads are too cute. I don’t have any kids and won’t be handing out candy this year but I may make these as a Halloween treat for my boyfriend since he loves rice krispies treats!

  5. postedOct 30, 2009 7:06 AM

    Hi, I just wanted to let you know that I featured your yummy recipe on my blog today! Stop by and take a look at it!

    fyi: I feature unique handmade items from around the world and I’ve been featuring Halloween all month and this is the finale post!


  6. postedOct 30, 2009 3:34 PM
    Mixing Bowl Mama

    I love these! Brilliant idea and so much fun.

  7. postedNov 2, 2009 2:15 PM

    What a cute idea. And it is easy enough the kids could help with it.
    Thanks for the tip about waiting to wrap in gauze – I could just see how this would spoil the effect.

  8. postedOct 13, 2010 3:50 AM

    I adore these! Very clever.

  9. postedOct 17, 2010 8:02 PM

    Oh my gosh these are so, SO cute! I just found your site via Craft Gossip and I’m so glad I did. I would love to link to these if you didn’t mind.

    • postedOct 17, 2010 8:36 PM

      @Rachel, No, I don’t mind at all… just be sure to keep the recipe on my site only and link to it. Thanks 🙂

  10. postedOct 22, 2010 9:21 PM

    What a cute idea. Love it.

  11. postedOct 26, 2010 1:47 PM

    That is adorable! That’s my kind of Halloween treat!

  12. postedNov 6, 2010 9:27 AM

    I wrapped the mummy heads in strips of Phyllo Dough instead of gauze. It looks great, and then you don’t have to bother unwrapping them! They’re fully edible, with no leftover gauze strings.

  13. postedOct 15, 2012 1:57 AM


  14. postedNov 4, 2012 12:50 PM

    Thank you so much for this fabulously cute (oh sorry: scary) idea. I made some cheese biscuits and wrapped them in bandages for this years halloween party. I posted some pics on my blog

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