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)