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We love Halloween at our house. My kids love to make a big deal about it, decorate, pick costumes, make spooky treats. Recently, I shared some favorite cereals from my childhood with them; Count Chocula®, Boo Berry® and Franken Berry®. They are a spooky fun Halloween breakfast that my kids LOVE. Right now, Target has some fun packaging for the monster cereals that includes castle cut-outs. Each flavor has a different part of the castle to put together, so you know we had to get them all. It’s ok though because they’re only $2.50 each at Target:
We decided we needed to make some monster treats from these cereals. You can make these in like 15 minutes. Here’s how I made them:
- Put 3 cups of Boo Berry® and 3 cups of Franken Berry® in a large bowl. Pour 4 cups of mini marshmallows into a smaller bowl. That is all the ingredients. So easy!
- Next, get a larger saucepan & coat it with cooking spray. Add all the marshmallows & melt them over low heat (about 3 minutes). Stirring constantly to avoid burning. Remove from heat & stir in all of the cereal.
- Once well combined, press the mixture into a greased 13 x 9 baking dish. A smaller dish will make them thicker, but I think if you use a larger dish, they will be too thin.
- Use some parchment paper or wax paper to press it flat into the dish. Let it cool to room temperature.
- Cut them into 4 inch squares & serve them up!
See? So easy! Basically no prep & they look amazing & they taste GREAT.
Ok, back to the castle you get to make from the cereal boxes. Remember, you need one of each flavor. You also need scissors & I used some tape, too.
Here’s what you’ll be cutting:
Cut out all of the castle pieces & monsters.
Here is a picture of all the pieces you should have.
You are going to cut slits in the bottom of the candelabra pieces. They will fit together like so:
You will put all the monsters together the same way to make them stand. Make sure both “feet” are level or they will fall over. Pretty cute!
Now, there are assembly instructions on the side of the box. The picture shows you how to fit your pieces together.
The first step is to bend the sides of the front piece forward like so:
Next, make cut slits along the dotted lines on the sides of your pieces. They will fit together as shown in the 3rd picture.
Now, place the top section into the divets at the top of the castle.
To make my castle more stable, I taped the back of each seam where the pieces came together. I also taped it to a cardboard cake circle & it made a good playing surface.
Ta dah…the finished castle!