November 3, 2008

sometimes i wonder what it's like to be creative

Methinks I'll never know.

We had a little Halloween luncheon at work on Friday, and I spent the entire week debating what to take. Since I like to spend at least six hours on a given post (I kid, I kid...I really kid), I have to show you what I came up with a couple days after the fact.

(my poor excuse for a costume)

I'll be the first to admit that I'm one of the least creative people in NY in America on the planet. What follows is the absolute best I could do (don't judge me).


Yep. Rice Krispies treats. Whoever came up with the first batch of these puppies deserves a monument in her honor, wouldn't you say? It's a real gem of a recipe.

(Meanwhile, have you seen the massive sheets they've created? They're for the real lover of Rice Krispies treats, like my pal James.)(Miss you, James.)

Anyway, some I decorated like eyeballs with a chocolate-covered blueberry in the middle, and others I molded into logs with an almond on the end and designed to look like a finger.


You've probably seen the cookie versions of these, so clearly they're not an original thought. Frankly, I'm just proud of myself for breaking out the decorating gels and actually personalizing them.

Hope you all had wonderful Halloween celebrations!

49 comments:

Albany Jane said...

They make them in sheets now?! Oh, thank goodness I've yet to find those!

Peter M said...

LOL @ the non-costume...you're clever and I think you should get off the picket line!

Me luvs rice crispies treats, still snack on them.

Bellini Valli said...

Rice Krispies treats are still a favourite around here...they don't last a day:D

Heather said...

these are just adorable! i love rice krispie treats! and i agree. the original inventor of this recipe should probably have a whole park of monuments!

Jacque said...

Halloween is all about the decorating! The actual treat is secondary :)

So, I'd say you scored pretty high on this one. They look great!

Cathy - wheresmydamnanswer said...

Love the rice crispy treat creations - they look great!!! as far as the costume... There is always next year.. (mine looked just like yours)

kat said...

somedays we are more creative than others & I think your ideas for the rice crispy treats are great!

Maria said...

Great costume and the rice krispy treats look like the perfect goodie!

Lucy said...

Must agree the costume is great! Rice Krispy treats in sheets, what a wonderful idea!! (hope they're in my neck of the woods, haven't seen them yet)

foodhoe said...

I love rice crispy treats too! Never had them with extra stuff on top, but I like the idea. Your fingernail and eyeball decorations look like they add a delicious extra crunchy.

The Blonde Duck said...

Grace, you're too hard on yourself! You're very creative! Who else would put squash in muffins or host a week of cold foods at her blog during the hot summer?

emily said...

I would be lying BIG TIME if I told you I didn't burst out laughing at work when I saw that first picture.

What a fantastic costume. HA!

Susan said...

Actually, I find the "costume" pretty hilarious! As for the food, who doesn't love a good rice krispy treat finger and eyeball?!

Robin Sue said...

Grace- love the costume! Very creative, even though you say you are not. I also like the treats, too cute. Sounds like you had fun.

Helene said...

My son had the same costume at school on Friday. Everyone laugh.

Melanie said...

Give yourself some credit - both costume and treats were exceptionally creative in my book. Sometimes less is more, you know?

Ingrid said...

Really, I thought your costume I idea was great. I wish I remembered to tell people that's what I was when I took Babygirl trick or treating! As far as your treats go they were but a bump in the road. C'mon you're awesome! Think of the yummies you're created and with "throw away" ingredients.
~ingrid

Lo said...

Oh, gosh. I'm falling off my chair. And you think that's not creative? Woman!! :)

Krysta said...

i love your costume... damn how do you stay so skinny with all thise sweet treats you make?

Dawn said...

in sheets? holy sh**, that could be dangerous.
girl how do you stay so skinny with all this baking?

Lorraine E said...

Don't be silly-that rick krispy treat eyeball is fantastic! Love it!

Sandie said...

Not that I'm not wild about Rice Krispy Treats (because I am), but I find myself wondering if a nudist really were on strike...what would they be striking about?

This sounds like a question for that book series, "What If?"

Y said...

The genius is in the delivery, I say, and you certainly have the delivery! :D

Tabitha Blue said...

Hey I think those eyeballs look pretty darn freaky and pretty good as well! At least you brought something... and had fun with it! I'd eat one :)

noble pig said...

OMG I've never seen the sheets, wow, now I'm on the lookout. These were awesome and I will add them to my arsenal for next year!

Aleta said...

Hehe. Love it!

OhioMom said...

Love your costume! Cool cookies :)

Bridgett said...

Now that is my kind of costume!! Ugh, I am hopelessly addicted to rice krispy treats!

MaryBeth said...

Very creative.. I love it.

Tiffany said...

very clever costume! And the rice crispy treats are cute , Grace!

Veronica said...

Oh you're creative...just look at that clever costume you came up with!!

Mc Allen said...

Oh yes, your awesome!! I'm all about the sheets!!! Great idea LA

Vera said...

Grace, please, admit you don't eat the muffins you bake :) Love the costume!

Lisa said...

Too funny! I love the decorating gel touches. And that eye is quite festive. I bet no one turned up their noses.

LyB said...

I love rice krispies treats too. Yours look like the ones I make, high marshmallow ratio! Your costume is actually quite creative, I didn't even wear one! :)

giz said...

Yayy to the costume - just look at how versatile that one is.

Dee Light said...

Love the costume!!!

What great ideas for rice crispie treats!! We love them at our house too. I make them atleast once a week.

Shari@Whisk: a food blog said...

That's very creative, and very kid-friendly!

Pam said...

I think they are cute, creepy and fun. Great costume!

Ann said...

BRILLIANT costume, just sheer brilliance.

And come ON, at least you got in the spirit of things! I totally "got" that eyeball thingy immediately upon seeing it. Totally creative.

Jessica@Foodmayhem said...

Love the eyeball and Bless rice krispy treats!

Half Baked said...

LOVE the costume! May have to steal that idea sometime:) treats look great too!

Marjie said...

Were there plenty of gents disappointed that you proclaimed yourself "on strike"? I think your costume's a hoot!

toontz said...

I don’t think I could be friends with anyone who disliked Rice Krispie Treats! They are always welcome no matter what kind of party you are going to, young or old.

JennDZ - The Leftover Queen said...

Great looking treats! Rice krispy treats look great!

Bunny said...

Grace you did a better job than I would have with the rice krispies!

Jeanne said...

I think the Rice Krispie shapes are fab - as is the "costume". Way to go!

Rosie said...

Brilliant costume!!

Love the rice krispie treats

Rosie x

eatme_delicious said...

Nice costume! And great job with the treats. I would've just made them in a sheet pan and been done with it. Very creative.