I’ve had a girl crush on Cara ever since I started stalking her at her site, Fork and Beans. For those of you that know Cara, she is infinitely creative, has a crazy sweet tooth, and makes everything that would seem impossible to make vegan, gluten-free, egg-free and dairy free into absolute perfection. I shamelessly use her Gluten-Free flour blend in nearly every gluten free recipe I make that requires a flour replacement. It’s so good that when I catered my brother’s art show, with more than 200 people in attendance, that no one could believe the baked goods were gluten-free (seriously).
Cara has recently taken the leap into full time blogger, meaning, she quit her day job to make all her culinary dreams at Fork and Beans come true. Radical! She offered me a chance to give one of my readers a copy of her very first E-Book, the very timely “A Fork and Beans Halloween Special.“ If you know Cara at all, you know her love for all things Halloween borders on psycho obsessive (in the most endearing way)! Here’s a sneak peek at what’s inside:
These recipes would all be fantastic for your next Halloween shin-dig! All of the recipes are vegan, egg-free, dairy-free and gluten-free, most of the recipes are also nut-free/soy-free. So, you’ll be happy to know you can serve it all to all your guests without worrying about everyone’s individual allergies/food needs! Today I’ll be sharing (with Cara’s permission) her Monster Rice Cereal Treats Recipe.
Monster Rice Cereal Treats
- 4 cups Dandies vegan marshmallows
- 6 cups gluten-free rice cereal
- 3 tablespoons vegan butter
- Natural green food coloring
- Edible candy eyes
- Skull cookie cutter
In large saucepan melt the vegan butter over low heat. Add marshmallows and stir until completely melted. Remove from heat.
Add a few green food coloring drops into the mixture and stir until evenly colored.
Add cereal and stir until well combined.
Using wax paper, evenly press mixture into a greased 13 x 9 x 2-inch pan. Allow to cool.
Cut out skull shapes with the cookie cutter.
Wrap each head with gauze and place the edible eyes on by either pressing firmly in the treats or “glue” with royal icing.
Now for the best bit. This E-Book is for sale on Cara’s site for a mere $7. While I’m doing a giveaway here, I know that most of you probably have that much in change under your couch cushions, so support Cara, buy this book and throw the best Halloween Party ever!
For a chance to win a copy of this amazing cookbook, Click on the link below to enter the Giveaway! This contest is open to entrants WORLDWIDE. You must also follow this blog by email or RSS feed to qualify. You have until Monday the 7th of October to enter! I will notify the winner by email on Wednesday the 10th of October. GO!!