Brook Cook: Getting Into the Halloween Spirit


Getting into the Halloween spirit, Newspaper staff enjoys Frankenstein treats during class. The creativity and flavor made them love these wonderful treats!

Sofia Burr Reynolds, Staff reporter

 It is October and that means Halloween! People dress up in costumes, go trick-or-treating, attend parties, and the best part is it is all about the treats.  All these tables are filled with cookies, cakes, and pies waiting to be eaten. However, what makes these cookies and cakes awesome is the decoration put into it. For Halloween, it is more about the creativity that goes into decorating a treat rather than what the treat actually is. Red icing can be used to look like blood, and adding eyes can be used to make a cool looking monster. One of the iconic Halloween figures is Frankenstein, and the first recipe is how to make Rice Krispie treats look like him. 


  • 6 cups of Rice Krispies cereal 
  • ¼ cup Butter 
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 
  • Big and mini marshmallows 
  • Chocolate chips
  • Food coloring (green) 
  • Icing: 3 egg whites, 4 cups powdered sugar, ¼ teaspoon cream of tartar, 1 teaspoon honey, ¼ teaspoon salt, ¼ teaspoon vanilla extract


  1. Heat the butter and big marshmallows in pan until melted all the way creating a squishy texture 
  2. Add the rice krispies and stir together 
  3. Press and lay out in square pan waiting for it to cool
  4. After cooled and formed, add icing and decorations as desired
  5. Icing: In a bowl with a mixer, beat egg whites, powdered sugar, and cream of tartar until smooth. Then, beat the honey, salt, and vanilla extract in until smooth. Add green food coloring to get the Frankenstein look. 


 A popular scary movie setting for Halloween is a graveyard. One popular trend right now in Halloween desserts is decorating a sweet treat to look like a graveyard. Lila Jones, a sophomore here at Millbrook, says, “I do not really go out during Halloween, but each year, I make these brownie things that taste really good.” There is a well- known treat called a brownie graveyard that a lot of people make each year. With this recipe, the ordinary cookie brownie treat can become a graveyard with just a few decorations. Cookies and candy can be put all together to make the best Halloween treat ever. 


  • ½ cup melted butter 
  • 1 tablespoon cooking oil 
  • 1 ⅛ cup sugar 
  • 2 large eggs 
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract 
  • ½ cup all purpose flour 
  • ½ cup unsweetened cocoa powder 
  • ¼ teaspoon salt 


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit  and lightly grease a square baking pan 
  2. Combine butter, oil and sugar together in a bowl and whisk together Then, add eggs and vanilla extract; beat until lighter in color 
  3. Sift in flour, cocoa powder, and salt. Fold dry ingredients into wet ingredients until just combined (do not overbeat or it will affect texture of brownies)
  4. Pour batter into pan and smooth out (Optional: top with chocolate chips)
  5. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until center of brownie does not jiggle (you can test with a toothpick) 
  6. Remove and allow time to cool 

 To complete this treat with a Halloween look, stick cookies in the brownie and write “RIP” on them to show gravestones. Also, adding any little thing like candy corn or hand-shaped candy can enhance the design of the look. Now having these new, wonderful treats can create the Halloween spirit!