Goblin Franks, Halloween Punch And Cocoa Marshmallow Bars – A Retro Recipe Re-Run

Posted on Oct 17 2012 - 6:34am by RetroRuth

Is it just me, or is it starting to get a little spooky around here?? This post is from our archives from Halloween of 2011, but I thought it would be fiendishly appropriate to trot this one out again. ‘Tis the season, and all that jazz. In addition, who wouldn’t want to see those cereal bars made with Coco Puffs again?  They were awesome! Hope you enjoy it!

Well, we have Halloween Party Treats from Betty Crocker this week! Here is some Halloween Punch, Cocoa Marshmallow Bars and Goblin Franks!


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Yeah. I was kinda disappointed to find out that the Cocoa Marshmallow Bars were just Rice Krispy Treats made with Cocoa Puffs. I hope you aren’t too let down.

But then I had an excuse to buy Cocoa Puffs again and then eat them after they’ve been drenched in marshmallow. Suddenly, things starting looking up.

By the way, Tom and I had just finished painting our bedroom, so he was really, really thirsty.



Gone in one gulp.

“How is it?”

“Good.” He made a face, “Tastes like orange juice and ginger ale mixed together. Because apparently orange juice isn’t acidic enough on it’s own.”

Then it was time for the Goblin Franks. Which don’t look much like Goblins, incidentally. Maybe I should have made better fork marks on them?


“These are dry.”

“Give me that.” I snatched it out of his hand and took a bite. “Huh. It is dry.”


“It doesn’t taste like a corndog.”


“It tastes like a hot dog rolled in pie crust.”

Sigh. “Yeah.”


“What do you think it tastes like? These things are good.”

The Verdict:

Halloween Punch: Good.

Goblin Franks: Dry. I ended up peeling most of the Goblin part off my frank. Even with ketchup it was hard to get down.

Cocoa Marshmallow Bars: Awesome. As we expected.

Have a Happy Halloween!

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