Halloween Cap'n Crunch
OK, it 's not vintage, but I had to share :) One of my favorite cereals as a kid was Cap'n Crunch! And I spotted their Halloween theme cereal at the grocery store this week--the ghosts turn the milk green!
Here's a recipe I found online for making bars with the Cap'n Crunch cereal instead of Rice Krispy Treats (though you could combine them!):
Yield: 15 bars
Units: US | Metric
1 (18 ounce) box Cap'n Crunch cereal
6 tablespoons butter
1 (16 ounce) bag marshmallows
1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
salt, a pinch
1 Grease a 13 x 9 inch baking pan with softened butter or spray with nonstick cooking spray.
2 Add the cereal to a bowl; set aside.
3 Melt the butter in a large saucepan over low heat.
4 Add the marshmallows, vanilla, and salt; cook, stirring constantly, until the marshmallows are melted into the butter.
5 Immediately pour the marshmallow mixture over the cereal and stir with a large wooden spoon until all the cereal is coated with melted marshmallows.
6 Spoon the cereal mixture into prepared pan.
7 With buttered hands, gently but firmly press the cereal into the pan to compact the mixture.
8 Let the mixture cool completely.
9 When cool, cut into 15 large bars.
10 Serve right away, or wrap each bar separately with waxed paper or plastic wrap and store in covered container for up to 2 days.