Fork and Beans Makes Autumn Harvest Soup and a Giveaway of Her Halloween Ebook


If you don’t already know Cara Reed of Fork and Beans you are in for a huge treat. She’s the creative recipe developer behind tons of allergy friendly Halloween candy and that’s just a start. Her gluten-free, dairy-free and egg-free recipes are amazingly innovative and you must try her Cauliflower “Fish” Tacos.

Of course you will find some wonderful treat on her site to go along with the Autumn Harvest Veggie Soup of mine that she’s sharing today.

Just to make this an all about Cara day, let me tell you the exciting news – Cara has a Halloween ebook!! In addition to letting me share a recipe from it she is also giving away a copy here. Make sure to scroll to the bottom of this post to enter!

Fork and Beans Halloween Ebook



Photo by Cara Reed

Monster Rice Cereal Treats from A Fork and Beans Halloween Special
(printed with permission) Makes 8 Monster Treats


  • 4 c. Dandies vegan marshmallows
  • 6 c. gluten-free rice cereal
  • 3 Tbsp. vegan butter
  • Natural green food coloring
  • Edible candy eyes
  • Gauze
  • Skull cookie cutter


In a 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.

By using a piece of wax paper press the 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.

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  1. Hi – new reader here, by way of a link from Forks and Beans, and I can see already I am going to LOVE this blog ;-) Now that it is getting chilly at night (still nice by day) my mind turns to soups and comforting things – yummy!
    Just an FYI – I tried to subscribe by RSS and, your RSS gateway appears to be down for the count. For now I will subscribe by email – don’t want to miss any goodies, but once RSS is back I’ll switch – works better for me.

    • Kathy Hester says:

      I tried to go to plusmo and the site is down – maybe that was the problem? I was able to get the feed on other services just now.

  2. What a cute Halloween treat. My memories are of the plain Rice Crispy treat variety, just squares. Also we made caramel apples more often around Halloween. Would love this ebook for getting into the holidays.

  3. Terri Cole says:

    I was obsessed with caramel apples for most of my childhood, okay, most of my life!

  4. The crispy treats are awesome! Thanks for sharing. :)

  5. sarah drotzur says:

    i think my mothers home made caramel apples were my favorite treat. especially when we got to decorate them!

  6. There were so many, Kathy…But I was especially happy when I got Reese’s Peanut Butter cups in my trick-or-treat bag! Kit Kats made me smile, too.

  7. My mother is in love with soft caramel so I’ve been working on a healthy recipe for those! Thanks for the giveaway!

  8. My fave candy to get were Butterfinger bars…my fave to make were Petrified Brains (butterscotch haystacks). ;)

  9. My favorite Halloween treat was Almond Joy candy bars. It was the one candy I wouldn’t share from my trick or treat bag.

  10. My favorite Halloween treat was Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups or Snickers.

  11. One of my favorite Halloween treats (because I had many!) were Reese’s peanut butter cups.

  12. Amanda J. says:

    Well, when I was a kid, I wasn’t vegan yet, so if I found ANY Mr. Goodbar’s in my trick-or-treat bag, I was STOKED. Chocolate + peanuts is perfection.

  13. Favorite treat as a child…any chocolate and peanut butter combination, so probably Reese’s!

  14. Jennifer K says:

    My favorite treats were rice crispy squares colored green :)

  15. I was talking today with a coworker about how caramel apples were such a treat growing up

  16. Growing up (pre-vegan), Snickers were a huge Halloween treat. Now, I’m all about the super awesome Jokerz bars from Go Max Go Foods. Yay, Halloween!

  17. Jennifer d says:

    I Used to love the dark chocolate peanut chews, so yummy.

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