It is a good idea to have a professional artist on hand when you embark on this part. I was lucky enough to have my sister, Maureen Cavanaugh handy when I started mixing the rice krispies, butter and marshmallows, with only a photo of the mummified hand and a loose plan of how to sculpt the treats to match. I can’t offer you too much advice on how to actually sculpt it, since I mainly offered words of encouragement and support while she shaped the mass with a spatula, two pairing knives and buttered hands. Then we adorned the finished product with the priceless jewels we picked up at a local church sale. After dinner we paraded the finished product through the party with a great deal of reverence.
1/4 cup butter
1 (10 oz., about 40) pkg. regular marshmallows or 3 cups miniature marshmallows
6 cups Kellogg’s Rice Krispies cereal
(I doubled this recipe because we had a big group, but the hand ended up being very large. You could probably make a single batch for the hand, and a second batch just made into squares for eating)
In a large saucepan, melt butter over low heat. Add the marshmallows and continue to stir until the marshmallows have completely melted. Remove from heat.
Stir in the Kellogg’s Rice Krispies cereal coating them well with the melted marshmallow mixture.
Cover your hands with butter to prevent sticking and sculpt the mass of marshmellow and rice krispies into a hand shape. (Best to have someone with some actual sculpting ability do this)
Cover the whole thing with store bought frosting. We used a combination of milk chocolate and white frosting, and some food coloring to get the perfect mummified coloring.