Cinnamonster Rice Krispies Treat Snack Mix and $100 Gift Card Giveaway

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It’s OCTOBER!  Time for yet another rendition of the fabulous Team Kansas City’s Rice Krispies® Treats Making Memory Challenge!


This fall we were given the challenge to create a…*gulp* Crafty Rice Krispies® Treat recipe.

I don’t do crafty.

I like to THINK I do crafty….but when push comes to shove… I.Don’t.Do.Crafty.  Time to rely heavily on the expertise of my teammates.

So we toiled.  We contemplated.  We racked our brains.

And when we couldn’t even come up with a day to meet that fit all of our schedules…. we knew we were in trouble.

Have no fear… it all worked out in the end.  We created a fun  Cinnamonster Rice Krispies® Snack Mix that will tempt every treat lover that walks past.


Cinnamonster Rice Krispies® Treat Snack Mix


  • 3 Tbsp. Unsalted Butter
  • 4oz.  cinnamon flavored marshmallows (1/2 bag)
  • 2 1/2c. Traditional Rice Krispies®
  • Cinnamon Sugar (Mix to your personal cinnamon/sugar preference)

Melt 3Tbsp. Butter in a heavy saucepan over med-high heat.
Add marshmallows, stirring constantly until melted and mixture is smooth.
Add RiceKrispies® to hot mixture in saucepan (this keeps them warm, and thus easier to manipulate, longer)
Mix thoroughly.

Spray cooking spray on a cookie sheet and pull out small chunks of RiceKrispies mixture one at a time to work with.  Pull apart enough to make small balls of krispies treats, slightly smaller than “bite sized”.
You will need to work quickly.  The cooler the mixture gets, the more difficult it is to shape.

Roll each ball in the cinnamon and sugar mixture to coat.  Set aside on waxed paper.
If not using immediately, cover tightly to store.

Tip **If you want a more crunchy texture to your cinnamon balls, set your marshmallows out the night before so that they dry out.  They will melt as normal but when the final mixture cools it will be more crunchy and less chewy.**

Mix Cinnamon balls with 1 1/2c. popped popcorn, 1/2c. salted cashews and 1/2c. chocolate candy pieces.

Just in case cinnamon isn’t your thing (or because we couldn’t stop ourselves) here is a chocolate variation: Swap out cinnamon marshmallows for chocolate ones and Cocoa Krispies® for the traditional ones.  In the mix, use candy corn in place of chocolate candy pieces.


Oh wait.  Crafty.  That’s the fun part!  After seeing these serving dish monsters in a magazine we just knew they were right for our project.
While the craft in our project isn’t edible… it is the craft that keeps on giving!  We can reuse these containers over and over again … all year October long!


Felt Monster Containers

Wrap a piece of felt around a used container and secure with hot glue. Your felt should be 2-3 inches taller than the container while leaving roughly 1 inch of felt hanging over the bottom.

Fold the ends of the felt under the bottom of the canister and glue them down for a smooth finish to the bottom edge of the container.

Cut flaps, wedges or spikes into the felt that rises above the container.  This will be the monster hair.
Glue felt shapes and stripes on your container to satisfy your inner monster designer.  Use “Googly Eyes” and “Pom Poms” for random effects.

The especially fantastic part of this is that there is really no “right” or “wrong” way to make these…. you can do whatever you want.  Perfect for those of us who are “less than crafty”.

Our kids loved rolling the cinnamon balls in sugar and helping to glue the accouterments onto the monsters (they got carried away with the “Googly Eyes”).  We had a fun afternoon creating (and then devouring) this snack with our kids…. you will too!


Now serve your Cinnamonster Rice Krispies® Treats Snack Mix in a homemade monster container for a spooky Halloween treat!


No! Wait!!  Don’t go yet…. I forgot to mention ….

The $100 Visa Gift Card Giveaway! (You didn’t think I’d really forget, did you?)

On top of inspiring some fantastic Rice Krispies® Treats, the sponsors at Rice Krispies® and the great women at The Motherhood are offering a $100 Visa Giftcard to one of you, my lovely readers!
What do you have to do to win this?  Leave me a comment here and tell me what is your favorite Halloween treat.

That’s it!

Okay, okay… if you want one more chance to win you can Follow Me on Twitter and tweet this:

Cinnamonster #RiceKrispies Treats Snack Mix and a chance to win a $100 Visa Gift Card from @SuperJennBlogs Enter Here

Leave me a comment with the link to your tweet and you’ve got your second entry!

This contest will be open until Tuesday, October 25, 2011 at 11:59 CST.  I will draw a winner on Wednesday, October 26 and post it by 11:00 CST and contact the winner by email (Make sure I can get your email from your entry!).  The winner will have 24hrs to get in touch with me or I will draw a new winner.  You must be 18 and a US citizen to enter and win. 


Guess what?  All three of my teammates, Kelly from Kansas City Mamas, Kristen from Dine and Dish and Julie from My Kansas City Mommy are each giving away their own $100 Visa Gift Card, too.  Visit them for an even better chance of padding your wallet.

Want to see the amazing competition we are up against?  You can see all of the entries on Making Memories Circle!

Now for the disclaimers:

  • The pictures here were taken by the lovely and talented Kristen Doyle from Dine and Dish.  These are her property…don’t steal them…no matter how cool you think they, or our magnificent recipe are.
  • The Motherhood and Rice Krispies pay me and my teammates to compete in the Making Memories Challenge.  By competing we stand to win a prize.  OF COURSE these are my thoughts…its my recipe!



  1. I love candy corn! :)

  2. I follow you on Twitter as @calidreamin87 & I tweeted:!/calidreamin87/status/127138009375191041

  3. My favorite Halloween treat is M&M’s. I already have some Fun Size packages in a dish, and will have to restock before Halloween gets here, LOL!

  4. I follow you on twitter @tracylr233 and I tweeted!/tracylr233/status/127323147010703360

  5. I have a serious candy addiction…..too many good ones to choose just one! right now i am all about dark choc kit kats

  6. My favorite treat is candy corn. Love it!

  7. Carmel apples

  8. Peanut butter cups in the trick or treat bag, or pumpkin cake on the table. Can’t beat either one!

  9. Dots! Dear Lord, I love those gummy little things.

  10. My absolutely favorite Halloween Treats is a Caramel Apple dipped in peanuts and the works. They’re so delicious!!!!

  11. I follow on twitter as @abitnerdy and Tweeted:!/abitnerdy/status/128243108667338753

    cheers xo

  12. Tootsie Rolls!

  13. My all-time favorite Halloween treat is homemade caramel apples…especially with granny smith apples rolled in cashews! MMMMMM

  14. I follow you via Twitter as FotoMacro and tweeted here:!/FotoMacro/status/128544398299496448

  15. I love candy apples (and they’re healthy, right?)

  16. I follow you on twitter and sent this tweet:!/thehappyone/status/128807117317619713

  17. My favorite Halloween treat has to be caramel apples!

  18. I follow @SuperJennBlogs in Twitter, and tweeted about the giveaway:!/Twenteries/status/128854612672385024

  19. My favorite halloween treats are candy corn & popcorn balls!
    mnbell93 (at)yahoo(dot)com

  20. I love those haystack things. I’m not sure if that’s what they are called…the ones with hard noodles and chocolate.

  21. My favorite Halloween Treat is definitely candy corn. It is the only time you can get it :) Thank you!

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