From My Kitchen: Tangy Watermelon Rice Krispies Treats

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Rice Krispies Treats

The Summertime Rice Krispies® Treats Challenge is upon us!! If you remember, I joined up with The Motherhood to participate in the Rice Krispies Making Memories Challenge earlier this year. Four teams across the country made up of four bloggers each competing four times this year to create a new and fantastic Rice Krispies™ Treats recipe the whole family will enjoy.

Team Kansas City consists of me, Kristen from DineandDish, Kelly from KansasCityMamas and Julie from MyKansasCityMommy. We are creative, we love to get in the kitchen and have fun … but the BEST memories that we are making in this challenge is the time we are spending together! We have such a great time together; laughing, talking, goofing around. This has been one of the best blogging decision I have made in a long time!

When the summer challenge came out it was for Summer Family Fun… what better way to get out and have some fun than a picnic in the park? We created our signature Tangy Watermelon Rice Krispies™ Treats for this challenge and ooooooh my! These are YUM! It tastes just like Laffy Taffy… but in an ooey, gooey Rice Krispies™ Treat.

Rice Krispies Treat Picnic

Doesn’t that look YUM?! Well, it IS yummy…. but we were afraid if we took our kids on a picnic with JUST watermelon… they might get a little grumpy… so we threw some burgers in the basket, too.

Rice Krispies Hamburgers

With food this good we had no hope of keeping the ants away…they swarmed all over our picnic blanket!

Watermelon Rice Krispies Treats

 

THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED

Now that you’ve seen all of the fun WE had … here is some fun for YOU: The Motherhood and Rice Krispies™ have teamed up and are offering a $100 Giftcard for me to give away to one of my lucky readers!

  • Leave a comment here and tell me what your favorite summer treat is. Ice cream? Watermelon? Iced tea? Me, personally…. I loooove lemonade. The real kind. Mmmm…

Additional Entry:

  • Tweet the following: Check out this #RiceKrispies Picnic and enter to win $100 GC from @SuperJennBlogs http://bit.ly/pcD7wZ. Leave me a comment with you Twitter Handle telling me you tweeted it.

That’s it! The contest will be open until midnight CST on July 25, 2011 and is open to legal US Residents 18 years or older. I will draw a winner using Random.org. If I am unable to reach the winner within 24 hrs, I will draw a new winner. Want more official-ness? View it HERE.

Want more chances to win?? Each of my Team Kansas City friends are hosting a giveaway as well! Be sure to visit them:

Here is the recipe for our Tangy Watermelon Rice Krispies™ Treats:

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 bag marshmallows
  • 1 bag strawberry flavored marshmallows
  • ½ cup butter, plus extra for greasing
  • 8 cups of Kellogg’s Rice Krispies™
  • 1 packet watermelon-cherry drink mix
  • 1 packet lime drink mix
  • Raisins or chocolate chips for garnish

For the Green Layer

  1. Grease one 9” round cake pan and set aside.
  2. Place four cups of Kellogg’s Rice Krispies™ in a large bowl.
  3. Melt ¼ cup of butter in a large sauce pan over low heat. Add regular marshmallows and stir till melted and well blended. Cook two minutes longer. Stir in lime drink mix and stir till well blended.
  4. Pour marshmallow mixture over Rice Krispies™ and stir till well coated.
  5. Using a butter spatula, press mixture around the outer rim of cake pan to desired to width (about one to two inches.)

For the Watermelon Layer

  1. 1. Place four cups of Kellogg’s Rice Krispies™ in a large bowl.
  2. Melt ¼ cup of butter in a large sauce pan over low heat. Add strawberry marshmallows and stir till melted and well blended. And then cook two minutes longer. Stir in watermelon-cherry drink mix and stir till well blended.
  3. Pour marshmallow mixture over Rice Krispies™ and stir till well coated.
  4. Using a butter spatula, press mixture into the remaining area of cake pan.
  5. Once cool, add raisins or chocolate chips for garnish.

**Aren’t the photos shown here BEAUTIFUL? A big THANK YOU to Kristen from DineandDish for her most impressive photography skills.

I receive a stipend from The Motherhood and Rice Krispies™, and possibly a prize, for participating in this challenge. It’s a lot of fun and I’m way too opinionated to blame anyone but myself for the thoughts expressed in my blog posts.

223 Comments

  1. I love ice cream! dark chocolate and mocha to be sure :)

  2. I like fruit smoothies for summer

  3. Like” Rice Krispies on Facebook. @tcarolinep Jessiekatie S

  4. Oh, Jenn, this is fantastic!!! I LOVE your watermelon, and the rice krispies burger buns (do those taste goo with burgers, BTW? The ants are absolutely adorable!!

    I love real lemonade too! We love to buy them in season and make a big pitcher!

  5. TOTALLY love those cheeseburgers. Um, fave summer dish – pasta salad. I love fresh veggies in pasta salad. Oh, and I love blueberries and blackberries… and FRESH DRIPPY PEACHES.

  6. My favorite summertime treat is homemade ice cream! Yummy!

  7. I “liked” Rice Krispies on facebook!

  8. I just love ice cream in the summer. It tastes even better if you wiz it up with some fruit and make a shake!

  9. I love strawberries topped with cool whip!

  10. I like Rice Krispies on FB with my username Mary Happymommy.

  11. tweet-http://twitter.com/mami2jcn/status/90567725805600768

  12. I love iced tea and macaroni salad! Those rice krispies treats burgers and watermelon is so cute, very unique!

  13. I like Rice Krispies on Facebook (Amber H)

  14. I love homemade vanilla icecream and fresh fruit

  15. I “Like” Rice Krispies on Facebook…facebook name: Kim Catapano

  16. homemadevanilla ice cream with some strawberries as topping and whipped cream it really hits the spot when its hot

  17. My favorite summer treat? Strawberries!

  18. a big glass of iced tea!

  19. I liked the Rice Krispies facebook page.

  20. My favorite summer treat? Snow cones!!

  21. I like Rice Krispies on FB (Jennifer Messner M)

  22. i like rice krispies on facebook

  23. ice cream is my fave summer treat!

  24. I love a nice bowl of vanilla ice cream, topped with some fresh blueberries and I also love an ice cold glass of fresh squeezed lemonade.
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  25. I “Like” Rice Krispies on Facebook
    (Tamara Bennington)
    tamben7996(at)aol(dot)com

  26. Love your treats, they look delicious!

    My favorite summer treat is sherbet- any kind, but especially lemonade sherbet from Sylas & Maddie’s.

  27. I “liked” Rice Krispies on Facebook, also.

  28. My favorite summer treat is definitely homemade popsicles. Just take fresh fruit, puree and freeze with a little juice in popsicle molds. Everyone in the family likes it, and it’s healthy enough that I don’t feel any guilt giving them out.

  29. I “Like” Rice Krispies on Facebook (Laura Love)

  30. My favorite summertime treat is fabulous fresh peaches! I eat them as they are and turn them into peach crumble or peach and blueberry tart. Slice them up over vanilla icecream… the options are endless. :)

  31. I like Rice Krispies on Facebook…

  32. My favorite summer treat is watermelon–the real thing. Your RiceKrispies treat is amazing and creative…I love it.

  33. My favorite summertime treat is milkshakes

  34. I “Like” Rice Krispies on Facebook. FB name Jan Peoples

  35. I love summer BBQ chicken!

  36. I like all the summer fruits – melons, cherries, nectarines! So refreshing!

  37. I like Rice Krispies on Facebook (as the name in my email address)

  38. My favorite summer treat is anything cooked on the charcoal grill. I especially love to make kebabs using marinated chicken, peppers, mushrooms, and pineapple.

  39. I like Kellogg’s Rice Krispies on facebook.
    (Sharon O.)

  40. My favorite summer treat is all the fresh fruit. I love fresh fruit…watermelon, cantaloupe, peaches, pears, plums, nectarines.

  41. I like/follow Rice Krispies on Facebook as Ricky Todd.

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