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. Tiger Blood snow cone. And yes, the Tiger Blood flavor has been around since before Charlie Sheen’s infamous interview.

  2. I LOVE birthday cake ice cream!

  3. Watermelon

  4. My favoitrite summer item is chocolate cone ice cream, with hard chocolate bits, ah, eating this whil le its hot is really fun =) BTW i tweeted as @ipodtouch_4g

  5. During high school after band camp, every day we would have popsicles. In the heat of August after a long day in the sun, they were heaven!

  6. I too love a good, icy glass of lemonade in the summer. I also can’t love anything more than a chocolate malt at a daytime baseball game. Totally captures summer for me!

  7. My favorite summer treat would definitely be popsicles! I tweeted about this @_treadsoftly

  8. @zylchcheesecake
    is my twitter handle

    CHEESECAKE is my favorite dessert, anytime, anywhere.

  9. I tweeted!
    Check out this #RiceKrispies Picnic and enter to win $100 GC from @SuperJennBlogs http://bit.ly/pcD7wZ

    twitter name ehteach

  10. My favorite summer treat is ice cream.

  11. Love mellon of all kinds, italian ice
    tweeted @NancysParadise

  12. My favourite summer treat is strawberries! And Rice Krispies too of course!

    Your rice krispies ‘picnic’ is a great idea, thanks!

  13. I tweeted about it! @BerrymanGirl1

  14. Popsicles! Everytime I have a Popsicle it reminds me of summer trips to the lake! :)

  15. I tweete

  16. Tweeted it!
    @jimmylegit

  17. I tweeted (@rebeccaelyse) this! Love the photos!

  18. My favorite summer treat is chocolate frozen custard with cookie dough :)!

  19. My favorites is watermelon and frozen yougurt!
    My kids frozen yougurt, sometimes we take the
    Yougurt put the stick and freez it! Cold & delicious!

  20. I love strawberry shortcake!

  21. Ice cream of any flavor is my favorite summer treat

  22. Frozen grapes are my favorite summer treat!

  23. My favorite treat is a soft serve ice cream from Dairy Queen.

  24. And I tweeted too, I’m @yesnofilms. :)

  25. My favorite is a nice glass of iced tea.

  26. I tweeted, I am @esp2170.

  27. I like having brownie a la mode.

  28. I tweeted too. (Eastbaymi)

  29. I tweeted it! @sliknic

    I love Ice Tea during the summer!

  30. Tweeted it! And my favorite summertime food is watermelon at the river. After tired from swimming you cut up a sweet watermelon an dig in. Clean up is easy. You just get back in the river.

  31. Fresh fruit! From watermelon to strawberries, its all amazing.

  32. Anything from te ice cream truck!

  33. Nothing beats a soft serve vanilla cone!

  34. My favorite summer treat is definitely Ice Cream, especially from Cold Stone Creamery.

    Also, my twitter handle is @ahylianhuman

  35. I tweeted about this, @Lita_Bita. My favorite summer treat is sweet tea!

  36. my favorite is a chocolate marshmallow sno cone from the Hawaiian Shack in Baltimore

  37. Fresh lemonade is the best in the summer.

    I tweeted – @Jaime_sandtoes

  38. My favorite is strawberry rhubarb pie. I also really like apple tarts. :o)

  39. I love s’mores! They are the ultimate summer treat.

  40. DQ soft serve with the crunch sprinkles reminds me of softball games in the summer when I was younger!

  41. Twitter handle.
    @question10

  42. My favorite is Mott’s Fruitsations Ice Bars!

  43. Twitter: aaj31

  44. I love to make this Rice Krispies n Ice Cream dessert for indoor events that is soooooo yummy, and very easy! It’s Rice Krispies, butter, brown sugar, coconut, and pecans cooked into a candy-ish state, spread half mixture into 9×13 pan, spread a thick layer of vanilla ice cream over it, and spread the remaining crust over the top, freeze for a bit, and serve – rarely any left after one setting! There’s no oven, and it only takes a saucepan and dessert pan (plus bowls, unless you can’t help yourself and you eat it out of the dessert pan!).

  45. Tweeted :) – @ Renee J 68 (no spaces)

  46. Thanks for the contest. My favorite summer treat is anything I go out and pick in the garden.

  47. Tweeted at @JasonVaughn

  48. My favorite summer treat is snocones.
    pica_princess_88@yahoo.com

  49. Cool & cold foods like watermelon, fruits, ice cream Yummm
    Gladys P
    sps1113 at yahoo dot com

  50. Tweet @sueparks2003 sps1113 at yahoo dot com
    http://twitter.com/#!/sueparks2003/status/95391825845690369

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