Rice Krispies Making Memories Challenge for Me… $100 Visa Gift Card for You!

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My mom was one of those moms that made a fresh batch of your favorite cookies every time she came to visit in college (or you know, now)…. only my favorites weren’t cookies per se … they were “Frosted Chews”…. or, as I’ve come to find out “Scotcheroos Rice Krispies Treats”.  They are amazing…but that is beside the point.  The POINT is …. that when The Motherhood and Kellogg’s™ Rice Krispies™ offered me a chance to work with three of my favorite local bloggers in a Rice Krispies Treats™ food challenge…my little heart skipped a beat (or two).

Over the course of this year, Kristen from Dine and Dish, Kelly from Kansas City Mamas and Julie from My Kansas City Mommy and I will compete four different times against three other groups across the country.  Kellogg’s™ Rice Krispies™ will provide us with different themes for our competitions and the first theme is: Easter!

So hold onto your hats because this is amazing!  Kristen shared with us a recipe she uses for homemade Kettle Korn … you know…yummy sweet and salty goodness?!  THEN she shared an idea about using that concept to create….. *drumroll*

Photo Courtesy of Kristen Doyle at Dine and Dish

Kettle Krispies Treats!  The sweet and salty of Kettle Korn with the light Rice Krispies™ and gooey marshmallows? To.Die.For.  So we gave it a whirl and whipped up a couple of batches (for testing, of course).

Seeing as how we all have young kids, it was important to us that this recipe needed to be not only tasty, but easy and FUN!  Something the kids would want to help out with.  We decided that egg shaped Kettle Krispies would do the trick so we went Paula Dean on some plastic eggs (we buttered ‘em up, y’all!) and use that to mold our Easter Eggs.  When we were finished we sprinkled some with sugar, some with candy sprinkles and well…since these babies can stand on their own we left some of them plain.

Photo Courtesy of Dine and Dish

We used these for table decorations and even whipped up a little name tag to create a place setting….. a great idea for the “Kids’ Table” or a fun Easter Party Play Date!

Photo Courtesy of Dine and Dish

So here it is for you…our recipe for Kettle Krispies Treats! (Don’t forget to keep reading!! If this recipe isn’t reason enough to make your day … I have about one hundred more to share in a minute!)

Kettle Krispies Easter Egg Treats

Ingredients

6 tablespoons butter
6 cups of Rice Krispies
3 teaspoons Kosher salt
2/3 cup sugar For Treats
1/4 cup and 2 teaspoons butter
5 cups mini marshmallows
Extra butter for greasing egg moldsDirections

  • Melt butter in an iron skillet or dutch oven over medium heat.
  • Increase temp to medium high and add Rice Krispies, Kosher salt, and sugar.
  • Stir continuously over medium high heat until Rice Krispies are caramelized and slightly brown. Around 7 minutes. (see below – notice someone’s nicely manicured hands.)
  • Remove from stove and continue stirring for another three minutes until cool. Set aside.
  • While Kettle Krispies are cooling, butter the inside of 12 large plastic eggs. Set aside.
  • In a large saucepan, melt butter and marshmallows over medium-low heat.
  • After mix is well blended, continue to stir and cook for two minutes longer.
  • Add Kettle Krispies and stir till well coated. Remove from heat.
  • Fill buttered egg molds with mixture and let them set for 10 minutes.  Remove from molds and decorate if desired.

    Kristen taught us that the secret to making these goodies is to make sure that your Rice Krispies get nice and caramelized in the skillet before you mix them into treats.

    Photo Courtesy of Dine and Dish

    That is IT!  Simple, right? Great!  Now, onto something even sweeter!

    Kellogg’s Rice Krispies Treats has given me a $100 Visa Gift Card to give to one of YOU!  That’s right!  I’ve got $100 for one of my lucky readers and that makes me SuperExcited!  In return (#thisisnotabribe) I’m hoping that you will help me out as well (Remember I said this was a competition?)…I’m going to need some votes from you :)

    Here is a time line for the next week:

    RIGHT NOW – Enter the $100 Visa Gift Card Giveaway – see below. (Also enter at My Kansas City Mommy, Kansas City Mamas and Dine & Dish….we EACH have $100 to give away!)

    NEXT WEEK -  Rice Krispies™ will post all four entries on their Facebook Fan Page. Your vote will make a HUGE difference in the final tally. Have no fear … I will remind you every single day a couple of times to make sure you get over and vote!

    April 10th – I’ll announce the winner of the $100 VISA Gift Card.

    April 15th – Our #kcmommies team is participating as a host on a fun chat at The Motherhood.  I’ll make sure to post the times and details so you can stop in and say hello!

    April 21st – Rice Krispies® will announce the winner of the challenge on The Motherhood Making Memories Circle.

    The Motherhood and Kellogg’s™ Rice Krispies™ Treats Making Memories Giveaway:

    Each appropriate comment you leave will be considered one entry into this giveaway so make sure to leave separate comments for each entry you want considered:

    1.  Leave a comment telling me what your favorite Easter family tradition is.  Is it hunting for baskets on Easter morning? A favorite dinner or treat you baked with your mom?  Share!!

    2.  Head over to the SuperJenn Facebook Page and “Like” me …(but you have to really, REALLY LIKE ME! …. I had to, c’mon…).  If you already do…well, THANKS! and leave me a comment letting me know you are there.

    3.  While you are on Facebook … “Like” the Rice Krispies™ page so you will be ready to go when it’s votin’ time.  Leave a comment letting me know you’ve done the deed.

    4.  Subscribe to my RSS Feed or let me know you already do.

    5.  Tweet this on Twitter: “Kettle Krispie Eggs Rock! See the #RiceKrispies recipe and enter the $100 Giveaway from @SuperJennBlogs http://www.superjenn.com/makingmemories Go #KCMommies!”

    Standard Disclaimer or “Stuff You Should Realize by Now”:

    I am working with The Motherhood and Kellogg’s™ Rice Krispies™ as a brand ambassador in the Making Memories Challenge.  I am being compensated for my time and materials but will NOT be reimbursed for my Weight Watchers monthly dues when this challenge is over even though eating recipe after recipe of Rice Krispies Treats will put me “back on the wagon”.  This is a competition and if my team should win, we stand to win a prize.

    This giveaway will end at midnight CST on April 10, 2011.  One winner will be drawn via Random.org and winner will be given 48 hours to claim their prize before another winner is drawn.  In order to be eligible to claim your prize I must be able to contact you via email.

    Abbreviated Rules. No Purchase Necessary. Begins no earlier than 12:00:00 AM (ET) on 03/28/11 and ends no later than 11:59:59 PM (ET) on 04/12/11. For complete Official Rules, go to http://web.mediacdt.com/docs/EasterGiveawayRules.pdf. Open to legal residents of the fifty (50) United States and District of Columbia who are 18 years of age or older at time of entry. Subject to complete Official Rules. Void where prohibited. Sponsor: The Motherhood; www.TheMotherhood.com. ®, TM, ©2011 Kellogg NA Co.

    242 Comments

    1. The Easter bunny would always wrap the doorway to the living room with Easter wrapping paper. Once all of my sisters were awake, we’d bust through the wrapping paper to see the Easter baskets that the Easter bunny left us. We’d also go outside and see the jelly bean trail that the Eater bunny left. ;-)

    2. I like Rice Krispies on facebook! :-D Yay!

    3. My favorite Easter family tradition is doing an egg hunt. One year we went to the park in town and it was just too hectic with all the kids, so ever since then we’ve been doing an egg hunt at home and it’s been fun. Last year it rained and we did it indoors, with eggs hidden in drawers and cupboards.

    4. I like you on Facebook with my username Mary Happymommy.

    5. I like Rice Krispies on Facebook with my username Mary Happymommy.

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    7. I used to love waking up and hunting for candy filled eggs. My sister and I would run around the house looking in all the nooks and crannies and race!

    8. I tweeted
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      I can win, right? :D

      My mom still sends me cute little Easter gifts every year. And I’m a grownup now! (sort of…)

    9. Easter Lunch after church! We usually would have ham! Growing up we would always go to a big Easter Egg hunt at the nursing home my mom worked at. When I was five, a picture of me hunting eggs when into our local paper!

    10. Oops. One for each entry.

      My mom still sends me cute little Easter gifts every year. And I’m a grownup now! (sort of…)

    11. I subscribe to your RSS feed… woot!

    12. I loved the getting together with family and everyone getting pictures taken in their new “Easter” outfits, a great lunch then an egg hunt.

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    17. We enjoy coloring the eggs and the Easter Egg hunts.

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    19. Of course, I LOVE Rice Krispies… and even ‘like’ them too.

    20. My favorite easter tradition is the coloring of the eggs. It is messy. It is stressful. It is different every year. But it is fun and exciting (in so many ways.) I love to see the kiddos experiment with different colors and occasionally (that’s what I said) break an egg. The memories are in the mess!
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    25. We participate in an easter egg hunt at the church and then we have a family one either at home or at my relatives
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    29. Cadbury eggs with caramel, $eggs, and love to make rice krispies treats

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    33. Love the krispies and love your site

    34. I “liked” rice krispies on facebook.

    35. Our favorite Easter tradition as a family is decorating and hiding eggs for the kiddos.

    36. my mom used to hide our easter baskets when we were little, my fave memory was waking up easter morning and going on a hunt thru the house to find our baskets! i still do that today with my kids! its so fun! steph at steffiessweetsinsations@gmail.com

    37. Ham! Cadbury creme eggs! Hunting for easter eggs! Those are my favorite traditions.

    38. I like SuperJenn on Facebook! (And in real life too, of course.)

    39. i liked super jenn on facebook! steph at steffiessweetsinsations@gmail.com

    40. I now like Rice Krispies on Facebook.

    41. I subscribe to your RSS feed (and always read it, even when declaring Google Reader bankruptcy).

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    44. And I tweeted your message. I had to shorten the URL though, sorry.

    45. i love watching my nieces hunt for eggs!

    46. My favorite Easter family tradition is gathering around the dinner table & eating some great food like king fish, yams, spinash & boiled eggs. I can’t wait!

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