Snap.Crackle.Poppers; a Rice Krispies New Year’s Eve Treat and a $100 Giveaway!

Posted in Blog, From My Kitchen | 86 comments

 

As my kids get older I’m finding more and more joy in celebrating with them.  With each New Year we find ways to have fun and relish our time together…to celebrate the smallest moments…and the big ones.

This year I’m looking forward to New Year’s Eve so that we can talk about our goals…what we loved about this year and what we look forward to in 2012.

I’m a champagne kinda girl myself…but I suppose we need something a little more “kid friendly” on hand.  Enter Team Kansas City and our awesome take on the British tradition of New Year’s Eve Poppers…. “Snap.Crackle.Poppers Rice Krispies® New Year’s Eve Treats”!

 

 

Snap. Crackle. Poppers Rice Krispies® Treats

  • 3 Tbsp. Unsalted Butter + extra butter for “greasing”
  • 4oz.  marshmallows (1/2 bag) – make sure bag is left open overnight (this will make the poppers crunchier when they are finished).
  • 2 c. Traditional Rice Krispies®
  • Candy of choice to fill
  • Decorating Supplies (frosting, glitter, stickers – pretty much anything you want to use to make it unique.)

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.

Butter plastic cutting board.

Place half of marshmallow mixture on cutting board and make into a small loaf. (Around 5″ by 3″.) Try to compact the mixture as much as possible.

Once you have a compact loaf, take a small pastry roller  (or other small rolling pin) and roll out the mixture to a 1/4 inch thickness – trying to keep the shape of a rectangle. (You will need to work quickly.  The cooler the mixture gets, the more difficult it is to shape.)

Take small fondant roller and “roll” mixture into a cylinder with a 1 1/2″ circumference.

Remove fondant roller and pinch one end to desired look. If going for a tapered end, start about 1 inch in, pinch and crimp the end.

Tilt and fill with candy of choice.

Pinch other end.

Set aside and let harden for 24 hours.

Repeat with other half of RiceKrispies® mixture.

Decorate once hard with fondant, icing, stickers, glitter, etc. It’s all about being fun!

Note: You can make these ahead of time and freeze. Another idea is to put a small fortune, saying, or inspirational quote inside the crackers.

Place these Snap. Crackle. Poppers on each child’s plate on New Years and let them “crack” them open and see their New Year’s Surprises.

 

 

Now the part I KNOW you are waiting for….. the $100 Visa Card Giveaway!!

 

Here’s How To Enter The Giveaway

(Remember, each comment is considered a entry – so leave a separate comment each time.)

  • Leave me a comment and tell me if you make New Year’s Resolutions.
  • Additional entry: Become a SuperJenn subscriber.  (I promise, I won’t spam you….when I DO post its generally at least a LITTLE interesting.) And then leave a comment and let me know.
  • Additional entry: Post the following on your Facebook page, “Want a to win a $100 Visa Gift Card? Check out this great giveaway from SuperJenn http://bit.ly/vHl3Xc” And then leave a comment and let me know.

Contest will be open until 11:59 pm CST December 11, 2011. Winner will be notified by email and has 48-hours to respond before another winner is chosen. Good Luck!

Abbreviated Rules:  No Purchase Necessary.  Begins no earlier than 12:00AM (ET) on 11/14/11 and ends no later than 11:59:59PM (CST) 12/11/11.  For complete Official Rules, go to http://web.mediacdt.com/docs/RKBloggerHolidayRules.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.

 

 

 

 

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 getting some “Happy Holidays to ME” cash!

Finally…Want to see the amazing competition we are up against?  You can see all of the entries on TheMotherhood.com Making Memories Circle. The pictures above were taken by the lovely and talented Kristen Doyle from Dine and Dish. (Someday I might MAYBE be able to take pictures as beautiful as she does…until then…. I’ll drool over hers.) But, these pictures are her property. Don’t steal them.

Full disclosure: This is the final competition in a series of four that I am being compensated for.  The Motherhood and Rice Krispies compensate me for my time and I stand to win a prize if they decide Team Kansas City is cool.  All of the words and ideas in this post are mine (or collaboratively mine/Team Kansas City’s) …the point is… I don’t post anything here that I don’t think up all on my own….the kind of companies that supply you with content don’t visit here…. they seem to know better by now.

86 Comments

  1. Yes, I make them but I rarely ever stick to them LOL ! thanks!
    ashleygatewood1(AT)gmail.com

  2. I posted on my fb Page: https://www.facebook.com/ashleygatewood1985/posts/190974027659738
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    thanks!

  3. I don’t make New Year’s Resolutions.

  4. I subscribe w/Google Reader.

  5. my resolution is to exercise more!

  6. rss feed subscriber

  7. I don’t usually make a New Year’s Resolution!

  8. I’m subscribed to You with Google Reader!

  9. I make resolutions but never stick to them.

  10. I keep getting an error page when I try and use your link in this post to subscribe. I do “like” you on Facebook(Jill Kerkemeyer) and follow on twitter(tinyfingerprint)

    jkerkemeyer at hotmail dot com

  11. Facebook post- https://www.facebook.com/jkerkemeyer/posts/10151029681005224

    jkerkemeyer at hotmail dot com

  12. I make monthly resolutions so I set myself up for success.

  13. I try and not make them because I never keep them.

  14. I prefer to make short term goals as needed and not rely on the time of year as a reason

  15. RSS subscriber

  16. I don’t generally make New Year’s Resolutions, but I do try to make resolutions throughout the year.

  17. I’ve subscribed to your RSS feed.

  18. Kathy Kathleen
    Want a to win a $100 Visa Gift Card? Check out this great giveaway from SuperJenn http://bit.ly/vHl3Xc

    I posted your giveaway on my FaceBook page

  19. No new years resolutions for me but I do make yearly work goals.

  20. Yes, I always make resolutions.

  21. I think I just successfully subscribed! ;) I hope so anyway!

  22. I used to make New’s Years Resolution, but not only more. I never seem to make it more then a week tops!

  23. I usually plan to but never end up following through with making one and sticking to it.
    tnxns09 at gmail dot com

  24. subscribed
    tnxns09 at gmail dot com

  25. I am an email subscriber! :)

  26. I posted about your giveaway on my facebook page!
    http://www.facebook.com/?ref=home#!/profile.php?id=100000319305219

  27. I make New Year’s resolutions but unless I make them really easy, I can never stick to them. A few years ago my New Year’s resolution was to no longer be a pen thief. (At banks and grocery stores and such.) It’s the one I’ve stuck to the best. :)

  28. I meant that I was an rss subscriber. Not email subscriber. Though I would be one of those too if you had one to subscribe to!

  29. Yes I sometimes do make a small one about losing weight
    tbarrettno1 at gmail dot com

  30. rss feed subscriber via google reader
    tbarrettno1 at gmail dot com

  31. I generally make the resolution to lose weight.

  32. Made one this year to destuff the house and get rid of it so we can become fulltime RVers.

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