I have a winner for the $100 Visa Gift Card giveaway from Rice Krispies® and The Motherhood! If your name is Bailey you should check your inbox!! If I don’t hear back from her by 5pm CST today I will draw another winner.
Have no fear …there is one more Making Memories Challenge this year…which means one more chance for you to win!
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)
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!
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.
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 http://bit.ly/nLX7pm
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 TheMotherhood.com 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!
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.
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.
With food this good we had no hope of keeping the ants away…they swarmed all over our picnic blanket!
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!
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:
For the Green Layer
For the Watermelon Layer
**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.