Rice Krispies Making Memories Summer Challenge
This week my super fun Philly Rice Krispies family kicked off our summer challenge. Our them was Summer Activities and we decided to do CAMPING!! One of my absolute FAVE. (Although I'm married to a city boy-and he's afraid of bugs...sigh....)
Thankfully Zareen, Sarah & Tara didn't let me know with some camping fun! Heck..we even got into a tent together! hahahah.
Sarah is totally my kind of peeps. Her husband pitched a tent in her backyard for us. SUPERCOOL!
We had a huge spread of Rice Krispies goodness....nom nom. Our signature Rice Krispies Treat recipe and display was a S'mores Rice Krispies Treat that we rocked on a stick. Nothing better than roasting treats around a campfire, I tell ya!!
Our signature recipe was a S’mores Rice Krispies Treat which we served on a stick. Everything is more fun to eat on a stick and we wanted it to resemble making s’mores around a campfire. We created the campfire using Cocoa Rice Krispies Treats, which we layered with marshmallow cream, rolled up and cut into “logs.”
We stacked our Krispies logs to resemble logs in a fire, we stuck red & yellow licorice “flames” out of the middle and surrounded our fire with well toasted (okay charred) marshmallows for coal.
((My ABSOLUTELY FAVORITE WAY TO EAT MARSHMALLOWS! NOM NOM!))
We completed our tabletop display with “fishing” Rice Krispies Treats, Rice Krispie Marshmallow Skewers and a Rice Krispies Watermelon cake.
((They were all tasty-but the Watermelon Cake was SUPER SWEET! And I loved the Fishy Treats.))
All of our recipes were centered on the basic Rice Krispies Treat. Our signature recipe for the S’mores Rice Krispies Treat was a thick rectangular cut Rice Krispies Treat (made with the basic recipe), placed on a stick, dipped in milk chocolate, coated with a thick layer of graham cracker crumbs and piped with marshmallow creme.
Recipe: S’mores Rice Krispies Treat
-3 Tbs Unsalted Butter
-4 cups Mini-Marshmallows
-6 cups Rice Krispies Cereal
-24 oz. Milk Chocolate Chips
-1 tsp – 1 Tbs Corn Oil
-1 box Graham Cracker Crumbs
-1 jar Marshmallow Creme
-1 package Wooden Skewers
Instructions: ((Basic Rice Krispies Recipe)) Melt butter and marshmallows in a large pot over medium-low heat. Remove from heat and mix in the cereal. Combining well. Spread in a buttered pan (with 2 – 3″ sides) to cool and cut into rectangles. Insert sticks into one end of each rectangle.
Melt chocolate in a double boiler over low heat. Add in a little corn oil to thin slightly. Dip one end of a Rice Krispies Treat on the stick into the chocolate using a spoon to help evenly coat the treat on all sides. Coat the chocolate about 2/3 of the way down the treat.
Dip the chocolate covered Rice Krispies in Graham Cracker crumbs and generously coat. ((THIS is where the kids love it! Put the Graham Crackers in a baggie and let them go to town crushing them! Careful though..cause if you're kid is like mine-you'll have it ALL OVER your living room!))
Set on a tray lined with wax paper to dry.
Pipe the bottom of the chocolate with a line of Marshmallow Creme. Decoratively pipe additional Marshmallow Creme on the treat for added taste and flair. ((Once again, another kid FAVE!! But beware of the mess. haha))
Watermelon Cake Recipe:
Make the traditional Rice Krispies Treat recipe and mold into a circle before cooling. Decorate with red and green icing and adorn with chocolate chips for seeds. ((Then lick the spoon oF COURSE!))
Fishie Treats Recipe:
Make the traditional Rice Krispies Treat recipe and cut out into fish shapes, using chocolate chips for eyes. Unfold a paper clip and attach one end to a bendy straw. Thread a gummy worm (bait of course!) on to the other end of the paper clip before attaching it to the fishy Rice Krispies Treat.
We all really enjoyed working on this challenge we got creative and just had a lot of fun!
You can see more of the Rice Krispies Making Memories Challenge on The Motherhood. Take a peek at all 4 competing team challenges. **AND BE SURE TO FOLLOW ALONG SO YOU CAN VOTE FOR YOUR FAVORITE PHILLY TEAM RIGHT?!?!?!?!?! =) ((Insert Eye Batting Movement Here.))
Each of our blogs below are also running a $100 giveaway! Go visit Team Philly and comment!
Sarah Peppel, Genesis Moments
Tara Bucci, Baby Momma Blog
Zareen, Cooking With Z
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If this is your first time reading about the Rice Krispies Making Memories Challenge here’s the gist. The Motherhood and Rice Krispies has teamed up with some of their favorite mom bloggers (Yeppers, I’m proudly one of them) – who are working in four teams of four across the country – to create new Rice Krispies recipes and event “displays” based on surprise themes. For more information about this challenge, take a look here! We are competing with teams from Phoenix, Kansas City and Asheville! To see their entries, head over to The Motherhood Rice Krispies Circle where we will be posting our recipe too.
Disclosure: This is part of a paid campaign sponsored by the makers of Kellogg’s® Rice Krispies® cereal ®, TM, © 2011 Kellogg NA Co. All opinions are my own.