December 15, 2010

A Rice Krispies Winter Wonderland & Visa Giftcard Giveaway!

Rice Krispie Trees

I love the holidays and everything about it. As you can see by my homepage, I’ve been doing lots of Christmas cooking and baking. The season puts me so in the mood for sweets and over the top fun treats.

Earlier this month Rice Krispies and The Motherhood contacted me about participating in the Rice Krispie Treat Recipe Box Challenge and generating a Rice Krispies Holiday Themed treat. I jumped at the chance since I love working with both companies. I was even more excited when they told me I could giveaway a $100 Visa Gift card, see official rules below. My goal was to do something create something fun and wintery, but make it manageable enough for me to do with my daughter.

Since we decorated our tree last week it seemed fitting that we do a tree themed treat. I made some cone shapes out of heavy construction paper and stuffed them with the warm Rice Krispie treats. Then I let them cool into shapes before setting them up in a field of marshmallow snow. Then we used some tubes of icing to make green stripes and decorate them with cinnamon candies. It was a simple and fun project that made a delicious wintery treat for the whole family.

How will you get creative with Rice Krispie treats this season? Do tell. Share a comment below and follow the rules below to enter to win a $100 Visa Gift Card courtesy of Rice Krispies!

1. Leave a comment telling me your favorite ways to get creative with Rice Krispie treats.

2. Contest runs from December 15th at 10:00am ET through December 21st at 11:59am.

3. You may only enter the contest once.

4. Winner will be selected by Random.org on December 22d.

5. Winner has 48 hours to respond before another winner is chosen.

6. THEMOTHERHOOD HOLIDAY RICE KRISPIES TREATS EXCHANGE BLOGGER GIVEAWAY

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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: TheMotherhood; www.TheMotherhood.com

I was compensated to participate in this challenge by The Motherhood and Rice Krispies.

Recipe

Rice Krispie Christmas Trees

Ingredients

1 stick butter
2 bags puffed marshmallows
2 13 ounce boxes of Rice Krispies

Green Icing

Fun Holiday Decorations

Instructions

1. In a large stockpot melt the butter and marshmallows. Pour in the rice krispie treats and stir well to combine.

2. Make cone shapes with construction paper in any size. Larger cones for large trees, smaller cones for small trees! Use any leftover treats to make snowballs or snowmen!

3. Allow the treats to cool in the cone for at least 2 hours. Then cut the construction paper off the treats and set up the trees.

4. Use the green icing to decorate the trees along with all your fun candies. Enjoy!

Naptime Notes

Naptime Recipe Serving ideas

These are super fun – dress them up!

Naptime Stopwatch

15 minutes for the treats, plus cooling and decorating time.

Naptime Reviews

Kids love a great Christmas tree decorating party. Why not make a whole forest?!

More Naptime Recipes

  • Lisa Foster

    with peanut butter and chocolate chips

  • Anonymous

    I like dark chocolate and peanut butter drizzled over the rice krispies top.

  • Dana V

    I love adding chocolate and caramel to my rice crispies!

    danav27 at gmail dot com

  • Anonymous

    I like to add either mini M & M’s or mini choclate chips to mine :)

  • http://twitter.com/Crystal11 Crystal11

    Those trees are so cute! It’s not very creative, but I like Nutella on my Rice Krispy treats!

    CrystalW07 at aol.com

  • http://itsmomtime.blogspot.com Tabathia B

    I just add chocolate syrup to the finished product
    tbarrettno1 at gmail dot com

  • Moonbeamscoupons

    I just love the traditional Rice Crispy treats… they are my FAVORITE!

  • Janmjmom

    We love to use the Chocolate rice crispy and add coconut flakes to the plate to make it look like snow!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jessica-Floating/100001825850918 Jessica Floating

    i like the reg. Rice Crispy treats with butterscotch chips

  • Kristen

    I don’t know how creative I am with them…the most I’ve ever done is cut them into shapes with cookie cutters!

  • Schmidty

    We like to mix in peanuts and drizzle with chocolate syrup. I love your creation!

  • Andrea Kruse

    I like to mix up my rice krispie treats with fun mix-ins! M&Ms or skittles or a bit of peanut butter
    andrea.kruse at gmail dot com

  • Kate

    It’s great how easy it is to use as a tasty base.

  • Danielle

    I like to make plain rice krispie treats and dip them in chocolate.

  • http://twitter.com/atlantagalknows atlantagalknows

    Um, I’m not too creative, but I do love to make Rice Krispies treats and decorate them with m&ms and icing!

    junkforcarmen at gmail dot com

  • http://paycheck-chronicles.military.com Kate

    So far I’ve not done more than making them into balls (mostly so we can eat them before they are cool :)

    I love the idea of dipping them in chocolate, or drizzling them with chocolate and peanut butter.

  • http://twitter.com/tattgiff Amber Gi

    not super creative iguess, but we like white cho chips and craisens in our rc treats..(and our oatmeal cookies)

    tattgiff at centurytel dot net

  • Catherine Alley

    These cute trees might be my new favorite rice krispy treat idea–b/c they are so cute. This isn’t very creative but it is very good. We put crushed up candy canes in Rice Krispy treats.

  • http://ladybugsandtonkatrucks.blogspot.com/ Mom2anutball

    I like to add Fruity Pebbles into them and roll them into balls. I also like to add green food coloring to the marshmellows and make them into Christmas Tree shapes!
    Thanks!
    fineinsanity {at} live {dot} com

  • Sabrina

    I like to dip mine in chocolate yummmm
    tswoodruff7@aol.com

  • Bonnie P

    I add strawberry jam to my rice krispie treats
    bepoia(at)hotmail(dot)com

  • Mami2jcn

    I love rice krispies treats with M & M’s in them.

    mami2jcn at gmail dot com

  • Jill

    I always make RK treats for every holiday! They’re always a favorite! I just put sprinkles on top to match the holiday theme. :) Now I have a lot more great ideas!!!

  • Gina @ The Crave to Save

    I love my treats with chocolate incorporated into the mix!

    gina.m.maddox AT gmail.com

  • mandi@itscome2this

    So cute!! I thought if I added PB to the plain old squares I was getting fancy … ha!! You bloggers have done awesome!

  • http://twitter.com/doodlebug40 Marie Lay

    We like to make rice krispie treats but instead of making them square we use cookie cutters and make different holiday shapes and then decorate them with sprinkles and M&M’s. Sometimes we cut the shapes into squared and triangles and make little “krispie” houses to decorate also :-)

    marielay@gmail.com

  • Ape2016

    I am not creative, but if I am going to get ‘wild’ I will slap peanut butter on a frozen banana and roll in Rice Krispies.
    ape2016(at)aol(dot)com

  • Carol W.

    I get “creative” by adding peanuts and M & M’s to the bars.

  • Anonymous

    We cut the Rice Krispies with cookie cutter & decorate them like the cutouts!
    Thank you.
    barbara dot montyj at gmail dot com

  • Norma

    I make Rice Krispie Treats with butterscotch bits

  • LAMusing

    I’ve never done anything to regular Rice Krispie Treats except drizzle them with chocolate

  • Anonymous

    We like to add in other things to our treats like chocolate chips, M&Ms and then also ice them.
    fourkidsrgreat(at)gmail.com

  • Amanda W

    I like to add mix ins, like chocolate chips and peanut butter.
    amandarwest at gmaildotcom

  • Margie

    Sometimes my family likes to make almond bark treats with Rice Krispies in them… very delicious.

  • Sandy565

    I love to make rice krispies with some almonds and chocolate!!

  • Sjordan1

    I like to make rice krispies with peanut butter

  • Judith

    I like the original, well almost. I add chocolate and walnuts

  • Anne

    We aren’t very creative, and we usually just make the basic ones, although sometimes we put sprinkles on top. I like the idea of making them into shapes, maybe we’ll try that this year.

  • ACMommy

    My favorite way to get creative with Rice Krispie Treats, is to make fun kid shapes – like bugs, animals, flowers. Makes eating the yummy treats even better!

  • http://openid.aol.com/Dove056 Cindy

    I wish I was as creative as some of the bloggers. The trees look awesome! I usually just make rice krispie treats and drizzle them with chocolate.
    Dove056 at aol dot com

  • Jennette

    We let the kids make theirs a little different. We use m&ms and frosting, sprinkles and even a touch of whipped cream!
    jennette6963@msn.com

  • ShootingStarsMag

    i don’t normally do much that’s crazy but I think adding stuff to rice krispies is fun. i’ve put kit kat pieces in mine once.

    lauren51990 at aol dot com

  • Mandala

    The most creative I have been is to add peanut butter and crushed almonds on my rice krispies and make a balls out of them. This Christmas, I will try to make colossal candy canes, I found the recipe here: http://www.ricekrispies.com/recipes/colossal-candy-canes.aspx#/recipes/colossal-candy-canes
    mandalarctic at gmail dot com

  • Anonymous

    My son loves them with M&Ms mixed in.

  • Natalie J. Vandenberghe

    I confess, I don’t usually take the time to get creative. I’m usually in such a hurry to devour the delicious Rice Krispie Treats (the original recipe is my favorite), that I just eat them as soon as they’re made. I’ve found lots of good ideas from the very clever and creative members of The Motherhood. I think my kids would really enjoy making some of these festive goodies. Thanks for the giveaway.
    aleq13@gmail.com

  • Tawnya

    I love plain rice krispie treats, but sometimes add peanut butter or chocolate!

  • Pbjmama

    I love to make the original bars and dip them in melted chocolate and caramel and let them dry. Delish!

  • Cardprincess

    I like them dipped in dark chocolate!

  • Melissa R.

    I would make them the way my friend does. She dips them in chocolate and then dips it into crushed up oreos. Yummy!

    giveawaymommy at yahoo dot com

  • Milcah

    I hadn’t considered rice krispies treats for the holidays.. the kids are on break though and we love em :)

  • Tamara

    With peanut butter, but I would like to make some with butterscotch chips.

  • skkorman

    My favorite recipe is the original marshmallow Rice Krispies treat!

    skkorman AT bellsouth DOT net

  • Pixelberrypie

    Crushed candy canes are the perfect addition to the original recipe!

  • Beckysr77

    For my boys’ birthday, I made them a dinosaur cake, and of course it needed a volcano! So I made one of rice krispies. I used a large funnel, stuffed it with rice krispie treats and once they cooled, I placed it on top of the cake, iced it with brown frosting and piped red lava. It was perfect!

  • Shannon (The Mommy-Files)

    Congrats Kelsey! They look awesome!!! :) Merry Christmas!

  • http://www.tjsmhanesfamily.blogspot.com Stephanie Hanes

    I love putting melted chocolate on the top of rice krispie treats – YUM!

  • Janetandmaya

    Do you already have a winner? Thought it was open until 12/21 at midnight and you were choosing a winner on 12/22?

    If not, here’s my entry.
    We love to decorate with small candies ie m and m’s, red cinnamon dots, gummies….

  • marie

    White chocolate rice kispies!