Rice Krispies Recipe Challenge & Giveaway (ends THIS Thursday!)

Posted by Jenna | Monday, August 30, 2010

One yummy treat that almost every adult and child has had at least once (probably more) in their life, is Rice Krispies Treats. They are a favorite in my family, which is why I was excited when I learned that I had been chosen as one of ten bloggers by TheMotherhood.com and RiceKrispies.com to be a part of a Rice Krispies Recipe Challenge! At first I was unsure of how creative I could be, but with some thought and input from family and friends, I ended up having a lot of fun with this challenge!

To begin, each of the 10 bloggers was sent a package to help give us an idea of what the clue might be. As you can see from it's contents (pic below)...it was pretty evident that the recipe we were to create must have something to do with 'back-to-school'.

To make it even more challenging, and fun, we each received a special word in our packages. Mine was 'Krispies'. When put together (which we all got on Twitter to do), we put our words together and came up with the following theme for our recipes:

Make your Rice Krispies Treats Recipe an after school conversation starter.

Before getting started, we were given the rule of making sure that the recipe included either a fruit or nut (in any form). We were also sent Rice Krispies and a bag of marshmallows to use as well. I have to admit my mind was going in all directions at first. I knew that whatever I came up with, I wanted to make sure it was something kids could help make and something that would be appealing to them, as well as a great after-school conversation starter. It took me a couple of days of thinking and talking to some very creative and helpful family members, to come up with an idea I loved.

  • 1 bag of large marshmallows
  • 5 cups of Rice Krispies
  • 3 T of butter
  • 1 C of banana chips
  • 5 squares of chocolate almond bark
  • 1/2 C of chopped peanuts
  • Jumbo popsicle sticks
1. Melt Butter
2. Add Marshmallows and melt.
3. Add chopped banana chips
4. Add Rice Krispies
5. Form Rice Krispies into the shape of a banana on a Jumbo popsicle stick
6. While the Rice Krispies Treats set up, melt chocolate almond bark in a sauce pan and pour into a mug.
7. Dip Rice Krispies Treats halfway into the chocolate and then places stick in foam to stand straight up so chocolate can set and drizzle.
8. Sprinkle chopped peanuts on the tops of each Rice Krispies Treat with a spoon.

My inspiration for this recipe came from the popular chocolate covered banana on a stick...a tasty treat many of us have probably tried and love! I decided to add the banana into the Rice Krispies Treats recipe and shape them like a banana. Placing them on a stick not only makes it an easy snack to eat, but also allowed me to write 'conversation starters' on each of the sticks. Here are some of the ones I came up with.

Once the 'banana' was on the stick, I of course, could not leave out the chocolate. With the help of Kaelyn (who absolutely loved helping with this recipe by the way!), we dipped each one into a cup of melted Almond Bark Chocolate and then sprinkled chopped peanuts on top.

Once the chocolate had set, we gave it a taste! All I can say is yum! The banana, Rice Krispies, chocolate and nuts all went so well together. Kaelyn told me they were 'delicious'. We had a great time making these, and it was fun having the opportunity to get creative and come up with a fun recipe that would spark conversation about school too!

Out of the 10 recipes submitted, one will be chosen as the best and will actually be featured on RiceKrispies.com! The winner will be announced on Thursday, Sept. 9!

Win It: One very lucky reader is going to win a set of two Rice Krispies™ Snap™ Crackle™ and Pop™ Bowls.

Mandatory Entry - To enter, leave a comment letting me know a favorite way you like to eat your Rice Krispies Treats. (Do you like to eat something special with them, put something special in them when making, etc?).

The sponsor's rules state that there be only one entry per person for this giveaway. By answering the question above, you will be entered to win a set of 2 Rice Krispies™ Snap™ Crackle™ and Pop™ Bowls.

This giveaway ends Thursday, September 2nd! It's a short giveaway, so be sure to get your entries in! It is open to the US Only!

**This products for this review were provided for free by Rice Krispies and TheMotherhood.com. I was compensated as part of this program, however all opinions are my own.**

  1. Sippy Cup Mom August 30, 2010 at 4:17 PM  

    Very cool! I love to dye them different colors!


  2. Anonymous August 30, 2010 at 4:30 PM  

    I love to cut out different shapes.

    denise_221315 at yahoo dot com

  3. Anonymous August 30, 2010 at 5:50 PM  

    I have never tried it, but have heard that making them like s'mores with chocolate and graham crackers added is delicious. I would love to try that sometime.


  4. Amy August 30, 2010 at 6:51 PM  

    I like mine plain. No frills to distract from the yummy, buttery, marshmallowy goodness.

  5. Amanda August 30, 2010 at 8:04 PM  

    I like cocoa krispie treats, does that count? Lol.

    I like regular rice kripies just plain with milk, maybe strawberries on top just for fun!


  6. Chany August 30, 2010 at 9:36 PM  

    I like to eat mine plain. They are simply delicious!

  7. sharonjo August 30, 2010 at 9:41 PM  

    My favorite Rice Krispie treat is Caramel Rice Krispie Bars--a caramel layer between two layers of rice krispie treats. So yummy! Recipe is here: http://www.familyoven.com/offsite?r_id=126111&u=http://www.recipezaar.com/68597

  8. Angela R. August 30, 2010 at 11:21 PM  

    I always put bananas in mine!

  9. bleatham August 31, 2010 at 12:14 AM  

    I love to eat them rice krispie treats with peanut butter added to them!! YUM

  10. mommy2luke2008 August 31, 2010 at 8:29 AM  

    I love mine dipped in chocolate!! Or right out out of the bowl!
    maryw1981 at yahoo dot com

  11. MaryB August 31, 2010 at 3:49 PM  

    I like to make mine with vegan marshmallows. Most people don't know that gelatin is not vegetarian!

    mcbrady 13 at hotmail dot com

  12. khaymax August 31, 2010 at 5:46 PM  

    I like to add a 1/2 of peanut butter to the marshmallow mix. Yummy!

    khaymax at hotmail dot com

  13. Anonymous September 1, 2010 at 10:25 AM  

    We love to make them with chocolate and pb chips!!


  14. LeAnn September 1, 2010 at 10:37 AM  

    we like to make babe ruth squares with rice krispies, peanut butter and chocolate
    preprimaryleann at aol dot com

  15. Catherine September 1, 2010 at 10:40 AM  

    We love to make them with chocolate

  16. amweeks September 1, 2010 at 12:58 PM  

    I always make them with the pastel colored marshmallows!

  17. jody September 1, 2010 at 1:08 PM  

    we usually just make them plain. however, when we eat a bowl of rice krispies cereal, we pretty much always mix in mini-marshmallows!

    jody_sr2000 @ hotmail.com

  18. Lisa @ Simply Things Family September 1, 2010 at 2:32 PM  

    We always follow the standard recipe on the box. Delicious!

  19. moushka September 2, 2010 at 5:30 PM  

    I just like them the original way...YUM!

  20. Anonymous September 11, 2010 at 8:01 AM  

    Try them with Cocoa Krispies,they ought to be double chocolaty !YUM!

  21. Cequenda September 22, 2010 at 4:42 PM  

    For years I have been crushing candy canes or peppermint candies and mixing them into the marshmallow mixture. Then I sprinkle a little over the top before they cool. These have been especially popular at Christmas time when I needed a treat for my son's many activities. I'm still making them for his college marching band's holiday concert!
    Christian's mom

  22. Anonymous October 2, 2010 at 8:12 AM  

    I have made them for my nephews birthday party. I cut out circles and then add ice cream for ice cream sandwiches!!! The kids really enjoyed them and soo did the adults!!!

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  24. kjlady7 October 21, 2010 at 12:19 PM  

    This is a great and easy way to make treats for grandkids. I like to make a thin layer of treat in a pan, then mix peanut butter and apple jelly together, spread it on top,
    then another layer of rice krispies treat.Next I spread store bought can of chocolate frosting on top. Allow frosting to set a little while. Then cut into squares. All grandkids and neighborhood kids say YUUUMMMMMMMMY!

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