Rice Krispies Making Memories Summer Challenge & $100 Visa Gift Card Giveaway

This week we kicked off the Rice Krispies Making Memories Summer Challenge – the theme… Summer Activities. My team, Team Philly, decided on a camping theme. We had so much fun with it! We were once again challenged to create a signature Rice Krispies Treat recipe and coordinating display around the given theme. This was the second challenge we completed in a series of four through a promotion with The Motherhood. So our team leader Sarah pitched a tent in her backyard and we all got to work.

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. We completed our tabletop display with “fishing” Rice Krispies Treats, Rice Krispie Marshmallow Skewers and a Rice Krispies Watermelon cake.

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


  1. Make the basic Rice Krispies Treat recipe:  Melt the 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.
  2. 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.
  3. Dip the chocolate covered Rice Krispies in Graham Cracker crumbs and generously coat. Set on a tray lined with wax paper to dry.
  4. 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.

To make the Watermelon Cake: 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.

To make the Fishing Treats: 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) 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.

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
Joey Fortman, Real Mom Media

I’ll be adding my other team members as their posts go live.

Here’s how to WIN the $100 Visa Gift Card:

1) Leave a comment here telling me how you might take a tray of basic Rice Krispies Treats and turn it into a fun dessert for a summer activity.

2) For additional entries to win: Blog, Tweet, and/or Facebook a link to this post. Leave a comment here letting me know in separate entries.

Post this on Twitter or Facebook Enter to win a $100 Visa Gift Card via @cookingwithz http://bit.ly/kZ3JT1  #RiceKrispies

4) Contest ends at midnight July 26, 2011. Winner will be randomly selected via Random.org .

Abbreviated Rules. No Purchase Necessary. Begins no earlier than 12:00:00 AM (ET) on 6/14/11 and ends no later than 11:59:59 PM (ET) on 7/26/11.  For complete Official Rules, go to http://web.mediacdt.com/docs/RKGiveawaySummer.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; www.TheMotherhood.com.

Disclosure: This is part of a paid campaign sponsored by the makers of Kellogg’s® Rice Krispies® cereal ®, TM, © 2011 Kellogg NA Co.

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  1. Mami2jcn Says:

    I think my sons would get a kick out of rice krispies treats made in the shape of footballs (with chocolate rice krispies and white frosting for the laces).

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  4. Baby Momma by Tara Bucci Says:

    [...] Below are a few additional recipes to create to make your camping trip a little more fun. Watermelon Rice Krispies Cake 1. Take traditional Rice Krispies Treat recipe and mold into a circle. 2. Decorate with red and green icing and adorn with chocolate chips for seeds. Rice Krispies Fire Pit 1.  Heat EXTRA Large  marshmallows (can be found at your local grocery store) over an open flame until it begins to brown.  Place on a plate or round container 2.  Use the traditional Rice Krispies Recipe with Coco Rice Krispies.  Roll up into a log about 2 inches wide and 3 inches long. 3. Add any colorful red candy to make the fire come out of the logs. Hooked Goldfish 1. Make a batch of traditional Rice Krispies and  them into cut into the shape of a fish. Add a chocolate chip for the eyes. 2. Put a paperclip through a plastic straw with a gummy worm in the middle of the paperclip. 3.  Use the other end of the paperclip and hook it to the mouth of the fish. (this would be a great treat to make for dad and the kids if going on a fishing trip) All team members involved are giving away $100 visa giftcards!  Submit your entries on all the blogs to increase your chances to win! Fellow Philly Team Members –Sarah: Genesismoments.com – Zareen: Cooking with Z [...]

  5. FaithJ Says:

    How about making Rice Krispies into a house, like a gingerbread house, for a summer bbq?

    Thanks for the chance to win!

  6. susan Says:

    My daughter loves to “cook” with me, I think making the treats with her would be a fun summertime activity.

  7. Jessie C. Says:

    DDs love using M&Ms to decorate Rice Krispies. We would make animal shapes Rice Krispies and sandwiches for picnics.

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  11. tess Says:

    i like to take funnel and make a rice krispie in the shape of a hershey kiss and wrap it with alumimun foil and stick a little note in there like hershey does
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  12. Lesley M. Says:

    We make the Rice Krispie recipe, roll it into small balls and form them on to a popsicle stick. Then we dip them in various toppings, like chocolate or nuts. The are a great dessert or treat, especially for a large group of kids!

  13. Amanda S Says:

    I would make colorful beachballs and add some chocolate to each
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  17. Cathy W Says:

    I’d make some sort of pop on a stick, maybe shaped them like a Popsicle and roll them in colored sugar.

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  20. won Says:

    I used to take and put individual treats on sticks, dip them in chocolate and let my children decorate with anything we can imagine. They always loved that!


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  23. Tina M Says:

    We have a lot of artistic family members. I think a sculpture of a person would be fun.

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  25. Latoya Gordon Says:

    I would make a tray of Rice Krispies and turn it into a fun dessert by adding some strawberries and putting them into heart shapes.

  26. Latoya Gordon Says:

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  27. Jacqueline Griffin Says:

    I think it would be fun to use cookie cutters to make shapes and decorate like sugar cookies.

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  29. Tracy Robertson Says:

    I think I would cut them into little block pieces and let the kids have a great time making a building out of them by securing the pieces together with frosting!

  30. Tracy Robertson Says:

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  31. Tabathia B Says:

    I think I would cut them into sections and have the kids put them together like Legos
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  34. Alison Shaffer Says:

    my favorite is the chocolate covered rice kirispies on a stick.
    great ideas.

  35. Jamie Brigham Says:

    I would try and make a Dinosaur for my son or a strawberry for me..I would use food coloring and mold it into what I wanted

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  38. Gina @ The Crave to Save Says:

    We love to add chocolate chips to our rice krispie treats! Thanks for the great giveaway!
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  40. Lois S Says:

    my young cousins would like tools and trucks made with the treats

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  43. Mindy H. Says:

    My kids love to make a checkers board out of regular and chocolate rice krispies. They play checkers with colored marshmallows. It is so much fun to be able to play with your food!

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  46. PixelBerryPie Says:

    Creating some Rice Krispie treats that look like flip-flops would be perfect for summer!

  47. PixelBerryPie Says:

    I tweeted!

  48. Andrew Boyle Says:

    I would put them on popsicle sticks and make them look like popsicles.

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  50. Anne Says:

    I’d dip them in chocolate to make a summer treat.

  51. Anne Says:

    I tweeted

  52. Gladys Parker Says:

    I’d cut out petal flowers, frost a circle in the center and use green licorice or pipe cleaners for the stems and leaves
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  55. angie Says:

    I love rice krispie treats. I love adding peanut butter to the recipe for something different. I think they would be fun if you did this and then also added dried cranberries and all sorts of nuts and seeds like a trail mix version! yumm!

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  57. Kendra Says:

    I would add some pink food coloring and cut them into heart shaped pieces.

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  60. Maggie Smith Says:

    I love adding peanut butter to mine and dipping them in chocolate, it drives my children wild!!

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  63. birdie s Says:

    Id use food coloring & let the kids make colorful sunflowers that they could EAT !!!with Ricekrispies

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  65. JustCorey Says:

    DS has found a new love for boats this summer so i would make mini boats and have candies to decorate as the passengers

  66. Margie Says:

    The Rice Krispies S’mores recipe looks so good! My grandkids would really enjoy something like that!
    Thank you for the contest.

  67. Tamara Says:

    I’d like to take some Rice Krispies, cover them in chocolate almond bark and add marshmallows. Yum!

  68. Mari Says:

    I’d add m&m’s and gummy worms (my dh’s favorite).

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