Rice Krispies Making Memories Winter Challenge and $100 Gift Card Giveaway

For our final Rice Krispies Making Memories Challenge we were asked to create a recipe and treats that would bring moms and kids together around a holiday theme. I can’t believe we have come to our final challenge already. It was such a fun experience and I loved working with my Philly team! Unfortunately, I didn’t get to join them in person this time at Tara’s house ( I was home with my newborn). But as always they were very creative and did an amazing job.

The theme the Philly Team went with was Christmas Krispies Kountdown. The original recipe was for Gingerbread Spice Krispies Treats.   The treats were cut into squares, decorated with assorted sprinkles, placed in ornament bags that were numbered up to 25 (for the days leading up to Christmas) and hung on a mini tree. Kiddies can then open a bag and enjoy a treat each day of December as they count down to Christmas. How fun!

And once again we are giving away a $100 Gift Card to a lucky winner. See the bottom of the post for details.

Recipe: Krispies Kountdown Gingerbread Spice Ornaments


  • 1 stick (8 TBS) Butter
  • 1 ¼ tsp Gingerbread Spice
  • 1 package(about 40) + 10 regular Marshmallows
  • 7 cups Rice Krispies
  • Assorted colorful Sprinkles
  • Plastic Bags, Bag Ties, Number Stickers, Small Ornaments


  1. In large saucepan melt butter over low heat, stirring often.
  2. Stir in gingerbread spice and mix in marshmallows, stirring until completed melted. Remove from heat.
  3. Mix in Rice Krispies until they are fully coated with marshmallow mixture.
  4. Turn out onto a wax paper lined baking sheet. Cool and cut into small squares.
  5. Press on different colored sprinkles each square in a numbered bag.
  6. Tie with bag tie and loop small ornament around the top of the bag and hang on the tree.

Quick Notes

*If you can’t find gingerbread spice, you can make your own: 1/2 cup cinnamon, 1/2 cup ground ginger, 1/4 cup allspice, 1/4 cup nutmeg, 1/4 cup ground cloves

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1) Leave a comment here telling me one of your family’s special holiday traditions.

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4) Contest ends at midnight December 18, 2011. Winner will be randomly selected via Random.org .

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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. Maggie Smith Says:

    My sons wear matching Jammies on Christmas….great and fun tradition!

  2. Maggie Smith Says:

    Tweeted http://twitter.com/#!/royaldixie/status/143851536307589120

  3. Suburban Prep Says:

    We usually go to eat lunch under the tree at the dept store and the little ones go to talk to Santa.

  4. Mami2jcn Says:

    We drive around and look at the holiday light displays.

  5. Mami2jcn Says:

    I shared on FB with my username Mary Happymommy–http://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=260176754038710&id=100000611160195

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  7. Elena Says:

    Our tradition is to bring the whole family together and take a family photo every Christmas

  8. Elena Says:

    shared on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/#!/permalink.php?story_fbid=286753678032935&id=100002433695748

  9. Lynda Del Says:

    We like to drive around in our neighborhood to check all the holiday displays.

  10. Lynda Del Says:

    I tweeted – https://twitter.com/#!/Lyndadawinda/status/143926822541860864

  11. Lynda Del Says:

    I shared about this giveaway on Facebook!

  12. Janice Cooper Says:

    One of our traditions in on Thanksgiving after dinner, we all decorate my grandmothers house. We put up her tree and decorate the outside and inside. Always a fun time with the whole family.

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  14. Ashley H. Says:

    We always make gingerbread cookies.

  15. steff Says:

    we love making gingerbread bird cookies!

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  17. Ashley H Says:

    Our new family tradition is elf on the shelf :)

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  19. Erin from Long Island Says:

    We have an all-out full-blown cookie decorating and baking bonanza. It gets messy!

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