Ultimate Summertime Rice Krispies Treats™ Challenge

by Erica

Guess what? We have extended this contest! You now have until Friday, August 6th to enter!

We’re midway through summer, and if you’re like me, you are busy with picnics, play dates and slumber parties. When I was a child, my mom would make original Rice Krispies Treats® marshmallow squares for each of those occasions. Now that I am a mom, I love spending time in the kitchen with my children as we prepare delicious goodies for our picnics and play dates.

We have made our fair share of original Rice Krispies Treats®, but after spending some time recently on the Rice Krispies® website and searching through all of the scrumptious recipes, it looks like we have MANY different ones to try.

First on my list are the Neapolitan Treats®. I’m always amazed at the creative recipes you can make with Rice Krispies® cereal, and that got me thinking … If I were to ask my children what they would like in their Rice Krispies Treats, what unique recipe would they come up with? Kids are quite the creative ones. Just what would their ideal summertime Rice Krispies Treats be?

In fact, I would like to know what the children in your life would come up with! And since you could all use a way to keep the kiddos busy for a few moments, why not have them sit down with some paper, crayons, pencils or markers, and create their own masterpiece that shows us their ideal summertime Rice Krispies Treats!? You could also win a fun prize in the process to share with your budding chef. (View official rules here.)

Your kids can either draw a picture of their “ideal Rice Krispies Treats,” or they can draw or write out the steps it takes to make the recipe (i.e, “I want S’mores Rice Krispies Treats™ with lots of chocolate chips and graham crackers”).

If your child needs ideas or wants to “practice” making his/her own Rice Krispies Treats, be sure to check out the fun Rice Krispies Treats Decorator on RiceKrispies.com, where moms and kids of all ages can “create” and “decorate” their own Rice Krispies Treats online. You just pick a shape, decorate it, and then print out your creation!

Here is how our “Ultimate Summertime Rice Krispies Treats™ Challenge” will work:

  • For the next several days, we will accept entries. Entry deadline is Friday, August 6th at 5:00 p.m. ET.
  • If you are a blogger, post your child’s drawing or recipe on your site and then come back here and add your link to the Linky at the bottom of this post. In your post on your blog, you can explain that it is a part of this sweepstakes and link back here.
  • If you are not a blogger – you can still play!!!Just e-mail us your child’s drawing or recipe, with the subject line of “Ultimate Summertime Rice Krispies Treats Challenge,” to 5minutesformom (at) gmail (dot) com. Please add your image into the copy of the e-mail so that we do not have to open attachments. If you choose to e-mail us, please try to leave a comment here letting us know you sent an e-mail.
  • Please enter only one drawing per e-mail address (adult) in the challenge.

  • You can also tell us in the comments section what ingredients your child would use in his/her ideal treat. That will count as an entry.
  • On Monday, August 9th, we will select three drawings/recipes at random from all of those entered to win the following prizes:

  • Grand Prize: Rice Krispies Treat Gift Basket, Rice Krispies Treats Cookbook, and a $25 Visa Gift Card to help you purchase the ingredients to turn your child’s “ideal Rice Krispies Treats™” recipe into a reality!
  • First Runner-Up: Cooking with Rice Krispies Gift Set and a $25 Visa Gift Card.
  • Second Runner-Up: Rice Krispies Treats Cookbook and a $25 Visa Gift Card.
  • Please see our site’s Terms and Conditions of Use.

And while you are in the Rice Krispies Treats spirit, here are some other recipes that caught my eye.

Also, Rice Krispies just launched their Facebook book page, so make sure to check out www.Facebook.com/RiceKrispies and “like” them!

View official rules here.

Disclosure: This is part of a paid campaign sponsored by the makers of Kellogg’s® Rice Krispies® cereal.


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Erica has been a part of the 5 Minutes for Mom writing team since the summer of 2008. She is a mom to three little ones - Audrey (7), Isaiah (4) and Christian (3).

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{ 29 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Susan July 22, 2010 at 1:57 am

Ohhhh…. those all look so delicious! My mouth is watering now.


2 mara July 22, 2010 at 8:42 pm

chocolate chips


3 lisa July 22, 2010 at 8:53 pm

frosting and sprinkles


4 Stephee3 July 27, 2010 at 9:10 pm

Peanut butter, honey and chocolate chips!


5 Dena July 28, 2010 at 12:52 am

marshmallow cream, sprinkles, and M&M’s


6 Dee July 28, 2010 at 12:52 am

lots of sprinkles and mini chocolate chips


7 Tiffany July 28, 2010 at 7:53 am

From the kitchen (and imagination) of my 4 yr old:

RAYNA’S FAMOUS RICE KRISPIES: Put 1 cup of sugar, 1 cup of water, 2 eggs, 2 cups of milk, 3 cups of flour, and a little mint flavoring in a bowl. Mix it all together. Then add 3 cups rice krispies. Stir it up. Put sprinkles and whipped cream on top.

Adults, please, don’t try this at home : ) This recipe is only for the highly refined skills of preschool chefs!


8 Barbara July 28, 2010 at 7:54 am

Chocolate chips with sprinkles on top


9 Charity S. July 28, 2010 at 1:58 pm

Graham crackers,caramel sauce, and whip cream. Thanks


10 Nenette July 28, 2010 at 3:35 pm

Mrs. Butterwoth’s syrup and fresh peaches.


11 Bree Anderson July 28, 2010 at 5:48 pm

My baby girl wanted strawberries on it and m&m’s in it. (I have to admit I think I am glad we didn’t have those on hand :). thanks!


12 jeannine m July 28, 2010 at 7:29 pm

My daughter would use nutella as spread in the middle and whip cream on top lol


13 Sharon July 28, 2010 at 7:33 pm

My daughter’s treat would have chocolate chips, chocolate sauce, and whipped cream!


14 Jane July 28, 2010 at 8:05 pm

I just add peanut butter to the original recipe and roll into little balls, stuck with toothpicks. The kids think it’s cool. Also, the peanut butter adds some actual nutrition to it.

I’ve been known to serve them for breakfast, but don’t tell. I mean, it’s cereal and protein, isn’t it? :)


15 Helen July 28, 2010 at 8:25 pm

Cut into squares and then dip the top in melted Carmel Apple Dip.


16 Erin from Long Island July 29, 2010 at 6:10 am

We like to add extra minimarshmallows at the last minute for pockets of gooey deliciousness.. To mix it up, we add peanut butter, butterscotch, or chocolate chips


17 Staci A July 29, 2010 at 5:35 pm

Those photos look delish! We love Rice Krispie Treats! I just added my little one’s photo and idea for a yummy treat to the links. Thanks so much!


18 Krystal July 30, 2010 at 10:47 am

I asked my (almost) 3 year old what kind of treat she would make. She said she would put in “lots of peanut butter and a little bit of rise krispies”. On top she wants chocolate chips and M&M’s and pink jelly beans.


19 Linda M July 31, 2010 at 12:58 pm

I asked my 9 yr. old Grand daughter the last time she was here & I’m happy to say that she feels that dried fruit would make her Rice Krispie Treats the best…………………..then she added & lot’s of chocolate chips! Oh well, even she can’t be perfect……………..all the time….LOL


20 Susan August 2, 2010 at 9:38 pm

Thanks for opening the link back up Erica! I just posted my kids idea.


21 sarah t August 4, 2010 at 8:33 pm

my 3 year old son would ice the rice krispies with blue icing and put rainbow sprinkles on top.


22 stacy barnes August 4, 2010 at 8:36 pm

my 3 year old loves his treats to have peanut butter chips, m&ms and marshmellows and rice crispys


23 Sara ( August 4, 2010 at 9:14 pm

My son LOVES chocolate chips in his Rice Krispies!


24 Sara ( August 4, 2010 at 9:14 pm

I sent an email!


25 Sheryl August 4, 2010 at 10:18 pm

Sent you an e-mail!!


26 B Smith August 4, 2010 at 10:35 pm

I emailed you!


27 april yedinak August 4, 2010 at 11:05 pm

This is my 9 year old son’s recipe/idea.

Make rice krispie treats and mold them into bowls that you spray with cooking spray. When the krispie bowls have set, fill with one scoop peanut butter flavored ice cream and one scoop of vanilla. Drizzle with chocolate syrup and top with sliced bananas. Yummy!!


28 Some Lucky Dog August 5, 2010 at 12:18 am

My grandson says he’d like Rice Krispie treats with chocolate chips, coconut flakes, and bananas!


29 Rachel McGuire August 5, 2010 at 5:12 pm

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