A Rice Krispies Winter Wonderland!…And A $100.00 Visa Giveaway!

by Kathy Sykes on December 14, 2010 · 46 comments

ricekrispiesThis holiday season, I have the wonderful opportunity to work with Rice Krispies and TheMotherhood.com to spread holiday cheer. I have been asked to be a part of the Rice Krispies Box Challenge, with other Rice Krispie Ambassadors, to create a holiday table “show stopper”. I was sent a package in the mail with a $100.00 pre-loaded Visa debit card to get all of the supplies I needed for my recipe. How exciting is that?!  So, what I decided to create was a Rice Krispies Christmas Tree with M & M ornaments and a Rice Krispies star on top. And to make it truly a “show stopper”, Thomas the Tank Engine helped to deliver a snowman and angel Rice Krispie treat to our family.

Using the standard Rice Krispie Treat Recipe:

1. Melt 3 tbsp of butter in large pan on low heat

2. Add 1 10oz bag of large marshmellows until completely melted

3. Remove from heat and stir in 6 cups of Rice Krispies (coating completely)

4. Spread into a Christmas tree shaped pan (make sure that all of the edges are completed spread out)

5. Add M & M’s all over your tree for decoration (ornaments)

6. Lightly sprinkle entire tree with green sugar crystals


7. In a separate pan, use left over Rice Krispie mixture to cut out Christmas star, snowman and smaller tree

8. Let cool and then plate as needed

Also in the spirit of giving this holiday season, Rice Krispies sent me several boxes of Rice Krispie cereal to share with friends and family. What I decided to do was wrap them up as presents and have my hair stylist (who has many clients daily) give them out as gifts at her place of business on behalf of Rice Krispies and my blog.

AND IF THAT WASN’T ENOUGH HOLIDAY CHEER, Rice Krispies/TheMotherhood.com have given me an additional $100.00 pre-loaded debit card to giveaway to one of my readers who posts a comment (here on the blog) about my Rice Krispies “show stopper” design/recipe and/or what type of Rice Krispies you like to eat. The winner will be randomly chosen and the deadline for entries is December 21st 2010 at 11:59pm. Only one entry per person please. You DO NOT want to miss out on this.

Please be sure to read the rules to the contest and tell your friends also.

Abbreviated Rules. No Purchase Necessary. Begins no earlier than 12:00:00 AM (ET) on 11/29/10 and ends no later than 11:59:59 PM (ET) on 12/21/10. For complete Official Rules, go to web.mediacdt.com/docs/motherhoodholiday
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

View official rules here: web.mediacdt.com/docs/motherhoodholiday


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

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Judith December 14, 2010 at 7:11 am

I love your recipe and all the recipe with Rice Krispies I have found online. Me I make the original, almost. I add chocolate morsel and walnuts.


Sarah Thompson December 14, 2010 at 1:53 pm

So cute! We love to use them in peanut butter balls.


Jessie C. December 14, 2010 at 2:40 pm

I like dark chocolate and peanut butter drizzled over the rice krispies top.
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Mami2jcn December 14, 2010 at 2:49 pm

I love your recipe! I definitely enjoy M & Ms in my rice krispy treats.


K. Rock December 14, 2010 at 4:25 pm

I love Rice Krispies. I like to make the treats with M&M’s.


Norma December 15, 2010 at 2:40 am

I like my Rice Krispies in a bowl with milk and berries!


LAMusing December 15, 2010 at 2:41 am

Your Rice Krispie Tree is really cute!


Kelly Ann T. December 15, 2010 at 6:59 am

I make the original treats with caramel chips with chocolate drizzled on top


Haven December 15, 2010 at 8:14 am

I absolutely LOVE peanut butter rice krispies! Your design is super cute. 🙂


Diana Albers December 15, 2010 at 4:18 pm

I am an “Old Fashion” type of gal, give me a pan of good ole’ plain rice krispies treats and 5 minutes, yum!!


tess December 15, 2010 at 5:26 pm

we make rice krispies the original way and we add food coloring to it
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Lisa Foster December 15, 2010 at 9:31 pm

I like to make them with peanut butter and chocolate chips!!!


Robin December 16, 2010 at 12:59 am

I love the tree. We have never made rice crispies with M&M’s before, but plan to for the holiday.


Sabrina December 16, 2010 at 6:43 am

WOW thats awesome! I just love it. We love rice krispies but we dip ours in chocolate yummm!


Owen's Mom December 16, 2010 at 8:39 am

I love your tree! Very cute. I love making (and eating!) peanut butter rice krispie treats topped with chocolate and sprinkled with toffee bits. Yum.


Danielle December 16, 2010 at 12:29 pm

Your tree looked awesome.. I’d like to try to make one of my own!!


Sonia December 16, 2010 at 12:53 pm

My favorite rice krispie recipe is Quarterback Crunch brownies – brownies topped with marshmallow topped with chocolate krispies.


Doug December 16, 2010 at 6:12 pm

We like to add peanut butter and chocolate.


Mandala December 16, 2010 at 7:32 pm

I like my rice krispies treat with peanut butter and crushed almonds. But this Christmas, I am trying out something more creative like what you have made – I saw this recipe: colossal candy cane – I think it is easy and simple: http://www.ricekrispies.com/recipes/colossal-candy-canes.aspx#/recipes/colossal-candy-canes
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Gina @ The Crave to Save December 16, 2010 at 8:06 pm

Wow! That looks great! I love my treats with chocolate drizzled on top. Yum!


april yedinak December 16, 2010 at 10:21 pm

I love it! So cute. My favorite way to have Rice Krispies is to have my Mom make treats for us. Her’s are so much better than any other I have ever had. Don’t know why.


Mary S December 16, 2010 at 11:12 pm

I have just been eating them normal, but I’m going to start adding things! Your tree is beautiful!


Kimberly December 17, 2010 at 12:38 am

That tree is great!
And I see I am not the only one who favors peanut butter and chocolate!


VKVsMOM December 17, 2010 at 1:25 pm

We loved that colorful tree made with LOVE!!

Our favorite krispies recipe is made with pecan pieces, shredded coconut and drizzled chocolate.


Kasey December 17, 2010 at 3:52 pm

That cookie cutter idea has me thinking – that could be really versatile, for all kinds of occasions. Lots of good ideas, and very creative


Deanna G. December 18, 2010 at 2:20 am

I love your Rice Krispie tree! It’s so cool. I love how you plated it, too, w/the train going around. Too cute 🙂


Carol W. December 18, 2010 at 3:46 am

Your “show-stopper” looks like it’s fun to make, and it seems easy (That’s what I like!) I also like how you got it to stand up.


Kim December 18, 2010 at 3:50 pm

I like to have my Rice Krispie treats with chocolate chips!


Sandy Jordan December 18, 2010 at 3:56 pm

I love your design! It’s so cute and festive! I like to make rice krispies with chocolate chips!


Margie December 18, 2010 at 7:24 pm

What a cute idea you have there. The little M&M’s look perfect for tree ornaments. Thanks for letting me enter your giveaway!


won December 19, 2010 at 12:30 am

I think using the m&m candy as decorations is very cute!


Anne December 19, 2010 at 2:56 am

Wow, great design. We aren’t very creative, and we usually just make the basic ones, although sometimes we put sprinkles on top.


Cindy December 19, 2010 at 8:43 am

Very creative, looks great! I like my rice krispie treats drizzled with chocolate.


Donna B. December 20, 2010 at 12:37 am

My son loves them with M&Ms mixed in 🙂


Amber Gi December 20, 2010 at 3:55 am

too cute!
i like white choc chips in mine and a cold glass of soymilk to go with!
tattgiff at centurytel dot net


Natalie J. Vandenberghe December 20, 2010 at 4:24 am

I love your festive presentation–so impressive! My favorite way to eat Rice Krispie Treats is just by using the original recipes. I’ve tried adding ingredients I like such as chocolate, peanut butter, and caramel, but the plain recipe is the best! I don’t usually take the time to create something so clever as you and the rest of The Motherhood did; however, I think it would be a great activity to share with my kids. Thanks for the giveaway.


ACMommy December 20, 2010 at 4:49 am

I love how your Rice Krispies recipe makes a centerpiece! It’s very pretty and a great idea! I also enjoy making Rice Krispies into different shapes. 🙂


Tawnya Sather December 20, 2010 at 5:51 am

It is adorable!!! I love original rice krispie treats, but it is fun to dress them up sometimes!


Milcah December 20, 2010 at 11:00 pm

I like mine with chocolate chips mixed in


PBPD December 20, 2010 at 11:27 pm

Your Rice Krispies Christmas tree looks good… M&Ms would be delicious in the mix!


Susan E. December 21, 2010 at 12:06 am

I love your Rice Krispies Winter Wonderland – it really looks nice! I like Rice Krispies Treats made with chocolate and peanut butter.

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Tamara December 21, 2010 at 12:17 am

My family loves Rice Krispies treats either original or with different flavors of chocolate or butterscotch chips added in. Like your Rice Krispies treats Christmas tree!


Bradley December 21, 2010 at 11:47 am

Very cool!


Mari December 21, 2010 at 5:47 pm

I like m&m’s mixed in. During the holidays, I add crmbled candy cane pieces on top.


Betty C December 21, 2010 at 7:25 pm

I’m not very inventive with my treats but I love your decorated tree. It’s so festive and pretty.


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