CLOSED: The Rice Krispies Summer Challenge is On with $100 Giftcard Giveaway

UPDATE: GIVEAWAY CLOSED: I was informed that I needed to pick a winner TODAY and so the giveaway is closed. Winner #36 is Melinda from Look What Mom Found . .  . and Dad too! Congrats!

Once again, Team Philly came together this week to create a Rice Krispies themed treat and fun display in coordination with an entire year's promotion through The Motherhood.This was our 2nd challenge and we get to give away a $100 gift card AGAIN! [See rules at the bottom of this post!]

If you didn't see our first challenge with Easter treats and a totally awesome video by Joey, click back HERE.

BUT, what was the theme this time? Ahh, summer activities. Of course! So, our teammate Zareen came up with a clever camping theme and we all took it from there. I was team captain this time so I had to go buy the huge stash of Rice Krispies and marshmallows and butter along with all the necessary decorating supplies. {And, I really should have read the recipe better because now I have a refrigerator drawer full of butter. I wish butter made a better giveaway prize.}

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(Tara, Joey, Sarah, Zareen)

 

We made several items in our display which I'll explain better as we go here. You see on the far right our original s'mores recipe which sits in front of our Rice Krispies fishes. On the left is an iced "watermelon" Rice Krispies cake and skewers with traditional treats and jumbo marshmallows, and finally the centerpiece: a firepit of Rice Krispies logs and burnt marshmallows for coals with colorful red and yellow licorice for fire.

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Our main never-before-seen ORIGINAL Rice Krispies treat recipe was as follows:

3 T Butter

4 cups mini-marshmallows

6 cups Rice Krispies Cereal

3 cups Milk Chocolate Chips or 1 bar melting chocolate for dipping.

1 tsp-1 T Corn Oil, if necessary

1 box Graham Cracker Crumbs

1 jar Marshmallow Creme

1 pack Wooden Skewers

Make traditional Rice Krispies treats, melting butter and marshmallows before taking off heat and mixing in cereal. Spread in a buttered pan to cool and cut into rectangles. Put sticks into one end of rectangles.

Melt chocolate in a double boiler, adding corn oil to thin if necessary, and dip one end of Rice Krispies into chocolate or spoon the melted chocolate over the sides to cover one end. Dip the chocolate covered Rice Krispie in Graham Cracker crumbs and set on wax paper.

Decorate with a thin line of Marshmallow Creme along the edge. Add more Marshmallow Creme for additional taste and flair.

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Here we are "roasting" our S'mores Rice Krispies Treats over our Rice Krispies Firepit made from Cocoa Krispies Logs.

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Here's our watermelon cake which is basically the Rice Krispies Treats traditional recipe molded into a circle and iced with red and green icing with chocolate chips for seeds. (After making this, I took another one to a party this week and it was a BIG hit!)

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And, finally, we had to have all the food groups with our "fruit", "protein" and dessert. These fishies are made from more of the basic recipe cut into these shapes. We then added chocolate chips for eyes before attaching them to straws with paperclips and worms for bait. Too cute!

This was definitely a fun and tasty theme to work with! Our recipes aren't overly complex but hopefully they are kid friendly and easy to recreate!

Come check out more about the Rice Krispies Making Memories Challenge on The Motherhood. Peek in on all four competing teams! All the team members are giving away $100 givecards! I'll add my team giveaway links here once their posts are live!

 – Zareen from Cooking with Z

– Tara from Baby Momma

– Joey from Real Mom Media

Easy Rules on How to WIN the $100 Giftcard:

1) Leave a comment here telling me a summer foodie craft what you might make with a tray of original Rice Krispie Treats!

2) For additional entries to win: Blog, Tweet, and/or Facebook a link to this post. Or, subscribe to Genesis Moments via Networked Blogs, RSS feed or email. Come back here to tell me you did each thing in separate entries.

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  4) Contest ends at 6 pm; 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.

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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. 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. Jessie C. says:

    Crunchy vanilla/chocolate Ice Cream Sandwiches would be perfect for DDs birthday parties this summer.
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  9. Oh my goodness I love Rice Krispie treats!!!

    I might try to make a Rice Krispie house, similar to a gingerbread house, but much tastier!

  10. I would love to try the rice krispie watermelon cake. That looks perfect for a summertime picnic/party treat.

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  12. We would love to make a soccer ball my daughter loves it!

  13. i like to make them in she shape of a hershey kiss using a funnel and wrapping it with alumium foil
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  14. Amanda S says:

    rice krispies that look like beachballs with colored chocolate

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  19. those smores are so cute!!! what a great idea! i would copy you :-)

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  21. 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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  25. I like the different Krispie Pops – easy for kids to handle with minimum mess. Thanks!

  26. Krispie treat s’mores – just replace the graham crackers

  27. I got nothing on you…lol.

    What I thought was to cut them out in letters and let the children I care for decorate each letter and especially the letters in their names.

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  29. I totally love your s’mores. I’d do that!

  30. My son would like me to make a school bus shaped rice krispies treat.

  31. I’d love to try a spin on smores.

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  33. With football season coming up it would be cool for my son and I to make a football field with rice krispie treats and maybe footballs. That would be awesome.

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  36. I’d like to try that watermelon cake you made! So neat!

  37. My kids are still young, so we would probably stick with basic rice krispie treats but I might try shaping them like you did with the fish – loved that!

  38. Jacqueline Griffin says:

    I’m a very simple person, I just like plan ol rice krispies. I do like them dipped in chocolate.

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  42. Tracy Robertson says:

    I think cutting them into building blocks and letting the kids stick the blocks together with frosting would be fun!

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  44. I think I would cut them into sections and have the kids put them together like Legos
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  48. The Rioe Krispies dipped in chocolate! yum o!

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  50. Jamie Brigham says:

    I absolutely love the Watermelon one so I may try a strawberry one possibly

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  54. Love your idea! I would love to make a pan of rice krispie treats and cut them out in fun summer shapes like fish and beach balls. Thanks so much for the giveaway!

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  56. I think the fish are great. I babysit my cousins grandsons and they really like fish. But maybe some tools and trucks too

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  58. My kids like to make a checkers board out of Rice Krispies and the checkers are mini colored marshmallows. They have so much fun playing with their food :)

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  60. PixelBerryPie says:

    I’d like to make some rice krispie treats that look like flip-flops! Would be really cute and perfect for summer.
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  63. Andrew Boyle says:

    I would make some rice krispies treat popsicles. Nice and summery.

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  67. I’m not very creative, I’d just put sprinkles on them.

  68. Gladys Parker says:

    Flowers. I’d cut them out and put frosting on the middle and licorice or pipecleaners for stems/leaves
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  71. 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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  76. Cecilia Andes says:

    I would make a dominos display.

  77. The Rice Krispies S’mores recipe looks so good! That would be what I’d make. My grandkids would really enjoy it too.
    Thank you for the contest.