Halloween is nearly upon us - where has the year gone?! Believe it or not, the time has come for another Rice Krispies® Treats Making Memories Challenge and I'm excited to be sharing the latest project from Team Kansas City!
The theme for this challenge was to create a Crafty Rice Krispies® Treat recipe. I love crafty. I have an entire room dedicated to craftiness. Unfortunately these days I don't have a lot of time to spend creating beautiful, imaginative designs.
Thankfully, I have a great bunch of teammates (Jenn from Super Jenn, Kristen from Dine and Dish, and Kelly from Kansas City Mamas) who can always come up with something quick!
This adorable spread will be the talk of your Halloween - or fall - event this year! Plus, it's super yummy. Without further ado, here is the newest recipe for you to try: Cinnamonster Rice Krispies® Snack Mix!
Cinnamonster Rice Krispies® Treat Snack Mix
■3 Tbsp. Unsalted Butter
■4oz. cinnamon flavored marshmallows (1/2 bag)
■2 1/2c. Traditional Rice Krispies®
■Cinnamon Sugar (Mix to your personal cinnamon/sugar preference)
Melt 3Tbsp. Butter in a heavy saucepan over med-high heat.
Add marshmallows, stirring constantly until melted and mixture is smooth.
Add RiceKrispies® to hot mixture in saucepan (this keeps them warm, and thus easier to manipulate, longer)
Spray cooking spray on a cookie sheet and pull out small chunks of RiceKrispies mixture one at a time to work with. Pull apart enough to make small balls of krispies treats, slightly smaller than “bite sized”.
You will need to work quickly. The cooler the mixture gets, the more difficult it is to shape.
Roll each ball in the cinnamon and sugar mixture to coat. Set aside on waxed paper.
If not using immediately, cover tightly to store.
Tip **If you want a more crunchy texture to your cinnamon balls, set your marshmallows out the night before so that they dry out. They will melt as normal but when the final mixture cools it will be more crunchy and less chewy.**
Mix Cinnamon balls with 1 1/2c. popped popcorn, 1/2c. salted cashews and 1/2c. chocolate candy pieces.
Just in case cinnamon isn’t your thing, here is a chocolate variation: Swap out cinnamon marshmallows for chocolate ones and Cocoa Krispies® for the traditional ones. In the mix, use candy corn in place of chocolate candy pieces.
Once you've made your Cinnamonster Snack Mix, you'll likely be itching to put it on display in the cutest fashion possible! We found these serving dish monsters in a magazine and knew they were right for our project. This may not be an edible craft, but it will be a hit with the little ones and these super cute containers can be used over and over again, all month long!
Felt Monster Containers
Wrap a piece of felt around a used container and secure with hot glue. Your felt should be 2-3 inches taller than the container while leaving roughly 1 inch of felt hanging over the bottom.
Fold the ends of the felt under the bottom of the canister and glue them down for a smooth finish to the bottom edge of the container.
Cut flaps, wedges or spikes into the felt that rises above the container. This will be the monster hair.
Glue felt shapes and stripes on your container to satisfy your inner monster designer. Use “Googly Eyes” and “Pom Poms” for random effects. There is really no “right” or “wrong” way to make these - you and your kids can design them however you want! Perfect for those of us who are less than crafty, or just short on time.
L isn't quite old enough to enjoy the creative process yet, but my teammates' older kids loved rolling the cinnamon balls in sugar and helping to glue the decorations onto the monsters. Plan an afternoon craft and snack adventure for your own little ones - it will definitely be a memory to keep!
Want to see the amazing competition we are up against? You can see all of the entries on TheMotherhood.com Making Memories Circle! You can also "like" Rice Krispies® on Facebook for all the latest updates!
All of the "extra entries" are optional. You can do just one - or as many as you want! You may tweet once per day. Good luck!
Make sure you visit the blogs of my teammates for more chances to win!
Kristen - Dine & Dish
Kelly - Kansas City Mamas
Jenn - Super Jenn
Disclaimer: I am participating in this sponsored campaign from TheMotherhood and Rice Krispies, along with my teammates. We may win a prize should our team win over the competition. Regardless, all views expressed are my own. The pictures of our amazing creations are the property of Kristen Doyle from Dine and Dish - please don't steal them! For more information, you can read My Kansas City Mommy's Giveaway Policy. Looking for more prizes to win? Check out My Kansas City Mommy's current giveaways!
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