The holiday season is exhausting. Don't get me wrong, I love it and it is filled with joy and wonderful memory-making...but wow, when it is over I am ready for a break. Thankfully around here, New Year's will be a pretty low-key event. Since the kiddo doesn't realize it's a holiday, we may even get to go to sleep before midnight! Now that's what I call reason for celebration!
Whatever your family's tradition may be, it probably includes some sort of snacking. And what better to munch on than Rice Krispies treats in this fun New Year's variety?! Team Kansas City is back with our final entry of the year in the Rice Krispies® Treats Making Memory Challenge. This time around, the lovely Kristen, Kelly, Jenn and I created a New Year’s Tradition which we have named Snap. Crackle. Poppers. Rice Krispies® Treats. Inspiration was drawn from the British Poppers tradition and we think your kids may get a kick out these - whether they are decorating “popping” them open.
Snap. Crackle. Poppers Rice Krispies® Treats
Melt 3Tbsp. Butter in a heavy saucepan over med-high heat.
- 3 Tbsp. Unsalted Butter + extra butter for “greasing”
- 4oz. marshmallows (1/2 bag) – make sure bag is left open overnight
- 2 c. Traditional Rice Krispies®
- Candy of choice to fill
- Decorating Supplies (frosting, glitter, stickers – pretty much anything you want to use to make it unique.)
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)
Butter plastic cutting board.
Place half of marshmallow mixture on cutting board and make into a small loaf. (Around 5″ by 3″.) Try to compact the mixture as much as possible.
Once you have a compact loaf, take a small fondant rolling pin (or other small rolling pin) and roll out the mixture to a 1/4 inch thickness – trying to keep the shape of a rectangle. (You will need to work quickly. The cooler the mixture gets, the more difficult it is to shape.)
Take rolling pin and “roll” mixture into a cylinder with a 1 1/2″ circumference.
Remove rolling pin and pinch one end to desired look. If going for a tapered end, start about 1 inch in, pinch and crimp the end.
Tilt and fill with candy of choice.
Pinch other end.
Set aside and let harden for 24 hours.
Repeat with other half of RiceKrispies® mixture.
Decorate once hard with fondant, icing, stickers, glitter, etc. The sky is the limit!
Note: You can make these ahead of time and freeze. Another idea is to put a small fortune, saying, or inspirational quote inside the crackers.
Start a New Year's tradition with your family this year - and let me know what you decide to put inside your own Snap. Crackle. Poppers. Rice Krispies treats!
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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