Friday, October 12, 2012

It's going to be a rice krispie halloween!

I have very fond memories of my mom making Rice Krispie Squares in our kitchen - I loved to help her make them as I got old enough; they really are one of the easiest treats to make - with few ingredients and little work.

As a part of the Kellogger's network, I am pleased to show you our latest package!  Included was a box of Rice Krispies, a 250g bag of marshmallows, pumpkin and bat cookie cutters and lots of candy to decorate with. For all sorts of shapes and decorating ideas head over to the Rice Krispies website!

What you will need (the recipe can be found on the Rice Krispies box also)
1/4 cup butter/margarine
1 (250g) bag of marshmallows
6 cups of rice krispies
vanilla extract (optional)


the contents of the latest package


To make things easier, we waited until Mr. K went to bed - and then Mr. J and I got to work in the kitchen. We melted 1/4 cup of butter in a large pot, then added in the 250g bag of marshmallows. We melted the marshmallows over low heat, and then we poured in 6cups of rice krispies. I used a wooden spoon to combine everything.

yummy marshmallowy goodness!

he loves to help his mama!


Once combined, I used a spoon to scoop out the warm mixture onto a cookie sheet (I lined it with foil and sprayed with cooking spray). I patted the mixture down (using a ziplock bag with the outside coated with a small amount of butter to avoid sticking)

working away!


We then set to work - we moulded the monster heads into balls; shaped the snake and we let the rest of the mixture firm up a little to use the cookie cutters.

some of our finished treats
I would like to extend my thanks to the Kellogger's network for sending me this package of goodies! Mr. J and I certainly had fun putting it all together!

16 comments:

  1. Looks like you both had lots of fun, your finished treats look very scary and yummy at the same time!
    I'm still waiting on my Kelloggs package to arrive :(

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    1. oh no - hopefully you will get it on Monday! thanks for stopping by

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  2. I have fond memories of making rice crispy squares as a kid too! Such an UTTERLY simple to make yet delicious treat! We never really got ambitious and moulded/decorated like you and Mr. J have done here, but looks fun!

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    1. thanks for visiting - this is the first time I have done more than just cut them into squares.....

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  3. Aww, that looks like a lot of fun - and delicious!

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    1. it was definitely fun - and great bonding time for ODS and I!

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  4. those look fun and strangely delicious!

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  5. I love rice krispies. Looks like you and yours had a great time. Thanks for sharing.

    Besos, Sarah
    Zookeeper at Journeys of The Zoo

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    1. thanks for stopping by - we had a blast!

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  6. So cute! Looks like everyone had fun! We did that yesterday after school! I'll be getting the post up today :)

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    1. can't wait to read about your baking experience~!

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  7. Looks great, I'm impressed how people make rice krispie squares that turn out so moist. Mine are always dry.

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    1. try either using only 5 cups of cereal, OR add in another handful of marshmallows

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  8. I can't wait to make Rice Krispie squares with my kids when they get older. I remember baking with my mom and loved it.

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