Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Rice Krispies Making Memories Challenge #1: Easter

I am so delighted to share our Easter display for the Kellogg’s™ Rice Krispies™ Making Memories Challenge. When our team started brainstorming about our project, our main focus was creating a recipe that our children could make with us. Not just watch from the sidelines while we made it. This challenge is not just about making a delicious Rice Krispie treat, but getting in the kitchen with our kids and making lasting memories.

We really feel great about the recipe we have created to share with everyone. We know that these chicks are just as fun to make with your kids as they are to eat!

Chewy Gooey Rice Krispie Chicks
yields: approximately 24 chicks

1/2 cup margarine or butter
7 cups Kelloggs Rice Krispies
1 lb mini marshmallows
Yellow Food coloring
mini chocolate chips
Candy for beaks such as candy corn, jelly beans, or chocolate covered sunflower seeds
Pretzel sticks or twists for legs
Buttercream frosting
  1. Melt 1/2 cup margarine or butter in a large sauce pan on low heat.
  2. Add 1 lb mini marshmallows and stir constantly to avoid burnt marshmallows.
  3. Add about 10 drops of yellow food coloring after the marshmallows are completely melted and stir until uniform in color. You can adjust the amount of food coloring based on your color preference.
  4. Remove from heat and stir in 7 cups of Kelloggs Rice Krispies
  5. Set aside for about 10 minutes or until the Rice Krispie treats are comfortable to handle. You want them to be warm so they are easy to work with.
  6. Spray your hands with non-stick spray or coat with margarine. If the Rice Krispies start sticking to you, add some more non-stick spray to your hands.
  7. Take small handfuls of Rice Krispie treats and form into an flattened oval or rounded triangle shape to form the chick's body
  8. While the chicks are still warm, decorate the chicks according to your preference. We used:
    • mini and regular chocolate chips for eyes
    • candy corn, jellybeans, or chocolate covered sunflower seeds for a beak
    • pretzels for legs or feet.
  9. While the chicks are setting up, use food coloring to color some buttercream frosting yellow.
  10. Using a grass piping tip(#233), pipe little tufts of hair on each chick.
We had so much fun getting together and creating all kinds of different chicks. They were big, little, and everywhere in between. You can really let your kids creative genius run wild.

 Each chick was a little different and had it's own personality.

The second part of the challenge was to create an event where we might serve our Rice Krispie treats. We decided to challenge ourselves and make everything on our dessert table out of Rice Krispies. We used only Rice Krispies and food safe materials when creating our display. From edible Easter basket grass to Rice Krispies sprayed with food color spray for vase filler, we really mean that it is ALL edible.

The Rice Krispie balls on the topiary are held on with toothpicks, so you can just pluck one off and eat it!

Each member of our team has agreed to share detailed instructions on how to make all of the projects on the dessert table. Stay tuned to all of our blogs over the two weeks so you can create the ultimate Easter dessert table too!
Cute as a Fox - Rice Krispies Easter Basket and Rice Krispies Topiary
Around my Family Table - Rice Krispies Flower arrangements
Aly & Ash - Rice Krispies "decor" balls
Lil' Luna - Happy Easter banner

In the meantime, you can head over to the Rice Krispies Making Memories Circle on The Motherhood. Friday, April 15 there will be a special live video chat with all the different teams.

I will also let you know when voting begins on Facebook. You get to help decide which team wins! We will definitely need your support.

The $100 visa card giveaway is going on HERE. You have until April 10th to enter!

Our whole team hopes that you are inspired to get in the kitchen with your kids and start making memories!

Disclosure: I am working with Rice Krispies and TheMotherhood and have received a stipend for participating in this project.
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6 want.love.need.comments:

ificould said...

You all are so creative! Love it all!!!
Missy & Kimi

Esther Asbury said...


Mom C said...

Congratulations team, you have done a great job. Very colourful, creative, yummy looking and would also be fun for Grandma to spend quality time and create great memories with her Grandchildren!

Rachel@oneprettything.com said...

Those are so fun! I love the whole set up. Thanks so much, I'll be linking.

Unknown said...

Love this! I just posted on my blog!

Katie said...

Wow you guys are amazingly creative!

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