December 15, 2010

A Rice Krispies Winter Wonderland & Visa Giftcard Giveaway!

Rice Krispie Trees

I love the holidays and everything about it. As you can see by my homepage, I’ve been doing lots of Christmas cooking and baking. The season puts me so in the mood for sweets and over the top fun treats.

Earlier this month Rice Krispies and The Motherhood contacted me about participating in the Rice Krispie Treat Recipe Box Challenge and generating a Rice Krispies Holiday Themed treat. I jumped at the chance since I love working with both companies. I was even more excited when they told me I could giveaway a $100 Visa Gift card, see official rules below. My goal was to do something create something fun and wintery, but make it manageable enough for me to do with my daughter.

Since we decorated our tree last week it seemed fitting that we do a tree themed treat. I made some cone shapes out of heavy construction paper and stuffed them with the warm Rice Krispie treats. Then I let them cool into shapes before setting them up in a field of marshmallow snow. Then we used some tubes of icing to make green stripes and decorate them with cinnamon candies. It was a simple and fun project that made a delicious wintery treat for the whole family.

How will you get creative with Rice Krispie treats this season? Do tell. Share a comment below and follow the rules below to enter to win a $100 Visa Gift Card courtesy of Rice Krispies!

1. Leave a comment telling me your favorite ways to get creative with Rice Krispie treats.

2. Contest runs from December 15th at 10:00am ET through December 21st at 11:59am.

3. You may only enter the contest once.

4. Winner will be selected by on December 22d.

5. Winner has 48 hours to respond before another winner is chosen.


Abbreviated Rules. No Purchase Necessary. Begins no earlier than 12:00:00 AM (ET) on 11/29/10 and ends no later than 11:59:59 PM (ET) on 12/21/10. For complete Official Rules, go to
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: TheMotherhood;

I was compensated to participate in this challenge by The Motherhood and Rice Krispies.


Rice Krispie Christmas Trees


1 stick butter
2 bags puffed marshmallows
2 13 ounce boxes of Rice Krispies

Green Icing

Fun Holiday Decorations


1. In a large stockpot melt the butter and marshmallows. Pour in the rice krispie treats and stir well to combine.

2. Make cone shapes with construction paper in any size. Larger cones for large trees, smaller cones for small trees! Use any leftover treats to make snowballs or snowmen!

3. Allow the treats to cool in the cone for at least 2 hours. Then cut the construction paper off the treats and set up the trees.

4. Use the green icing to decorate the trees along with all your fun candies. Enjoy!

Naptime Notes

Naptime Recipe Serving ideas

These are super fun – dress them up!

Naptime Stopwatch

15 minutes for the treats, plus cooling and decorating time.

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58 Responses to “A Rice Krispies Winter Wonderland & Visa Giftcard Giveaway!”

  1. Lisa Foster says:

    with peanut butter and chocolate chips

  2. Anonymous says:

    I like dark chocolate and peanut butter drizzled over the rice krispies top.

  3. Dana V says:

    I love adding chocolate and caramel to my rice crispies!

    danav27 at gmail dot com

  4. Anonymous says:

    I like to add either mini M & M’s or mini choclate chips to mine 🙂

  5. Crystal11 says:

    Those trees are so cute! It’s not very creative, but I like Nutella on my Rice Krispy treats!

    CrystalW07 at

  6. Tabathia B says:

    I just add chocolate syrup to the finished product
    tbarrettno1 at gmail dot com

  7. Moonbeamscoupons says:

    I just love the traditional Rice Crispy treats… they are my FAVORITE!

  8. Janmjmom says:

    We love to use the Chocolate rice crispy and add coconut flakes to the plate to make it look like snow!

  9. i like the reg. Rice Crispy treats with butterscotch chips

  10. Kristen says:

    I don’t know how creative I am with them…the most I’ve ever done is cut them into shapes with cookie cutters!

  11. Schmidty says:

    We like to mix in peanuts and drizzle with chocolate syrup. I love your creation!

  12. Andrea Kruse says:

    I like to mix up my rice krispie treats with fun mix-ins! M&Ms or skittles or a bit of peanut butter
    andrea.kruse at gmail dot com

  13. Kate says:

    It’s great how easy it is to use as a tasty base.

  14. Danielle says:

    I like to make plain rice krispie treats and dip them in chocolate.

  15. Um, I’m not too creative, but I do love to make Rice Krispies treats and decorate them with m&ms and icing!

    junkforcarmen at gmail dot com

  16. Kate says:

    So far I’ve not done more than making them into balls (mostly so we can eat them before they are cool 🙂

    I love the idea of dipping them in chocolate, or drizzling them with chocolate and peanut butter.

  17. Amber Gi says:

    not super creative iguess, but we like white cho chips and craisens in our rc treats..(and our oatmeal cookies)

    tattgiff at centurytel dot net

  18. Catherine Alley says:

    These cute trees might be my new favorite rice krispy treat idea–b/c they are so cute. This isn’t very creative but it is very good. We put crushed up candy canes in Rice Krispy treats.

  19. Mom2anutball says:

    I like to add Fruity Pebbles into them and roll them into balls. I also like to add green food coloring to the marshmellows and make them into Christmas Tree shapes!
    fineinsanity {at} live {dot} com

  20. Sabrina says:

    I like to dip mine in chocolate yummmm

  21. Bonnie P says:

    I add strawberry jam to my rice krispie treats

  22. Mami2jcn says:

    I love rice krispies treats with M & M’s in them.

    mami2jcn at gmail dot com

  23. Jill says:

    I always make RK treats for every holiday! They’re always a favorite! I just put sprinkles on top to match the holiday theme. 🙂 Now I have a lot more great ideas!!!

  24. Gina @ The Crave to Save says:

    I love my treats with chocolate incorporated into the mix!

    gina.m.maddox AT

  25. mandi@itscome2this says:

    So cute!! I thought if I added PB to the plain old squares I was getting fancy … ha!! You bloggers have done awesome!

  26. Marie Lay says:

    We like to make rice krispie treats but instead of making them square we use cookie cutters and make different holiday shapes and then decorate them with sprinkles and M&M’s. Sometimes we cut the shapes into squared and triangles and make little “krispie” houses to decorate also 🙂

  27. Ape2016 says:

    I am not creative, but if I am going to get ‘wild’ I will slap peanut butter on a frozen banana and roll in Rice Krispies.

  28. Carol W. says:

    I get “creative” by adding peanuts and M & M’s to the bars.

  29. Anonymous says:

    We cut the Rice Krispies with cookie cutter & decorate them like the cutouts!
    Thank you.
    barbara dot montyj at gmail dot com

  30. Norma says:

    I make Rice Krispie Treats with butterscotch bits

  31. LAMusing says:

    I’ve never done anything to regular Rice Krispie Treats except drizzle them with chocolate

  32. Anonymous says:

    We like to add in other things to our treats like chocolate chips, M&Ms and then also ice them.

  33. Amanda W says:

    I like to add mix ins, like chocolate chips and peanut butter.
    amandarwest at gmaildotcom

  34. Margie says:

    Sometimes my family likes to make almond bark treats with Rice Krispies in them… very delicious.

  35. Sandy565 says:

    I love to make rice krispies with some almonds and chocolate!!

  36. Sjordan1 says:

    I like to make rice krispies with peanut butter

  37. Judith says:

    I like the original, well almost. I add chocolate and walnuts

  38. Anne says:

    We aren’t very creative, and we usually just make the basic ones, although sometimes we put sprinkles on top. I like the idea of making them into shapes, maybe we’ll try that this year.

  39. ACMommy says:

    My favorite way to get creative with Rice Krispie Treats, is to make fun kid shapes – like bugs, animals, flowers. Makes eating the yummy treats even better!

  40. Cindy says:

    I wish I was as creative as some of the bloggers. The trees look awesome! I usually just make rice krispie treats and drizzle them with chocolate.
    Dove056 at aol dot com

  41. Jennette says:

    We let the kids make theirs a little different. We use m&ms and frosting, sprinkles and even a touch of whipped cream!

  42. ShootingStarsMag says:

    i don’t normally do much that’s crazy but I think adding stuff to rice krispies is fun. i’ve put kit kat pieces in mine once.

    lauren51990 at aol dot com

  43. Mandala says:

    The most creative I have been is to add peanut butter and crushed almonds on my rice krispies and make a balls out of them. This Christmas, I will try to make colossal candy canes, I found the recipe here:
    mandalarctic at gmail dot com

  44. Anonymous says:

    My son loves them with M&Ms mixed in.

  45. Natalie J. Vandenberghe says:

    I confess, I don’t usually take the time to get creative. I’m usually in such a hurry to devour the delicious Rice Krispie Treats (the original recipe is my favorite), that I just eat them as soon as they’re made. I’ve found lots of good ideas from the very clever and creative members of The Motherhood. I think my kids would really enjoy making some of these festive goodies. Thanks for the giveaway.

  46. Tawnya says:

    I love plain rice krispie treats, but sometimes add peanut butter or chocolate!

  47. Pbjmama says:

    I love to make the original bars and dip them in melted chocolate and caramel and let them dry. Delish!

  48. Cardprincess says:

    I like them dipped in dark chocolate!

  49. Melissa R. says:

    I would make them the way my friend does. She dips them in chocolate and then dips it into crushed up oreos. Yummy!

    giveawaymommy at yahoo dot com

  50. Milcah says:

    I hadn’t considered rice krispies treats for the holidays.. the kids are on break though and we love em 🙂

  51. Tamara says:

    With peanut butter, but I would like to make some with butterscotch chips.

  52. skkorman says:

    My favorite recipe is the original marshmallow Rice Krispies treat!

    skkorman AT bellsouth DOT net

  53. Pixelberrypie says:

    Crushed candy canes are the perfect addition to the original recipe!

  54. Beckysr77 says:

    For my boys’ birthday, I made them a dinosaur cake, and of course it needed a volcano! So I made one of rice krispies. I used a large funnel, stuffed it with rice krispie treats and once they cooled, I placed it on top of the cake, iced it with brown frosting and piped red lava. It was perfect!

  55. Shannon (The Mommy-Files) says:

    Congrats Kelsey! They look awesome!!! 🙂 Merry Christmas!

  56. I love putting melted chocolate on the top of rice krispie treats – YUM!

  57. Janetandmaya says:

    Do you already have a winner? Thought it was open until 12/21 at midnight and you were choosing a winner on 12/22?

    If not, here’s my entry.
    We love to decorate with small candies ie m and m’s, red cinnamon dots, gummies….

  58. marie says:

    White chocolate rice kispies!