Summer Fun with Rice Krispies Treats! Cookbook Contest Too!

by Melanie Edwards on June 23, 2010 · 60 comments

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When I was little, my mami taught me how to cook as soon as I could reach the back-burner of the stove. I helped make rice, beans, soup, and any other dish she thought I could handle. As I got older and into my tween/teenage years, I no longer helped her cook, but instead would often cook half of the meal when I got home from school by myself.

My daughter has shown an interest in helping to cook since she was about 2 years old. At first, we’d let her “stir” things or have her play with a bowl and spoon as either one of us did the real cooking. But, now that she’s 4 and becoming (a little) more coordinated and can reach better, she actually helps quite a bit. She still stirs, but she can also put ingredients together, layer, and “cut” with some help. She loves to help and I love to see her be so proud of helping the family. Plus, I love that she has an interest in cooking. It makes for some fun times in the kitchen.

Rice Krispies Brand Ambassador - The MotherhoodOf course, one of the very first things she “cooked” was Rice Krispies Treats with her dad. How easy is it for her to throw the marshmallows into the pot and help stir? So, when I was contacted by The Motherhood about participating in the Rice Krispies Summer Recipe Challenge, I happily accepted knowing it would give my baby girl and I a chance to have some fun creating a Rice Krispies recipe.

The challenge included working with 9 other bloggers and figuring out the clues we each received in a mystery box. After putting the clues together, we realized our challenge was Fourth of July’s “cooler” when kids help create Rice Krispies Treats recipes. This meant that our recipes needed to include a “cooler” (i.e., frozen or cold) ingredient. Here’s what we made.

Cheesecake Rice Krispies Treats Squares

cheesecake rice krispies treats squares

Instead of using a traditional honey graham crust for your cheesecake, I used the Rice Krispies Treats as the “crust.” Here’s what you’ll need.

Ingredients:

  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1 package (10 oz.) regular marshmallows
  • 6 cups Rice Krispies cereal
  • 1 box No-Bake Cheesecake dessert (minus crust)

To make the rice krispies treats, melt the butter and add the marshmallows. Once the marshmallows are fully melted, remove from heat and add in the cereal. Stir to coat well and press into a 9 in. pie pan to make the “crust.” This is the really tricky part, since it can be quite messy and the rice krispies treats are a little sticky to work with. But, after much laughter and work, my baby girl and I were able to get it pressed into the bottom of the pan to make our “crust.”

While the rice krispies treats cool and settle, prepare the cheesecake according to the box instructions. Remember you won’t need the crust included in the box, just the filling. Pour the filling into your pie pan over the rice krispies treats and refrigerate for at least 1 hour. Once you take it out of the fridge, cut into square pieces, serve and enjoy!

Oreo Rice Krispies Treats Squares

oreo rice krispies treats

This is a variation of the above recipe, using Oreo No-Bake dessert, for the chocolate lovers out there.

Ingredients:

  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1 package (10 oz.) regular marshmallows
  • 6 cups Rice Krispies cereal
  • 1 box Oreo No-Bake dessert (minus crust)

Prepare this dish, the same way as the cheesecake squares, except that you’ll use a 8 in. square pan instead of a pie pan (though you really could use a pie pan, if you wanted to). Again, remember you won’t need the crust that comes with the box, since your rice krispies treats will be the “crust.”

If you want to see what the other bloggers participating in this challenge created, visit their blogs for some yummy recipes:

I also have a quick 24-hour giveaway in conjunction with this challenge. One of you can win a Rice Krispies Treats Cookbook. To enter, just leave a comment on this post and let me know what fun Rice Krispies Treats recipes you’ve tried in the past, or if you stick to the traditional treats. Contest ends at 5 pm EST on June 24th. I’ll choose a winner using random.org and contact him/her via e-mail. Note: View official giveaway rules here.

Disclosure: As a Rice Krispies Brand Ambassador for TheMotherhood.com, I was compensated for participating in this challenge.

Photos by Melanie Edwards (apologies for the blurriness – I am no good at food photography apparently). Badge provided by The Motherhood.

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{ 60 comments }

1 Brenda June 23, 2010 at 1:50 pm

Made round rice krispie treats with orange food coloring, and used brown decorator tube icing to draw lines to look like a basketball for my daughters basketball banquet, many comments, thanks for the giveaway.

2 Slb3334 June 23, 2010 at 1:57 pm

I like the traditional.

3 lindawhite June 23, 2010 at 2:29 pm

Id love to try the cheesecake recipe using rice krispies as a crust! We make red and green ones for Christmas!

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4 A Mom's Take June 23, 2010 at 3:18 pm

I'm boring.. I've only made them traditionally! Though we do LOVE rice krispie treats here! :)
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5 Jason June 23, 2010 at 4:10 pm

I like to make the Rice Kripy Treats, cover them with a thin layer of peanut butter and drizzle it with chocolate

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6 Mallori Miller June 23, 2010 at 4:49 pm

I like the regular rice krispies but throw in some M&M's

7 Derinda June 23, 2010 at 5:24 pm

Oh i love Rice Krispie treats and that cheesecake looks yummy !!
We always make the traditional ones also I never thought about making different things with them I need this cookbook lol.

8 corrin June 23, 2010 at 6:06 pm

I could eat rice krispies every day…if the roof of my mouth didn't get raw. :-)

We used to color rice krispies for every occasion when we were kids. Red for the 4th, blue for weekends at pool, orange for Halloween…

9 theyyyguy June 23, 2010 at 6:23 pm

We like adding butterscotch or chocolate morsels to the Rice Krispies traditional recipe!

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10 Renee G June 23, 2010 at 6:28 pm

We like the original Rice Krispie treats.
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11 goffy June 23, 2010 at 6:28 pm

We like adding Peanut butter and then icing them with melted chocolate chips.

12 Denise S June 23, 2010 at 7:42 pm

I've only made the traditional treats so far.

13 cstironkat June 23, 2010 at 7:54 pm

I like to add toffee chips to my original Rice Krispie treat recipe. The caramel chips are good too, but I can only find them around Christmas time.

14 Jammie June 23, 2010 at 8:07 pm

We make them the normal way then mix in some peanut butter and drizzle with some chocolate talk about yummy

15 morningsidemom June 23, 2010 at 8:09 pm

We just made some for my husband on father's day because they are some of the few treats he adores. We cut them into letters to say “We heart Dad” – love that you can do so much with such a yummy treat! They were gone the same day we made them

16 Kate S June 23, 2010 at 8:15 pm

I usually stick to the basic recipe, although occasionally I'll add in something special like sprinkles, heath bar bits, chocolate chips, and fruit!

17 Paula Michele June 23, 2010 at 8:28 pm

I usually stick with the classic recipe. Sometimes we will spread peanut butter on top and then top that with melted chocolate. Wait till the chocolate hardens before cutting.

18 SANDY June 23, 2010 at 9:06 pm

just reg ones

19 Mrs. Rice June 23, 2010 at 9:13 pm

The very first time
I made Rice Krispie Treats
was over a campfire
I thought that was neat!

I was a Bluebird camper
back in '61,
and camping out
was so much fun!

We melted marshmallows
and butter in a #10 can:
and so, at age 7
I became a huge fan.

I loved those quick treats
cuz they tasted so nice…
so when I grew up,
I married a RICE!

20 Sarah t June 23, 2010 at 9:23 pm

i stick to the traditional way

21 cynthia June 23, 2010 at 9:49 pm

rice crispie fondue

22 susitravl June 23, 2010 at 10:36 pm

I like the Rice Krispie Treats made with peanut butter and butterscotch chips – just the way my grandma used to make them!

23 chromiumman (at) mail (dot)com June 23, 2010 at 11:44 pm

we always make rice krispie treats with peanut butter

24 JMJones June 23, 2010 at 11:50 pm

I stick to the traditional but I love to cook and bake. I'm up for some new recipes! Thanks for the giveaway!

25 Krista June 24, 2010 at 12:21 am

I've mixed mine with peanut butter and then drizzled chocolate over them:)

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