Snap. Crackle. Poppers Rice Krispies® Recipe + $100 Visa Card Giveaway

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New Years. A time to reflect. A time to dream. A time to eat Rice Krispies.

I hated New Year’s Eve as a single adult.

There was always so much PRESSURE to find a cool party, with a cool guy, and have it be the “best time ever”.

But as married mama to kiddos, I really enjoy New Year’s Eve.

There is something magical about hanging out as a family, drinking sparkling cider, staying way to late, and enjoying the feeling that comes from knowing the Holiday craziness is over, another year is on the horizon, and being blessed to be part of crazy/fun/loving family.

So this time Team Kansas City’s Rice Krispies® Treats Making Memory Challenge is in the New Year’s Tradition of the British Poppers – called Snap. Crackle. Poppers. Rice Krispies® Treats that will delight every child who decorates it or “pops” it open.

Snap. Crackle. Poppers Rice Krispies® Treats

  • 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.)

Melt 3Tbsp. Butter in a heavy saucepan over med-high heat.

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)

Mix thoroughly.

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. It’s all about being fun!

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.

Place these Snap. Crackle. Poppers on each child’s plate on New Years and let them “crack” them open and see their New Year’s Surprises.

And now time to get to the extra fun part, one Kansas City Mama’s Reader will win a $100 VISA Gift Card.

Here’s How To Enter The Giveaway

(Remember, each comment is considered a entry – so leave a separate comment each time.)

Leave me a comment and tell me if you make New Year’s Resolutions.

Additional entry: Become a email subscriber to Kansas City Mamas. (I promise, I won’t spam you.) And then leave a comment and let me know.

Additional entry: Post the following on your Facebook page, “Want a to win a $100 Visa Gift Card? Check out this great giveaway from Kansas City Mamas.” And then leave a comment and let me know.

Contest will be open till end of day on December 11, 2011. Winner will be notified by email and has 48-hours to respond before another winner is chosen. Good Luck.

Guess what?  All three of my teammates, Jen from Super Jenn, Kristen from Dine and Dish and Julie from My Kansas City Mommy are each giving away their own $100 Visa Gift Card, too.  Visit them for an even better chance of getting some loot.

Finally…Want to see the amazing competition we are up against?  You can see all of the entries on Making Memories Circle. The pictures above were taken by the lovely and talented Kristen Doyle from Dine and Dish. (If you need any kind of photographer – she is amazing. Seriously.) But, these pictures are her property. Don’t steal them. I hear she has a gun license.

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Disclosure: The Motherhood and Rice Krispies pay me and my teammates to compete in the Making Memories Challenge. By competing we stand to win a prize. While I’m very competitive, opinions about crafts, Rice Krispies, and New Year’s Eve are my own. Want more information – check out my full disclosure statement.

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  1. Rebekah says

    I don’t necessarily make New Years resolutions, but we do sit together and pray for what we want to see change in our lives over the next year as a family.

  2. Chris of the Woodwork says

    Nope, no resolutions here. It’s just another pressure to have to live up to and another way for me to fail myself. I’d much rather do things in which I know I’ll succeed!

  3. Tara says

    I think long and hard about making resolutions, but usually don’t do them on New Year’s. Might be another time in the year as things start stacking up. =)

  4. Dassie says

    I don’t specifically make resolutions on New Years but do other times throughout the year. Like my birthday for example.

  5. Amy says

    I made a resolution to be “healthier” last year. eating more fruits and veggies, less bad stuff and exercising more. I’m down about 20lbs and feel better. This year my resolution will be to stay on the same track. 😉

  6. says

    These are so cute! I love all the Rice Krispies creations you guys have made. I usually make New Year’s resolutions…but I never keep them.

  7. says

    I don’t really make resolutions. It’s so tough to pick one. I’m thinking about making a list of ‘goals’ for the year though- multiple areas to improve in.

  8. cindy says

    In the past I have made resolutions to lose weight almost every year!! This year it is done and I don’t have to!!!!!!

  9. says

    I do tend to make New Year’s Resolutions every year, though in the past 5 years I have become much more practical. Showing myself a little bit of patience and forgiveness makes me happier, which in turn gives me more motivation to be the person I want to be! :) (Sorry, that was way deeper than what you were probably looking for, huh?…TMI alert! LOL)

  10. Tamara B. says

    I always make a New Year’s Resolutions but unfortunately they are not all kept long.

  11. Kristin says

    I usually save my “resolution” giving up of something for Lent :). The shorter time frame helps me succeed, and motivates me to try to continue on with my plans, but less pressure!

  12. Kelly L. says

    We don’t really do New Years resolutions. I forget too easily the ones I make as soon as I want to break them.

  13. Leann Lindeman says

    No I do not.. no reason to set such high expectations first thing of the year… and then feel bad when it doesn’t happen.

  14. Mami2jcn says

    Yes, I make New Year’s Resolutions. It almost always involves getting in shape or losing lbs.

  15. Mami2jcn says

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  16. Jennifer says

    My New Year’s resolution every year it seems is to get organized, with 4 kids it gets really hard to stick to it!

  17. Jen says

    My New Years Resolution is to build my savings. My grandma says you don’t get rich by making money, you get rich by saving it.

  18. Sustahl says

    I always make a New Year’s resolution and the older I get, the better I am at keeping them

  19. says

    My resolution is to let loose. I want to be more carefree….so, I’m going to go with it, let my hair down and make 2012 incredible!

  20. lala r says

    yes i write them in an index card which i post in my door to remind me to stick into it
    amramazon280 at yahoo dot com

  21. Amy says

    Last year my husband and I sat down and made resolutions for our family. Mostly fun things like, take a date once a month, or take a vacation with the family. Anyway, we are so glad we did that and we will do it again for 2012!

  22. stephanie miller says

    i usually dont make resolutions, i just spend the evening with the people who mean the most to me. this year is going to be very difficult. my husband walked out on us on oct 1, the holidays have been hard. thanks for the opportunity.

  23. Heather K Miller says

    I, like the rest of American, usually make a resolution to lose weight. My goal though is to not gain any holiday weight so that for the first time in years, I don’t have to make that resolution in 2012! Then I can spend my time being resolute with something more important!

  24. Louis says

    no resolutions for me 😛

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  25. Julianna Duncan says

    I only make resolutions SOMETIMES. I tend to think, if I really mean to do something, I don’t need to wait until January 1st to do it.

  26. Alicia says

    If I make resolutions I make them obtainable. Spend more time with the kids, read more, give to charity more.

  27. Beth R says

    I do make New Year’s Resolutions. I try to make them something that I can accomplish though. I haven’t decided what I want to do this year yet though.

  28. ACMommy3 says

    No, I don’t really do official resolutions, but I do always start the year hoping to improve in the next. 😀 creedamy [at] yahoo[dot] com

  29. Renee H says

    I make specific ‘resolutions’ or goals each year. That way I am more likely to achieve them….2012 will be the year I pay for my HOUSE!

  30. Treasia S says

    I do make New Year Resolutions, but have found in the past that if Im really going to change something significant, I better do it TODAY, rather than waiting for a date. :)

  31. Ashley H says

    Yes, I make new years resolutions but I rarely ever stick to them LOL thanks!

  32. Amanda Sakovitz says

    my new year’s resolution is to of course exercise more lol. its the same every year.

  33. says

    I always make resolutions but never stick to them. I’m going to try this year, but I haven’t thought of a good one yet.

  34. Jane says

    Resolutions for me are doing things that effect our daily lives. Always being a positive role model for my kids, them seeing the positive choices we make in turn they hopefully are learning to make the same kind of choices. Living life to above and beyond our fullest and being happy about our own paths and who we are & will become.

  35. Rebekah Ebeling says

    My mother loves rice crispy treats…this will be fun to incorporate into her gift. Thanks! I don’t have any resolutions other than to enjoy the year as much as possible!

  36. Christina says

    New Year’s resolution….hmmm….I guess I’ll try to be more prepared at home to cook whenever possible.

  37. Lisa h says

    No New Years resolutions here for me. I always fail if I make them (like losing weight) I just accept my fluffiness now.

  38. Joanne says

    I don’t make New Years Resolutions. I just promise to try and be the best parent I can be for my kids and set a good example.

  39. Erin from Long Island says

    I dont typically make resolutions for new year’s. i like to make changes when I need to, regardless of the time of year

  40. Vicky says

    I think New Year’s resolutions put too much pressure on me and I just set myself up for failure, so I do not make them. Also, I just became a subscriber. I can’t wait to read them:)

  41. Melissa says

    I dont usually make resolutions but I will pledge to save as much monsy as I can with the 100.00 gift card if selected!

  42. Mona says

    I definitely make New Year’s resolutions. Last year was to quit smoking and almost a year later I am still a former smoker!

  43. Valorie R says

    Yes…I make one …if I am honest I don’t always achieve my resolution…but some years I am sucessful,I do try though :>)

  44. tracy says

    i make a resolution every year to eat better and to workout every day and i fail miserably every year

  45. Becca says

    I always try to make resolutions but they never stick. This year we are going to make goals as a family instead. Like ” go to the KC zoo at least once” and “spend a whole weekend in our pjs with no activities.” hopefully we will do better with these!

  46. Jennifer says

    I make resolutions, for sure! 3 years ago I made one to lose weight and 3 years later I am still down 85 lbs!!

  47. Molly says

    New Year’s resolutions… not so much. I get a renewed sense of commitment and a bit more discipline, but it seems that year after year, it’s jut trying to be more faithful in doing the things I say I’ll do every year!

  48. Shelly says

    I’m an e-mail subscriber. I make resolutions and buckle down for awhile but then sort of evolve away sometimes. It’s always a chance for a fresh start though.

  49. Jen says

    I try not to make New Years resolutions anymore. I never seem to stick with them more longer then a couple days to a week tops.

  50. Deborah says

    Always make New Years resolutions. They center around family, friends, and organization. When you feel organized you can accomplish more!

  51. Tabetha says

    I usually make New Year’s resolutions with the kids but generally make mine something super easy so I can’t fail.

  52. Kelly Meyers says

    I never make a New Year’s Resolution. I have tried in the past but I can never stick to it so why let myself down every year?

  53. Leslie Williams says

    I don’t make resolutions. Instead my family each picks 12 goals, one for each month. It can be big or little all that matters is you try to keep up with it. It’s fun at the end of the year to see what goals we’ve hit :)