Tangy Watermelon Rice Krispies Treats + $100 Visa Card Giveaway

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New season brings a new challenge from Rice Krispies Making Memories Challenge and The Motherhood.

As part of Team Kansas City we were challenged to create an original recipe that is suitable for summertime fun – and what better way to have fun than with a summer picnic.

Team Kansas City (Kristin from Dine & Dish, Jenn from Super Jenn, Julie from My Kansas City Mommy & I) are not only amazing bloggers, but also my friends. So when we get together, we end up laughing as much as we are cooking. (Because Jenn usually has a really good story.)

So our picnic creation included our original Tangy Watermelon Rice Krispies Treats, super-dooper-cute Rice Krispies Treat Burgers and then some cute ants who wanted in on the action.

If you love Laffy Taffy – you have to make this recipe. It is unlike any Rice Krispies Treat you have ever had.

Tangy Watermelon Rice Krispies Treats Recipe


  • 1 bag marshmallows
  • 1 bag strawberry flavored marshmallows
  • ½ cup butter, plus extra for greasing
  • 8 cups of Kellogg’s Rice Krispies
  • 1 packet watermelon-cherry drink mix
  • 1 packet lime drink mix
  • Raisins or chocolate chips for garnish

For the Green Layer

  1. Grease one 9” round cake pan and set aside.
  2. Place four cups of Kellogg’s Rice Krispies in a large bowl.
  3. Melt ¼ cup of butter in a large sauce pan over low heat. Add regular marshmallows and stir till melted and well blended. Cook two minutes longer. Stir in lime drink mix and stir till well blended.
  4. Pour marshmallow mixture over Rice Krispies and stir till well coated.
  5. Using a butter spatula, press mixture around the outer rim of cake pan to desired to width (about one to two inches.)

For the Watermelon Layer

  1. Place four cups of Kellogg’s Rice Krispies in a large bowl.
  2. Melt ¼ cup of butter in a large sauce pan over low heat. Add strawberry marshmallows and stir till melted and well blended. And then cook two minutes longer. Stir in watermelon-cherry drink mix and stir till well blended.
  3. Pour marshmallow mixture over Rice Krispies and stir till well coated.
  4. Using a butter spatula, press mixture into the remaining area of cake pan.
  5. One cool, add raisins or chocolate chips for garnish.

And now the fun part – one reader will win  a $100 Visa gift card courtesy of The Motherhood and Rice Krispies®:

Here’s How To Enter The Giveaway

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

  1. Leave a comment on this blog post telling me what you love to eat at picnics. (Example, Chocolate Chip Cookies)
  2. Additional entry: You’ll need to become in “Like” with Rice Krispies® Facebook page. Once you have done – be sure to like our photos. Then leave an additional comment letting me know you have done it.
  3. Additional entry: Tweet the following…. “Check out this #RiceKrispies picnic spread & enter to win a $100 gift card #giveaway from @KCMamaKelly http://www.redefinedmom.com/?p=12050”

And remember – you can also win prizes at my friend’s blogs as well. Kristin from Dine & Dish, Jenn from Super Jenn, Julie from My Kansas City Mommy.

Contest will be open till end of day on July 25, 2011. Winner will be notified by email and has 48-hours to respond before another winner is chosen. Good Luck.

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post from Rice Krispies and The Motherhood. We were compensated for our work but all opinions are our own. Want more information – check out my full disclosure statement

Photos courtesy of the amazing Dine & Dish. Seriously – I want to take photos like her when I grow up. Sigh.

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  1. Caroline says

    First – what a creative recipe. I love it.

    As for my entry – my favorie picnic item is a good potato salad.

  2. Rachel E says

    I liked rice crispie treats. I LOVE how your picture is already being shown on the website.

  3. Sharon says

    My favorite picnic foods are thick pastrami and cheese sandwiches on kaiser rolls, and my homemade potato salad!

  4. Jen W says

    Oh, these are super cute!

    My favourite picnic foods are devilled eggs, cheese, olives, crackers, and cold fried chicken. And potato salad and chips. :)

  5. Heather H. says

    I love this cake my mom makes. It has strawberries and banana layers on top of a strawberry glaze and yellow cake. Then top it all off with a whip cream layer. It is so good when it has chilled overnight.

  6. Michelle C says

    My favorite picnic includes potato salad and sweet tea! Thanks for the chance to win!
    mrsmchappell at gmail dot com

  7. Michelle C says

    I like Rice Krispies on facebook – michelle chappell
    mrsmchappell at gmail dot com

  8. Jennifer says

    I’m a dessert girl. So at a picnic you would find me near the brownies or cookies. Yum.

  9. Jennifer S. says

    My favorite thing to eat at a picnic is fresh fruit! Usually it is warm and so juicy fruit is so refreshing!

  10. Linda Haas says

    My nine year old daughter recently planned a family picnic in the Graet Smoky Mountains and she baked oat meal raisin cookies to bring YUMMY!!!!

  11. susan says

    I love light picnic fare always so you will find me near the fruit salad in the watermelon and a bit of potato salad for good measure. I liked Rice Krispies and they make a fantastic picnic treat……….not messy and nice and light.

  12. SuzyQ says

    I love any kind of dish that I would never make at home…jello poke cake is a great picnic dessert!

  13. Michele says

    I love eating homemade ice cream at picnics…my husband’s family has made this a tradition that I have happily accepted as my own!

  14. Jessie C. says

    “Like” with Rice Krispies® Facebook page@tcarolinep JessieKatie S

  15. Sharon J says

    I like to have sub sandwiches and fruit. Any fruit that is precut and in a container is something that I like.

  16. Jill says

    I love to eat ice cold watermelon at picnics and now I can’t wait to make a rice krispie watermelon to share!

  17. Jill says

    I love to eat ice cold watermelon at picnics and now I can’t wait to make a rice krispie watermelon to share!

  18. Bugmagnt says

    Fresh fruit is the best at picnics… whether it be watermelon, or a fruit salad…

  19. Brenda says

    I love my mom’s vegetable pizza. Cream cheese and raw fresh veggies on top of baked flattened crescent rolls.

  20. tess says

    we love to eat, watermelon, cheese, crackers, summer sausage and rice krispies :)
    tcogbill at live dot com

  21. mechelle says

    we love good wine, cheese, fresh baked loaf of french bread and sausage if it is just the hubby and me. if it is the whole fam, watermelon must be present!

  22. Katie says

    Love to eat watermelon…but want to try these rice krispie watermelon treats now!

  23. shala_darkstone says

    I “Like” Rice Krispies® Facebook page (FB name: Maddie Brubaker).

  24. Jennifer Ball says

    I love to eat watermelon at picnics! Recently my daughter’s daycare had a picnic with fried chicken and it went over really well!

  25. stephanie miller says

    our fave thing at picnics is grapes and hot dogs! finger foods are great!!

  26. Megan W. says

    At picnics, my favorite snack is cubed cheese and fruit. I could live on it. 😉

  27. Jamie Brigham says

    I am a fan of Rice Krispies on facebook and liked all of your photos go Team Kansas City!!

  28. Michelle Dippel says

    At picnics I like : sandwiches, jello pudding, doritos in cottage cheese.

    (littleangel_mw at yahoo dot com)

  29. Michelle Dippel says

    I am following rice krispies on Facebook.
    littleangel_mw at yahoo dot com)

  30. heather stevens says

    my favorite thing at picnics is bbq chicken thats not right off the grill but just warm and messy yum!

  31. Andrew Boyle says

    I like potato salad at a picnic. These watermelon treats would be pretty great too.

  32. Dawn Thomas says

    My favorite thing to eat at a picnic is deviled eggs (although I hate making them. . .so much work!) and potato salad (the kind I make not store bought)

  33. rebecca f says

    I LOVE deviled eggs, watermelon, hot dogs, potato salad…all things I don’t have unless it’s a picnic/cook out!

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  39. Gladys Parker says

    Luv to eat cool/cold foods at picnics like fruit, jello’s, jello cake Yumm
    Gladys P
    sps1113 at yahoo dot com

  40. Kendra says

    I liked Rice Krispies, and I liked your photos. But I LOVE your kabob idea! How fun is that?? I’m going to have to do those for our pool party this Friday!! Thanks for the idea! :)

  41. Cat says

    My favorite thing to eat at picnics is probably potato salad. Or caprese salad. Oooh, and a good sandwich is nice. Eh, I just love food!

  42. Stephanie Ellis says

    I always love to bring lots of fresh seasonal fruits and veggies on picnics.

  43. Joanne Allio says

    My favorite picnic food is a combination of blueberries, strawberries, raspberries, and blackberries, sprinkled with a tiny bit of truvia.

  44. Margie says

    I like to eat just about anything at picnics. A sandwich and a delicious fruit dessert is perfect for me!

  45. Tamara says

    For picnics with my family, I like eating sandwiches and also something like Jello fruit salad. Thanks for the giveaway!

  46. Kristen M says

    I liked the Rice Krispies page on facebook, and all 3 of the photos for Team Kansas City!

  47. Veronica says

    I love to eat a good potato salad. Maybe I could figure out how to do a ‘faux’ salad that would compliment the ‘tangy watermelon’ rice krispies!

  48. Veronica says

    I’ve additionally ‘liked’ your facebook photos + Rice Krispies — what great pictures!

  49. Susan Audrey says

    You just can’t beat having some really good barbecue at a picnic. Yummmm! :)

  50. Susan Audrey says

    I “like” Rice Krispies on FB (Susan O’Bryant) and also “like” your photos. Lots of good stuff there!