Ok guys. It’s time to have a little fun around here. I am participating in a year long competition sponsored by Rice Krispies where four teams of four bloggers each, get together once a quarter and create a rice krispie treat and centerpiece based on a given theme. The submissions are then voted on by you and judged by the folks at Kelloggs. The winning team has their recipe featured and after all four competitions have been completed, an overall grand prize winner is announced.
Meet the team. My partners in crime include:
With all that talent in our pocket, just try and tell me we don’t have this one in the bag.
Meet our adorable rice krispie chick sitting in his oh so delicious chocolate rice krispie nest. The chick consists of Rice Krispies, Marshmallow, butter, white chocolate and lemon zest. Dip him in a little more chocolate, swirl him around in some coconut, pipe out a beak and some eyes and voila. The nest is a simple chocolate butter cookie recipe that utilizes a combination of regular and coco krispies.
In case you’re wondering how we made them, take a look at this step by step diagram for making your own edible Easter chicks.
But the treat wasn’t the only part of the assignment. We also needed to create a centerpiece to go with it. And what’s Easter without a bunny rabbit. Am I right? These guys were the same recipe as the chicks, we just piped out ears with white and pink candy melts and attached them with a little “candy melt” glue to help them stick.
Here are a few shots of the project in action. Such a fun, fun day we all had!
And when the Rice Krispies were all molded and the chocolate all dipped, here was the result of our busy day’s work. Notice the bunny bums hanging out of the rabbit holes.
And a closer shot of the garden scene. the dirt in the garden is coco krispies and all the veggies are real. The grass is coconut died green. We melted green candy melts and spread them over the top of the hill to help it stick better. What do you think?
So now we hand it over to you. Beginning April 12th, Rice Krispies will post all four entries up on their facebook page. You’ll have one week to throw our team votes and then the winner will be announced shortly after by Rice Krispies. You can also see all the entries come in throughout the week over at The Motherhood’s Rice Krispies Circle page which is designated as our one stop shop for all things Rice Krispie!
AND… as if that wasn’t enough excitement for one day, I’m also giving away a $100 Visa Gift Card in conjunction with the competition! The contest runs through next Tuesday, the 12th of April when I’ll announce the winner. All you need to do to enter is leave a comment below letting me know what you think of our rice krispie creation and you’re in like flint! You can get bonus entries for:
- Subscribing to Mommie Cooks RSS Feed
- Liking Mommie Cooks Facebook Page
- Liking Rice Krispies Facebook Page
Here’s the full timeline for all the fun!
* April 12th – Giveaway winner announced.
* April 12th – 15th – You are able to vote on your favorite Rice Krispies® Making Memories Challenge treat for Easter on the Rice Krispies® Facebook page.
* April 15th – Our team is participating as hosts of a fun chat at The Motherhood. I’d love it if you’d come join in the fun!
* April 21st – Rice Krispies® will announce the winner of the challenge on The Motherhood circle.
Thanks in advance for your support and may the best team win!
Note: I am working on this project in conjunction with The Motherhood and Rice Krispies®. I have been compensated for materials and stand to win an awesome prize should our team win out over the competition.
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Chocolately Lemony Chick Rice Krispie Treat
Yield: Yields Approximately 46 Chicks
Total Time: 50 min
For the Rice Krispies Treats:
3 Tbsp Butter or Margarine
4 Cups Miniature Marshmallows
6 Cups Rice Krispies
1/2 Cup White Chocolate Chips
11/2 tsp Lemon Zest, Not Compressed (about 2 Large Lemons)
To Make the Chicks:
1 Recipe for above Rice Krispie Treats
8 Oz. Yellow Candy Melts, Melted
1 14 Oz. bag Sweetened Flake Coconut
1 Cup Chocolate Chips, Melted
4 Oz. Orange Candy Melts, Melted
For the Rice Krispie Treats:
Melt butter over low heat in a large saucepan. Add marshmallows and stir until completely melted. Remove from heat.
Stir white chocolate chips and lemon zest into marshmallow mixture. Add in Rice Krispies® cereal and stir until all ingredients are well combined.
Spray a 13x9-inch pan or cookie sheet and a spatula with non-stick cooking spray. Pour Lemonade Rice Krispies® mixture into pan and spread with spatula. Cool completely.
To Assemble the Chicks:
Form 1 tablespoon Lemonade Rice Krispies® Treat into the shape of an egg. Dip treat into yellow candy melts and then roll in coconut. Place onto a large piece of parchment paper to dry.
Pipe eyes onto each chick with melted chocolate. Alternately, you can use a toothpick dipped into the melted chocolate and dotted onto the chick. Pipe a nose onto each chick with melted orange candy melts. Place onto parchment paper to allow to dry.