Monday, June 1, 2015

2 Rice Krispies Treat Recipes for Summer Fun


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True story: My 6-year-old doesn't like cake. Or candy. Or cookies. Or brownies. Sometimes, I wonder if we're related at all.  The one dessert that he loves and asks for at every celebration are Rice Krispies Treats. With an activity-packed Summer coming up, I've been experimenting with new combinations for his favorite treat and I am so excited to share our favorites with you!  These hearty additions are sure to keep the fun going all day long!

Cereal has become somewhat of a staple in our house.  With the added vitamins and minerals, it adds a nice crunch to the kids' yogurt and forms the basis for many of their trail mixes.  It doesn't melt in the hot Summer sun and it's easy enough for them to fix themselves. It's so quick and versatile that it makes it easy to make the most of Summer.  These treats are perfect to bring along with you to the pool, on road trips, to family gatherings, or even for the kids' sleepovers.  You can look like a star with virtually no effort!
Peanut Butter Banana Rice Krispies Treats!  So easy and so good!

Peanut Butter Banana Rice Krispies Treats

These are a hit with the kids and I love them because the added peanut butter gives them long-lasting energy and I feel better about sneaking some banana into their treats!

For these, you'll need:

3 Tablespoons butter
5 cups mini marshmallows
1/2 cup natural peanut butter
1 small banana, mashed
6 cups Kellog's Rice Krispies
chocolate chips (optional)

Spray a 13'' x 9'' baking pan with olive oil cooking spray and set aside.  Melt the butter in a large pan over medium-low heat.  Once melted, stir in marshmallows, peanut butter, and mashed banana, stirring constantly. Remove from heat as soon as the marshmallows have melted and everything combines together.  Stir in Rice Krispees and transfer to a prepared 13'' x 9'' baking dish.  Press into the pan using a spatula sprayed in cooking spray.  Let cool and cut into bars or squares.

*I drizzled ours with melted chocolate chips for some added sweetness.  Let's face it, peanut butter and banana just calls for some chocolate-y goodness!!
Peanut Butter Banana Rice Krispies Treats!  So easy and so good!

Chocolate Chip Craisin Rice Krispies Treats

These are my personal favorite and disappeared from our kitchen faster than I care to admit.  The boys are begging for me to make more for their camp lunches and I've already had a request to make them for my 3-year-old's birthday party!

For these you'll need:
3 Tablespoons butter
5 cups mini marhsmallows
1 cup craisins, roughly chopped
1 cup dark chocolate chips, frozen
6 cups Kellogg's Rice Krispies

Spray a 13'' x 9'' baking pan with olive oil cooking spray and set aside.  Melt the butter in a large pan over medium-low heat.  Once melted, stir in marshmallows, stirring constantly. Remove from heat as soon as the marshmallows have melted.  Stir in Rice Krispies, chopped craisins, and frozen chocolate chips and transfer to a prepared 13'' x 9'' baking dish.  Using frozen chocolate chips helps to keep them from melting completely into the mixture.  Press into the pan using a spatula sprayed in cooking spray.  Let cool and cut into bars or squares.
Chocolate Chip Craisin Rice Krispies Treats!  These would be perfect for Summer parties!

You could make these treats the star attraction for a Family Movie Night!  From June 16th - July 6th, you can get a free Redbox movie rental with the purchase of specially marked boxes of Kellogg's cereal at Walmart. This would be perfect for a fun and affordable night of family entertainment!  Whip up a batch of tasty treats and settle in for some family memory-making!
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133 comments:

  1. These look so good! We hope to make the most of summer playing in the pool, getting together with friends for playdates, go on new adventures as a family, and now making these:)

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  2. I am making #MakingTheMostOfSummer by going on a lot of bike rides and hikes with my family. We love to get outside. yarbr012@gmail.com

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  13. biking and camping with family
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  26. We are making the most of the summer by going to the beach and the pool

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  28. We are making the most of summer by working in the garden, swimming and hiking.

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  29. I’m #MakingTheMostOfSummer by camping with our in-laws, and going to the beach. And I've been running outside instead of on the treadmill!
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  31. We will be spending lot's of time at the beach and parks.

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  32. I am #MakeTheMostOfSummer by spending as much time at the lake with my kids and husband as we can!
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  36. Tweet https://twitter.com/JalapenoMama/status/607333831977398272

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  39. I'm #makingthemost of summer by spending lots of time just hanging out with my family and heading to the pool every chance we get!
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  40. By hopefully spending as much time as possible on the softball field. We are even suppose to play a week long tournament out of town. It should be lots of fun spending all that time with our softball family. Thank you!
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  41. We're planning to visit our local zoos, go to a few theme parks, and spend as much time in our backyard as possible!

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  42. making the most of my summer by relaxing and enjoying quiet time before the arrival of my baby mid- july..then its going to be very busy


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  43. We are #MakingTheMostOfSummer by doing outside activities and taking advantage of the free events in our city.
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  44. Tweeted: https://twitter.com/sazzyfrazzy/status/607579943426359299
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  45. We are making the most of Summer by going to the pool a lot and just relaxing.

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  46. we plan to make the most of summer by taking some family road trips and being outdoors a lot
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  47. Spending as much time with the kids as they'll let me! lol :) Getting a lot of photos of the summer landscapes & enjoying the air conditioning :)
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  53. I am making the most of summer by spending it with those I love!

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  54. I'm making the most of my summer by traveling more. Thanks for the giveaway! :)

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  55. I'm #MakingTheMostOfSummer by spending as much time in my garden as possible.

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  56. taking an actual vacation this summer with my family and taking time off from work

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  57. https://twitter.com/sweetums82/status/608656469416906752

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  58. The biggest thing to 'make the most of summer' this year is the Boy Scout trip to Yellowstone.

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  59. We're going bike riding and taking walks.
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  60. Tweeted.

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  61. I am #MakeTheMostOfSummer by getting fit by losing weight and being active in the outdoors.

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  62. I am #makingthemostofsummer by spending it with my kiddos having fun

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  63. I just got back from a week long vacation at the beach with family before my new baby arrives in July!

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  64. We make the most of summer by spending a lot of time outdoors at the beach or the park.

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  65. Tweet: https://twitter.com/PrettyHotPink6/status/609368598713229312

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  66. I am making the most of this summer by going for a walk in the park every evening, I am lucky because it is right in my back yard.

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  67. https://twitter.com/raggammuffin/status/609530672890318849

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  68. We're seeing all we can see.

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  69. We are going to make the most of this summer by spending lots of time at the pool!

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  70. I have a ton of family activities planned with my kids

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  71. We are spending time outside everyday.

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  72. We're #MakingTheMostOfSummer by collecting rocks. We have a rock tumbler and we love to find interesting rocks to polish.

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  74. We are making the most of summer by taking day trips

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  76. I am planning to make the most of summer by going camping with the family.

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  77. my tweet https://twitter.com/LuLu_Brown24/status/610142028375064576

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  78. We're going to make the most of summer BBQ!
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  79. We are going to do more staycations, short trips, beach trips, educational trips and do more arts & crafts together and local activities

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  80. tweet https://twitter.com/ChelleB36/status/610191224893505536

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  81. My daughter is home from college for the summer. I plan to make the most of it by hanging out with her every chance I can!

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  82. We plan on going boating at the lake keepin cool.

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  83. We are making the most of summer by enjoying every minute of the warm weather and planning lots of camping trips!
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  84. tweeted: https://twitter.com/KerryBishop/status/610260050591023104
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  85. i'm making the most of summer by going on vacation!

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  86. i posted a tweet here:

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  87. STAYING BUSY AND SWIMMING A LOT! LOVE THE WATER!!! afjackly@oakland.edu

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  88. https://twitter.com/kytah00/status/610308393757114368 afjackly@oakland.edu

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  89. I #MakeTheMostOfSummer by picnicing

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  90. I plan on getting some travel in!
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  91. https://twitter.com/aes529/status/610432688273649664
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  92. I plan on making the most of this summer by arranging to have people stay with us.

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  93. I will be bicycling each day.

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  94. I am #MakingTheMostOfSummer by going to the beach when ever I can.

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  96. I will make the most of summer by going to the beach!

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  97. I am making the most of summer by getting up earlier and spending more time outside!

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  98. https://twitter.com/Lindiac/status/610597273832148993

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  99. I'm #MakingTheMostOfSummer by spending lots of time with my 3 grandchildren.

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  100. tweeted

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  101. Going on summer evening walks is the best! Especially with my dog.
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  102. Tweeted! https://twitter.com/pixel_berry_pie/status/610607440288059392

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  103. Were leaving in two weeks for a road trip from MN all the way to the Oregon Coast

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  104. https://twitter.com/eaglesforjack/status/610623010207240192

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  105. I'm trying to relax and enjoy the outdoors during backpacking trips.

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  106. We enjoy camping and fishing so I'm hoping for plenty of time at the lake.

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  107. Tweet - https://twitter.com/willitara/status/610736787519049728

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  108. I plan on spending fun times with my daughter who is home from college.

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  109. https://twitter.com/smilekisses/status/610752433506140160

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  110. I plan to #MakeTheMostOfSummer by doing only things that I and my hubby actually want to do rather than filling up our weekends and evenings with obligations. I am so tired of doing for everyone else. This is OUR summer.
    Angie
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  111. I tweeted here: https://twitter.com/MsTofuFairy/status/610783436190654464
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  112. We are making the most of summer by spending as much time as we can outside when it is nice out!

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  113. we plan to make the most out of summer by enjoying the outdoors, going in family trips, going to the water park/beach and having family game/movie nights
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  114. tweet https://twitter.com/iamdadtastic/status/610864015896641539
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  115. I'm planning on #MakingTheMostOfSummer by spending a lot of time at the pool!
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  116. tweeted - https://twitter.com/dmarie824/status/610866367449964545

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  117. I am #MakingTheMostOfSummer by doing something fun with my kids each day. Something as small as swimming with them in the pool or creating something new in the kitchen without worrying about the time or mess makes great memories we will all treasure.

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  118. I'm getting all kinds of fun in with visits to the local ceramics studio and comic store!

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  119. my #SweepstakesEntry tweet:

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  120. #SweepstakesEntry

    #MakingTheMostOfSummer by enjoying the county fairs, shows & other family friendly outdoor events in the area

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  121. Tweeted - https://twitter.com/choochoo428/status/610893988984295424

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  122. I am going to make the most of summer by going to my local Farmers market more, and checking out events in my small town,

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  123. We want to spend more quality time at the beach where it is so great to relax

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  124. https://twitter.com/klp1965/status/610914217382641667

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  125. i love as much family time as a can

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  126. https://twitter.com/purplelover04/status/610920825517117440

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  127. I'm spending a lot of time outdoors playing sports with my family
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  128. https://mobile.twitter.com/heidiho5152/status/610945457452396544

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  129. I am making the most of summer by making the most of every day.

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  130. I publicly Tweeted this giveaway: https://twitter.com/versatileer/status/610956607493701634

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  131. So far summer hasn’t officially started for one of my kids since she opted, voluntarily, to do 2 weeks of summer school. Usually we spend a ton of time outdoors and at the beach during the summer so once school is out completely for her that’s where we’ll be.

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  132. Tweet: https://twitter.com/JustMarriedMom3/status/610982225413308416

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