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Summer Rice Krispies Treat Challenge {Recipe: Tangy Watermelon Rice Krispies Treats}

Rice Krispie Picnic

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It’s that time of year again – time for another Rice Krispies Making Memories challenge from The Motherhood. This time around, team Kansas City has been challenged to create a unique Rice Krispies treat that would be suitable for summertime fun. Well, what better way to celebrate summer than with a ant lovin’, watermelon eating, burger tasting picnic!

Team KC (Kelly from Kansas City Mamas, Jenn from Super Jenn, Julie from My Kansas City Mommy & I) had a little too much fun with this challenge. I love these ladies…they know how to have a good time and were able to make me laugh when I really needed some time to let loose and laugh. We may or may not win the challenges, but I consider myself a winner because I’ve been given the chance to make some really wonderful friends.

OK – I’m done with the sap now. On to the picnic. Our picnic creation included our signature Tangy Watermelon Rice Krispies Treats, the cutest Rice Krispie Treat burgers and some little ants who had to march right over and join in on the fun. Make sure to scroll down below the giveaway details for our signature Tangy Watermelon Rice Krispies treat recipe.

Now for the giveaway details… to enter for the chance to win a $100 Visa gift card courtesy of The Motherhood and Rice Krispies®:

  1. Leave a comment on this blog post telling me what you love to eat at picnics.
  2. Additional entry: We’ll be asking for your votes soon, but in the meantime head over to the Rice Krispies® Facebook page and “like” them… that way when it is time to give your favorite creations a thumbs up, you’ll be one step ahead by getting the news through Facebook! (Make sure to leave a separate comment here letting me know you “liked” them).
  3. Additional entry: Tweet the following…. Check out this #RiceKrispies picnic spread & enter to win a $100 gift card #giveaway from @dineanddish http://su.pr/6jv9AJ
  4. Giveaway will end at midnight CST on July 25th and a winner will be chosen through Random.org. Winner will be notified shortly after the giveaway close.
  5. Make sure to check out the blogs of my teammates so you can enter to win their prizes as well! Kelly from Kansas City Mamas, Jenn from Super Jenn, Julie from My Kansas City Mommy

And now, the recipe. If you love the taste of cherry Laffy Taffy like I do, you will love this Watermelon Rice Krispies Treat recipe!

Recipe: Rice Krispies Tangy Watermelon Treat


  • 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.

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post from Rice Krispies and The Motherhood. We were compensated for our work but all opinions are our own.

I’m entering this in the I’m Lovin’ It Roundup over at TidyMom.

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  1. I am in LOVE with this!!!! You are seriously blowing me away with how creative and gorgeous it all is!!! Now I have to rush out and buy lots of Rice Crispys!

  2. Mami2jcn says:

    I love to eat potato salad at picnics.

  3. Mami2jcn says:

    I like Rice Krispies on Facebook with my username Mary Happymommy.

  4. I love having watermelon during picnics, so this is a fun play on that idea!

  5. Mami2jcn says:


  6. Hiiiilarious! I’m serious when I say my husband could eat this for dinner like 9 times a week.

    I’m not kidding.

  7. purplelarkspur says:

    At picnics, I like to eat: cold salads (such as couscous, orzo etc), fresh bread, watermelon and something cold to drink!

  8. purplelarkspur says:
  9. my favorite picnic food is pita chips and homemade hummus! that’s given you have a cooler (i’m a little paranoid about the hummus). otherwise, i bake some slices of bread at home and bring them with me, top them with cheese and tomatoes and you’ve got picnic bruschetta

  10. That is so awesome!! Very creative. Love the burger ones, lol.

  11. Newlyweds Budget says:

    I love eating hot dogs, sandwiches, and cheap wine at picnics!

  12. Newlyweds Budget says:

    I liked Rice Krispies on Facebook under my real name

  13. really, really cute Kristen – your team did a fantastic job!! i honestly did a double-take on the hamburgers!!

  14. LOVE the watermelon. That’s SO creative. I think my favorite picnic food is just a good sandwich made by someone else. Why is it that sandwiches always taste better when someone else makes them? :-)

  15. I am in St. Louis so I love Porksteaks, they tend to be a local only item. reminds me of cardinals games on the radio, the smell of budweiser in the air, home grown watermellon and catching lightning bugs

  16. I was just at a get together yesterday for a birthday “picnic style”. I tried snickers fruit salad….oh yeah, that’s right, SnIcKeRS!! This Janna my favorite picnic food to eat!!!!!

    • ….darn auto fill on iPad! Not “Janna”……I meant – this is now my favorite thing to eat at picnics!!

  17. They all look so cute! Maybe a rice krispies potato salad would be good too.

  18. I liked the Rice Crispies FB page!!

  19. Kimberly says:

    My favorite treat is definitely hot dogs and hamburgers on the grill!

  20. Amanda S says:

    I love to eat anything sweet at picnics!


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