Baking Is Fun, Especially When It Involves A Contest!
This summer has arrived so quickly here in Orlando. Our home is now a full time daycare, preschool, and elementary school. I am always looking for activities and outings for my young ladies. Of course, one of the daily to-do lists involves baking.
Gracie (my 7 year old) and I have recently discovered the Rice Krispies Creative Kids Contest. This contest must be entered through Pinterest only. The requirements are no more than 10 ingredients from a chosen list provided by Rice Krispies and must include 3 mandatory ingredients of butter, marshmallows, and Rice Krispies cereal. There is still more time to enter here is the official page and rules http://www.ricekrispies.com/treatmaking-contest.
My oldest, Gracie, LOVES (more like infatuated) with all things Butterbeer. After her first sip of the slushy, cold concoction at Universal Islands Adventure, she has been requesting every dessert under the sun be turned into a delightful resemblance of Harry Potter’s Butterbeer.
|Gracie’s first sip of Butterbeer|
With this in thought, we ventured into the idea of Butterbeer Rice Krispie Bites. How perfectly sweet they should be and tiny as well, so the littlest of fingers could grasp these witty bites. One Saturday morning, in her pajamas and all, we dreamed and created what we call “An Ode To Harry Potter, Butterbeer Rice Krispie Bites”. That night with weary eyes and pure confusion I set up my Pinterest account, ugh it’s a long story but finally done!
We received an email from Kellogg’s Rice Krispies cereal that WE HAD WON! Woohoo! We are the third round winners for their contest and Gracie gets to receive the 1st place gift basket worth over $460! I must confess, this has lit a huge fire under my mixer. Yes, we will now be entering all sorts of fun baking and recipe contests. I mean, hey, I already bake my heart out daily; why shouldn’t I just write down these awesome recipes and share them with the WHOLE world.
Here is our winning pin on Pinterest http://www.pinterest.com/Jujebee/butterbeer-rice-krispie-bites/
Butterbeer Rice Krispie Bites
6 tbsp salted butter
1 package butterscotch chips
1- 10 ounce bag mini marshmallows
4 tsp vanilla extract
6 cups Rice Krispies Cereal
1 container of vanilla frosting
striped paper straws
1. In a large pot, melt butter on medium-low heat.
2. Add 1 cup of butterscotch chips and melt until smooth and add the entire bag of marshmallows.
3. When there are no lumps, remove from heat and add 2 tsp of vanilla extract. Mix in cereal and stir
until all cereal is covered in the butterscotch mixture.
4. Place on parchment. Flatten to 1/2″ thick, cut circles with 2″ circle cookie cutter.
5. Empty vanilla frosting into mixing bowl. Add 2 tsp vanilla extract and mix well. Place in
a piping bag and snip of small corner. Pipe a zigzag pattern on each circle.
6. Melt remaining butterscotch chips in microwave. First for 45 seconds then stir and
replace in microwave and heat and stir in 20 second intervals until smooth. Place in
piping bag and snip a small hole. Zigzag the butterscotch in the opposite direction of the
creamy vanilla frosting.
7. Cut paper straws and place in tops for the added cuteness factor! And try not to
consume all in one sitting.