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Rice Krispie Blobs #MomsJustKnow

I enjoy the quiet mornings of summer, when the kids wake up on their own schedule, I’m not scrambling to make lunches, and there’s no need to rush through breakfast.  I don’t make breakfast during the summer, the kids just pull out their favourite cereal and make themselves a bowl when they’re ready.

When I was growing up, it was the same way — lazy summer mornings with quiet voices and parents reading newspapers over coffee and the sound of snap, crackle, pop in my cereal bowl.

But on school mornings … well, that was different. This is the sweetest video, and it’s pretty much how I felt on those mornings.

Rice Krispies Original Cereal is made with the goodness of a simple grain and no artificial colours or flavours, making it a fun part of a nutritional breakfast.

I had to get up early if I wanted a turn in the bathroom.  After I showered and dressed for the day, I’d hurry to the kitchen to grab some Rice Krispies for breakfast.  And there would be my mom, throwing together some food for our lunches.

My mom was an amazing woman.  Think independent trailblazer, strong and reliable, strong-willed and fiercely loyal.  She was a wonderful mother.  A cook, not so much.

So when she made goodies for our school lunches, they were delicious and thoughtful.  Just not so … traditional.

My favourite one was Rice Krispie Blobs.  She didn’t call them that, but my friends and I did.  See, while she was rushing to get our lunches ready, she would start making Rice Krispie Squares.  But the time would run short, and with our bus pick-up time quickly approaching, instead of putting the marshmallow and cereal mixture into a baking dish, spreading it out, letting it cool, and cutting it into squares, she would scoop it straight from the pot into plastic containers.  She would pop the lids on, throw it in our lunch bags, and call it done.

The best part of my day was opening my lunch bag and finding some of my mom’s Rice Krispie concoction.  Without fail, my friends would wander over and ask if they could have a bite.  We’d pull sticky chunks off with our fingers while shooting the breeze, thanks to the shareability of what we had dubbed “Rice Krispie Blobs”.

I still listen for the Snap, Crackle, Pop when making myself a bowl of Rice Krispies, and I still eat Rice Krispie Squares with my fingers.

Recently though, I thought I’d introduce my own children to Rice Krispie Blobs!

Rice Krispie Blobs #MomsJustKnow

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 15 minutes

Rice Krispie Blobs #MomsJustKnow

Rice Krispie Blobs are the perfect treat for when you're in a rush! Yummy and so shareable, your kids will love these!

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup margarine
  • 5 cups mini marshmallows
  • 6 cups Rice Krispie Original Cereal
  • Add-ins: sprinkles, nuts, mini chocolate chips (which will melt), small dried fruit chunks, etc.

Instructions

  1. Melt the margarine in a large pot over medium heat.
  2. When the margarine is melted, add the marshmallows a little at a time. Stir while adding.
  3. Continue stirring until all of the marshmallows are melted.
  4. Remove from heat.
  5. Stir in Rice Krispies, one cup at a time.
  6. Stir in add-ins.
  7. Scoop onto a parchment-lined cookie sheet, or into bowls, containers or cupcake liners (for smaller blobs).
  8. Enjoy while still warm (the best!) or let cool slightly and seal in air-tight container for lunch!

For easy cleanup of the very sticky pot and spoon, soak in cold water for 15-20 minutes before washing.

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Easy, right?  And here’s the thing: Rice Krispies Cereal is fat free and provides a source of 8 essential nutrients, including Vitamin D.  So not only is this a delicious and easy treat, it’s also got some great stuff hidden away in all of that yumminess!

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 Give it a try and let me know what you think!

And to get you started, the awesome people at Rice Krispies are giving away a year’s supply of Rice Krispies to one of YOU!  Enter below and your kids will thank you!

Readers may enter across many blogs, they may only win from one participating blog.  Entrants must be a resident of Canada, excluding Quebec.  The winner can expect their prize in approximately 4-6 weeks!  Contest closes July 31st, 2015. The winner will be announced Aug 1st, 2015!
Entrants will be subscribed to the Welcome To The Zoo eNewsletter list. Winners will be randomly selected. Entry is limited to one per email address. Winners must provide a mailing address to receive the prize (12 Free Rice Krispie product coupons).

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*Disclosure: I am part of the Rice Krispies “Moms Just Know” Campaign with Influence Central and I receive special perks as part of my affiliation with this group.  The opinions on this blog are my own.

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Megan is a WAHM to 3 (and then some) kids, who spends the majority of her time working as an Administrative Assistant, blogging and washing dishes. She loves to write about her adventures in parenting, running a home daycare, adoption and whatever else strikes her fancy!

21 Comments

  1. Christy Maurer

    I used to eat a lot of Rice Krispies when I was little! I love Rice Krispy treats, but I usually only make them during the holidays. I need to make them more often for the fun of it!
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  2. Jeannine

    One of my favourite cereals and treat components! All 5 of my kids love them too!

  3. Robin Rue (@massholemommy)

    That sounds absolutely delicious. I can’t wait to make this for my family! My kids will love ’em!

  4. Stacie @ Divine Lifestyle

    Your mom was a genius! That’s just as tasty and fun as a square but with one less dish!
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  5. Melissa Pezza

    You mom’s recipe is so great! Rice Krispies treats taste so good, no matter what shape they’re in!
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  6. Liz Mays

    This sounds like such a delicious treat. They’re great because you can customize them with sprinkles and toppings.
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  7. Nickida

    I just love making rice krispy treats but I sometimes hate having to spread them out. This is the perfect solution and you get to add additional candy.
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  8. Rebecca Swenor

    The Rice Krispie Blobs sound interesting and they look so good. I love the little colored sprinkles in them and this way is easier than cutting them. This is an awesome giveaway that I will have to share with my sisters. Thanks for sharing.

  9. mykidsguide

    The rice krispie blobs look so delicious. What kid wouldn’t love that? I can’t wait to make this for my family.
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  10. Kori Tomelden

    We love making seasonal rice krispie treats. Really all it takes is some imagination. Just might have to try the blobs here soon.
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  11. lisa

    I still never get Rice Krispies into the right shape! Rice Krispie blobs are right up my alley! They sound yummy!
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  12. Michelle @ Dishes and Dust Bunnies

    Rice Krispy’s were always a favourite treat of mine growing up so I would love to try making these for my son! Thanks so much for the recipe – I look forward to trying it!
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  13. Chrystal | YUM eating

    My mom made blobs too. We went through a period where we didn’t have a cake pan because we broke the glass one. It all tastes the same though!
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  14. ricci

    Rice Crispy Blobs…I love it!! These are super cute and I need to make them with my niece the next time she visits!!

  15. Ron

    This is another great idea or recipe for me and the kids! Will surely try this one too! Thanks for sharing.
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  16. Shannon Gurnee

    I love Rice Krispies Cereal! My kids would love making Rice Krispies Treats!
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  17. CourtneyLynne

    I just love anything to do with rice crispy treats! For the longest time I hated chocolate and most sweets so the only snacky like thing besides fruit snacks my parents could get me to eat was rice crispy treats!

  18. Winter White

    I think Rice Krispies blobs may be my new favorite thing. I love that it was an unintentional recipe 🙂
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  19. Gabriel

    We make tons of rice krispie treats, we use them to sculpt things for a lot of cakes we make. I like to boil water in the pan to help clean the mess up and do the work on parchment paper.
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  20. ivy pluchinsky

    I love making Rice Krispie Squares

  21. Victoria

    This is a great recipe. My boys live Rice Krispie treats and I think they would love the blobs too.

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