Cinnamonster Rice Krispies Treat Snack Mix Recipe + $100 Visa Card Giveaway

It’s a gazillion-eyed, several-horned, flying purple people eater. Sure looks strange to me….

It’s getting close to Halloween and that means it is time to showcase Team Kansas City’s Rice Krispies® Treats Making Memory Challenge. This time we were challenged to come up with an original recipe and a craft.

And for those that follow Kansas City Mamas – you know that I don’t do crafts. Ever. At All. Nada.

Which is fine if you have other members on your team that are crafty.

Um, we don’t. We like to think crafty. We just don’t do crafty. (Proof being the blister on my finger from the the hot glue gun.)

But never fear, we put on our thinking caps. Rolled up our sleeves. Had a class of wine and created a fun and VERY easy craft that would be great a kid’s Halloween party favor or as a decoration at your next home football party.

Here is our soon-to-be famous Cinnamonster Rice Krispies® Treat Snack Mix that will tempt every salty sweet lover who walks past.

Cinnamonster Rice Krispies® Treat Snack Mix

  • 3 Tbsp. Unsalted Butter
  • 4oz.  cinnamon flavored marshmallows (1/2 bag)
  • 2 1/2c. Traditional Rice Krispies®
  • Cinnamon Sugar (Mix to your personal cinnamon/sugar preference)

Melt 3Tbsp. Butter in a heavy saucepan over med-high heat.

Add marshmallows, stirring constantly until melted and mixture is smooth.

Add RiceKrispies® to hot mixture in saucepan (this keeps them warm, and thus easier to manipulate, longer)

Mix thoroughly.

Spray cooking spray on a cookie sheet and pull out small chunks of RiceKrispies mixture one at a time to work with.  Pull apart enough to make small balls of krispies treats, slightly smaller than “bite sized”.

You will need to work quickly.  The cooler the mixture gets, the more difficult it is to shape.

Roll each ball in the cinnamon and sugar mixture to coat.  Set aside on waxed paper.

If not using immediately, cover tightly to store.

Tip **If you want a more crunchy texture to your cinnamon balls, set your marshmallows out the night before so that they dry out.  They will melt as normal but when the final mixture cools it will be more crunchy and less chewy.**

Mix Cinnamon balls with 1 1/2c. popped popcorn, 1/2c. salted cashews and 1/2c. chocolate candy pieces.

Just in case cinnamon isn’t your thing (or because we couldn’t stop ourselves) here is a chocolate variation: Swap out cinnamon marshmallows for chocolate ones and Cocoa Krispies® for the traditional ones.  In the mix, use candy corn in place of chocolate candy pieces.

And now the craft….After seeing these serving dish monsters in a magazine we just knew they were right for our project. Easy. Reuseable. Cute.

Felt Monster Containers

Wrap a piece of felt around a used container and secure with hot glue. Your felt should be 2-3 inches taller than the container while leaving roughly 1 inch of felt hanging over the bottom.

Fold the ends of the felt under the bottom of the canister and glue them down for a smooth finish to the bottom edge of the container.

Cut flaps, wedges or spikes into the felt that rises above the container.  This will be the monster hair.

Glue felt shapes and stripes on your container to satisfy your inner monster designer.  Use “Googly Eyes” and “Pom Poms” for random effects.

The best part of the craft – there is no “right” or “wrong” way to make it. Which is perfect for those of us who are less than crafty or have kiddos that are less than crafty. Our kiddos were great helpers during the challenge.

The  loved rolling the cinnamon balls in sugar and helping to glue the accouterments onto the monsters (they got carried away with the “Googly Eyes”).  This is a fun afternoon project for your family and then you have snacks for the game too.

And it is time to give away the $100 Visa Gift Card Courtesy of Rice Krispies® and the great women at The Motherhood.

Here’s How To Enter The Giveaway

(Remember, each comment is considered a entry – so leave a separate comment each time.)

Leave me a comment and tell me what is your favorite Halloween Candy.

Additional entry: Become a email subscriber to Kansas City Mamas. (I promise, I won’t spam you.) And then leave a comment and let me know.

Additional entry: Post the following on your Facebook page, “Want a to win a $100 Visa Gift Card? Check out this great giveaway from Kansas City Mamas.” And then leave a comment and let me know.

Contest will be open till end of day on October 17, 2011. Winner will be notified by email and has 48-hours to respond before another winner is chosen. Good Luck.

Guess what?  All three of my teammates, Jen from Super Jenn, Kristen from Dine and Dish and Julie from My Kansas City Mommy are each giving away their own $100 Visa Gift Card, too.  Visit them for an even better chance of getting some loot.

Finally…Want to see the amazing competition we are up against?  You can see all of the entries on Making Memories Circle. The pictures above were taken by the lovely and talented Kristen Doyle from Dine and Dish. (Seriously – I want to be her when I grow up.) These are her property. Don’t steal them even though they are amazing because I hear she has mafia as cousins.

Official Rules: No Purchase Necessary. Begins no earlier than 12:00:00 AM (ET) on 9/15/11 and ends no later than 11:59:59 PM (ET) on 10/26/11.  For complete Official Rules, go to ( ). Open to legal residents of the fifty (50) United States and District of Columbia who are 18 years of age or older at time of entry. Subject to complete Official Rules. Void where prohibited. Sponsor: The Motherhood;

Disclosure: The Motherhood and Rice Krispies pay me and my teammates to compete in the Making Memories Challenge. By competing we stand to win a prize. While I’m very competitive, opinions about crafts, Rice Krispies, and football are my own. Want more information – check out my full disclosure statement.

This post may contain affiliate links. Read my disclosure policy here.


  1. My FAVORITE Halloween Candy is candy corn. I love that stuff!

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  4. Valerie R. says:

    My favorite Halloween candy….Reece’s PB cups.

  5. Valerie R. says:

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  6. My favorite Halloween candy is candy corn!

  7. Cristina I. says:

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  8. Instead of making popcorn balls, I make rice krispy balls for my neighborhood children. That way even the little one can eat them too. and to make them for Halloween just add candy corn, or even gummy them.
    a bag of marshmallows, 1/4 cup margarine, 6 cups rice krispies, and a bag of candy corn or gummy worms
    melt margarine and rice krispies in microwave. add cereal and candy corn mix well and shape into balls wrap in cellophane wrap and you have an inexpience halloween treat to give out for the kids

  9. I have to agree with Valerie K, Reece’s PB cups are just so very good!

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  12. Kacy marxen says:

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  16. My favorite halloweeen candy is popcorn balls!

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  20. Melissa B says:

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  21. Melissa B says:

    My favorite Halloween candy is peanut butter cups!!!

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  23. I love candy corn!

  24. My favorite is snickers!

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  26. I posted on facebook.

  27. I love anything apple or apple cider flavored!

  28. My favorite is Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups.

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  33. Bridget Estelle says:

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  34. Wendy Carrizosa says:

    Love your candy & crafts! Candy Corn is my fav!

  35. Bridget Estelle says:

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  36. Candy corn and pumpkins are my favorite.

  37. Posted on FaceBook.

  38. I already receive the email newsletter.

  39. My favorite are reese’s or mary jane peanut butter kisses!

  40. Reese’s PB cups. I would trade any candy for those as a kid!

  41. I know it’s not candy but this time of year I love pumpkin pie ice cream….any ice cream place….it’s my treat :)

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  43. Posted on Facebook!

  44. Sugar Babies

  45. candy corn and M&Ms

  46. Candy corn is my favorite halloween candy!

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  48. I love Reese PB cups, sooo good :) Thanks!

  49. meredith k. says:

    My favorite candy is Reese peanut butter cups!

  50. meredith k. says:

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  51. Candy corn!

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  53. i love Brach’s pumpkins. and i think it’s a good thing that my teeth start to hurt from all the sugar before i can eat too many… it helps the self control.

  54. i get the emails. thanks kelly!!

  55. rosemary longmore says:

    I love almond joys!

  56. rosemary longmore says:

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  57. Selene M. says:

    Favorite is the Snickers Fun-Size Bar

  58. Candy Corn!

  59. My favorite is Snickers!

  60. My favorite Halloween candy is orange kit-kats but I dont know if they have them this year.

  61. Subscribe via email….

  62. Jennifer Huber says:

    Snickers are my favorite thing to eat on Halloween!

  63. Jennifer Huber says:

    I am already subscribed to emails.

  64. I already get your emails.

  65. I love candy corn!!!!!!

  66. I did the FB post.

  67. Candy corn!

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  69. I posted on Facebook.

  70. I LOVE caramel apples! I could eat them all day long :)

  71. Tamara B. says:

    I love the candy corn.

  72. Anything dark chocolate! Love it!

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  75. Tamara B. says:

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  76. Get your e-mails.

  77. Favorite candy? Anything with chocolate!!

  78. Stephanie Ellis says:

    I love snickers for Halloween!

  79. Stephanie Ellis says:

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  80. Jennifer Huber says:

    I posted the link on facebook!

  81. Twix bars!

  82. april yedinak says:

    My favorite Halloween candy is Sour Patch Kids.

  83. april yedinak says:

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  84. I like any gummy candy for Halloween. I even like the bugs filled with juice.

  85. Jessie C. says:

    I love Kit Kat

  86. Jessie C. says:

    I’m a subscriber

  87. Jessie C. says:
  88. Candy corn!

  89. And I get your emails and LOVE them! :)

  90. my favorite Halloween candy are the colored peanut M&Ms

  91. linda brooks says:

    Milky Ways are my favorite.

  92. linda brooks says:

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  93. The little boxes of Junior Mints are my favorite!

  94. Almond joys!! YUM

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  97. I like the mini snickers
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  99. My favorite is Reese’s Peanut Butter Pumpkins.

  100. My favorite is the Peanut M&Ms in Halloween colors. Thanks!

  101. Definitely Milk Duds! I steal them from my kids’ Halloween loot every year!

  102. candy corn!

  103. i subscribe via email!

  104. My fave Halloween candies are the bite-sized hershey cookies and cream bars, heath bars, and pixie sticks! YUM!

  105. My favorite Halloween candies is twix!!! Well, technically, they are just my all time favorite. :P Thanks for a chance to win.

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  106. Just subscribed to your blog by email. :) I look forward to your future posts. :)

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  107. Just shared this giveaway with my Facebook friends and here’s the link:

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  108. I *love* Nestle Crunch these days…

  109. subscribe via email

  110. Rebecca Fruits says:

    I LOVE tootsie rolls, reminds me of my sister and many Halloween nights!

  111. Rebecca Fruits says:

    I subscribe via email, thanks!

  112. Erica Best says:

    i love candy apples

  113. Erica Best says:
  114. Betsy Hoff says:

    I like candy corn and Reese’s Peanut Butter Eggs!

  115. Leann Lindeman says:

    My fav candy….. Hmmm. Hard to say, I like lots of different candies. Lol. Currently I am lovin Twix.

  116. Leann Lindeman says:

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  117. I love peanut M&M’s– I always grab for that funsize yellow bag .. or more like ‘did’ back in the trick or treating days. =P

  118. I’m an email subscriber!

  119. Candy Corn

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  121. I love Candy Corn.

  122. Shirley . M Taylor says:

    I love all candy, but candy corn is the bomb

  123. SNICKERS!

  124. Amanda Sakovitz says:

    I love m&ms and popcorn balls!

  125. Amanda Sakovitz says:

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  127. linda brooks says:

    Shared post on FB

  128. Jennifer Marie says:

    My favorite Halloween candy are Snickers bars.

  129. Jennifer Marie says:

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  130. Jennifer Marie says:
  131. My fav Halloween candy is candy corn!

  132. I’m a confirmed email subscriber

  133. I’d have to go with the Reese’s pumpkins.

  134. Peanut Butter M&Ms… yum!

  135. Heather H. says:

    I love the mini snicker candy bars. I try to beg them off my kids when they get them trick or treating. :)

  136. Heather H. says:

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  137. Heather H. says:

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  138. My favorite Halloween candy are peanut M &Ms.

  139. I get your daily emails :)

  140. Christy R says:

    My favorite Halloween candy is anything with caramel in it!

  141. Posted on my facebook.

  142. I already receive the e newsletter.

  143. my favorite Halloween candy(s) are the mini Twizzlers and candy corn..

  144. Courtney Mayorga says:

    My favorite Halloween candy is peanut butter snickers! New this year – but can’t wait!

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    I’m subscribed to Kansas City Mamas and new and loving it!

  146. Anything with dark chocolate! Yum!

  147. I love candy corn!!! :) yummy

  148. I am an email subscriber

  149. I posted to my facebook. :) Crossing my fingers I win!!! :)

  150. Meghan Hanner says:

    I love candy corn

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  152. Reese’s PB cups….in holiday shapes!

  153. I also receive your emails.

  154. Rahe Chapin says:

    Favorite Halloween candy: candy corn

  155. Rahe Chapin says:

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  156. Candy corn is a halloween/fall must at our house!

  157. I subscribe the daily emails :)

  158. Tiffany Taylor says:

    I love the pumpkin reese peanut butter cups.

  159. Becky Savage says:

    I love the mini Twix bars.

  160. By far my favorite Halloween candy is Reese’s PB Pumpkins! The ratio of PB to chocolate is sooo much better than traditional cups!

  161. I am already an e-mail subscriber!

  162. I posted “Want a to win a $100 Visa Gift Card? Check out this great giveaway from Kansas City Mamas.” on my facebook page for all to see!!

  163. My favorite candy is swedish fish!

  164. This is so cliche, but my fav is candy corn all the way. Delicious mixed with peanuts!

  165. I subscribe to your emails.

  166. Already subscribe to the emails!

  167. Posted on facebook,thanks!

  168. Crunch bars, yum!

  169. I get your emails too =)

  170. Love the candy pumpkins!

  171. i <3 caramel candy corns!! add in some dry roasted peanuts and i'm in heaven!

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  173. Erin Drake says:

    My Favorite candy is Cinnamon Bears!

  174. Erin Drake says:

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  175. I agree the Reece’s Peanut Butter Pumpkins are amazing…it is totally the ratio between the chocolate and peanut butter…love them!!!

  176. I’m already a subscriber

  177. I posted this on my facebook page…In it to win it (hahaha)“Want a to win a $100 Visa Gift Card? Check out this great giveaway from Kansas City Mamas.”

  178. Margaret G says:

    My favorite candy is Kit-Kat bars especially at Halloween!

  179. Margaret G says:

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  180. Margaret G says:

    I posted about the giveaway on facebook!

  181. I love Candy Corns!

  182. Candy corns are my favorite! I subscribed to the email updates too!

  183. my favorite candy is probably snickers – but I’ve also been digging some cheap crunch bars I got from couponing recently!

  184. My favorite Halloween candy is a KitKat bar!!

  185. I subcribe to your emails!! :)

  186. I posted on facebook :)

  187. My Favorite candy is the candycorn

  188. My favorite Halloween Candy….those peanut butter kisses wrapped in orange and black paper that nobody else likes….i love em!! And I only see them at Halloween….so trick or treat!! :)

  189. amanda l h says:

    I love jelly beans.

  190. amanda l h says:

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  191. I love candy corns…

  192. I am subscribed to your emails.

  193. I like marshmallow pumpkins.

  194. I’m an email subscriber.

  195. LOVE the mini snickers bars. I like to tell myself it is not as bad to eat like, 30, of them because the are so small….

  196. And yeppers, I subscribe to you. :)

  197. candy corn!

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  199. Susan Audrey says:

    I can never say no to the Starburst candies. So fruity and delicious :)

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  201. I receive you emails.

  202. Just one candy, huh? When I was a kid,
    I liked getting the homemade carmel popcorn
    balls from the neighbors. Things are a little
    different now…..

  203. Anything “mini” – snickers, reeses, oreos – less guilt when enjoying!

  204. candy corn

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  206. Susan Audrey says:

    And I posted on FB (Susan Foster O’Bryant):

    Thanks again for the great recipe/craft and the wonderful giveaway. :)

  207. Can’t beat Peanut M&M’s!

  208. I love love love candy corn!

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  210. Cinnamonster Snacks! One problem, doesn’t make nearly enough for my gang:)

  211. Favorite Halloween candy is CANDY CORN!!
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  213. Angela OKeefe says:

    Love mini snickers!!

  214. I love candy corn…

    :-) thanks for the giveaway!

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  217. Mounds bars.

  218. I posted all that on my facebook wall :)

  219. Staci Brown says:

    I am an email subscriber!

  220. Staci Brown says:

    The candy pumpkins in with the candy corn are my favorite!

  221. I love those little snickers bars that are bite size. I could seriously eat an entire bag of those!

  222. stephanie miller says:

    my fave is the candy corn! esp the ones shaped like little pumpkins. we dont buy those anymore, im the only one that likes them so i eat the whole bag!

  223. stephanie miller says:

    im an email subscriber

  224. stephanie miller says:

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  225. I love the mini snickers!

  226. I can’t help myself when it comes to bite-size Snickers. They’re so small, it’s impossible to stop with just one…or two…or three…

  227. I get your emails!

  228. Tracy Simons says:

    hmmmm, if I MUST make a choice, I would go with tootsie roll!! The bigger ones, the better :D

  229. I like candy corn the most!

  230. candy corn is a must for Halloween time!

  231. I subscribe to your emails

  232. My favorite is the mini bite size snickers!

  233. I shared about this giveaway on Facebook!

  234. Elizabeth says:

    anything chocolate will do for me!

  235. Annie Budimlija says:

    My favorite candy during Halloween is Hershey’s. I absolutely love them!

  236. Annie Budimlija says:

    I already subscribed on email. Have been following you for about a year now! Love all the awesome deals!

  237. Margie Payne says:

    Anything CHOCOLATE!!!!!

  238. I love KitKats! Those monster containers & the mix are so cute!

  239. Elizabeth says:

    candy corn. yum!

  240. Elizabeth says:

    posted on FB

  241. So hard to choose a favorite, but I absolutlely love Almond Joys!

  242. I like candy corn

  243. I like mini Hersheys!

  244. I subscribed by email!

  245. I love Twix!

  246. I get emails.

  247. My favorite candy is whoppers.

  248. candy corn is my favorite halloween candy! the colors look so pretty and nothing taste as sweet

  249. spread the word on facebook!

  250. wichita witch says:

    peanut butter cups especially with white chocolate…fingers & toes crossed

  251. Hersheys is my favorite candybar! YUM!

  252. I get emails

  253. susan carlson says:

    Candy corn…..

  254. I love candy corn and the pumpkins too!

  255. Chelsei Ryan says:

    I love twix and kit kats.

  256. Chelsei Ryan says:

    I subscribe to email

  257. The best Halloween candy is, of course, CANDY CORN!

  258. reeces peanut butter cups, but I can’t eat peanut butter now as it upsets my 10 month old son’s belly!! :(

  259. i get your emails

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