Snap. Crackle. Poppers Rice Krispies® Recipe + $100 Visa Card Giveaway

New Years. A time to reflect. A time to dream. A time to eat Rice Krispies.

I hated New Year’s Eve as a single adult.

There was always so much PRESSURE to find a cool party, with a cool guy, and have it be the “best time ever”.

But as married mama to kiddos, I really enjoy New Year’s Eve.

There is something magical about hanging out as a family, drinking sparkling cider, staying way to late, and enjoying the feeling that comes from knowing the Holiday craziness is over, another year is on the horizon, and being blessed to be part of crazy/fun/loving family.

So this time Team Kansas City’s Rice Krispies® Treats Making Memory Challenge is in the New Year’s Tradition of the British Poppers – called Snap. Crackle. Poppers. Rice Krispies® Treats that will delight every child who decorates it or “pops” it open.

Snap. Crackle. Poppers Rice Krispies® Treats

  • 3 Tbsp. Unsalted Butter + extra butter for “greasing”
  • 4oz.  marshmallows (1/2 bag) – make sure bag is left open overnight
  • 2 c. Traditional Rice Krispies®
  • Candy of choice to fill
  • Decorating Supplies (frosting, glitter, stickers – pretty much anything you want to use to make it unique.)

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.

Butter plastic cutting board.

Place half of marshmallow mixture on cutting board and make into a small loaf. (Around 5″ by 3″.) Try to compact the mixture as much as possible.

Once you have a compact loaf, take a small fondant rolling pin (or other small rolling pin) and roll out the mixture to a 1/4 inch thickness – trying to keep the shape of a rectangle. (You will need to work quickly.  The cooler the mixture gets, the more difficult it is to shape.)

Take rolling pin and “roll” mixture into a cylinder with a 1 1/2″ circumference.

Remove rolling pin and pinch one end to desired look. If going for a tapered end, start about 1 inch in, pinch and crimp the end.

Tilt and fill with candy of choice.

Pinch other end.

Set aside and let harden for 24 hours.

Repeat with other half of RiceKrispies® mixture.

Decorate once hard with fondant, icing, stickers, glitter, etc. It’s all about being fun!

Note: You can make these ahead of time and freeze. Another idea is to put a small fortune, saying, or inspirational quote inside the crackers.

Place these Snap. Crackle. Poppers on each child’s plate on New Years and let them “crack” them open and see their New Year’s Surprises.

And now time to get to the extra fun part, one Kansas City Mama’s Reader will win a $100 VISA Gift Card.

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 if you make New Year’s Resolutions.

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 December 11, 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. (If you need any kind of photographer – she is amazing. Seriously.) But, these pictures are her property. Don’t steal them. I hear she has a gun license.

Abbreviated Rules. No Purchase Necessary. Begins no earlier than 12:00:00 AM (ET) on 11/14/11 and ends no later than 11:59:59 PM (ET) on 12/20/11.  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 New Year’s Eve are my own. Want more information – check out my full disclosure statement.

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


  1. I haven’t made a New Year’s Resolution since I was a kid! :)

  2. courtney d says:

    I make more of a “goal” each year than a resolution.

  3. I never make resolutions…I always forget half way through January.

  4. courtney d says:

    i subscribe to the emails

  5. I am an email subscriber.

  6. Posted on Facebook!

  7. I don’t.

  8. I like you on FB.

  9. I am an email subscriber.

  10. Actually, I dont make NYR.

  11. I don’t necessarily make New Years resolutions, but we do sit together and pray for what we want to see change in our lives over the next year as a family.

  12. Chris of the Woodwork says:

    Nope, no resolutions here. It’s just another pressure to have to live up to and another way for me to fail myself. I’d much rather do things in which I know I’ll succeed!

  13. I always make a New Years resolution….I can’t say I stick to it though.

  14. I am an email subscriber

  15. I posted this give away on my facebook page

  16. I don’t make resolutions, because I never keep them.

  17. I’m an e-mail subscriber.

  18. I posted the message about the giveaway on my FB

  19. Love making NYR. Can’t say I keep them. :)

  20. I don’t make New Year’s resolutions. I forget them before the end of January.

  21. I am a daily email subscriber to Kansas City Mamas.

  22. I like Kansas City Mamas on Facebook.

  23. I posted the giveaway on my facebook page.

  24. It’s the same resolution every year…guess I’m not great a sticking to them! LOL

  25. Just subscribed to email!

  26. I don’t always make New Year’s Resolutions.

  27. email subscriber to Kansas City Mamas
    tcaroliep at gmail dot com

  28. Ted Kooper says:

    I don’t beleive in making New Year’s resolutions.

  29. Ted Kooper says:

    Became a email subscriber to Kansas City Mamas

  30. Ted Kooper says:
  31. We make New Year’s Resolutions but generally I try to make it something I know I will keep: eat healthier, spend wiser, etc.

  32. I don’t usually make New Year’s resolutions. always think about it though. lol

  33. I’m already an e-mail subscriber.

  34. Posted to Facebook :)

  35. I make goals for the new year, not resolutions.

  36. I just became an e-mail subscriber

  37. I think long and hard about making resolutions, but usually don’t do them on New Year’s. Might be another time in the year as things start stacking up. =)

  38. Christina says:

    I always make resolutions. Sticking with them is a different story. haha.

  39. Christina says:

    I subscribe to KCmamas :)

  40. I used to make resolutions – not any longer. With two small kids, I barely remember my name, much less any resolution I may have made!

  41. I am an email subscriber!

  42. I don’t specifically make resolutions on New Years but do other times throughout the year. Like my birthday for example.

  43. I posted it on facebook.

  44. Jenny Horsley says:

    I do not keep resolutions, but this year I resolve to do better… ;)

  45. Jenny Horsley says:

    Love Kansas City Mamas on fb and email! :)

  46. I’m an email subscriber.

  47. I usually don’t make resolutions.

  48. I get your e-mails as well.

  49. I made a resolution to be “healthier” last year. eating more fruits and veggies, less bad stuff and exercising more. I’m down about 20lbs and feel better. This year my resolution will be to stay on the same track. ;)

  50. I make resolutions at the start of the school year.

  51. These are so cute! I love all the Rice Krispies creations you guys have made. I usually make New Year’s resolutions…but I never keep them.

  52. Sharon I. says:

    I never followed any of my resolutions so now I don’t even bother making them.

  53. I take it one day at a time! We all know what we should be doing all year!! LOL

  54. I try not to make New Year’s resolutions. It is too hard to keep. :)

  55. I get your daily emails!!

  56. I get your emails.

  57. I posted this great giveaway on my FB page. Thank you!

  58. I still make resolutions!

  59. I’m an email subscriber

  60. No resolutions for me. I never keep them anyway

  61. I subscribe to email

  62. I posted on FB

  63. I always say I’m going to lose weight every year….

  64. I make resolutions all year long…so sort of, but not really.

  65. i always make a resolution!

  66. i subscribe via RSS to my gmail!

  67. Oh goodness, I never make resolutions anymore. I haven’t ever kept one, so what’s the point?

  68. I subscribe to the email!

  69. I usually make a New Year’s resolution.

  70. I subscribe to your daily emails.

  71. I have good intentions and make new year’s resolutions, but don’t always keep them :)

  72. I get your daily emails :)

  73. I make resolutions but usually never keep them. LOL!

  74. I subscribe to emails.

  75. I posted to fb!

  76. I usually make a loose resolution but nothing too hard core.

  77. I subscribe to your e-mails too.


  79. I usually don’t make resolutions, but this year I am going to loose weight!!

  80. I subscribe to your Christmas emails.

  81. I don’t make resolutions…I’m horrible follow through.

  82. I get your emails.

  83. I don’t really make resolutions. It’s so tough to pick one. I’m thinking about making a list of ‘goals’ for the year though- multiple areas to improve in.

  84. I don’t make NY goals.

  85. I receive your emails!

  86. In the past I have made resolutions to lose weight almost every year!! This year it is done and I don’t have to!!!!!!

  87. I do tend to make New Year’s Resolutions every year, though in the past 5 years I have become much more practical. Showing myself a little bit of patience and forgiveness makes me happier, which in turn gives me more motivation to be the person I want to be! :) (Sorry, that was way deeper than what you were probably looking for, huh?…TMI alert! LOL)

  88. Became an email subscriber! :)

  89. Tamara B. says:

    I always make a New Year’s Resolutions but unfortunately they are not all kept long.

  90. Tamara B. says:


  91. Tamara B. says:

    Posted on Facebook


  92. I usually save my “resolution” giving up of something for Lent :). The shorter time frame helps me succeed, and motivates me to try to continue on with my plans, but less pressure!

  93. I am an email subscriber!

  94. i make the usual that i will lose weight, just havent ever kept the resulution lol

  95. i’m already a email subscriber !

  96. posted on my facebook page, traci smith , and link if you wanna see,!/permalink.php?story_fbid=207361939344398&id=100000288900032

  97. Stefanie K. says:

    I don’t usually make resolutions…

  98. Stefanie K. says:

    I am an email subscriber! I hope I win!

  99. Already an email subscriber!

  100. We don’t really do New Years resolutions. I forget too easily the ones I make as soon as I want to break them.

  101. Posted to facebook. @Kelly VanDeusen Linn

  102. Leann Lindeman says:

    No I do not.. no reason to set such high expectations first thing of the year… and then feel bad when it doesn’t happen.

  103. Leann Lindeman says:

    Already an email subscriber.

  104. Yes, I make New Year’s Resolutions. It almost always involves getting in shape or losing lbs.

  105. I subscribe to your emails.

  106. Shared on FB with my username Mary Happymommy–

  107. I always make new years ‘goals’!!!!

  108. I am a new follower!!

  109. My New Year’s resolution every year it seems is to get organized, with 4 kids it gets really hard to stick to it!

  110. I su scribe to KCM daily emails

  111. My New Years Resolution is to build my savings. My grandma says you don’t get rich by making money, you get rich by saving it.

  112. I am an email subscriber!

  113. I was the 4th person to share using your FB link! It’s posted on my wall!

  114. I haven’t make a New Year’s Resolutions for more than 5 years already. But I might have one for 2012. :)

    amy [at] utry [dot] it

  115. I subscribed to your blog through email.

    amy [at] utry [dot] it

  116. Shared this giveaway on my Facebook page:

    amy [at] utry [dot] it

  117. I always make a New Year’s resolution and the older I get, the better I am at keeping them

  118. I put the status update for your giveaway on my FB page.

  119. kayleigh s says:

    i always make new year’s resolutions, i just rarely stick to them.

  120. I’m really not that big of a new years person. Now I sound all bah humbug! haha

  121. I don’t really make them anymore. I used to and then I would break them right away.

  122. I now subsribe by email.

  123. I usually do, but I don’t even remember last years!

  124. Maggie Smith says:

    I don’t make “resolutions” I make goals and ideas….

  125. Maggie Smith says:
  126. My resolution is to let loose. I want to be more carefree….so, I’m going to go with it, let my hair down and make 2012 incredible!

  127. yes i write them in an index card which i post in my door to remind me to stick into it
    amramazon280 at yahoo dot com

  128. Last year my husband and I sat down and made resolutions for our family. Mostly fun things like, take a date once a month, or take a vacation with the family. Anyway, we are so glad we did that and we will do it again for 2012!

  129. stephanie miller says:

    i usually dont make resolutions, i just spend the evening with the people who mean the most to me. this year is going to be very difficult. my husband walked out on us on oct 1, the holidays have been hard. thanks for the opportunity.

  130. stephanie miller says:

    email subscriber to Kansas City Mamas

  131. stephanie miller says:
  132. Other then the usual of losing weight, nope, don’t make any resolutions. Pretty happy with me the way I am!

  133. I signed up for email updates!

  134. Heather K Miller says:

    I, like the rest of American, usually make a resolution to lose weight. My goal though is to not gain any holiday weight so that for the first time in years, I don’t have to make that resolution in 2012! Then I can spend my time being resolute with something more important!

  135. Heather K Miller says:

    Ijust signed up to be an email subscriber!

  136. I usually make a new year’s resolution of losing any weight I gained during the year.

  137. I subscribed to the Kansas City Mamas.

  138. I posted “Want a to win a $100 Visa Gift Card? Check out this great giveaway from Kansas City Mamas.” on Facebook.

  139. no resolutions for me :P

    Thank you for hosting this giveaway

    pumuckler {at} gmail {dot} com

  140. I shared on my Face Book

    pumuckler {at} gmail {dot} com

  141. Julianna Duncan says:

    I only make resolutions SOMETIMES. I tend to think, if I really mean to do something, I don’t need to wait until January 1st to do it.

  142. Julianna Duncan says:

    I posted the message on facebook!!!

  143. Julianna Duncan says:

    I subscribed to the email!!!

  144. I usually do make New Year’s resolutions, but like most people I rarely keep them.

  145. I subscribe via email.

  146. I subscribed to your email newsletter. I look forward to reading it.

  147. If I make resolutions I make them obtainable. Spend more time with the kids, read more, give to charity more.

  148. I do make New Year’s Resolutions. I try to make them something that I can accomplish though. I haven’t decided what I want to do this year yet though.

  149. I subscribe to your email. Thank you!

  150. No resolutions here, rather set goals for the coming year.

  151. Subscribe by email

    cjwallace43 at gmail dot com

  152. Michelle Wright says:

    A joyful time at a friends home.

  153. No, I don’t really do official resolutions, but I do always start the year hoping to improve in the next. :-D creedamy [at] yahoo[dot] com

  154. I make specific ‘resolutions’ or goals each year. That way I am more likely to achieve them….2012 will be the year I pay for my HOUSE!

  155. I do make New Year Resolutions, but have found in the past that if Im really going to change something significant, I better do it TODAY, rather than waiting for a date. :)

  156. I follow on email!

  157. I posted your link on fb!

  158. Yes, I make new years resolutions but I rarely ever stick to them LOL thanks!

  159. I shared on my fb page

  160. Amanda Sakovitz says:

    my new year’s resolution is to of course exercise more lol. its the same every year.

  161. Amanda Sakovitz says:

    email subscriber

  162. Amanda Sakovitz says:
  163. My new years resolution is to cook more at home!

  164. I subscribed to Kansas City Mamas.

  165. I don’t make new years resolutions. I follow on email.

  166. I always make resolutions but never stick to them. I’m going to try this year, but I haven’t thought of a good one yet.

  167. I’ve been an email subscriber for awhile now :)

    jkerkemeyer at hotmail dot com

  168. Posted on Facebook-

    jkerkemeyer at hotmail dot com

  169. Resolutions for me are doing things that effect our daily lives. Always being a positive role model for my kids, them seeing the positive choices we make in turn they hopefully are learning to make the same kind of choices. Living life to above and beyond our fullest and being happy about our own paths and who we are & will become.

  170. I shared on FB.

  171. Rebekah Ebeling says:

    My mother loves rice crispy treats…this will be fun to incorporate into her gift. Thanks! I don’t have any resolutions other than to enjoy the year as much as possible!

  172. New Year’s resolution….hmmm….I guess I’ll try to be more prepared at home to cook whenever possible.

  173. I dont make year long resolutions, I make monthly ones so I set myself up for success.

  174. email subscriber

  175. I shared on facebook

  176. No New Years resolutions here for me. I always fail if I make them (like losing weight) I just accept my fluffiness now.

  177. Crystal K. says:

    No, I don’t usually make New Year’s resolutions.

  178. Crystal K. says:

    I’m an email subscriber.

  179. I do! And I keep them for the most part!

  180. I don’t make New Years Resolutions. I just promise to try and be the best parent I can be for my kids and set a good example.

  181. Erin from Long Island says:

    I dont typically make resolutions for new year’s. i like to make changes when I need to, regardless of the time of year

  182. Erin from Long Island says:

    email subscriber

  183. I think New Year’s resolutions put too much pressure on me and I just set myself up for failure, so I do not make them. Also, I just became a subscriber. I can’t wait to read them:)

  184. No, I don’t really make New Years Resolutions. I do however, try to make resolutions throughout the year.

  185. I’ve just subscribed to your email updates.

  186. Kathy Kathleen
    Want a to win a $100 Visa Gift Card? Check out this great giveaway from Kansas City Mamas.

    I posted about your giveaway on my facebook page

  187. I make New Years resolutions, but they usually last until the end of February!

  188. I am a subscriber to your e-mail newsletter.

  189. No New Years resolutions for me, but I do try and set work goals for the year.

  190. I just subscribed to your newsletter!

  191. I will make a few this year. New year new beginnings.

  192. I dont usually make resolutions but I will pledge to save as much monsy as I can with the 100.00 gift card if selected!

  193. No I don’t make any resolutions, because I usually forget to. Thanks!

  194. I always make resolutions!

  195. I’m an email subscriber.

  196. Yes, I make resolutions every year.

  197. And I shared on fb.

  198. I am an email subscriber.

  199. I just posted on my facebook page. Thanks Kelly!

  200. I make resolutions some years and some years I don’t. This year I will!

  201. I am already a subscriber!

  202. I definitely make New Year’s resolutions. Last year was to quit smoking and almost a year later I am still a former smoker!

  203. Also reposted to facebook!

  204. I make new year’s resolutions every year, but this year, I’m going to stick with it!

  205. Yes…I make one …if I am honest I don’t always achieve my resolution…but some years I am sucessful,I do try though :>)

  206. Natalie Jordan says:

    I posted on my Facebook.

  207. Natalie Jordan says:

    I do not make New Year’s resolutions!

  208. i make a resolution every year to eat better and to workout every day and i fail miserably every year

  209. I always try to make resolutions but they never stick. This year we are going to make goals as a family instead. Like ” go to the KC zoo at least once” and “spend a whole weekend in our pjs with no activities.” hopefully we will do better with these!

  210. Erin Drake says:

    My new years resolution is to lose weight!!!

  211. I do make them…but I hardly even actually complete them. :(

  212. I make resolutions, for sure! 3 years ago I made one to lose weight and 3 years later I am still down 85 lbs!!

  213. I am now an email subscriber! :-)

  214. I’m a subscriber – and I so appreciate your blog!

  215. Sometimes I make them:)

  216. New Year’s resolutions… not so much. I get a renewed sense of commitment and a bit more discipline, but it seems that year after year, it’s jut trying to be more faithful in doing the things I say I’ll do every year!

  217. I am a happy subscriber!

  218. posted on Facebook!

  219. I do make New Year’s Resolutions, We look at them as a goal to strive for.

  220. Posted on facebook!.. :)

  221. I already subscribe to the enewsletter.

  222. I am an email subscriber

  223. I am already an e-mail subscriber!

  224. I make new year resolutions but I have a hard time keeping them.

  225. I’m an e-mail subscriber. I make resolutions and buckle down for awhile but then sort of evolve away sometimes. It’s always a chance for a fresh start though.

  226. I definitely make New Year’s Resolutions!

  227. I do subscribe to your email updates, love them!

  228. I try not to make New Years resolutions anymore. I never seem to stick with them more longer then a couple days to a week tops.

  229. Always make New Years resolutions. They center around family, friends, and organization. When you feel organized you can accomplish more!

  230. Kelsey Galloway says:

    My New Years resolution is to live more healthy each day.

  231. Melissa Athon says:

    My new year’s resolution is to be positive and to help others who are in need.

  232. I think about making one but end up never following through
    tnxns09 at gmail dot com

  233. email subscriber
    tnxns09 at gmail dot com

  234. loose weight

  235. email subscriber

  236. fb fan

  237. Sometimes I make resolutions!!!

  238. I am already an email subscriber!!!

  239. I do not make resolutions!

  240. I am a Kansas City Mamas email subscriber!

  241. I am an email subscriber! :)

  242. I posted about your contest on facebook!

  243. I usually make New Year’s resolutions with the kids but generally make mine something super easy so I can’t fail.

  244. I don’t make new years resolutions.

  245. I receive your emails.

  246. Yes I sometimes do make a small one about losing weight
    tbarrettno1 at gmail dot com

  247. email subscriber
    tbarrettno1 at gmail dot com

  248. Mary Bracius says:

    I don’t usually make resolutions.

  249. Mary Bracius says:

    I receive your emails:)

  250. Mary Bracius says:

    I posted it on Facebook!

  251. I do not usually make NY’s resolutions.

  252. I get your emails and LOVE it!

  253. I posted about your contest on Facebook.

  254. Joyce Mlinek says:

    Every year my resolution is to lose weight.

  255. Joyce Mlinek says:

    subscribe to your e-mails.

  256. Joyce Mlinek says:
  257. Kelly Meyers says:

    I never make a New Year’s Resolution. I have tried in the past but I can never stick to it so why let myself down every year?

  258. Kelly Meyers says:

    I am also an email subscriber already.

  259. Kelly Meyers says:

    I posted on Facebook too!!!

  260. I am a subscriber

  261. I make a list of things to accomplish
    in the year – not really resolutions.

  262. I make a resolution every year, and keep at it for about 4 weeks! Then I just forget! :)

  263. I already subscribe!

  264. I posted on my fb page. Thank you

  265. Love the website! Just subscribed, too!

  266. Leslie Williams says:

    I don’t make resolutions. Instead my family each picks 12 goals, one for each month. It can be big or little all that matters is you try to keep up with it. It’s fun at the end of the year to see what goals we’ve hit :)

Kansas City Mamas

Free Email Updates

Save more money and never miss a deal. Subscribe to the
Kansas City Mamas Email Newsletter.

You'll receive the latest posts in your email box once per day.
(And I promise...I won't spam you.)