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Pampered Chef: Do You Eat Rice Krispies?

  1. raebates

    raebates Legend Member Staff Member

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    If you do, I have a request.

    Right now the 18 oz boxes have a Star Trek badges inside. My BIL is a Trekker. (Never call them Trekkies. It really ticks them off. :balloon:) When The Furry Guy and I saw that the badges were the prize inside, we decided it would be fun to collect them and sneak them into the Trekker brother's Christmas stocking.*

    Here's the problem. We've bought 5 boxes over the last few weeks and we've collected 5 of the Starfleet Engineering badges. There are supposedly 5 different ones available--Starfleet Science, Starfleet Command, Romulan Empire, Klingon Empire, and, of course, Starfleet Engineering.

    Here's my request. If you have any of the other badges, would you send them to me? I'll be glad to pay the shipping.

    TIA!



    *Yes, we've already started planning for Christmas. We generally take a little time right after Christmas (like, December 26 or 27) to talk about what we thought worked and what didn't that year. In January we start really planning and watching for Christmas ideas. We may be strange, but we're relaxed all of December. :)
     
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  2. ChefBeckyD

    ChefBeckyD Legend Member Gold Member

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    DH and DS love Rice Krispies....and a box is on my grocery list for this week.

    The challenge will be getting the badge out w/o DS noticing. If I can, and it's one you need, I'll send it to you!
     
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  3. babywings76

    babywings76 Legend Member Gold Member

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    They are also in some of the Kellogg's cereal. (The light "beam" badges, right?) My sons are also collecting them. They are in the Froot Loops and also Frosted Shredded Mini Wheats. :D
     
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  4. AnnieBee

    AnnieBee Veteran Member Gold Member

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    By us, the kelloggs mini-wheats have tokens to collect to get a free ST shirt (look slike the uniform)!! There are three different designs. I'm collecting to get DH one as a surprise!
     
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  5. babywings76

    babywings76 Legend Member Gold Member

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    That's funny! Other cereals by Kellogg's have either a Free DVD promotion, the badges, or the free Tshirt. They probably mix them all up. So I guess, we should check all the varieties. I hadn't even thought of the rice krispie treats, so that opens up a whole new option! lol
     
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  6. pampchefrhondab

    pampchefrhondab Senior Member

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    If I get any I'll let you know. My sister gets Rice Krispies more then we do so I'll ask her too!
     
  7. dkitten13

    dkitten13 Member

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    I'll have to check, we go through lots of boxes but I confess I never pay attention to what's inside!
     
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  8. babywings76

    babywings76 Legend Member Gold Member

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    Oh what a Duh moment I just had...

    I thought originally you said Rice Krispie treats. Don't know why I thought that. ??? Just ignore me...:blushing:
     
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  9. raebates

    raebates Legend Member Staff Member

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    Thanks, everyone!

    I'll also check the other cereal varieties. (Now The Furry Guy's all excited about maybe getting Froot Loops. LOL!) I was buying Rice Krispies when I noticed the prize, so I never thought to check other cereals. Some of the other sizes of boxes have the other Star Trek things (DVD & shirt tokens).

    Amanda, you're forgiven. I can't in good conscience tell you that I don't do that, since I do it frequently.
     
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  10. janetupnorth

    janetupnorth Legend Member Gold Member

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    I'll check ours...my mom is bringing me a bunch of cereal this weekend and I'm sure there may be some. If I get some, we'll save them.

    I also use rice krispies in my granola bars...I just might have to make more granola bars...
     
  11. chefann

    chefann Legend Member Gold Member

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    I saw the title of this thread, and was all set to respond, "Only in bar form." :D Although I'm frugal enough that I make those with the store brand crisp rice.

    I hope you get a full set of the badges. That sounds like a fun present.
     
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  12. janetupnorth

    janetupnorth Legend Member Gold Member

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    Me too on the store brand, except when there is a great sale and I have coupons - then name-brand is cheaper!!!!
     
  13. babywings76

    babywings76 Legend Member Gold Member

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    I've got the marshmallows, now I just need the Krispies! You guys have me wanting them now. :D
     
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  14. raebates

    raebates Legend Member Staff Member

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    We've been buying the Krispies, opening the box to take out the prize, and leaving the interior bag sealed. I'm making lots of Janet's granola bars and Rice Krispies Treats. The Furry Guy is ecstatic.
     
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  15. babywings76

    babywings76 Legend Member Gold Member

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    Ok, is Janet's granola bar recipe somewhere? I've got to try that! :)
     
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  16. raebates

    raebates Legend Member Staff Member

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    Here you go. Per Janet's suggestion, I triple the recipe and put it in the large bar pan. The Meat Tenderizer (flat side, of course) works well to press the mixture into the pan well.


    Low-Cal Chocolate Chip Granola Bars


    • 1 1/4 cups crispy rice cereal
    • 1 cup old fashioned oatmeal
    • 1 serving chocolate chips (look on the back of the bag, mine read 30 pieces for 70 calories)
    • 1/4 cup brown sugar
    • 1/4 cup light corn syrup
    • 1/4 crunchy peanut butter
    • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
    • greased 8X8 or 9X9 glass dish - I actually use my rectangular pyrex to make the bars shaped like store-bought ones

    1. In a mixing bowl, mix the oats, rice cereal, and chocolate chips until evenly distributed.
    2. In a microwaveable dish, heat the corn syrup and brown sugar (about a minute or two) until melted and mix together well. Stir in the vanilla and peanut butter. This will also serve to cool the mixture enough before you add it to the cereal.
    3. With a spatula or spoon, scoop the mixture into the cereal and fold in until everything is coated evenly.
    4. With the spatula or the back of the spoon, press the granola mixture into the greased pan until packed firmly. How well you pack it in determines how well the granola bar holds together later.
    5. Let the pan sit about ten minutes until cooled and then cut into 8 pieces.
     
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  17. babywings76

    babywings76 Legend Member Gold Member

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    Thanks! Wow, looks easy and I actually own those ingredients! :)
     
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  18. ChefBeckyD

    ChefBeckyD Legend Member Gold Member

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    Sorry, Rae!

    The boxes must be different in different places. All of the Kelloggs cereal on the shelves at Meijer today were for the Shirt. :(
     
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  19. raebates

    raebates Legend Member Staff Member

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    Thanks for checking, Becky.
     
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  20. The_Kitchen_Guy

    The_Kitchen_Guy Legend Member Silver Member

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  21. janetupnorth

    janetupnorth Legend Member Gold Member

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    Thanks for posting that Rae, been busy at work today. The large metal spatula also works fine to press it down.

    It is an easy and GREAT tasting recipe. My kids LOVE them!
     
  22. The_Kitchen_Guy

    The_Kitchen_Guy Legend Member Silver Member

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    You only eat Rice Krispies in a bar? :eek:

    With beer?

    Snap Crackle and Burp!
     
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