Tuesday, May 6, 2008

A little bit of Southwest Luv.

So tonight is my final presentation for my campaigns class. We have been working on a campaign for Southwest Airlines, and I decided I wanted to have some small favors for our judges (my professor and some of his colleagues). I knew I wanted to do something with Southwest's colors (or new color scheme) of Blue, Orange and Red. Originally, they used grey orange and red.

So I searched for a recipe where I could throw in m&ms. I found a recipe for "Crispy Peanut Butter Snacks," which turned out to to be a variation of Rice Krispie Treats. INstead of using small m&m baking pieces like they suggest in the recipe, I used large ones but made sure they were frozen before mixing them in. A few still melted a bit, but I made sure to work quickly. So much for not melting in your hand! They turned out very cute and delicious. I will definitely be making these in the future.

red, blue and orange m&ms with a little help from Snap, Crackle and Pop!

melt baby, melt.

after being turned into balls.

you can find the recipe here.

adapted from m&m's website recipe for: crispy peanut butter snacks.
4 cups miniature marshmallows
1/4 cup margarine
1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
1/8 teaspoon salt
4 cups crisp rice cereal
1 1/2 cups chopped M&M'S® Chocolate Mini Baking Bits

Melt together marshmallows, margarine, peanut butter and salt in heavy saucepan over low heat, stirring occasionally, until smooth. Pour over combined cereal and candies, tossing lightly until thoroughly coated. With greased fingers, gently shape into 1-1/2 inch balls. Place on waxed paper, cool at room temperature until set.



Deborah said...

These look so cute and delicious! And what a great tip about freezing the M&Ms first.

Laura said...

Aw, how cute! Great job! :)

Jj said...

Printing this right now and am definitely going to try these! I was going to buy some rice krispy bars at the grocery store but they wanted almost $5.00 for a small box and I thought, "okay, time to make my own!" Found a wonderful chocolate recipe on another blog that I made this week that are also very good, but I love the idea of a variation with peanut butter. Thanks! Can't wait to try!

marye said...

What is it about rice krispie treats anyway? They have been addictive for at least 50 years.

EAT! said...

Yum! Those are the cutest rice krispie treats I have ever seen!

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