Lavender Rice Krispy Treats #BackToSchoolTreats ~ Nik Snacks

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This post and recipe was created specifically for #BackToSchoolTreats. I was sent samples by some of the sponsors but all words, photos and opinions are mine.

These Lavender Rice Krispy Treats are a great snack for a back-to-school  surprise. Dipped in lavender-colored white chocolate and sprinkles, they're perfect for any kid or kid-at-heart.





Summer is winding down, and we are celebrating with #BacktoSchoolTreats hosted by Terri from Love and Confections and Christie from A Kitchen Hoor's Adventures. All week-long 30 bloggers will be sharing 100+ fantastic recipes for both parents and kids, with breakfasts, snacks, desserts, and drinks to get you back in the school routine. Thank you sponsors for providing the prize packages. Don't forget to scroll to the bottom of this post to enter the giveaway and check out other recipes from all participating bloggers!



Lavender is my favorite scent and flavor. I am INCREDIBLY SURPRISED I've never put a lavender recipe on my blog before today! I even went to a Lavender And Wine Festival at Matanzas Creek in California a few years back to celebrate my love for this beautiful herb.


When I got the Taylor & Colledge lavender extract paste in the mail, the envelope was lightly scented with lavender and I actually turned it inside out to take in the intoxicating scent. These marshmallow treats are no less intoxicating.



I followed the directions on the back of the Rice Krispies cereal box and added a little extract paste to impart the floral flavor. To further drive the point home that this little guys are lavender, I used purple melting chocolate to dip and then dipped them in a bowl of purple sprinkles from Sweets & Treats.



I love these sprinkles! Not only does the site have sprinkles, there are also cups, straws, fun bags and cupcake liners with all different colors, designs and decals. The 4 oz. bags of sprinkles are more than enough for any project you may have. 

So here's to getting back to school in the fall and adding a little special treat to your lunch bag!




Lavender Rice Krispy Treats


4 Tablespoons butter 
10.5 oz. bag mini marshmallows
3 1/2 teaspoons lavender extract
6 cups Rice Krispy Cereal
9 oz. Purple Melting Chocolate
Colored sprinkles

Instructions 

1. Spray a 9 x 13" pan with non-stick spray or prepare pan with cooking oil. Set aside.

2. In a large pot, melt butter on low heat and add mini marshmallows. Increase heat to medium. Be sure you stir every 15-30 seconds until the two ingredients are combined.

3. Mix in lavender extract paste.

4. Add in cereal and mix until everything is coated in the marshmallow mixture.

5. Spray non-stick cooking spray or rub cooking oil on your hands and press mixture down into the pan until it is an even layer in the pan. Place in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes.

6. While the marshmallow mixture is cooling, place sprinkles in a small bowl. Set aside. Place melting chocolate in a microwave safe bowl. Melt using 30 second intervals. Stir in between intervals until completely melted.

7. Once the treats and cooled, cut them into individual servings and place them on a lined baking sheet or silicone baking mat

8. Dip the top 1/3 of a treat into the melted chocolate. On the side of the bowl, tap off excess chocolate and then scrape the bottom. Dip melted chocolate side of the treat into the sprinkles.

9. Place on prepared surface to harden. Repeat with remaining treats. Place in the refrigerator for 10 minutes to firm up. Serve. 



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Dixie Crystals is giving one winner a Keurig K-Select Single-Serve K-Cup Pod Coffee Maker.


Since 1917, Dixie Crystals® has been the South’s choice for high-quality sugar and sweeteners. For generations, Dixie Crystals has been at the heart of family traditions and celebrations. Our pure cane, non-GMO sugar products guarantee that treasured family recipes will turn out right every time. Bake with love and Dixie Crystals.





Sweets & Treats prize package


PRIZE#2 SWEETS & TREATS



Sweets & Treats is giving one winner the Year of Sprinkles that contains holiday mixes, classic sprinkles, and some of their most popular sprinkles.




Sweets & Treats, a party and baking supplies manufacturer and wholesaler, started out of a baking industry need for truly grease-proof cupcake liners. From there, the company expanded into a handful of specialized categories including the latest, Sweet Sprinkles, their one of a kind sprinkles and sprinkle mix line. With hundreds of truly unique products, they are a one stop shop for your next party!




Torani Prize




PRIZE#3 TORANI





Torani is giving one winner a year supply of Torani: 12-750ml glass bottles, flavors will be winner’s choice, plus pumps for each bottle.






We believe in flavor for all and opportunity for all. In the beginning, Rinaldo and Ezilda Torre visited family in Lucca, Italy. They returned home to San Francisco with handwritten recipes, which they used to create authentic flavored syrups. Needless to say, the syrups we’re a hit. A lot has happened since then, but our belief has remained the same: Flavor for All, Opportunity for All. It means that not only are the products we make inclusive and approachable, but so is our success. We believe everything starts with people, and the only way to truly succeed is to succeed together. Today, you can use more than 100 of our naturally flavored syrups, sauces and beverage bases in coffees, sodas, teas, smoothies, cocktails and more.





Taylor & Colledge Prize Package




PRIZE#4 TAYLOR & COLLEDGE

Taylor & Colledge is giving one winner a selection of their gourmet extract pastes, including Organic Vanilla Bean Baking Paste, Lavender Baking Paste, Almond Baking Paste, Coconut Baking Paste, Lemon Baking Paste, and Peppermint Baking Paste.


Taylor & Colledge has been making award winning Vanilla products since 1897. As a family owned business, Taylor & Colledge has always been committed to the fair, ethical and sustainable sourcing of Vanilla. Over the years they have pioneered a number of country specific programs to support growers, their families and to make the vanilla industry more sustainable. They have also taken this knowledge and expertise and applied it to their full range of baking pastes. Whether it’s sourcing the finest peppermint (mentha piperita) to make the best Peppermint Oil, or using only real Almond Milk and Oil of Bitter Almond for their natural Almond Extract Paste, Taylor & Colledge is committed to transform your baking with premium quality pastes, made with only the finest ingredients from around the world.





Flahavan's Oats


PRIZE#5 FLAHAVAN'S

Flahavan's is giving one winner an oat prize package including a jar for overnight oats and a selection of Rolled Oats, Quick to Cook Oats, and Steel Cut Oats.


Ireland’s oldest family-owned food business is situated at the family mill in the Southeast of Ireland. Flahavan’s can trace its oat milling history back to 1785 and its expertise in producing naturally creamy oatmeal back over 230 years. A seven-generation family business, Flahavan’s is the bestselling oatmeal brand in Ireland, where people eat more oatmeal per capita than anywhere else in the world. Flahavan’s is a founding member of Origin Green, the first-ever national initiative to mandate 100% sustainability for food exports.








Thank you to #BacktoSchoolTreats Sponsors: Dixie Crystals, Sweets & Treats, Torani, Taylor & Colledge, and Flahavan's for providing the prizes free of charge. These companies also provided the bloggers with samples and product to use for #BacktoSchoolTreats recipes. All opinions are my own. The #BacktoSchoolTreats giveaway is open to U.S. residents, age 18 & up. All entries for the winner will be checked and verified. By entering you give the right to use your name and likeness. The number of entries received determines the odds of winning.


Five (5) winners will be selected. The prize packages will be sent directly from the giveaway sponsors. Winners have 48 hours to respond once chosen, or they forfeit the prize and alternate winner(s) will be chosen. The #BacktoSchoolTreats Bloggers are not responsible for the fulfillment or delivery of the prize packages. Bloggers hosting this giveaway and their immediate family members in their household cannot enter or win the giveaway. No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited by law. This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, Twitter or any other social channel mentioned in the #BacktoSchoolTreats posts or entry.

Check out these #BacktoSchoolTreats recipes from our Bloggers:

Back to School Breakfasts:
Baked Funfetti Doughnuts from Tara's Multicultural Table
" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Bakery Style Blueberry Muffins from Comfortably Domestic
Breakfast Cookies from Home Sweet Homestead
Brioche Bread Pudding from Simply Healthyish
Chocolate Chip Maple Pecan Granola from Family Around the Table
Coconut Oatmeal Breakfast Bars from The Beard and The Baker
Oatmeal Pear Bars from Karen's Kitchen Stories
PB&J Overnight Oats from Jolene's Recipe Journal

Back to School Snacks:

Back to School Desserts:
'Ah! Sunflower' Cupcakes from Culinary Adventures with Camilla
Chocolate Cupcakes with PB Fluff Buttercream from A Kitchen Hoor's Adventures
Oatmeal Cream Pie Layer Cake from Love and Confections

Back to School Drinks:
Iced Apple Ginger Ale from Kelly Lynns Sweets and Treats
Iced Salted Caramel Latte from Hezzi-D's Books and Cooks




11 comments:

Nicole said...

I love the color pop on these! And lavender? Oh yes please! These are so creative and I bet they taste absolutely fabulous!

Unknown said...

These look PERFECT! Cannot wait to try them.

tsallinger said...

I love that color! So perfect for pairing with the sprinkles!

A Day in the Life on the Farm said...

What a beautiful presentation with the purple frosting and sprinkles.

Hardlyagoddess said...

These are so pretty and a great twist on a classic!

Terri Steffes said...

I love purple food! LOL, it makes me feel like a kid. Plus, rice krispies treats are the bomb!

The Redhead Baker said...

I love flavored version of Rice Krispie Treats. They make me feel grown up even when I'm eating a like a kid!

Kirsten from http://ComfortablyDomestic.com said...

Lavender is such an unexpected addition to Rice Krispie Treats. The added punch of purple with the chocolate and sprinkles is a fun way to hint at what's inside.

Kate | Life of a Ginger said...

Rice Krispie Treats are a big favorite of everyone in our house. My girls get so excited when I have some prepared for an after school snack.

Karen said...

I haven't made rice krispy treats in forever. I'll need to fix that!

Samantha said...

I think rice krispies are perfect for lunchboxes! They hold up so well!