A Treat to Eat. A Toy to Give

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Baking is holiday staple in our home, from shortbread and gingerbread cookies to lemon squares and chocolate truffles. Rice Krispie treats are also on our holiday list because even the youngest can be involved with making these.  To make holiday even sweeter, each Rice Krispies treat we make can lead to a child in need receiving a toy this holiday.

The Rice Krispies Treats for Toys program, a partnership between Kellogg’s Rice Krispies* cereal and The Salvation Army, will donate $20 to the Salvation Army, to a maximum of $30,000 until December 22, whenever a Canadian uploads a photo of a toy-shaped treat using Rice Krispies cereal to RiceKrispies.ca. These funds will in turn be used by The Salvation Army to purchase toys for children in need.

A treat for us means a toy for someone else.

We shared a Racecar Treat tutorial but RiceKrispies.ca also offers instructions on making a robot, princess, dinosaur and train. My youngest decided a princess was in order and my oldest daughter was all about robots (shopping robots of course).

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I love that Rice Krispie treats are based on simple ingredients and only a few steps. Everyone the family can take part in making the treats and decorating them. Even with the tutorials kids will love getting creative with the icing and other items for decoration.

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But before you eat be sure to grab a photo and upload them to RiceKispies.ca. Its only after an toy-themed treat has been uploaded that Rice Kispies will make a donation which will ultimately lead to a child in need receiving a toy.

“Learning the importance of giving can happen at any age, and the new Rice Krispies Treats for Toys holiday program makes it easier than ever for parents to share this lesson with kids,” says Natasha Millar, Interim Vice President, Marketing, Kellogg Canada Inc. “The simple task of making delicious treats made from Rice Krispies cereal is a great way to teach little ones how their actions can make a big difference in the lives of others and just how fulfilling it can be to give back.”

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And what a wonderful way to learn such an important lesson. Want to give a gift to kids this year? Time to get baking. What Rice Krispies treat toy will you be making?

This post was sponsored by Kellogg’s Rice Krispies.

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