Rice Krispies #TreatsForToys

A Big #TreatsForToys Thank You!

We just completed another amazing year of #TreatsForToys for Kellogg’s Rice Krispies and I wanted to say a huge thank you to everyone who participated! I saw so many amazing creations being shared and with each one creating a $20 donation to the Salvation Army, I am confident that a lot of kids are going to have an extra special Christmas because of it!

It was an extra special year for me because on top of being able to help raise money for kids in need, I had the opportunity to bring my kids with me to the CTV Ottawa Morning Live studios to shoot a segment promoting the campaign. It’s always special when I get to share my blogging world with them and they were so excited to see themselves on TV.

I hope you had as much fun as we did on this campaign and I can’t wait to do it all over again next year! Until that time, keep doing good things for others and have an amazing holiday season!!


Disclosure: I was compensated for my participation in this program.

#TreatsForToys Baseball

The Rice Krispies #TreatsForToys Program Is Back! {Plus, A Giveaway!}

I’m so excited to announce that I am teaming up with Kellogg’s Rice Krispies for a 3rd year in a row to work on their Treats For Toys program! The concept of this program is as simple as Make, Share, Give! You Make a toy-shaped Rice Krispies treat with your kids, Share it at or on social media with the hashtag #TreatsForToys and Kellogg’s will Give $20 to the Salvation Army to go towards providing a toy to a child in need this Christmas.

Understanding that it can be difficult to come up with ideas, I have included the recipes of the toys that my daughter and I created in our kitchen laboratory! You can also head over to to check out all the amazing creations that others have come up with. Just think, if everyone in a family of 4 uploaded or shared a toy-shaped treat, that would provide 4 toys to children who would otherwise receive nothing this holiday season. There’s no baking required either, so I encourage you to get your kids involved!

As promised, the recipes we created are listed below and after you get through those I have included a fun giveaway for a Treats For Toys gift pack! So, have some fun in the kitchen and feel free to head over to my Facebook or Twitter pages to share your creations with the #TreatsForToys hashtag!

Treats For Toys Christmas Smileys 2

Treats For Toys Prancer's Pumpkins

Treats For Toys Holiday Homerun

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40,000 More Reasons Why 2015 Was A Great Year!

First things first. Happy New Year!!! I hope everyone had a chance to reflect on 2015 and spend some time with friends and family as we rang in 2016 last night. I didn’t have to look far into my reflection to find a happy memory, as I was told late yesterday afternoon that the Treats For Toys campaign I had been working on helped raise $40,000 for children in need this holiday season!

My family and I had a blast working with Kellogg’s Rice Krispies and the Salvation Army, creating and sharing our toy shaped treats, and I am so glad that we were able to have a small part in raising so much money for such a great cause. It is also possibly that I ate a few too many of the leftover chunks of Rice Krispies treats…

This campaign leads nicely into 2016 where my goal is going to be attempting to make the world a better place than I found it in. As much fun as I had in 2015, I still feel like it got away from me a little bit and I strayed from the original goals I had set when I started this blog. I am hoping this year to focus more on telling your inspiring stories in between sharing my own thoughts and experiences.

None of us truly know what will come with a new year but I always found having a game plan is better than having no plan at all! I wish you all the very best this year and thank you for continuing to join me on this ride!

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Disclosure: I was compensated for my participation in this program.

#TreatsForToys Baseball

Rice Krispies #TreatsForToys Giveaway!

We all love Rice Krispies squares, right? That’s what I thought! I have been fortunate enough to work with Kellogg’s on their Rice Krispies #TreatsForToys initiative for a couple years now and have loved every minute of it. The concept is simple, you and your kids make a toy out of Rice Krispies treats, share it on the Treats For Toys website or on social media with the #TreatsForToys hashtag and Kellogg’s will give $20 to the Salvation Army so they can buy a real toy for a child in need.

My favourite part of the campaign so far has been the ability to involve my kids in every aspect of it. Making Rice Krispies treats doesn’t require any baking so the kids have been in the kitchen with me every step of the way and my son even helped choose and design our latest creation of the baseball and bat shown above. Once I explained to the kids that each one of our creations were going to help buy toys for less fortunate children, my kids didn’t want to stop making them. As my daughter so eloquently put it, “Let’s make one million toys!”. These are important lessons that the kids will carry with them as they grow and I love that we are having fun as a family while learning them.

If you’re looking for a fun way to give back this holiday season, I highly recommend involving your kids and sharing your own Rice Krispies creations with the world. If you need a little inspiration for your creations, you can always visit the Rice Krispies website and head to the Treats For Toys tab for some examples. It’s as easy as Make, Share, Give and you even get some sweet treats out of the deal!


To get you started with your creations, I am giving away a Treats For Toys Prize Pack which includes everything you’ll need to get going. This giveaway is open to residents of Canada, excluding Quebec.

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PK Subban Rice Krispies Treats for Toys

Kellogg’s Rice Krispies #TreatsForToys Is Back!

As a blogger I occasionally get the opportunity to do some good with my platform. I am especially grateful to once again have been asked to take part in the Treats for Toys program from Kellogg’s, which benefits the Salvation Army. This campaign has a little bit of something for everyone with the big payoff being that the money raised will help purchase gifts for children in need.

For me, this is an opportunity to not only flex my baking muscles, which are sorely neglected, but also to teach my children about giving back. For the kids, well, on top of the important lessons involved they also get to play with their food and not get in trouble for it.

Before we get to our first Treats for Toys creation I just wanted to give a quick plug for the Salvation Army because I actually spend a lot of time at our local shop. I’m not sure if you’ve ever donated or visited a Salvation Army location but the hard work that goes into making them a success is second to none. My local branch has a really cool auction section set up where they run monthly auctions on items that are deemed to be on the more valuable side. I have won old toys, sports cards and more from these auctions and love that the money is also going to do some good.

Treats For Toys

The Kellogg’s Rice Krispies Treats for Toys campaign is easy to do, just follow these steps:

1) First, choose your favourite variety of Kellogg’s Rice Krispies cereal to use as the base and add some snap, crackle and pop to your creation:
• For a limited time, Holiday Rice Krispies cereal adds a burst of festive colour to your toy-shaped treat;
• Rice Krispies Original cereal is the classic choice for traditionalists;
• Rice Krispies with Vanilla Flavour adds a hint of sweetness to the original wholesomeness of rice;
• Rice Krispies Multi-Grain Shapes boosts the fun factor with whole grain, funky shapes and no artificial flavours or colours; and
• Rice Krispies Brown Rice Gluten-Free cereal is made with whole grain brown rice.

2) Create your toy-shaped treat using one of five Kellogg’s Rice Krispies recipes available on or design your own!

3) Take a picture of your treat and upload the photo to You can also share your work of art on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram using #TreatsforToys.

4) For every photo received on the website, Kellogg’s Rice Krispies will donate $20 to The Salvation Army to buy a real toy for a child in need.

As you can see from the above cover photo, my son took the first crack at creating a treat and decided to go with a very life like replica of PK Subban of the Montreal Canadiens. We’ll be coming up with a few more wacky creations throughout the campaign and I hope you will join in the fun as well!

Disclosure: I was compensated for my participation in this program and also made a donation to my local Salvation Army.