Red, White & Blue Rice Krispie Treats

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Celebrate any patriotic holiday in style with these delightful Red, White & Blue Rice Krispie Treats! Perfect for Fourth of July or Memorial Day, these colorful treats taste great and easy enough for the kids to help with.

With a base of classic Rice Krispies cereal, enhanced by vibrant drizzles of red, white, and blue candy melts, and topped with sprinkles, these sweet treats will be a hit at your next celebration.

Plate Of Red White Blue Rice Krispie Treats

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Red White Blue Rice Krispie Treats Recipe Ingredients

Patriotic Rice Krispie Treats Recipe

Note: The printable and sharable recipe can be found at the end of this article.

Ingredients
5 cups rice Krispies cereal
1/4 cup butter
4 cups mini marshmallows (about 10 ounces)
1/2 cup red meltable candies
1/2 cup white meltable candies
1/2 cup blue meltable candies
Sprinkles

Kitchen Tools
9×13 baking pan
Parchment paper
Piping bags or Ziplock bags

Red White Blue Rice Krispie Treats Recipe Prep

Instructions

  1. Prepare a 9×13 baking pan with cooking spray or line with parchment paper.
  2. In a large pot, melt the butter over low heat.
  3. Add in the mini marshmallows. Stir until completely melted and the mixture is smooth
  4. Remove the pot from heat. Immediately add in the Rice Krispies cereal and gently mix until well coated.
  5. Press the mixture firmly into a 9×13 inch baking pan.
  6. Allow the Rice Krispie treats to cool and place in the refrigerator for at least an hour.
  7. When they are cooled and set, remove the whole treat from of the pan in one piece. Place it on a cutting board and cut into squares, rectangles or other shapes.
  8. In three separate bowls, melt the red, white, and blue candies according to the package instructions.
  9. Add the melted candy to three different piping bags. You can also use a zip-top bag with a tiny corner snipped off for drizzling.
  10. Pipe the melted candy onto the top of the krispie treats. You can use one, two or all three colors in any patterns you’d like.
  11. Place the prepared treats onto a sheet of parchment paper. While the candy coating is still wet, top with your chosen sprinkles (if desired).
  12. Allow the treats to set completely at room temperature, or in the refrigerator for a faster setting.

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Tips For The Best Rice Krispie Treats

Making Rice Krispie treats is a fun and simple process, but a few tips and tricks can take them from good to great. Here are some suggestions to help you make the best Rice Krispie treats:

  • Use fresh marshmallows for the best texture and flavor. Stale marshmallows can make the treats tough.
  • Use fresh cereal to ensure a crisp texture. Stale cereal can make the treats soggy.
  • Melt the butter and marshmallows over low heat. This prevents the marshmallows from becoming too hot and makes the mixture smoother.
  • Add a splash of vanilla extract to the melted marshmallows for added flavor.
  • Fold the cereal into the melted marshmallow mixture gently to avoid crushing the cereal.
  • Consider adding mix-ins like chocolate chips, crushed cookies, or sprinkles for variety. Mix these in once the marshmallows and cereal are combined but still warm.
  • Grease your mixing spoon or spatula with butter or cooking spray to prevent sticking.
  • Allow the treats to cool completely at room temperature before cutting. This ensures they hold their shape.
  • Use a sharp knife, greased with a bit of butter or cooking spray, to cut the treats cleanly.
  • For a richer flavor, brown the butter before adding the marshmallows. Melt the butter over medium heat until it turns golden brown and has a nutty aroma, then proceed with the recipe.
  • Experiment with different types of cereal or flavored marshmallows for unique variations.
Yield: About 9 large treats

Red, White & Blue Rice Krispie Treats

Plate Of Red White Blue Rice Krispie Treats

Create festive Red, White & Blue Rice Krispie Treats with a classic cereal base, colorful candy melt drizzle, and sprinkles, perfect for patriotic celebrations.

Prep Time 20 minutes
Additional Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 20 minutes

Ingredients

  • 5 cups rice Krispies cereal
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 4 cups mini marshmallows (about 10 ounces)
  • 1/2 cup red meltable candies
  • 1/2 cup white meltable candies
  • 1/2 cup blue meltable candies
  • Sprinkles

Instructions

  1. Prepare a 9x13 baking pan with cooking spray or line with parchment paper.
  2. In a large pot, melt the butter over low heat.
  3. Add in the mini marshmallows. Stir until completely melted and the mixture is smooth.
  4. Remove the pot from heat. Immediately add in the Rice Krispies cereal and gently mix until well coated.
  5. Press the mixture firmly into a 9x13 inch baking pan.
  6. Allow the Rice Krispie treats to cool and place in the refrigerator for at least an hour.
  7. When they are cooled and set, remove the whole treat from of the pan in one piece. Place it on a cutting board and cut into squares, rectangles or other shapes.
  8. In three separate bowls, melt the red, white, and blue candies according to the package instructions.
  9. Add the melted candy to three different piping bags. You can also use a zip-top bag with a tiny corner snipped off for drizzling.
  10. Pipe the melted candy onto the top of the krispie treats. You can use one, two or all three colors in any patterns you'd like.
  11. Place the prepared treats onto a sheet of parchment paper. While the candy coating is still wet, top with your chosen sprinkles (if desired).
  12. Allow the treats to set completely at room temperature, or in the refrigerator for a faster setting.

Notes

Additional Kitchen Tools
- 9x13 baking pan
- Parchment paper
- Piping bags or zip top bags

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