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Rice Krispies treats are always a crowd-pleaser! We have made them festive by giving them some red, white and blue color. The best part is they are no-bake!

4th of July layered krispy treats

It's that time of the year! Fireworks and sparklers and of course the all-American Rice Krispies treat. While they are great plain, we decided to jazz them up by giving them a festive 4th of July makeover. How can you say no to these fun red, white and blue treats?

4th of July layered Krispies treats recipe

Yields one 9 x 9-inch dish

Ingredients:

  • 3 tablespoons melted butter
  • 6 cups miniature marshmallows
  • 6 cups Rice Krispies cereal
  • Red food coloring (no taste variety, found in craft/baking stores)
  • Blue food coloring (no taste variety, found in craft/baking stores)

Directions:

  1. Line a 9 x 9-inch dish with parchment paper. Set aside.
  2. In a large skillet over medium heat, add 1 tablespoon melted butter and 2 cups marshmallows. Stir until the marshmallows are smooth and melted. Add in a few drops of red food coloring. Stir until color is thoroughly combined.
  3. Stir in 2 cups Rice Krispies cereal and toss to cover equally. Work quickly so the cereal does not harden.
  4. Add to the parchment-lined dish and flatten.
  5. Rinse out the pan and add 1 tablespoon melted butter and 2 cups marshmallows. Stir until the marshmallows are smooth and melted.
  6. Stir in 2 cups Rice Krispies cereal and toss to cover equally. Work quickly so the cereal does not harden.
  7. Add as a second layer to the parchment-lined dish and flatten.
  8. Rinse out the pan and add 1 tablespoon melted butter and 2 cups marshmallows. Stir until the marshmallows are smooth and melted. Add in a few drops of blue food coloring. Stir until color is thoroughly combined.
  9. Stir in 2 cups Rice Krispies cereal and toss to cover equally. Work quickly so the cereal does not harden.
  10. Add as a third layer to the parchment-lined dish and flatten.
  11. Let treats sit for at least 10 minutes before cutting.

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