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Red, white and blue layered Rice Krispies Treats say 'bam!' to your 4th

Brandy is the author of the food blog, Nutmeg Nanny. In her spare time she enjoys developing recipes, baking and cooking. She is a small town girl who left the corn fields of Ohio for the scenic beauty of the Hudson Valley region of New ...

O say, can you see... everyone devouring these 4th of July Rice Krispies Treats?

It's that time of the year! Getting ready for summertime means you have the perfect excuse to let your patriotic pride show, with holidays like the 4th of July to look forward to. We already know that Rice Krispies Treats are a guaranteed crowd-pleaser, but dressing them up in red, white and blue for an Independence Day barbecue might make the crowd go wild.

Seriously, though. How can you say "no" to these fun red, white and blue treats?

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4th of July layered Rice Krispies Treats recipe

Yields 1 (9 x 9-inch) dish

Ingredients:

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

More: Fourth of July flag lasagna

Directions:

  1. Line a 9 x 9-inch dish with parchment paper. Set aside.
  2. To a large skillet over medium heat, add 1 tablespoon of melted butter and 2 cups of marshmallows. Stir until the marshmallows are smooth and melted. Add in a few drops of red food coloring. Stir until the color is thoroughly combined.
  3. Stir in 2 cups of 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 of melted butter and 2 cups of marshmallows. Stir until the marshmallows are smooth and melted.
  6. Stir in 2 cups of 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 the last tablespoon of melted butter and the last 2 cups of marshmallows. Stir until the marshmallows are smooth and melted. Add in a few drops of blue food coloring. Stir until the color is thoroughly combined.
  9. Stir in the last 2 cups of 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 the Treats sit for at least 10 minutes before cutting.

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Updated by Bethany Ramos on 5/18/16

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