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Red, White & Blue Layered Rice Krispies Treats Make Your 4th Extra-Sweet

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Patriotic Rice Krispies treats: Could there be anything more American?

You probably already have a million things you love about the summertime, but we're about to give you one more: red, white and blue Rice Krispies treats. Yup, we just took a good all-American favorite and gave it an extra patriotic kick.

These little squares of goodness are so easy to whip up and are perfect for any Fourth of July barbecue.

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: These DIY Firecracker Cake Pops Will Make Your July 4th Sparkle

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.
Patriotic Rice Krispies treats: Could there be anything more American?
Image: Regina Ferrara/Sheknows

Updated by Sarah Long on 6/21/17

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