Your 4th of July Needs These Red, White & Blue Rice Krispies Treats

Fourth of July calls for all things red, white and blue — and Rice Krispies treats are no exception. 

Yup, we 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.

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4th of July layered Rice Krispies Treats recipe

Yields 1 (9-by-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)

Directions:

  1. Line a 9-by-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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Pint it! Red, White & Blue Layered Rice Krispies Treats

A version of this article was originally published in June 2017.

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