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Patriotic Rice Krispie Treats

Celebrate the 4th of July with these Patriotic Rice Krispie Treats! They are an easy no bake dessert perfect for summer and decorated with white chocolate and red white and blue sprinkles.

Rice krispie treats are such a good summer staple because they are a fast no bake dessert to whip up. The kids have such a blast helping to decorate these! It’s a great way to let their creative juices flow.

Variously decorated star rice krispie treats

Ingredients you need:

  • marshmallows
  • rice krispies
  • white chocolate melts
  • red white and blue sprinkles
  • cooking spray

Equipment you need:

  • large pot
  • mixing spoon
  • spatula
  • cookie sheet or 9 by 13 pan
  • waxed paper
  • star shaped cookie cutter
  • small bowl and spoon

You will want to use a cookie sheet or a 9 by 13 pan depending on what version of Patriotic rice krispies you want to make. See the variations below.

star rice krispie treat decorated with red white and blue star sprinkles

How To Make Patriotic Rice Krispie Treats:

  1. In a large pot, melt butter over low heat.
  2. Add the marshmallows and stir frequently until marshmallows are completely melted.
  3. Remove pot from heat and add the rice krispies, mixing well to make sure they are all coated.
  4. Pour mixture onto a greased cookie sheet.
  5. Use waxed paper to press down the mixture evenly into the pan.
  6. Next, use your star cookie cutter to cut out star shapes from the rice krispies.
  7. Heat white chocolate melts according to package directions and drizzle over each star.
  8. Decorate with red white and blue sprinkles.
  9. Best if eaten on the same day!
star rice krispie treat decorated with red white and blue non pariells

What to do with leftover rice krispie treats after cutting shapes out?

You will obviously have the extra bits left of the rice krispies after cutting the stars out. There are a couple things to do with those leftover bits.

  • Lightly press them together again to cut out more stars. These will be more compacted than the original set but still tasty!
  • Gently roll them into balls and place a lollipop stick in them. Dip them in the white chocolate and then decorate them with the sprinkles.
  • Enjoy eating them!

My kids are partial to that last option! I don’t blame them, it’s one of the best parts of being the chef!

a pan of rice krispies decorated with white chocolate and sprinkles

Alternative method

  • Instead of cutting out stars and decorating them individually, you can press the mixture into a 9 by 13 casserole dish.
  • Heat white chocolate melts and drizzle over the entire pan.
  • Decorate with red white and blue sprinkles.
  • Cut into bars and enjoy!

This option is obviously much simpler and has less waste. If you are short on time, I would go with this option.

Tips and Tricks

Although you can use any size of marshmallows for rice krispie treats. I’ve found the mini marshmallows tend to melt faster than the original size. If you are pressed for time, opt for the small ones.

You just want the marshmallows to melt, you do not want to overcook the mixture. This can result in a really dry rice krispie treat and nobody wants that!

Two squares of patriotic rice krispies

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Patriotic Star Rice Krispie Treats

Variously decorated star rice krispie treats

Patriotic Star Rice Krispie Treats

Celebrate the 4th of July with these Patriotic Rice Krispie Treats! They are an easy no bake dessert perfect for summer and decorated with white chocolate and red white and blue sprinkles.
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 12 servings
Calories: 205kcal
Author: Jade Jones

Ingredients

  • 3 Tbsp butter
  • 4 cups miniature marshmallows
  • 6 cups rice krispies cereal
  • 1/2 pkg white chocolate melts
  • red white and blue sprinkles

Instructions

  • In a large pot, melt butter over low heat.
  • Add the marshmallows and stir frequently until marshmallows are completely melted.
  • Remove pot from heat and add the rice krispies, mixing well to make sure they are all coated.
  • Pour mixture onto a greased cookie sheet.
  • Use waxed paper to press down the mixture evenly into the pan.
  • Next, use your star cookie cutter to cut out star shapes from the rice krispies.
  • Heat white chocolate melts according to package directions and drizzle over each star.
  • Decorate with red white and blue sprinkles.
  • Best if eaten on the same day!

Notes

Alternative method

  • Instead of cutting out stars and decorating them individually, you can press the mixture into a 9 by 13 casserole dish.
  • Heat white chocolate melts and drizzle over the entire pan.
  • Decorate with red white and blue sprinkles.
  • Cut into bars and enjoy!
This option is obviously much simpler and has less waste. If you are short on time, I would go with this option.
Although you can use any size of marshmallows for rice krispie treats. I’ve found the mini marshmallows tend to melt faster than the original size. If you are pressed for time, opt for the small ones.
You just want the marshmallows to melt, you do not want to overcook the mixture. This can result in a really dry rice krispie treat and nobody wants that!

Nutrition

Calories: 205kcal | Carbohydrates: 34g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 8mg | Sodium: 127mg | Potassium: 18mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 1020IU | Vitamin C: 8.8mg | Calcium: 1mg | Iron: 4.3mg
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