Want to make a red white and blue Rice Krispie treats recipe for your next Memorial Day or Fourth of July soiree? They are SO easy to make and EVERYONE loves Rice Krispie treats! Today we’ll show you how to make a beautiful red white and blue dessert that looks beautiful and will please everyone in the crowd!
We’ve made our Rice Krispie treats red white and blue for the 4th of July but you can color Rice Krispie treats to suit just about any holiday or occasion. It’s so easy to change the colors to suit any holiday…orange and black for Halloween Rice Krispie treats….red and green for Christmas Rice Krispie treas. You can create custom coloring for birthday parties, baby showers and school functions. Just change the food coloring and the sprinkles and you’re ready for another holiday!
Red White and Blue Rice Krispies Treats
Prep: 30 Minutes / Cool for 30 minutes / Total 1 Hour
- 3 tablespoons of unsalted butter
- 1- 10 oz. bag of mini marshmallows
- 5 ¾ cups of Rice Krispies cereal
- ½ teaspoon blue gel food coloring
- ½ teaspoon red gel food coloring
- ¼ cup red, white and blue sprinkles
- U.S. Flag Picks (0ptional)
- Spray Oil
Red White and Blue Rice Krispie Treats Recipe Directions
Grab all of your ingredients and let’s get going! Food coloring, sprinkles, butter, mini marshmallows and Rice Krispies cereal. You’ll also need 3 bowls to prepare and mix the Rice Krispie treats with the food coloring and a 8 x 8 inch baking dish to layer the treats in three layers.
For bowl one combine 1 teaspoon butter and approximately 2 cups of mini marshmallows and microwave for about 40 seconds (or until the marshmallows are fully melted).
Quickly remove the bowl from the microwave and add ½ teaspoon blue gel food coloring to the mini marshmallow mixture. Stir with a spoon until all marshmallows are completely blue.
Working quickly (before the mini marshmallows cool off) add the 2 cups of Rice Krispies to the blue mini marshmallow mixture and stir until all the Rice Krispies are blue in color.
Quickly scrape out all the Blue Rice Krispies mixture into the bottom of the lightly sprayed 8 x 8 baking pan with a flat scraping spatula. Distribute the mixture equally along the bottom of the pan to make the blue layer. Press down on Rice Krispies until you have a smooth-ish, leveled layer.
Bowl two repeats the exact same process as bowl one, except this bowl will have no food coloring and create the white layer. When you’ve completed the white layer, quickly pour it over the blue layer of Rice Krispies. Distribute the mixture equally on top of the blue layer. Press down on Rice Krispies until you have a smooth-ish, leveled layer.
Bowl three repeats the exact same process as bowl one, but in this bowl you will add ½ teaspoon red gel food coloring. After mixing the red Rice Krispies, quickly pour them out over the blue and white layer. Distribute the mixture equally on top of the white layer. Press down on Rice Krispies until you have a smooth-ish, leveled layer. When you’re all done it should look like the image below.
Look at how pretty these red, white, blue AND gold sprinkles are! I had to give you a closeup because the pictures just don’t do them justice! They are gorgeous and you can find them on Amazon HERE. I can’t wait to use these on some patriotic cupcakes I have planned!
Add ¼ cup red, white and blue sprinkles (or more…who doesn’t love sprinkles!?!?!) to the top of the mixture before it completely cools. This will help the sprinkles to stick to the treats and not fall off.
Allow your red, white and blue Rice Krispie treats recipe to cool and firm for at least 30 minutes before cutting. This will make about 16 – 2″ x 2″ treats. Store your Rice Krispie treats at room temperature in a sealed, airtight container.
I hope you enjoyed learning how to make the patriotic, 4th of July Rice Krispie treats! You can make these red white and blue rice krispie treats for memorial day and labor day too! It’s so easy to change the colors to suit any holiday…orange and black for Halloween….red and green for Christmas. You can create custom coloring for birthday parties and school functions. Kids and adults LOVE these treats equally so you’ll have no leftovers!
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