4th of July Rice Krispie Treats: Easy Recipe for a Festive Dessert
Among my absolute favorites for 4th of July party are Rice Krispie Treats – perfect no bake dessert recipe. Let me tell you, these delectable treats are an absolute must try! Not only are they incredibly simple to whip up, but they are the best addition to any patriotic gathering – Memorial Day or 4th of July celebrations
If you’re looking for a fun and easy Fourth of July dessert then look no further than these crispy treats. With just a few ingredients, you can create a dessert that is sure to impress your party guests. Whether you’re hosting a backyard barbecue or attending a potluck, these treats are a crowd pleaser.
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I love making 4th of July Rice Krispie Treats because they are so easy to make, and they always turn out so delicious! Here are the simple ingredients that I use:
- unsalted butter, melted over low heat
- mini marshmallows, divided
- pure vanilla extract
- teaspoon salt
- Rice Krispies cereal
- red, white, and blue M&M
- red, white, and blue sprinkles
- red, white, and blue candy melts
9×13 baking pan
How to Make Fourth of July Rice Krispie Treats
To make delicious Rice Krispie Treats these patriotic holidays, follow simple steps:
1. Line a baking pan with parchment paper and set it aside.
2. In a large pot over low medium heat, melt the butter.
3. Set aside 1 ½ cups of mini marshmallows to mix in later. Add the remaining marshmallows into the pot with the melted butter and stir slowly until fully melted and incorporated.
4. Remove the pot from the heat and mix in the vanilla extract and salt.
5. Fold in Krispie cereal, M&M’s, sprinkles and the 1 ½ cups of marshmallows that were set aside earlier using a rubber spatula. Fold together until evenly distributed and coated. Move quickly so that the chocolate doesn’t melt.
6. Spread the Rice Krispies cereal mixture into an even layer in the prepared pan and lightly press it in. Do not overly pack it in or it will result in tough to eat treats.
7. Melt the red, white, and blue candy melts in separate piping bags or bowls. Use a low or defrost microwave setting in 30 second increments to avoid it from overheating and melting the bag.
8. Snip a small piece of the tip of the piping bag and drizzle over the rice krispie treats. Top with additional M&M’s and patriotic sprinkles if desired.
9. Allow it to cool on the counter for 30 minutes to 1 hour before cutting into squares. Enjoy!
That’s it! These 4th of July Rice Krispie Treats are perfect for any Independence Day celebration. They are easy to make, festive, and delicious.
Variations of Rice Krispies
When it comes to Rice Krispie delicious treats, the possibilities are endless! Here are some of my favorite variations that are perfect for these patriotic desserts:
- Red, White, and Blue themed: Add food coloring to the marshmallow mixture to create layers of red, white, and blue recipes. Top with festive sprinkles for an extra patriotic touch.
- Chocolate Dipped: Melt chocolate chips and dip the Rice Krispie Treats in the chocolate. Top with red, white, and blue sprinkles for a fun and festive look.
- Fruity Pebbles: Swap out the Rice Krispies for Fruity Pebbles to create a colorful and fruity twist on the classic treat.
- S’mores: Mix in mini marshmallows and crushed graham crackers to create a s’mores-inspired Rice Krispie Treat.
- Peanut Butter: Add peanut butter to the marshmallow mixture for a delicious and nutty flavor.
- Caramel: Drizzle caramel sauce on top of the Rice Krispie Treats for a sweet and gooey addition.
These are just a few of the many variations you can create with Rice Krispie as a fun patriotic treat. Get creative and try out different flavors and toppings to make your 4th of July celebration even more delicious!
How can I make a big batch of homemade rice krispie treats?
If you need to make a big batch of rice krispie treats for a July 4th party or any other occasion, you can easily double or triple this recipe. Just make sure you have a large sauce pan to melt the marshmallows and butter, and a big enough bowl to mix in the cereal. You can also use a baking sheet instead of a pan to spread the mixture out and cut it into squares.
What are some creative ways to decorate rice krispie treats for July 4th?
There are many creative ways to decorate rice krispie treats for July 4th. You can add red, white, and blue sprinkles, candy stars, or edible glitter to the top of the treats. You can also use red food coloring to dye the marshmallow mixture or use cookie cutter to make star-shaped treats.
Can I make rice krispie treats ahead of time for a party?
Yes, you can make rice krispie treats ahead of time for a party. Just store them in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3 days. If you need to store them for longer, you can freeze them for up to 6 weeks. Just make sure to wrap them tightly in plastic wrap and then in aluminum foil before freezing.
What are some alternative ingredients I can use to make rice krispie treats?
If you want to switch things up and try something different, you can use alternative cereals instead of Rice Krispies. Some good options include Fruity Pebbles, Cocoa Pebbles, or Cinnamon Toast Crunch. You can also add different mix-ins like chocolate chips, peanut butter, or chopped nuts.
How long do rice krispie treats stay fresh?
Rice krispie treats will stay fresh for up to 3 days at room temperature if stored in an airtight container. If you need to store them for longer, you can freeze them for up to 6 weeks. Just make sure to wrap them tightly in plastic wrap and then in aluminum foil before freezing.
How to Store Rice Krispie bars
When it comes to storing your 4th of July Rice Krispie Treats, there are a few things to keep in mind to keep them fresh and delicious. Here are some tips on how to store them properly:
- Room Temperature: The best way to store your rice krispie treats is to keep them at room temperature. Place them in an airtight container or an airtight bag to prevent oxygen from reaching them, which could cause them to go stale. If your rice krispie treats do go stale, they could turn hard and solid.
- Avoid Moisture: Make sure to keep your rice krispie treats away from moisture. Moisture can cause them to become soft and lose their crispy texture. Avoid storing them in the refrigerator or freezer, as the moisture can cause them to become soggy.
- Separate Layers: If you need to stack your rice krispie treats, make sure to place a layer of wax paper or parchment paper between each layer. This will prevent them from sticking together and help maintain their shape.
- Use within Two Weeks: Rice krispie treats are best when consumed within two weeks of making them. After that, they may start to lose their freshness and flavor.
By following these simple tips, you can ensure that your 4th of July Rice Krispie Treats stay fresh and delicious. Hope you’ll enjoy them!