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Independence Rice Krispie Treats

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Searching for the ideal dessert to celebrate the Fourth of July? Try this nut-free, patriotic-themed Independence Rice Krispie Treats. Kids will adore these festive treats, making your celebration even more special (hint: They are perfect fast-and-easy snacks for end-of-year classroom parties, ensuring everyone can enjoy a delicious and safe treat).

Patriotic themed rice krispie treats decorated with red, white and blue icing on a white plate

These delightful treats add a festive flair to the traditional snack with bold colors inspired by the American flag. They are perfect for your Fourth of July festivities and will be a crowd-pleaser as you commemorate the nation’s birthday.

Snap, Crackle, and Pop with Patriotic Rice Krispie Treats!

Get ready to celebrate in style with these festive rice krispie treats! Packed with patriotic red, white, and blue, these snacks add a fun and tasty twist to the traditional marshmallow and cereal mix.

Whether throwing a backyard barbecue or heading to a fireworks show, these nut-free Independence Rice Krispie Treats will wow kids and adults. So, gather your ingredients and whip up a batch of these delightful and colorful snacks.

Equipment to Make Independence Rice Krispie Treats

  • Large Pot
  • Mixing Spoon
  • A 9×13-inch Baking Pan
  • Parchment Paper
  • Piping Bags (optional)
  • Scissors

Independence Rice Krispie Treats Ingredients

  • 5 cups Rice Krispies cereal
  • ¼ cup butter
  • 4 cups mini marshmallows (about 10 ounces)
  • ½ cup red meltable candies
  • ½ cup white meltable candies
  • ½ cup blue meltable candies
  • Sprinkles: as desired, can be any of your choosing (customize these treats for any holiday celebration)
Selection of ingredients for Rice Krispie Treats

How To Make Independence Rice Krispie Treats

Step 1: Prepare the Base Treat

Melt the butter in a large pot over low heat.

Butter melting in a large pot

Step 2: Mix in the Mini Marshmallows

Add the mini marshmallows, stirring continuously until fully melted and smooth. Do not let the mixture burn.

Mini marshmallows in a large pot

Immediately mix the Rice Krispies cereal until well coated. Press the mixture firmly into a 9×13-inch baking pan lined with parchment paper or lightly greased.

Rice Krispie cereal mixed in large pot with melted marshmallows

Flatten it evenly across the pan. Let the Rice Krispie treat cool and set in the refrigerator for at least one hour.

Rice Krispie treats packed in 9x13 baking pan

Step 2: Cut the Treats

Once set, lift the whole treat out of the pan using the edges of the parchment paper. Place it on a cutting board and cut it into nine or 12 squares or rectangles to your preferred size. The size and number of treats are up to you, depending on how many people you share these with and the occasion. If you’re preparing these for a classroom party, you may size these smaller to allow more treats at a smaller portion suitable for younger bellies.

Rice Krispie treats cut into single servings

Step 3: Melt the Candies

Melt the red, white, and blue meltable candies separately according to the package instructions. Use bowls deep enough for easy dipping.

Melted colored candy to drizzle on Rice Krispie treats

Step 4: Decorate the Treats

Use a spoon or a piping bag to drizzle the melted candy of your choice over each Rice Krispie square, decorating it as you like. If you want to save time and don’t have pipping bags, use a butter knife or spoon to coat the treats.

Melted candies in the pipping bag next to Rice Krispie treat

Step 5: Add Sprinkles

Place the dipped treats onto a sheet of parchment paper. While the candy coating is still wet, top off with your chosen sprinkles for a decorative touch. For these, I used red, white, and blue. For Halloween, for instance, you could drizzle orange and black melted candy and finish with purple or white sprinkles on top.

Rice Krispie treats covered in patriotic red, blue and white sprinkles

Step 6: Cool the Rice Krispie Treats

Allow the treats to set completely at room temperature or in the refrigerator for a faster setting.

Patriotic, July 4th themed Rice Krispie treats stacked on a white plate

Ensure your recipe is safe for guests with nut allergies

Ensure that all ingredients are sourced from a nut-free facility to prevent any risk of cross-contamination. Additionally, opt for natural food colorings to achieve the red, white, and blue hues, ensuring they are free from artificial dyes and common allergens. By taking these precautions, you can create delicious and safe treats that everyone can enjoy without worry.

Popular Days for American Flag Treats

  • Memorial Day: Last Monday in May
  • Flag Day: June 14
  • Labor Day: First Monday in September
  • Veterans Day: November 11

You Will Love Patriotic Rice Krispie Treats

You’ll love these Independence Rice Krispie Treats for their delightful mix of nostalgia and patriotic pride. Each bite is a tasty reminder of carefree summers spent with loved ones, enjoying picnics, or watching fireworks light up the sky.

  • Full of Festive Spirit: These treats showcase bright red, white, and blue colors that capture the essence of the American flag, making them a perfect addition to any Independence Day celebration.
  • Wonderfully Nostalgic: Made with the classic combination of marshmallows and crispy rice cereal, these treats bring back fond memories of childhood summers and Fourth of July gatherings.

The striking red, white, and blue colors create a visually appealing dessert and represent the unity and pride of the American spirit. Whether hosting a backyard barbecue or joining a neighborhood block party, these treats will surely be a hit with guests of all ages.

Patriotic, July 4th themed Rice Krispie treats stacked on a white plate

Independence Rice Krispie Treats

Becky
These nut-free, patriotic-themed Independence Rice Krispie Treats. Kids will adore these festive treats, making your celebration even more special (hint: They are perfect fast-and-easy snacks for end-of-year classroom parties, ensuring everyone can enjoy a delicious and safe treat)
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings 12 servings

Ingredients
  

  • 5 cups Rice Krispies cereal
  • ¼ cup Butter, softened
  • 4 cups Mini marshmallows
  • ½ cup Red meltable candies
  • ½ cup White meltable candies
  • ½ cup Blue meltable candies
  • Sprinkles: as desired, can be any of your choosing

Instructions
 

  • Prepare the Base Treat Melt the butter in a large pot over low heat. Add the mini marshmallows, stirring until the mixture is smooth and completely melted. Remove the pot from heat and immediately mix the Rice Krispies cereal until well coated. Press the mixture firmly into a 9×13-inch baking pan lined with parchment paper or lightly greased. Flatten it evenly across the pan. Let the Rice Krispie treat cool and set in the refrigerator for at least one hour.
  • Cut the Treats Once set, lift the whole treat out of the pan using the edges of the parchment paper. Place it on a cutting board and cut it into squares or rectangles to your preferred size.
  • Melt the Candies Melt the red, white, and blue meltable candies separately according to the package instructions. Use bowls deep enough for easy dipping.
  • Drizzle the Treats Dip each Rice Krispie square into your chosen melted candy, covering it to your liking. Let any excess drip off. Place the dipped treats onto a sheet of parchment paper. While the candy coating is still wet, sprinkle with your chosen sprinkles for a decorative touch.
  • Cool the Rice Krispie Treats Allow the treats to set completely at room temperature or in the refrigerator for a faster setting.

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Other festive decorations and toppings to add

To make your Independence Rice Krispie Treats even more festive and patriotic, consider adding a variety of decorations and toppings. You can drizzle a single color (red, white, and blue) melts and sprinkle star-shaped candy or edible glitter to add a bit of sparkle. Use cookie cutters to shape the treats into stars, flags, or other patriotic symbols for a fun twist. These additional decorations make the treats more visually appealing and add flavor and fun to your Independence Day celebration.


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