4th of July Rice Krispie Treats

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Get ready for your summer get together with these 4th of July Rice Krispie Treats! Super easy to make and will disappear in no time. Fun, festive, and tasty for your 4th of July or any party!

rice krispie treats decorated for the 4th of july on a white plate

 

Rice Krispie Treats are a classic treat that pretty much everyone out there likes! And you can mix them up and serve in a million different ways. These are dressed up for the 4th of July using just 2 extra ingredients. You could color them and make them actually red and blue similar concept to my Watermelon Rice Krispie Treats. But for the sake of less food coloring and less time, I am going the easy route!

4th of july rice krsipie treats ingredients

What You’ll Need

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  • Rice Krispie Cereal
  • Butter
  • Marshmallows
  • Vanilla Extract
  • White Chocolate
  • Sprinkles

You can definitely use the recipe on the box you may have used for years, but that isn’t my favorite version. I like them to be gooey and denser, so I use a slightly different ratio of ingredients, as you will see in the recipe card below.

drizzling white chocolate on rice krispie treats

How To Make 4th Of July Rice Krispie Treats

  • Make Rice Krispie Treats. Add marshmallows and butter to a large mixing bowl and place in the microwave for 60 seconds. Remove and stir until completely melted. If necessary heat again for 20 seconds. Add vanilla extract and pour in cereal. Mix until completely coated. Press mixture into a sprayed 13×9 inch baking dish.
  • Let Set. Let the treats become solid, by letting them set up for about 2 hours. You can do this hours ahead of time or even place them in the fridge to speed up the process.
  • Slice. Using a sharp knife, cut the rice krispie treats into squares and arrange on a large baking sheet.
  • Decorate. Melt white chocolate and drizzle over the top of the squares. Shake your festive sprinkles over the top. Let the chocolate set up for about an hour before serving.
krispie treats on a baking tray with chocolate and sprinkles

Recipe Tips & Suggestions

  • I like to remove the treats from the pan and place on a large baking tray, so it catches the extra chocolate and sprinkles and doesn’t make a mess. But this also allows you to get a little chocolate drizzling down the sides of each square, and decorate them all differently if you want, and just makes it easier than trying to cut them after the chocolate has hardened.
  • Get creative with the decorating. You can use red and blue colored chocolate, sprinkles, you could even use frosting if you wanted. Just make them festive! Use a star shaped cookie cutter, and cut them into stars before decorating.
  • Are you a chocolate fan? Usually in the summer you can find red, white and blue M&M’s, they would be great to mix in with the cereal or just sprinkle on top for a little bit of that chocolate-y goodness.
  • I like to melt my marshmallows and butter together in a large microwave safe bowl, just cut the butter into cubes, so it melts in the same amount of time as the marshmallows. But if you like to use a saucepan, you can definitely go that route instead.

How To Store 4th of July Rice Krispie Treats

Once the chocolate sets up, you can transfer these back to your 13×9 inch baking pan, or just store in an airtight container for 2-3 days.

red white and blue rice krispie treats on a white plate

More Fun Summer Treats

close up rice krispie treats with red and blue sprinkles
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4th Of July Rice Krispie Treats

By Erin
Get ready for your summer get together with these 4th of July Rice Krispie Treats! Super easy to make and will disappear in no time. Fun, festive, and tasty for your 4th of July or any party!
Prep: 20 minutes
Additional Time: 1 hour
Total: 1 hour 20 minutes
Servings: 20

Ingredients 

  • 6 Tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 12 oz marshmallows
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 6 cups rice krispies
  • 1/2 cup melted white chocolate
  • festive sprinkles

Instructions 

  • Spray a 13×9 inch baking dish with non-stick spray. Set aside.
  • Add marshmallows and butter to a large mixing bowl and place in the microwave for 60 seconds. Remove and stir until completely melted. If necessary heat again for 20 seconds.
  • Add vanilla extract and pour in cereal. Mix until completely coated.
  • Press mixture into a sprayed 13×9 inch baking dish.
  • Let the treats become solid, by letting them set up for about 2 hours. You can do this hours ahead of time or even place them in the fridge to speed up the process.
  • Using a sharp knife, cut the rice krispie treats into squares and arrange on a large baking sheet.
  • Melt white chocolate and drizzle over the top of the squares. Shake your festive sprinkles over the top.
  • Let the chocolate set up for about an hour before serving.

Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 140kcal | Carbohydrates: 23g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 10mg | Sodium: 62mg | Sugar: 13g

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Author: Erin
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Additional Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 20 minutes
Course: Dessert Recipes
Cuisine: American
Servings: 20
Calories: 140
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