Serve these Patriotic Rice Krispie Treats Flags this summer and you’ll be waving goodbye to them in no time!
You’re never too old for Rice Krispie Treats — especially when they’re this fun! Try these red, white, and blue beauties at your patriotic summer party.
These Flags aren’t difficult to make, but they do require three separate batches of Krispies — one for each color. You’ll also need to wait for them to harden a bit before cutting. But the results are worth it. Aren’t they too irresistible not to make this summer?
I found the little edible star decorations at my everyday grocery store, so you might have some luck at yours, too. White or silver would have been nice. I only found gold, but figured that I think that works, too!
Star-spangled Rice Krispie Treats
- 1 large box Kellogg’s Rice Krispies Cereal
- 3 10-ounce bags of mini marshmallows
- 2 sticks salted butter
- ~20 drops of red food coloring
- ~20 drops of blue food coloring
- Edible star sprinkles
1. Line 2 cookie sheets or baking pans of the same size (you want the kind with low sides, not no sides) with parchment paper and set aside.
2. Make your red batch of Rice Krispies. Add 5 tbsp of butter to a pot on low heat and let melt. Add 5 cups of marshmallows and stir regularly, careful not to burn mallows, until mixture is combined and gooey. Add red food coloring and stir. (Repeat until desired color of red is reached.) Remove from heat. Add in 5 cups of cereal and stir until well-coated. Transfer cereal mixture to cookie sheet.
3. Lightly coat your hands with butter or cooking spray. Press the cereal mixture flat until it covers much of the cookie sheet. Use the side wall of the sheet as a gauge to try to keep mixture as evenly pressed as possible. Set aside to cool for 15 minutes.
4. Repeat steps 2 and 3, omitting the food coloring. This will be your white batch.
5. Flip parchment with white Krispies on top of parchment with red Krispies to stack them. (This is starting to form the stripes.)
6. Next, cut this stack into 3 even sections (the short distance across the pan).
7. Stack two of these 1/3 sections on top of each other.
8. Cut the remaining 1/3 section in half longways (so it’s skinny). Add this skinnier strip to the righthand side of your larger stack.
9. For the remaining skinny strip, gently peel the two colors apart and place the skinny red on top of the skinny white strip. (You’ll have an extra skinny white strip leftover. Consider it a snack for your efforts so far!)
10. Make the blue Rice Krispies (you’ll need slightly less of this color). Melt 3 tbsp butter on low heat. Add 3 cups of marshmallows. Stir until mixture is gooey, careful not to burn marshmallows. Add but food coloring and stir. Repeat until desired color is achieved. Add cereal and stir until well-coated. Let cool for about 10 minutes.
11. Lightly coat your hands with butter or cooking spray. Fill in the remaining square on your Rice Krispie stack with the blue Krispies. Try to get it as even with the other colors on both sides as possible.
12. Let firm 10 minutes.
13. Trim off any obvious excess.
14. You’re now ready to slice your Rice Krispie Flags. Use a serrated knife to make cutting a breeze.
15. Top with well-placed edible star sprinkles.
See also, For more Red, White, and Blue fun, make this mouthwatering Midwest favorite, mixed berry jello pretzel salad.
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