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Red White and Blue Rice Krispie Treats

Red white and blue Rice Krispie treats are the perfect sweet and chewy dessert for Memorial Day, the 4th of July or any patriotic celebration.

Everyone loves this classic no-bake dessert!

Patriotic Rice Krispie Treats on a plate

Here is why I love this recipe:

  • Easy way to get kids interested in cooking.
  • No-bake recipe that can be packed up for outdoor parties.
  • This popular recipe is always a hit.

Ingredients needed:

Make these patriotic crispy treats with easy to find basic ingredients.

Patriotic Rice Krispie Treats Ingredients in glass bowls

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • ½ cup butter
  • 2 10-ounce packages mini marshmallows
  • 1 12-ounce package rice cereal
  • 1/3 cup red melting candy
  • 1/3 cup blue melting candy
  • 1 tablespoon Crisco (divided)
  • Patriotic sprinkles

Substitutions

Feel free to use your favorite rice cereal. Store brand is fine!

For a chocolate twist, try making Oreo Rice Krispy Treats before decorating or splurge with some patriotic brownie mix cookies.

How to make Red White and Blue Rice Krispies Treats

We’ll make these treats using the classic Rice Krispie treats recipe. Then finish with the decorations.

First, melt the butter in a large stock pot over medium heat.

Melt butter in large pot

When the butter is melted, add the marshmallows and cook until melted, stirring constantly.

Melt marshmallows

Remove the pan from heat when the marshmallows are fully melted.

Add the cereal and stir until all the cereal is coated in marshmallows.

Add crispy rice cereal

Grease a 9×13 pan with nonstick cooking spray and spread the cereal mixture in an even layer in the pan.

Press the cereal mixture into the pan until it becomes solid, then allow it to cool at room temperature for at least 2 hours.

press cereal mixture into baking dish

When the treats are completely cool, cut them into 30 small squares.

Transfer the squares to a cooling rack. Place something underneath to catch drips (like a cookie sheet or parchment paper).

Sliced Rice Krispie Treats Squares

Melt the red and blue candy according to the package instructions and place them in piping bags.

Drizzle each color over the top of the treats and immediately decorate with sprinkles.

Add melted chocolate and patriotic sprinkles

Allow the candy to cool and set completely before serving.

Tips and Tricks

Store leftovers in an airtight container or on a plate covered with plastic wrap.

If you want to create different colored treats, add a few drops of red or blue food coloring while melting the butter and marshmallows.

If you want all three colors, divide the butter and marshmallows before melting and create three separate mixtures.

Patriotic Rice Krispie Treats with Sprinkles

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Patriotic Rice Krispie Treats Recipe

Red White and Blue Rice Krispie Treats

Andrea Updyke
Made with crispy rice cereal, butter, marshmallows, chocolate and sprinkles, this foolproof recipe is perfect for all your patriotic celebrations.
5 from 1 vote

Be sure to check out my tips and tricks in the post. Scroll up to read!

Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 0 mins
Chilling Time 2 hrs
Total Time 2 hrs 20 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 30 treats
Calories 115 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • ½ cup butter
  • 2 10- ounce packages mini marshmallows
  • 1 12- ounce package rice cereal
  • 1/3 cup red melting candy
  • 1/3 cup blue melting candy
  • 1 tablespoon Crisco divided
  • Patriotic sprinkles

Instructions
 

  • First, melt the butter in a large stock pot over medium heat.
  • When the butter is melted, add the marshmallows and cook until melted, stirring constantly.
  • Remove the pan from heat when the marshmallows are fully melted. Add the cereal and stir until all the cereal is coated in marshmallows.
  • Grease a 9×13 pan with nonstick cooking spray and spread the cereal mixture in an even layer in the pan.
  • Press the cereal mixture into the pan until it becomes solid, then allow it to cool at room temperature for at least 2 hours.
  • When the treats are completely cool, cut them into 30 small squares.
  • Transfer the squares to a cooling rack.
  • Place something underneath to catch drips (like a cookie sheet or parchment paper).
  • Melt the red and blue candy according to the package instructions and place them in piping bags. Add a little bit of Crisco to each color when melting.
  • Drizzle each color over the top of the treats and immediately decorate with sprinkles.
  • Allow the candy to cool and set completely before serving.

Notes

Nutrition information is estimated and may vary. Store leftovers in an airtight container. 

Nutrition

Serving: 1treatCalories: 115kcalCarbohydrates: 19gProtein: 1gFat: 4gSaturated Fat: 3gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 8mgSodium: 94mgPotassium: 16mgFiber: 1gSugar: 8gVitamin A: 849IUVitamin C: 7mgCalcium: 2mgIron: 3mg
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I'm a travel-loving boymom living in Raleigh, NC. I love making life a little bit easier and a lot more fun by sharing easy recipes, travel tips, and holiday treats. Read more...

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