With the 4th of July coming up on Thursday, we wanted to share something fun and patriotic with everyone. When we sat down to think of what recipe to share, we wanted something that was fun, classic, easy to make, and traditional. At first we were having trouble coming up with something, but then it hit us: Rice Krispie Treats! It’s pretty hard to get more traditional or American than that. Plus, they are a wonderful summer treat that require virtually no effort at all to make. We then put a nice American twist on them with some food coloring and a star cookie cutter and presto! You have a wonderful, patriotic treat that everyone will love. Enjoy!

Here’s what you will need.


  • 3 tablespoons butter or margarine
  • 1 package (10 oz., about 40) regular marshmallows or 4 cups miniature marshmallows
  • 6 cups Kellogg’s Rice Krispies cereal
  • Red, white and blue food coloring


  1. In large saucepan melt butter over low heat. Add marshmallows and stir until completely melted. Add in a generous amount food coloring to a achieve desired color. Remove from heat.
  2. Add KELLOGG’S RICE KRISPIES cereal. Stir until well coated.
  3. Using buttered spatula or wax paper evenly press mixture into 13 x 9 x 2-inch pan coated with cooking spray. Cool. Using a star shaped cookie cutter, cut out your treats. Place the treats on a skewer, wrap and display.
  4. Best if served the same day.


  • For best results, use fresh marshmallows.
  • 1 jar (7 oz.) marshmallow crème can be substituted for marshmallows.
  • Diet, reduced calorie or tub margarine is not recommended.
  • Store no more than two days at room temperature in airtight container.
  • To freeze, place in layers separated by wax paper in airtight container. Freeze for up to 6 weeks. Let stand at room temperature for 15 minutes before serving.
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