Red, White and Blue Rice Krispies Treats

My kids and I love making Rice Krispies Treats together.  They’re simple, they’re fast, they don’t require the oven and they’re a blank canvas for almost any occasion.  For our summer holidays, we decided to make our treats red, white and blue.  So simple, so quick, so fun, so patriotic!

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3 tablespoons butter
6 cups mini-marshmallows
6 cups Rice Krispies cereal
Red and blue food coloring
 Grease (I use Pam) an 8×8 inch baking dish and set aside.  Put two cups of cereal into 3 separate bowls.   Set aside.
In a microwavable bowl, melt 1 tablespoon of  butter (about 30 seconds or so).  Once melted, add in 2 cups of marshmallows and coat with melted butter.  Microwave another minute or so until marshmallows are melted.  
Remove from microwave and immediately stir in a few drops of red food coloring.  Working quickly, pour the red marshmallow mixture down over the cereal in one bowl.  Mix well and then spread the red cereal mixture across the bottom of your pan.  Pat evenly (I spray Pam on a spatula and pat it down with that).
Repeat the above steps two more times (on the next time, you skip the food coloring for your “white” layer).  
After you pat down your third and final layer (blue), you will be able to cut the bars into squares and enjoy! 
 These are not only yummy, they are super simple to make and perfect for kiddos in the kitchen.
Enjoy!
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  • Sheaffer {Pinterest Told Me To} June 24, 2014 at 11:45 am

    And now I want a rice krispie treat for breakfast!

  • Andrea June 24, 2014 at 3:05 pm

    Super fun- I might make these for the kiddie table for our 4th of July party! Thank you!

  • Renae June 26, 2014 at 1:07 pm

    This looks like something fun to make with my kids!

  • Renae June 26, 2014 at 1:07 pm

    This looks like something fun to make with my kids!

  • AbigailCarter July 1, 2014 at 1:43 am

    I am making these for a neighborhood cookout this weekend- so fun! I stumbled upon your blog/IG (acarter402) & you are adorable and so is your little family! I am an adoptive mama too, so I am excited to see how your story unfolds! Prayers!

  • Cheryl July 7, 2014 at 11:59 am

    I made these for the 4th…….they were so cute…..and they tasted delicious!!! Thanks Shay…between these and your green beans…..it was a mix and match kind of 4th!!!!