Rice Krispies for Fourth of July

My girls had a playdate yesterday and I wanted to whip up something fun for the kids.  I was pretty short on time so I put together these festive Rice Krispie treats in literally minutes.

I thought I would post them in case any of you are looking for really fast ideas for Fourth of July.

The nice thing about these is that you can make them well in advance and they will hold up really well in the afternoon sun.

Plus the kids were really excited about the fun colors.  These could be tucked into cellophane bags and serve as little treats to take home.

To put these together could not be simpler.  I just divided the standard Rice Krispie treat recipe into thirds.  I put the red layer on the bottom, followed by a plain layer and finally a blue layer.

You want to pack each layer in with a spatula to get the nice clean lines for each color.

Here is the recipe that I used:

Rice Krispies for Fourth of July
Recipe type: Dessert, Holiday
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Cook time: 
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Serves: 10
  • Butter
  • Rice Krispies
  • Food Coloring
  • Marshmallows
  1. Add 1 tablespoon of butter over low heat to a large saucepan.
  2. Once the butter starts to melt, add 3oz of marshmallows (1/3 of a standard size bag) and let melt.
  3. Remove from heat.
  4. Add food coloring to your mixture and mix well.
  5. Add 2 cups of Rice Krispies cereal and stir well.
  6. You should have a nice gooey mess.
  7. Now use a spatula to firmly press the layer of treats into a baking dish coated with cooking spray.
  8. Rinse the pan and repeat above until you have all 3 colors needed.

Let the mixture cool and flip baking dish upside down onto a cutting board- the red layer should be on top. Slice into squares or you can spray a cookie cutter with cooking spray and cut into shapes.

If you are looking for more Fourth of July recipes, you might consider the Strawberry Hand Pies!


  1. Trisha says

    Thanks for the fun idea Charlene! My family loves Rice Krispie treats. I love to make ones using a mix of fruity pebbles and the plain rice krispies (4 cups fruity pebbles, 2 plain). Those are delicious:) I am going to give these a try for the 4th this year and be festive!

  2. Charlene says

    Oh good Trisha! They are cuter in person then my awful photos show :). The kids were really excited.

  3. cheryl says

    looks great and easy going to make these for our neighborhood kids 4 th parade everyone brings a snack and these look perfect coupled with those red white and blue fourth drinks

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