Sunday, June 27, 2010

Star Spangled Rice Krispie Treats!

My kids and I are definitely making these for the 4th. Easy Peasy! All you need is Rice Krispie Treats, a star cookie cutter, popsicle or craft sticks (I get these at the dollar store) and some icing/sprinkles! You could wrap these up individually in clear cellophane bags and tie with red or blue ribbon. What a fun project to do with the kids - or just surprise them with these yummy treats!

Sparklin’ Rice Krispie Treats
  • 1/2 stick butter or margarine
  • 1 bag (10-1/2 oz.) Miniature Marshmallows (6 cups)
  • 6 cups crisp rice cereal
  • 24 wooden popsicle sticks (optional)
  • 1 tube each: red, white and blue decorating gels
  • red, white and blue sprinkles
  • Large star cookie cutter
- Line 13×9-inch pan with foil, with ends of foil extending over sides of pan. (Or just butter the pan like I do)
- Microwave butter in large microwavable bowl on high 45 sec. or until melted. Add marshmallows; toss to coat. Microwave 1-1/2 min. or until marshmallows are completely melted, stirring after 45 sec. Add cereal; mix well. (or you can use your stove – melt butter in large saucepan on low heat. Add marshmallows; cook until marshmallows are completely melted and mixture is well blended, stirring constantly. Remove from heat. Add cereal; mix well. 
- Press cereal mixture firmly onto bottom of prepared pan; cool.
- Remove cereal mixture from pan, using foil handles. Cut into star shapes, using large star-shaped cookie cutter. Insert wooden stick into side of each star to make star pops. Decorate with gels and sprinkles. Store in airtight container at room temperature.

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