Fourth of July Rice Krispie Treats

My Fourth of July Rice Krispie Treats are such a fun and wonderful treat for the upcoming holiday and they travel well for anywhere you want to take them!

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Sometimes you just need a dessert that’s not too complicated to make, but still really special! You know what I mean? Truly, just a few extra steps take my Fourth of July Rice Krispie Treats from ho-hum to yum!

I love that these rice krispie treats also travel well. So you can literally take these treats anywhere you want and you are ready to go! Don’t you just love that?

Happy Fourth of July!

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Break out the red, white and blue and have some fun! These treats are simple, delicious and of course very yummy!

FJRK_DSCN2229I know there are many, many rice krispie treat recipes out there, but this one really is special! You have got to try them!

If you have people who normally don’t go for white chocolate, I am willing to bet they will like these treats! I have seen it happen right before me my friends. :)

The flavors work so well together in these Fourth of July Rice Krispie Treats, you get the instant yum reaction. You know where you take one bit and naturally say…yum!?

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If you can’t find red, white and blue sprinkles or Stars & Stripes Funfetti cake mix, don’t worry! Simply use rainbow sprinkles and regular Funfetti cake mix, the combo is just as yummy.

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Fourth of July Rice Krispie Treats

Prep time: 10 min | Total time: 45 min (includes cooling)    

Ingredients:                                                                                       VER_DSCN2214

5 cups Rice Krispie cereal, or your favorite store brand

4 tablespoons butter

1 – 10 oz. bag marshmallows, mini or regular size

3/4 cup dry Stars & Stripes Funfetti cake mix

1/2 cup red, white and blue sprinkles, plus for sprinkling on top

1 bag white chocolate melts, or white chocolate chips

Directions:

1. Spray 13×9-inch pan, or 8 or 9-inch square pan with cooking spray. Using a 8 or 9-inch square pan will give you a thicker bar, 13 x 9 will give you a thinner bar. Measure out rice krispies and place in a large bowl; set aside.

2. Melt the butter and marshmallows in large saucepan over LOW heat, stirring occasionally. Remove pan from heat; stir in cake mix until smooth.

3. Add rice krispies to the mixture. Stir until well coated using a rubber spatula (sprayed with cooking spray) to incorporate everything. Once the mixture has cooled a bit, add the sprinkles and continue to mix. Transfer mixture to prepared pan and use a spatula or waxed paper to evenly press into pan. Let cool.

4. Melt white chocolate melts, or white chocolate chips according to package instructions. Spread melted chocolate over rice krispie treats until smooth and sprinkle with red, white and blue sprinkles or sprinkles of choice on top of white chocolate for decoration. Transfer to the fridge for 15-20 minutes to allow treats and white chocolate to set before cutting. Cut into small squares. Serve at room temperature. Best when eaten same day.

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