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With very little effort to create them, these red, white and blue Rice Krispie Treats are an easy addition to your 4th of July fun. They will impress and be a hit for any patriotic occasion!

(Last Updated On: August 23, 2022)

With a slight crunch and a delicious taste, these red, white and blue Rice Krispie treats will surely let freedom ring! They are easy to make and very festive; a perfect treat to serve on Independence Day or whenever you want to get patriotic!

Finished product of the red white and blue rice krispie treats.
The finished product of Red, White, and Blue Rice Krispie Treats.

🚀 Key Ingredients

  • 6 cups Rice Krispies Cereal (divided into 3)
  • 14 oz mini marshmallows (divided roughly into 3)
  • 3 tbsp butter (divided into 3)
  • Red and blue food coloring
mini marshmallows, Rice Krispies, butter, food coloring - ingredients for red white and blue rice krispie treats
Ingredients for Red, White, and Blue Rice Krispie Treats.

🧨 How to Make Red White and Blue Rice Krispie Treats (Step-by-Step Instructions with Detailed Photos)

Step 1. Divide the Rice Krispies and Marshmallows

First, evenly divide the Rice Krispies and marshmallows into three piles (one for each layer and color). All three piles should have two cups of Rice Krispies and about two cups of marshmallows in each. Divide the butter into thirds, one tablespoon for each section.

Step 2. Melt the Butter

In a medium saucepan, melt 1 tbsp of butter over low heat, but don’t melt the butter completely. Add 2 cups of marshmallows together with the butter.

Melt the butter with the marshmallows.
Melt the butter with the marshmallows.

Step 3. Melt the Butter and Marshmallows Completely

Next, stir the marshmallows and butter (still on low heat) until they are completely melted, then remove the saucepan from heat.

Make sure that the marshmallows and butter is completely mixed and melted.
Stir marshmallows and butter until completely melted.

Step 4. Add Food Coloring

Do not let the marshmallow mixture cool before adding the red food coloring. After that, mix the food coloring into the marshmallows and butter until it is fully red. If you want light red, put fewer drops of food coloring, and if you want a darker red, add more drops of food coloring.

Add the red food coloring.
Add the red food coloring.

Step 5. Add the Rice Krispies

Add two cups of Rice Krispies together with the marshmallows and butter. After that, mix thoroughly until the Rice Krispies are completely blended into the mixture.

Add the Rice Krispies.
Add the Rice Krispies.

Step 6. Put the Red Mixture in the Dish

After using cooking spray, spoon the red mixture into a 9×9 inch baking dish. Spread it out evenly, making sure that it covers the entire dish.

Spread the red mixture into a nine by nine inch baking dish.
Spread the red mixture into the baking dish.

Step 7. Repeat the Process

Repeat the process of steps 1 – 5. This time, don’t add food coloring.

Stir Rice Krispies into the melted marshmallows and butter.
Repeat steps 1 – 5 without adding food coloring.

Step 8. Spoon the mixture into the Pan

Spoon the white mixture into the pan evenly on top of the red mixture. Again, make sure that it covers the entire pan.

Add the white layer on top of the red layer.
Spoon the white mixture on top of the red mixture.

Step 9. Repeat Steps 2 and 3

Then, melt the butter and marshmallows and stir them until completely mixed up.

Melt the butter and marshmallows together.
Repeat steps 2 and 3.

Step 10. Add the Blue Food Coloring

Similar to step four, add the blue food coloring and stir until it is fully mixed. Again, similar to the red food coloring, if you want a darker blue, add more food coloring, and if you want light blue, add less food coloring.

Add the blue food coloring into the melted mixture.
Add the blue food coloring.

Step 11. Add the Rice Krispies to the Blue Mixture

Much like steps 5 and 7, add the Rice Krispies to the blue mixture. Then, mix thoroughly.

Add the Rice Krispies with the blue marshmallow and butter mixture.
Add the Rice Krispies to the blue mixture.

Step 12. Let the Red White and Blue Rice Krispie Treats Set

Lastly, spread the blue Rice Krispies mixture over the white and red Rice Krispies mixture. Let the whole thing set in the dish at room temperature for about one hour.

Add the blue layer on top of the red white and blue rice krispie treats
Let the whole thing set for about an hour at room temperature.

Step 13. Cut the Red White and Blue Rice Krispie Treats

If you want to, you can use cookie cutters to cut the Rice Krispie treats and make them into stars or a flag, or you could simply cut them into nine squares as we did.

Let the red white and blue rice krispie treats cool for one hour.
The finished product of Red, White, and Blue Rice Krispie Treats in the baking dish.

🎆 FAQs for this Recipe

When Should I Cut my Rice Krispie Treats?

It is best to wait an hour before cutting the Rice Krispie treats to let the marshmallows and the butter cool completely.

Can I Freeze Rice Krispie Treats?

Yes, you can freeze Rice Krispie treats for up to three months in an airtight container. Make sure to put wax paper in between each layer to prevent them from sticking.

✨ Final Thoughts

These 4th of July Rice Krispie Treats are a delightful dessert to serve on Independence Day! With a festive mood, these Rice Krispie Treats are also sure to give you a good time!

Red, white and blue Rice Krispie Treats layered.

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Red White and Blue Rice Krispie Treats

Red White and Blue Rice Krispie Treats

Kylie
With very little effort to create them, these red, white and blue Rice Krispie Treats are an easy addition to your 4th of July fun. They will impress and be a hit for any patriotic occasion!
5 from 6 votes
Cost $4
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
Cool Time 1 hr
Total Time 1 hr 10 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings 9

Equipment

Ingredients
  

  • 6 cups Rice Krispies Cereal (divided into 3)
  • 14 oz mini marshmallows (divided into 3)
  • 3 tbsp Butter (divided into 3)
  • Food coloring (Red and Blue)

Instructions
 

  • Melt the 1 tbsp butter and 1/3 of the 14 oz of marshmallows in the medium saucepan on low heat.
  • Stir until melted and mixed completely. Remove from heat.
  • Add red food coloring to the melted marshmallows and butter mixture.
  • Add 2 cups of Rice Krispies and mix thoroughly.
  • Spread the red mixture onto the 9×9 pan.
  • Repeat steps 1-5, just this time, don't add any food coloring.
  • Repeat steps 1-5 again, this time add blue food coloring.
  • Set for one hour.
  • Enjoy!

Recipe Notes

  • If you want to, you can use a cookie cutter to shape the Rice Krispie treats into a star or a flag!
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