Star Spangled Rice Krispy Treats

July 2, 2012

Star Spangled Rice Krispy Treats

Every year I try to make something a little patriotic but still delicious around the 4th.  It’s fun to bring to friends and neighbors houses to help them celebrate Smile

These Rice Crispy Treats are super easy to make.Rice Krispies


First: follow the regular recipe for Rice Krispy Treats from the cereal box:

6 cups Rice Krispies
10 oz bag Marshmallows
3 Tbsp Margarine
(I did two batches here – each batch makes apx. 9 large stars)

Melt the margarine and the marshmallows together.  I like to do it in a non-stick pan with a rubber spatula – although I know some like doing it in the microwave.  Either way.  Add the Rice Krispies Cereal when fully melted.  Stir.

Be sure to use cooking spray to grease the baking sheet and pat the Krispies down about 1/2” – 3/4” thick.

Then refrigerate.  The refrigeration helps to make the treats easier to cut with the cookie cutter.

After about 20 minutes or so, They should be ready to cut. star krispies

This is one of the best parts of making these treats.  When your kids/husband are whining that they want to eat some NOW – you can give them the pieces that you cut around!

krispies stars

Then I slowly melted the white candy melts in the microwave at 50% power in 30 second intervals, stirring between each interval.

Frosting for Krispies

I spread the candy melt onto the krispies rather quickly, and after each spreading, added some sprinkles.  The candy melt holds the sprinkles to the krispies!

fourth july rice krispy treats


Enjoy this 4th of July!


  1. I pinned this recipe to Pinterest and I really like this recipe! So easy to make and fun to make!

  2. OH how cute! I think grammy should make a batch of these for the granddaughters. Thanks for sharing. =)

  3. Jennifer Mae Hiles says:

    Love rice krispy treats! Never thought to use a cookie cutter on them! I think i’m going to make these for the party I’m going to! I bet they will be a hit!

  4. Stephanie says:

    really cute!! and yummy

  5. Alex Liz Robinson says:

    These look fun! I haven’t made rice krispy treats in a long time.

  6. Vickie Couturier says:

    this would be such a great thing for me to do with my grandsons an so easy too,,thanks for sharing

    • If I had to do it all again – because I have small kids – I’d use a smaller star cookie cutter – because the kids can hardly sit long enough to eat an entire star – and people at gatherings often think they’re a bit large as well…

      Now I’m on the hunt for a smaller (but super sturdy) star cookie cutter.

  7. I love that you added the melted chocolate as the icing on these rice krispie treats!! My kids will like making and eating these 🙂


  8. Sherry Compton says:

    Perfect for the holidays and great for the kids…and adults. I used to eat Rice Krispies regularly so I know that I have some. I love to stock up on cereals when they have a sale. I might have to pull out a box and try this Fourth inspired recipe.

  9. kelly willis says:

    yummy these look so good

  10. These are so cute thank you for sharing this idea.

  11. Harmony B says:

    These are great! Will def try

  12. I love Rice Crispies treats! This recipe is cute and easy to make! I think I will be making this for the summer!

  13. I just love Rice Krispies any way, shape or form. LOL

  14. Bonnie F says:

    My kids would love these and love helping me make them! Yum!

  15. Richard Hicks says:

    we love these just plain, but making them into stars is a festive way to eat them!

  16. Debbie Ellis says:

    This would be really great for the week-end party watching the Olympics, go USA

  17. This looks soooooo yummy! I would love to try this!


  18. Sandy VanHoey says:

    Good idea! My daughter makes these alot for my grandchildren but has never used the candy melt. I need to tell her about this. Great ideas for the kids to take for school snacks also.

  19. Aw, these are so cute! I will have to remember these for next year 🙂

  20. Thomas Murphy says:

    Those look so good!

  21. Lisa Brown says:

    Really great! I love the shape. You could decorate them with red and green for the holidays coming up.

  22. Michelle S says:

    I haven’t had rice krispie bars in quite some time! These look very good, and fun for kids to help make.

  23. These look so cute. I imagine it would be easy to do lots of similar projects (christmas trees etc). Good idea!

  24. These are so cute and festive. Delicious, too!

  25. Robin Wilson says:

    This a great idea. I don’t know why I never thought of doing it, but oh well, now I know! We love Rice Krspy Treats and make them often. This can be adapted for any holiday or birthday, etc. I just love it! Thanks!

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