Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Red, White and Blue Rice Krispie Treats

Recipe- Red, White & Blue Rice Krispie Treats

This is one of America's all-time favorite treats. Mixing in a little food coloring really makes this dessert that much more festive. We ALWAYS double the recipe just so we'll have enough to share! Below is the original recipe but I tend to add extra butter and marshmallows for added gooey-ness!

3 T. butter
1 package (10 oz., about 40) regular marshmallows - OR - 4 cups miniature marshmallows
6 cups Rice Krispies cereal
food coloring

In a large saucepan melt butter over low heat. Add marshmallows and stir until completely melted.
Remove from heat. Separate melted marshmallows and butter into 3 separate bowls sprayed with cooking spray. Stir in red food coloring to 1st bowl, blue food coloring to second bowl, and leave the 3rd bowl white. Add Rice Krispies cereal.  Stir until well coated. Using buttered spatula or wax paper evenly press layered mixtures into 13 x 9 x 2-inch pan coated with cooking spray. Add sprinkles to the top. Cool. Cut into 2-inch squares. Best if served the same day.

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