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4th of July Rice Krispie Treats

Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Cooling Time30 mins
Total Time40 mins
Servings: 18
Calories: 219kcal


  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 8 cups mini marshmallows
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 9 cups crisp rice cereal
  • 3/4 cup red white and blue M&Ms (you can use mini or regular)
  • 1 TBS red, white, and blue sprinkles
  • 1/4 cup red candy melts (optional)
  • 1/4 cup white candy melts
  • 1/4 cup blue candy melts


  • Line a 9x13 baking sheet with parchment paper, and coat with nonstick spray. Set aside.
  • Premeasure out all your ingredients (you want to work quickly with this recipe.)
  • In a large sauce pan, add the butter, salt, and melt it over medium heat.
  • Add in the marshmallows, and stir it all together until they are completely melted.
  • Remove the melted marshmallow mixture from the heat and stir in the vanilla extract.
  • Then stir in the cereal, and fold together till its completely and evenly coated.
  • Fold in 1/2 cup of the m&ms.
  • Transfer the mixture to the prepared baking dish. Use a piece of parchment paper to gently press it down evenly into the pan.
  • Sprinkle the remaining m&ms over the top, and some of the sprinkles and gently press them into the top.
  • Allow the rice krispie treats to set for 30 minutes, then slice them up.
  • Melt the candy melt colors in separate bowls. Melt them in 30 second increments, stirring between each until you can stir them smooth.
  • Drizzle the candy melts with a spoon (or by scooping them into a small ziplock bag and snipping the corner) over the top of each of the rice krispie treat squares.
  • Let the candy melts fully harden before serving the rice krispie treats.


Calories: 219kcal | Carbohydrates: 35g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 15mg | Sodium: 158mg | Potassium: 14mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 21g | Vitamin A: 177IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 13mg | Iron: 1mg