4th of July Rice Krispie Pops!

4th of July Rice Krispie Pops

If you are looking for a fun treat for your 4th of July party or just something special to make with your kids (it’s easy enough that they can help you), these 4th of July Rice Krispie Pops will look great on any table and can be thrown together fairly easily. They would look great on a table next to the Red White & Blue Trifle recipe that I posted last week!

You are going to make them with basically the same recipe as regular Rice Krispie Treats, but we are going to make them taller and in stages. This recipe will make 12 pops, but if you are making them for a large crowd, just triple the recipe and make them in a 9″x 13″ pan and you should be able to get 36 pops out of them (or just use 3 bread pans, if you have them)

Don’t skip the step of lining your pan with waxed paper. It will make the entire sheet of pops so easy to lift out of the pan, which allows you to cut them in to perfect rectangles!

To make these 4th of July Rice Krispie Pops, you will need:

Ingredients:

  • 6 cups Rice Krispies Cereal
  • 3 tbsp Butter
  • 10.5 oz Marshmallows
  • Red Food Coloring
  • Blue Food Coloring
  • 8-12 Popsicle Sticks

Directions:

  1. Line a loaf pan with wax paper or parchment paper and lightly spray with non stick spray.
  2. In a medium saucepan, melt the 1 tbsp butter over low heat.
  3. Add 1/3 of the marshmallows and stir until completely melted.
  4. Stir in enough food coloring to make the marshmallows bright red.
  5. Remove from heat.
  6. Add 1/3 of the Rice Krispies cereal and stir until cereal is well coated.
  7. Butter a your hands or use wax paper to press the mixture firmly and evenly into the pan.

    Rice Krispie Pops Process

  8. In a medium saucepan, melt the 1 tbsp butter over low heat.
  9. Add 1/3 of the marshmallows and stir until completely melted. DO NOT add food coloring to this batch.
  10. Remove from heat.
  11. Add 1/3 of the Rice Krispies cereal and stir until cereal is well coated.
  12. Butter a your hands or use wax paper to press the mixture firmly and evenly into the pan.
  13. In a medium saucepan, melt the 1 tbsp butter over low heat.
  14. Add 1/3 of the marshmallows and stir until completely melted.
  15. Stir in enough food coloring to make the marshmallows bright blue.
  16. Remove from heat.
  17. Add 1/3 of the Rice Krispies cereal and stir until cereal is well coated.
  18. Butter a your hands or use wax paper to press the mixture firmly into the pan.
  19. Insert sticks into crispy mix equally spaced.

    Rice Krispie Pops Process 2

  20. Allow to cool completely.
  21. Lift out uncut block of pops and cut into individual pops.

And there you have it! An easy 4th of July treat that looks WAY more complicated than it is to make! Your kids will love them!