Get ready for your summertime gathering with these Patriotic Rice Krispie Bars. So simple the kids can get involved and help out. I love having my kids help in the kitchen as I feel it grows their confidence and expands their minds.
What you need
20 large marshmallows
2 tablespoons butter
3 cups rice cereal
1 tsp vanilla extract
1.5 cups blue candy melts
1 teaspoon coconut oil
Red and white sprinkles
Yields: 10 to 12 Patriotic Cereal Treats
How to make Patriotic Rice Krispie Bars
Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside. Microwave marshmallows and butter in 30-second intervals until completely melted. Add in the cereal and vanilla extract and fold. Once combined, pour into a buttered-coated pan and flatten evenly with a spatula. Allow bars to set for at least 1 hour.
Cut bars into rectangles, about 3 inches white. Insert the lollipop stick in each treat.
In a microwave-safe bowl, microwave your candy melts for about 30 seconds. Stir in coconut oil and microwave for another 30 seconds. Dip 1 inch of each cereal treat into melted candy and lay flat on lined baking sheet. Top off with red and white sprinkles. Let set in the refrigerator for at least 15 minutes.
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