Try making 4th of July chocolate dipped rice krispie treats for a delicious and patriotic recipe. We love to make red white and blue treats for July 4th and Memorial Day. 

Rice Krispie Treats dipped in red white and blue candy melts and topped with star sprinkles.
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4th of July Rice Krispie Treats:

This easy dessert is always a hit around here. My kids go crazy over rice krispie treats and we make them all the time.  We decided to jazz them up a little bit and make 4th of July Chocolate covered Rice Krispie Treats. 

They were a huge hit. Plus, we all had a blast making these. All of the red, white and blue comes together with the chocolate for a delicious and festive treat that is perfect for your next celebration.

We love easy recipes and this is so simple. Everyone will love love rice krispie treats with chocolate and sprinkles! 

Ingredients to make red white and blue rice krispie treats.

Ingredients:

  • Rice Krispie Cereal 
  • Butter 
  • Marshmallows 
  • Red Candy Melts 
  • Blue Candy Melts 
  • White Candy Melts 
  • Red White and Blue Star Sprinkles (Optional) 
Rice Krispie Treats dipped in red white and blue candy melts and topped with star sprinkles.

How to make Red White & Blue Rice Krispie Treats:

Spray a 9X13 pan with a non-stick cooking spray.  

Melt the butter on low heat in a large saucepan.

Add the marshmallows and stir until completely melted.

Remove from heat and gradually add in the rice krispies cereal. Mix until completely coated.

Then press the mixture down into the prepared pan.

Allow to cool completely and then cut into rectangle pieces. 

Place the candy melts in 3 separate microwave save bowls. 

The red white and blue candy melts melted in glass bowls.

Microwave each bowl in 30 second increments or until the candy melt is completely melted. Stir until smooth.

Dip a half of ⅓ of the rice krispie treats into the each candy of the candy melts. 

The rice krispie treats being dipped in the melted candy melts.

Place the rice krispie treats on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper or wax paper. 

The candy dipped rice krispie treats cooling on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.

With a fork drizzle with the other colors or tops with the star sprinkles. 

Allow to set at room temperature until the candy melt hardens.  Enjoy!  

Sprinkles topped on the melted candy melts.

Tips:

  • Make Thinner Rice Krispie Treats – You can make half of this batch for thinner rice krispie treats.  We love thick rice krispie treats. Just do what you prefer. 
  • Do not store in the refrigerator.  They are best left to cool at room temperature so that the remain gooey and delicious! 
  • Use store bought treats. You can make these with store bought rice krispie treats as well. 
  • Parchment Paper – To easily lift treats out of the pan, use parchment paper.
  • Use Fresh Ingredients – When making these treats always use fresh marshmallows and cereal. The treats will taste better and last a lot longer.
  • Add Extra Marshmallows – We love adding in extra cups of mini marshmallows. In fact, adding in a cup of marshmallows when you are mixing the treats together gives it more of a marshmallow taste.
  • Gently Press into Pan – Make sure to use your hands or spatula to press into pan so the treats remain soft.
Rice Krispie Treats dipped in red white and blue candy melts and topped with star sprinkles on a white serving platter.

Rice Krispie Treats Variations:

The possibilities are endless for these delicious little treats. You can easily modify these this rice krispie treats recipe to make it your own.

  • Add any of your favorite red white and blue candy on top.
  • You can dip in melted chocolate instead of the melted candy.
  • Use cocoa krispies to make a fun and tasty chocolate treat.
  • Add chocolate chips or peanut butter morsels to the mixture to change up the flavor if you prefer. Yum!
  • Drizzle chocolate on top. White Chocolate works great for this.

There are so many great ideas!

Rice Krispie Treats dipped in red white and blue candy melts and topped with star sprinkles.

Why are my Rice Krispie treats hard?

Make sure to cook this over low heat. Increasing the heat will result in hard or tough treats that will not be soft like desired.

It could also be if you are pressing too hard when evenly spreading out the treats. Gently pressing the cereal mixture will help keep the treats soft.

Rice Krispie Treats dipped in red white and blue candy melts and topped with star sprinkles.

Do Rice Crispy Treats have to be refrigerated?

Do not store in the refrigerator.  They are best left to cool at room temperature so that the remain gooey and delicious! 

How long do Rice Krispie Treats last?

If you store the rice krispie treats in a container , they will last about 3-4 days. Ours never last that long though because we eat them so fast. Also, use wax paper in between the treats to keep them from sticking.
 

Can you freeze Rice Krispie Treats?

We do not recommend freezing these treats. They are best served fresh.

Rice Krispie Treats dipped in red white and blue candy melts and topped with star sprinkles.

Are Rice Krispie Treats Gluten Free?

These Rice Krispie treats are not gluten free. Rice Krispie Cereal contains malt flavor according to their ingredients. Malt flavor contains barley, which is part of a grain which contains gluten.

However, you can purchase crispy rice cereal that is gluten free.

Rice Krispie Treats dipped in red white and blue candy melts and topped with star sprinkles.

Can you make these treats microwave version?

Yes, just make sure to use a microwave safe bowl when heating the butter and marshmallows. This usually takes about 3 minutes but can vary based on your microwave. 

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4th of July Chocolate Dipped Rice Krispie treats

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Try 4th of July chocolate dipped rice krispie treats for a tasty and patriotic recipe. We love to make red white and blue treats for July 4th and more.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cool 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 24
Cuisine American
Course Dessert
Calories 180

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Spray a 9X13 pan with a non-stick cooking spray.
  • Melt the butter on low heat in a large saucepan.
  • Add the marshmallows and stir until completely melted.
  • Remove from heat and gradually add in the rice krispies cereal. Mix until completely coated.
  • Spread evenly in prepared pan.
  • Allow to cool completely and then cut into rectangle pieces.
  • Place the candy melts in 3 separate microwave save bowls.
  • Microwave each bowl in 30 second increments or until the candy melt is completely melted. Stir until smooth.
  • Dip a half of ⅓ of the rice krispie treats into the each candy of the candy melts. 
  • Place the rice krispie treats on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper or wax paper. With a fork drizzle with the other colors or tops with the star sprinkles. 
  • Allow to set at room temperature until the candy melt hardens.  Enjoy!  

Nutrition Facts

Calories 180kcal, Carbohydrates 31g, Protein 1g, Fat 6g, Saturated Fat 5g, Cholesterol 8mg, Sodium 121mg, Potassium 18mg, Fiber 1g, Sugar 17g, Vitamin A 1019IU, Vitamin C 9mg, Calcium 2mg, Iron 4mg

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