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Thursday, June 19, 2014

Fourth Of July Rice Krispie Treats

Guess what friends?  Kool-Aid isn't just great for drinking it is great for cooking!  I decided that I would create a yummy dessert for our upcoming Fourth of July celebrations with the family using Kool-Aid.  

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Kool-Aid Fourth of July Rice Krispie Treats Recipe


Kool-Aid Fourth Of July Rice Krispie Treat #Recipe. Colored Rice Krispie Recipe. Fourth of July recipes.  Fourth of July desserts.

Ingredients:

4 TBSP unsalted butter
10 oz bag miniature marshmallows 
Red and Blue food coloring
2 Kool-Aid powder packets (I used Watermelon for the RED layer)
Sprinkles
Gloves (for those of you that do not want red or blue hands)
Cooking spray

Kool-Aid Fourth Of July Rice Krispie Treat #Recipe. Colored Rice Krispie Recipe. Fourth of July recipes.  Fourth of July desserts.

Directions:

1.  In a small sauce pan melt butter over low heat.

2.  Once butter is melted, add marshmallows and stir until completely melted.  Once melted remove from heat.

Kool-Aid Fourth Of July Rice Krispie Treat #Recipe. Colored Rice Krispie Recipe. Fourth of July recipes.  Fourth of July desserts.

3.  Separate the marshmallow mixture into 3 separate bowls that have each been sprayed with cooking spray.

4.  Create your colors!  Add the 2 Kool-Aid powder packets to the RED bowl.  Mix well.  I ended up adding a couple drops of RED food coloring as well to make the RED brighter.  Create your BLUE color with the food coloring.  

5.  Add Rice Cereal into each of the bowls.  Mix each color well until the Rice Cereal is completely covered.  I did this with my hands - time for gloves!!  

Kool-Aid Fourth Of July Rice Krispie Treat #Recipe. Colored Rice Krispie Recipe. Fourth of July recipes.  Fourth of July desserts.

6.  Evenly press layered mixtures into a pan of your choice that has been sprayed well with cooking spray.  Create your RED, WHITE and BLUE treats!

7.  Add sprinkles to the top of your treats.  Cool completely before cutting treats.  Enjoy!!  

Kool-Aid Fourth Of July Rice Krispie Treat #Recipe. Colored Rice Krispie Recipe. Fourth of July recipes.  Fourth of July desserts.

I cannot wait to share these Kool-Aid Fourth of July Rice Krispie Treats with Jeremy's family!  I know they will be a hit.  For this batch I used a Watermelon Kool-Aid powder and the next time I think I want to try a Cherry flavor.  Rice Krispies are a really easy dessert to make for a large party but finding a way to make them even sweeter, more colorful and creative makes this dessert a hit in my book!  


What are your dessert plans for the 4th? Keeping it RED, WHITE and BLUE?

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14 comments:

  1. These would be great for a kid's party or BBQ!

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  2. I would have never thought to color the marshmellows. Great idea, I will try this.

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  3. Such a great idea! They came out so pretty! Enjoy spending time with your family!

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  4. These are AWESOME! We are planning a big fourth of July celebration at our house so this will be perfect! I am so excited to make these! I noticed the new kool-aid bottles but have to try them so we will have to make a stop at the store today and stock up!

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  5. What a fun idea!! I never thought of using them that way!!

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  6. What a neat idea for the kids!

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  7. there is nothing i dont like about this idea!

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  8. Do you find that it works better on the stove top with the coloring than in the microwave? I always just do the microwave version and curious if you know the difference. Thanks!

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  9. I just love how colorful those krispies are, and I bet they smell delightfully fruity! #Client

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  10. Jello cake with blueberries and strawberries on top to look like a flag!! Every single year. 4th of July and Memorial day!!!

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  11. Oh Censie, I was so proud to see you featured on SoFab! I keep saying you are just fucking awesome!

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  12. Found these on pinterest - so cute and they look so good!

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  13. Made 2 batches, first batch kool aid flavor too strong, I would only use one packet, very sour! Second batch I doubled recipe & used 2 packets of kool aid, tasted much better & made nice 9x13.

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