What’s better for a 4th of July party than a patriotic dessert – we had made another version of individual American Flag Rice Krispie Treats that are always a hit at a get-together. But we thought it would be great to come up with another version that was a little easier to make so we combined two of our favorite 4th of July treats – our 4th of July Rice Krispie Treats and our Patriotic Rice Krispie Cake and we made it into this easy and fun American Flag Rice Krispie Treat.
How to Make American Flag Rice Krispie Treat
You will need:
- Kellogg’s Rice Krispie Cereal
- Mini Marshmallows
- Wilton Color Right Food Coloring System – Red, Blue and Pink
- 9″ x 13″ Baking Pan
The base for our American Flag Rice Krispie Treat is our Best Ever Rice Krispie Treat Recipe which we have adjusted and perfected over the years until it is now absolutely the best Rice Krispie Treat recipe we have ever tasted. You can find all the directions you’ll need to make these delicious treats right here.
You need to make three batches of Rice Krispie Treat mixture in Red White and Blue. For detailed instructions on how to make the Rice Krispie Treat mixture, check out our Best Ever Rice Krispie Treat Recipe. I added the food coloring to the melted marshmallow mixture BEFORE adding the Rice Krispie Cereal. We used the Red, Pink and Blue food coloring from the Wilton Color Right Food Coloring system in the following amounts:
Blue Rice Krispie Treat Mixture –
2 1/2 Cup of Rice Krispie Treat mixture (2 .5 Tbsp. Butter/2.5 Cups Marshmallows/2.5 Cups Cereal)
8 drops of Blue Food Coloring/2 drops of Pink Food Coloring/1 drop of Red Food Coloring (Note: This is the combination I used to get this pretty dark blue color. I added the pink and red to counteract the yellow from the Rice Krispie cereal. If you just use only Blue food coloring, your blue layer will probably be more aqua than American Flag blue.)
White Rice Krispie Treat Mixture –
2 1/2 cups of Rice Krispie Treat mixture (2 .5 Tbsp. Butter/2.5 Cups Marshmallows/2.5 Cups Cereal)
No Food Coloring
Red Rice Krispie Treat Mixture –
4 cups of Rice Krispie Treat mixture (4 Tbsp. Butter/4 Cups Marshmallows/4 Cups Cereal)
6 drops of Red Food Coloring
We used a 9″ x 13″ glassing baking dish to build our American Flag Rice Krispie Treat. We lightly buttered the pan before we started.
Take the 2 1/2 cups of blue Rice Krispie Treat mixture and spoon it into the upper left hand corner of the pan. Press it down to form a small rectangle. The rectangle should go about half way down the short side of the pan and about a third of the way across the length of the pan.
Make up the 4 cups of Red Rice Krispie Treat Mixture and start building the red stripes. There should be two red stripes aligned with the top and the bottom of the blue flag piece as shown in the pictures above. Add a third red stripe along the bottom of the pan.
Now make up the 2 1/2 cup batch of white Rice Krispie Treat mixture and fill in the open spots in the pan. One white stripe on the top half and one white stripe on the bottom half of the flag.
Now you have an American Flag Rice Krispie Treat. But we need some stars!
We decided to make our 4th of July dessert into the Betsy Ross version of the American Flag. We took thirteen small pieces of white Rice Krispie Treat mixture and placed them in a circle on the blue area of our flag.
Did you know that historian aren’t really sure that Betty Ross actually created this early version of the American Flag? Her grandson wrote about biography about her almost 100 years after this flag was originally created and told the story of Betsy Ross being commissioned by George Washington to create the first American Flag. We hope the story is true!
This American Flag Rice Krispie Treat is a great dessert for a 4th of July party – easy to make, easy to transport and everyone loves Rice Krispie Treats. Happy Independence Day everyone.