I could have done that, but instead I chose to add Red, White and Blue Candy Melts to my recipe. By adding the candy coating, it gives the treats a creaminess and adds a wonderful flavor. The also hold together really well and are easy to mold into shapes.
One recipe makes 12 stars, and aside from the few bites I just had to take while making them, there aren’t any scraps like there would be had I made a tray of treats and cut them using a cookie cutter, which is great when I’m trying to make a lot of treats for a party.
I don’t mind snacking on scraps, but I want to get as many treats out of a recipe as I can.
Red, White and Blue Rice Krispie Treat Stars (makes 12)
3 tablespoons butter, plus extra to grease molds
10 ounces miniature marshmallows
3 ounces Wilton Red Candy Melts
3 ounces Wilton Marshmallow or Bright White Candy Melts
3 ounces Wilton Blue Candy Melts
6 cups Rice Krispies cereal
2 Wilton Silicone Star Molds
food handling gloves (highly recommended)
Either butter your fingers or put on a pair of food handling gloves and butter them. Equally divide the red cereal mixture among the 12 star cavities. Press the mixture into an even layer in the molds.
Serve in a really cool edible rice krispie treat bowl. You’ll need several dozen stars to fill the entire bowl, but you can mix in some traditional rice krispies treat squares too. I thought that looked really nice in my bowl.
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