Light up your 4th of July party with these tasty Red, White, and Blue Rice Krispie Treat Stars! These treats are sure to make your party a blast.
As promised, today I will share with you my recipe to make these Red, White, and Blue Rice Krispie Treat Stars.
They looked really cool in my 4th of July Rice Krispie Treat Bowl, but really are a great dessert all on their own, as well.
When you first saw these treats, did you think I just colored the rice krispie treats with food coloring?
I could have done that, but instead, I chose to add Red, White, and Blue Candy Melts to my recipe. Adding the candy coating gives the treats a creaminess and adds a wonderful flavor.
To get such a nice star shape for my treats, I made them using a Wilton Silicone Star Mold.
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.
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)
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Grease the inside of each star using butter.
In one bowl heat 1 tablespoon butter, ⅓ of the marshmallows (a little less than 2 cups,) and 3 ounces Red Candy Melts (about 40 wafers) in the microwave on high power for 30 seconds.
Continue to heat for 15-second bursts, stirring after each, until melted. Stir in 2 cups of Rice Krispies cereal.
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.
Repeat the entire process, using white candy melts for the next layer and then blue candy melts for the final layer.
Once you have all the cereal treats in the molds, press firmly to compact the mixture. Then set a baking sheet over the mold, and holding both the pan and mold, flip it all upside down. Use your fingers to pinch and smooth out the stars. They will have bulged out of shape and you need to press them back into nice points.
Allow the rice krispie treat stars to harden at room temperature for an hour. Then turn the mold upside down and press on the back of the mold, allowing the stars to fall out of the mold.
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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