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Stars & Stripes Rice Krispies

Jun 14 2012 Liz Call

The other day I was browsing blog land while Mr. C & little miss were climbing all over me.  I saw these adorable red, white and blue rice krispies and Mr. C immediately asked me to make them for him.  How could I refuse!  I gathered all the supplies and this morning set out to make them for him (with a twist!).  I’ve had these red and white paper straws sitting in my cupboard and haven’t had a reason to use them yet!  I thought this would be a perfect project for them!

Here is the recipe I used:

3 TBL butter (melted)
4 cups mini marshmallows
6 cups rice krispies cereal
blue food coloring
In a microwave safe bowl I melted my butter, added my marshmallows and stirred them around quickly to coat them with the butter.  Then microwaved them for about 1.5 minutes.  Then I added the blue food coloring to that and then added my cereal.  Mixed it all together and then patted them down in a buttered jelly roll pan.  (I doubled the recipe to fit in the jelly roll pan. If only doing a single batch, it will fit in a 9×13.)
I probably could’ve added more blue food coloring, but it was too late.

Then I took my star cookie cutter, buttered the sides so it wouldn’t stick, and cut my shapes.  I laid my stars on some parchment paper and stuck my red and white striped paper straws in the centers.

My one little tip would be to pat them down as tightly as possible when you put them in your pan.

My little helpers surely enjoyed these tasty treats.  My kids love suckers so a treat on a stick is just about right for them!

stars on a stick idea here

See how I spent my morning.  Making treats and NOT dressing my kids!  PJs and bed head is the only way to eat treats!

Hope you all have a great father’s day weekend!
If you need a last minute gift for dad, check out my “Nuts about Daddy” gift idea!
Liz Call

Liz Call

Owner, Art Director and Disney Fanatic at Liz on Call
Liz Call loves to create. She loves to watch movies, read books and design on her computer. You can usually find her in the kitchen cooking something delicious (or making PB&J), kissing skinned knees, doing laundry, hosing off muddy feet, crafting up a holiday project, making a special gift for a friend, shopping at Target, or taking a break on the couch. As a wife and mother of 3 little kids, she is always on call to be whatever her family needs her to be. You can keep up with Liz at Liz on Call.
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