Star Spangled Banner Rice Krispie Treats

I can’t believe it is already time for another Fabulous Friday post. At this rate, summer is going to be over in a flash. Today…

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I can’t believe it is already time for another Fabulous Friday post. At this rate, summer is going to be over in a flash. Today we are finishing up our red, white, and blue activities before the 4th of July is here and gone. (See more patriotic activities) I rounded up the kids and headed into the kitchen. My little helpers enjoy all the measuring, dumping, and mixing that goes into cooking, and of course they love the tasting. We made some yummy rice krispie treats with homemade marshmallow fondant stars.  It’s a simple and fun activity that’s fun to do side by side with your kiddo.

Supplies:
1 package marshmallows
6 C. Rice Krispies
3 T. Butter
1 tsp Vanilla (optional)
1 container of marshmallow cream
Red and Blue food coloring
Large Baking Pan
Star cookie cutter
Rolling Pin

Directions:
1.  Set aside 1/2 C. of marshmallows for the stars.

2.  Make rice krispie treats by microwaving remaining marshmallows until they are melted. I microwaved ours for 2 minutes. Mix in butter, rice krispies, and vanilla.

 

Mommy’s little helper having a great time being in the kitchen together 🙂

3.  Split marshmallow cream into two bowls. Add red food coloring to one bowl and blue food coloring to the other bowl. Mix until well blended.

Ms. Tiger loves squeezing the food coloring in. We count the drops as she adds them.

4.  Put half of your rice krispie treat mixture into a pan. Spread the red marshmallow cream on top of the rice krispie layer. Then spread the remaining rice krispie treat mixture on top.

5.  Drizzle the blue marshmallow cream on top.
6. Make the marshmallow fondant by microwaving the remaining marshmallows. We microwaved ours for 1 minute. Add powdered sugar to the marshmallows until it forms a non-sticky dough. We used a little less then 1 cup of powdered sugar.
Sprinkle powdered sugar on your working area so the marshmallow fondant doesn’t stick. Knead until smooth then roll it out with a rolling pin and use your star cookie cutters to cut out stars.

 

Ms. Tiger loved using the cookie cutter and making lots of stars.
7.  Place the stars on the top of the rice krispies and your done! 🙂
My two kiddos really enjoyed this activity. Maybe because they ate a lot of powdered sugar, a lot of marshmallows, and a lot of rice krispy treats! 🙂
We hope you have a Fabulous Friday, a wonderful weekend, and an awesome 4th of July!

 

Thanks for visiting, Love-Katie & the Kiddos

16 comments

  1. Love these, they look great and it looks like your children had a ton of fun making them. Thanks for linking up to Sweet and Savoury Sunday, stop by and link up again. Have a great day!! Laura@Baking in Pyjamas

    1. Hi Laura, thanks for visiting! My kiddos loved these for sure! Have a great weekend, and I will be sure to visit your fun link up again 🙂

  2. This is so cute! I love to cook, but I am a terrible baker. I think even I could make this fun dessert for a patriotic party!

    1. Hi Megan thanks for stopping by. I am sure you will do great with these! 🙂

  3. Even thought this is primarily a kids recipe! its my favorite snack because its actually low calories.. I think its perfect snack for the whole family. You did a great job on this post Maria

    1. Hi Maria, thanks so much for visiting and the nice comment. I had no idea it was low calories, I will feel no more guilt when I eat more then my share 🙂 lol

  4. What a great idea! And a perfect dessert for the 4th of July! Thanks for linking them up with us at Foodie Fridays!

    1. Hi Michelle, thanks for visiting and for hosting the link up! I am so glad you think our rice krispy treats are perfect 🙂

  5. These are too cute! I am pinning! Oh, if I only had the time to make these. I think I'll wait until my girls are a little older, though (they're only 23 months and 5 months).

    1. Hi Charlee Anne, thanks so much! I am sure you have your hands full with your new baby. How fun to have your kiddos so close in age, mine are 24 months apart.

  6. Hi there, thanks for the follow on FB, I had to come see your blog and I am now following you on Pinterest. I love the treats above, what fun it looks like that the kids had making them, turned out great!! I sure didnt know you could make a dough from marshmallows. Hope you can stop by and share your blog this weekend on Oh My Heartsie Girl.
    Have a great weekend!!!

    1. Hi Karren, thanks so much for visiting and the follow. I am glad we have connected. I love your blog and was glad to join in the linky party. Have a great weekend!

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