Star Shaped 4th of July Rice Krispie Treat Recipe

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This star shaped 4th of July Rice Krispie treat recipe is a delicious way to pay homage to traditional American flavors and bring a sense of familiarity and comfort to your patriotic celebrations.

4th of July Rice Krispie treat recipe for Independence Day celebrations.

I’m a kid at heart when it comes to comfort food. There’s something about those nostalgic flavors and familiar textures that bring me back to the carefree days of my childhood, and these Rice Krispie treats do just that. 

The snap, crackle, and pop of the cereal along with the chewiness of the melted marshmallows has a way of soothing my soul and making me feel 10 years old again. The simple joy and pure delight when indulging in these treats remind me that sometimes, you can find comfort in the simple pleasures of food.

Whether you’re hosting a large backyard barbecue, attending a fireworks display, or simply spending time with a few loved ones, these Fourth of July Rice Krispie  treats are the perfect addition to add a little nostalgia and Americana spirit to your patriotic holidays that both the young & young at heart will enjoy.

Classic patriotic dessert for 4th of July or Memorial Day.

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For those of you that are new here, the Cozy Creative Collaborative is a group of blogging friends who gather together once a month to share seasonal inspiration and ideas with you right here on the blog.

This month were sharing all things Patriotic!

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After you’ve finished reading my blog post, make sure to head over to Charity of Mornings on Macedonia for ideas on dinnerware that’s perfect for a patriotic tablescape.

At the bottom of this post, you’ll find links to all the patriotic ideas this month.

Easy patriotic treat with Rice Krispies shaped into stars.

Why You’ll Want to Make This Star Shaped Rice Krispie Treat Recipe

Get ready to impress your family and friends with an easy Fourth of July dessert that combines the classic goodness of Rice Krispies cereal with a patriotic twist, Star Shaped 4th of July Krispies Treats!

  • Classic Americana Flavors: This classic treat evokes a sense of nostalgia with every sweet and crispy bite.
  • Fun Star Shape: The vibrant colors and starry shapes of these fun patriotic treats will bring your July celebration to life. Did you know that the star shape is a symbol of freedom, unity, and hope? Perfect for July 4th!
  • Family Fun: Getting the whole family involved in the kitchen is a wonderful way to create lasting memories with this patriotic recipe. The kiddos can help cut out the star shapes and decorate them without much supervision. 
  • Versatility: These star shaped homemade Rice Krispie treats can be made for not only 4th of July but also Memorial Day, President’s Day, Veteran’s Day, or even for the summer or Winter Olympics. 
Star shaped treats for patriotic celebrations all year long.

How to Make the Best Rice Krispie Treat Recipe

This Independence Day, up your dessert game with these delicious treats. By making these star shaped Rice Krispie treats, you’ll create an easy dessert with patriotic pride in every bite.

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Rice Krispie Treat Ingredients

  • 6 cups Red, White, & Blue Rice Krispies Cereal
  • 5 1/2 cups Mini Marshmallows
  • 3 tbsp Melted Unsalted Butter
  • 6 oz White Chocolate Chips
  • Patriotic Sprinkles
  • 12 Paper Treat Sticks: I used these ones.
Star shaped Rice Krispie treats for patriotic celebrations.

Rice Krispie Treat Instructions

In a large saucepan melt butter over low heat. Add marshmallows to melted butter and stir until completely melted. Remove pan from heat. 

Add red, white, and blue Rice Krispies cereal to the marshmallow mixture. Stir until well coated. 

Using a buttered rubber spatula or a piece of parchment paper, evenly press mixture into a 13″ x 18″ half sheet baking pan coated with non-stick cooking spray. 

Easy 4th of July dessert with simple ingredients.

Allow the mixture to cool and set for about 30 minutes. 

Once set, use a 3″ star shaped cookie cutter to cut out the Rice Krispie stars. Place a treat stick up through the bottom of each star, and place the star shapes on a wax paper lined baking sheet.

Melt the white chocolate in a microwave safe bowl in the microwave at 20 second intervals until all of the chocolate is melted. 

Easy to make patriotic dessert for Americana holidays.

Pour melted chocolate into a piping bag (or ziplock baggie with a small tip cut out) and drizzle chocolate over the star shaped treats. 

Sprinkle star sprinkles on top, and allow chocolate to harden for about 30 minutes before serving. 

Arrange the star treats on a platter or standing up in cups and serve!

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Star Shaped Rice Krispie Treat Recipe Substitutions

Recipes are meant to be adaptable, and substitutions allow you to customize the recipe according to your personal preferences. Don’t hesitate to get creative and make this fun patriotic treat uniquely yours!

  • For a deeper, nuttier flavor in these treats, brown 3 tablespoons of butter before adding the marshmallows.
  • Add a teaspoon of vanilla extract to the melted marshmallow mixture for depth of flavor.
  • Add red or blue food coloring to the marshmallow mixture or to the melted chocolate for fun pops of patriotic color.
  • This recipe can be used for any season or holiday by simply changing the shape of the cookie cutter, sprinkles, and color of chocolate or cereal. Check out these mummy Rice Krispie treats I make for Halloween!
Star shaped treats made with Rice Krispies cereal, marshmallows, and chocolate.

How long will these patriotic treats last?

Rice Krispie treats can stay fresh and delicious when properly stored for several days.

If you plan to consume the treats within a day or two, you can keep them at room temperature in an airtight container or a sealed plastic bag. This will help maintain their texture and prevent them from becoming stale.

If you live in a warmer climate or want to extend the shelf life, you can store the treats in the refrigerator. Place them in an airtight container or wrap them tightly in plastic wrap to prevent them from drying out. The refrigeration will help keep them fresh for up to one week.

Delicious and easy summer dessert with just a few simple ingredients.

If you want to enjoy the treats beyond a week or need to make them ahead of time, you can freeze them. Wrap each individual treat tightly in plastic wrap or place them in a freezer-safe container. Frozen Krispie treats can stay fresh for up to two months. When ready to enjoy, allow them to thaw at room temperature for about 20-30 minutes before serving.

The texture of the treats may change slightly over time, becoming slightly denser or losing a bit of their crispness. However, they will still be delicious and enjoyable even after a few days.

Rice Krispie treats for the 4th of July holiday.

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Star Shaped 4th of July Rice Krispie Treats

This star shaped 4th of July Rice Krispie treat recipe is a delicious & easy way to pay homage to traditional American flavors at your patriotic celebrations.
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Prep Time:10 minutes
Cook Time:20 minutes
Resting Time:40 minutes
Total Time:1 hour 10 minutes

Ingredients

  • 6 cups Red, White, & Blue Rice Krispies Cereal
  • 5 1/2 cups Mini Marshmallows
  • 3 tbsp Unsalted Butter melted
  • 6 oz White Chocolate Chips
  • Patriotic Sprinkles
  • 12 Paper Treat Sticks

Instructions

  • In a large saucepan melt butter over low heat. Add marshmallows to melted butter and stir until completely melted. Remove pan from heat.
  • Add red, white, and blue Rice Krispies cereal to the marshmallow mixture. Stir until well coated.
  • Using a buttered rubber spatula or a piece of parchment paper, evenly press mixture into a 13″ x 18″ half sheet baking pan coated with non-stick cooking spray.
  • Allow the mixture to cool and set for about 30 minutes.
  • Once set, use a 3″ star shaped cookie cutter to cut out the Rice Krispie stars. Place a treat stick up through the bottom of each star, and place the star shapes on a wax paper lined baking sheet.
  • Melt the white chocolate in a microwave safe bowl in the microwave at 20 second intervals until all of the chocolate is melted.
  • Pour melted chocolate into a piping bag (or ziplock baggie with a small tip cut out) and drizzle chocolate over the star shaped treats.
  • Sprinkle star sprinkles on top, and allow chocolate to harden for about 30 minutes before serving.
  • Arrange the star treats on a platter or standing up in cups and serve!

Nutrition

Calories: 240kcal
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Patriotic Dessert, Rice Krispie Treat, Rice Krispies
Servings: 12
Calories: 240kcal

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  1. I absolutely love Rice Krispie treats! I will have to try your recipe out! They are perfect for the fourth! Thanks so much for sharing!

  2. Hi, Heidi! I absolutely love how you dressed up Rice Krispie treats by cutting them in stars and adding white chocolate and star sprinkles! They look amazing! What a fun and festive way to celebrate the holiday! I hope you have a fabulous 4th of July!

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