Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Sparklin' Rice Krispie Treats

This is a great one that your kids or grandkids can help out with and have tons of fun while doing it. All you need are Rice Krispie Treats, a star cookie cutter, red, white & blue sprinkles and decorating gel and you’re all set!! The perfect 4th of July treat for kids or adults! Who doesn’t love Rice Krispies??!

• 1/2 stick butter or margarine
• 1 bag (10-1/2 oz.) Miniature Marshmallows (6 cups)
• 6 cups crisp rice cereal
• 24 wooden popsicle sticks (optional)
• 1 tube each: red, white and blue decorating gels
• red, white and blue sprinkles
• Large star cookie cutter

LINE 13×9-inch pan with foil, with ends of foil extending over sides of pan; lightly grease foil (I just use Pam).

MICROWAVE butter in large microwavable bowl on high 45 sec. or until melted. Add marshmallows; toss to coat. Microwave 1-1/2 min. or until marshmallows are completely melted, stirring after 45 sec. Add cereal; mix well. (or you can use your stove – melt butter in large saucepan on low heat. Add marshmallows; cook until marshmallows are completely melted and mixture is well blended, stirring constantly. Remove from heat). Add cereal; mix well. Continue as directed.

Press cereal mixture firmly onto bottom of prepared pan; cool. (when doing this I will rub a little bit of butter or margarine on my hands to keep the warm marshmallow/cereal mixture from sticking to my hands).

REMOVE cereal mixture from pan, using foil handles. Cut into star shapes, using large star-shaped cookie cutter. Insert wooden stick into side of each star to make star pops. Decorate with gels and sprinkles. Store in airtight container at room temperature.

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