Easy 4th of July Treats

Hi there everyone!  I wanted to share a super easy 4th of July treat that my kids just loved last year.  Ok, honestly, I loved them too, and so did everyone else that we shared them with at our awesome 4th of July barbeque. I say that because we were hanging with some "awesome" friends!
 Rice Krispy treats are among my favorites, but I'm talking about the real kind that you make at home, not the packaged kind. They're delicious and kid friendly, and lets face it. The adults eat just as many as the kids.

If you're in need of a fun, easy, and patriotic treat to take to your 4th of July bash, here you go!

 So here's how you get the yummy stars and stripes.

 I follow the directions on the rice cereal box but add a little more butter to the recipe.  You don't have to buy the brand name cereal by the way.  The grocery store brand works just the same.

 I also butter my spatula as I press the marshmallowy treat into the dish.  It makes it easier and less sticky.  Once they're cool, cut treats into squares and simply brush on stripes with food coloring.  I have a small brush that I use only for food.

I added the blue square in the corner and voila, the tasty American flag is born.

 With the extra treats, I used a star cookie cutter and cut away.  The best part about this little dessert is eating the left over "scraps".

I thought sprinkles would be perfect at first, but they didn't really stand out.  Back to painting the stars and stripes.

Yum and yum.  All the kids had fun picking which star they wanted.

When it's so hot outside, the last thing I want to do is turn on the oven to bake a dessert for a party.  This was the perfect dessert for all of us.

And with my treats packed and ready, we were off to watch the fire works. 

What will I do this year?  Not sure yet, but I love adding a patriotic flair to my food.  Next Tuesday, I'll have some last minute 4th of July tips and tricks for your last minute party.
                                                  We are truly blessed in this county. 

God Bless America,


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