Of course, I needed to spruce them up with a little patriotic flare. I considered red, white, and blue layers made with food coloring, but I was worried the colors wouldn't come out vibrant.
Cute version from lilluna.com
Not so cute version from someone else
Instead of gambling with colors, I opted for some red, white, and blue sprinkles, and I think they look great! It's amazing how something so simple can turn an ordinary treat into a theme! I'm sure a lot of you already know how to make these, but below is the recipe I used with a little extra added ingredient.
What You'll Need
10 oz bag of Marshmallows
1/4 cup of Butter
6 cups of Rice Krispies Cereal
1 tsp. Vanilla Extract
On a low heat, melt butter in a large sauce pan.
Once the butter has melted, add marshmallows and stir to coat them with the butter. Allow them to melt down until mixture is smooth.
In the meantime, grease a 9x13 pan, or line with wax paper. I prefer using wax paper because it prevents you from struggling to get that first piece out. Instead, all you have to do is lift and everything comes out easy for cutting.
Once the marshmallows have melted down, remove from heat and stir in vanilla extract.
Immediately add your cereal and stir to coat evenly.
Scrape mixture into pan. Using a buttered spatula, smooth and press down until rice kripies are firm. Add sprinkles
I left half without sprinkles just for Randall!
Allow to cool and cut into squares.
Tomorrow I'll be making smores pops! Yum!