4th of July Rice Krispie Treats

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If you’re looking for a patriotic way to sweeten up your holiday, look no further than these 4th of July Rice Krispie Treats. 

4th of July Rice Krispie Treats

Whether you’re hosting a backyard barbecue, or potluck, or just looking for a tasty way to celebrate the long weekend, these desserts are sure to add a touch of fun and festivity to your 4th of July celebration. They’re also perfect for Memorial Day!

Patriotic Rice Krispie treats are delicious white chocolate dipped rice krispies and sprinkled with red, white & blue sprinkles. This fourth of July krispie treats recipe is a super easy treat to make and is perfectly festive for the holiday season! 

Super Tip: I always love and encourage you to make the rice krispie batch from scratch, but if you’re short on time, use a box of store bought krispie treats.

How to Make 4th of July Rice Krispie Treats:

Let’s discuss the ingredients you’ll need, and the steps to make delicious patriotic rice krispies treats. If you want to skip my discussion, and get straight to the recipe card, just scroll to the bottom of this post for the printable recipe.


  • Butter – I used unsalted butter.
  • Mini marshmallows – I only use mini marshmallows when making rice krispies, because melt more easily, and evenly, than larger marshmallows do.
  • Crisped rice cereal – Rice Krispies is the popular choice, but any crisped rice cereal will work.
  • Red, white & blue colored sprinkles – To add the festive look.
  • White Chocolate – to make the candy coating.


  • Melt butter on low heat in large non-stick pot. Add marshmallows (reserve one cup for later), stirring often, until smooth and melted. Remove from heat. 
  • Add in cereal, the reserved marshmallow cup and mix until mixture comes together. Press mixture evenly into an 8×8 or 9×9 inch baking dish. 
  • Allow to cool completely, then cut into rectangles with sharp knife.
  • Dip 3/4 of each Rice Krispie treat in the candy coating, letting excess coating drip off back into the container.
  • Serve and enjoy!

Why You” love these Patriotic Rice Krispie Treats:

  • Quick and Easy – In less than 15 minutes you can whip up a batch!
  • Festive – By adding red, white and blue sprinkles, your treats get a fun and colorful makeover! And this isn’t limited to the 4th of July, you can use any colors depending on the holiday!
  • Kids Friendly – My kids love the white chocolate dipping part and the sprinkling!

Tips for Making the Best 4th of July Rice Krispie Treats:

Add extra marshmallows – Reserve 1 cup of marshmallows to stir in at the end, so you get some marshmallows that haven’t melted into the mixture. Yum!

Baking spray – The mixture will be sticky, so lightly spray the bottom of a measuring cup and use that to press the mixture down into the pan. OR you can spray your hand with baking spray and press them down into the pan.

Pan size – Making this recipe in an 8×8 inch or 9×9 inch square pan gives you nice and thick Rice Krispie Treats – the kind you often see at bakeries. You can also make it in a 13×9 inch size pan, however, the treats won’t be as thick.

Frequently Asked Questions:

What Type of Cereal Should I Use?

Any type of puffed rice cereal will work in this recipe!

What Type of Marshmallows Should I Use?

I always use mini marshmallows, because they melt easier. But large marshmallows work as well.

How to Store Rice Krispie Treats:

These red, white and blue rice krispie Treats should be stored in an air tight container or zip lock bag. These rice krispie treats can be stored at room temperature for up to 5 days.

You can also freeze them in an airtight container for up to six weeks.

Big, thick and soft, just like the rice krispies treats you find at the bakery, your family will love when you whip up a batch of these festive 4th of July Rice Krispie Treats.

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4th of July Rice Krispie Treats

4th of July Rice Krispie Treats

Yield: 10
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
If you’re looking for a patriotic way to sweeten up your holiday, look no further than these 4th of July Rice Krispie Treats. 


  • 4 Tablespoons butter
  • 1 (10 oz) bag mini marshmallows- one cup reserved
  • 4 cups Rice Krispie cereal
  • Baking spray- for greasing the baking tin

For White Chocolate Coating

  • 1 cup white melting chocolate or chocolate chip
  • 1 tsp coconut oil- optional


    1. Line a 9×9-inch or 8×8 pan with parchment paper or aluminum foil. Spray with non-stick spray, set aside.
    2. In a large pot, over medium-low heat, melt the butter. Once butter is melted add mini marshmallows (reserve one cup to stir in later). Stir constantly until marshmallows are melted.
    3. Remove from heat and stir in Rice Krispie cereal. Stir until just barely coated in marshmallow mixture. Now stir in the remaining 1 cup of mini marshmallows.
    4. Pour mixture into prepared pan and press evenly into the pan.
    5. Allow to cool completely before cutting into rectangles.
    6. Cut into even rectangles.
    7. Add the white chocolate to a microwave-safe bowl, and heat in 30 second intervals, stirring in between, until melted and smooth.
    8. Dip 3/4 of each Rice Krispie treat in the white candy coating, letting excess coating drip off back into the container.
    9. Place on wax paper, sprinkle with 4th of July sprinkles, as desired.
    10. Let stand for coating to set up.
    11. Serve and enjoy!
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 10 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 99Total Fat: 5gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 12mgSodium: 99mgCarbohydrates: 13gFiber: 0gSugar: 4gProtein: 1g

Please note that the nutrition label provided is an estimate based on an online nutrition calculator. It will vary based on the specific ingredients you use.

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  1. These treats are lovely for kids’ birthday parties; they were gone in no time. Next time I will make a double batch,

  2. Just the other day, my husband and I were talking about how we hadn’t eaten rice krispie treats since our kids were young. They are grown now, so it’s been quite a while! I stumbled across this recipe today and it seemed like fate. Time to make another batch! We are spending the 4th of July with friends this year and I’ve already told them these fun cookies are what I’m bringing. Thanks for the recipe!

  3. My friend’s son wanted a July 4th themed birthday party (don’t ask…lol), so I whipped these up this morning. Delicious and super easy. The dipping and sprinkles are super festive. The party isn’t until later but I stuck a tiny slice for breakfast. It’s cereal isn’t it?

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