4th of July Rice Krispies Treat Recipe

Delicious, simple and quick 4th of July Rice Krispies Treats. These red, white and blue treats are always a hit, and are festive for any patriotic occasion.

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 8 minutes
Cook Time 2 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 198 kcal
Author Lil' Luna


  • 6 cups Rice Krispies Cereal (divided)
  • 16 oz marshmallows (divided)
  • 3 tbsp margarine or butter (divided)
  • Food Coloring (red and blue/turquoise - I like Betty Crocker Gel Food Colors because the colors are brighter)


  1. Gather your supplies and divide the Rice Krispies and marshmallows in three for the three layers (2 cups Rice Krispies and about 2 cups marshmallows).

  2. Add marshmallows to a microwave safe bowl along with the margarine (1 TB) for a few minutes or until they start to get big and almost touch the top of the microwave. Take them out, stir well and add the food coloring. (We started with the blue, then no food coloring and then the red).
  3. Then add 2 cups of Rice Krispies and stir well. Press into well greased 9x9 pan (a 9x13 works but makes thinner treats).
  4. Repeat with no food coloring and then the red food coloring layer. Let set and ENJOY!
Nutrition Facts
4th of July Rice Krispies Treat Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 198 Calories from Fat 27
% Daily Value*
Fat 3g5%
Sodium 137mg6%
Potassium 17mg0%
Carbohydrates 42g14%
Sugar 23g26%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 1055IU21%
Vitamin C 8.8mg11%
Calcium 2mg0%
Iron 4.3mg24%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.