Whip Up a Batch of Red White and Blue Rice Krispies Treats

These red white and blue Rice Krispies are perfect if you want a quick and easy 4th of July dessert idea. They are simple, fun, and the kids will love snacking on them!

And the best part is this same design can be used for other occasions, making this easy recipe a keeper. Get the tips and tricks to make these classic treats.

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These red, white, and blue Rice Krispies treats are the easiest thing you’ll make this Independence Day.

Red White and Blue Rice Krispies

Here at Ruffles and Rain Boots, I love sharing easy, quick dessert ideas and Rice Krispies are always a crowd favorite. The little one loved helping to make these and was pretty proud of her decorating skills, too.

If you’re making these for a Bar-B-Q or picnic, wrap them in parchment once they’ve fully set. To serve as a party favor, get small cellophane bags and tie with a decorative, festive ribbon.

RELATED READING: These Dipped Marshmallows are Perfect for the 4th of July!

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Tips to Make These Patriotic Rice Krispies

  • You don’t have to start with pre-made treats, but frankly, it is EASY for the kids to do.
  • Pre-made treats keeps them engaged and no one will melt down.
  • Put the sprinkles on while the candy is still wet. If you wait too long, they won’t stick.
  • This red, white, and blue food idea is an easy way to make a great looking dessert table. Wrap or stack these up (parchment in between) and let everyone grab a sweet snack. 
  • For different colors (a chocolate red, white, and blue swirl would be epic), use colored candy wafers. Do not add food coloring to the chocolate wafers.
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For very young children, use smaller sprinkles like these.

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These are so much fun to make AND see on a dessert table.

How to Make Independence Day Rice Krispies

Below is our easy recipe July 4th dessert idea the kids can make themselves. If you’re serving these at a party, consider adding a dollop of whipped cream on top for the little ones. You’ll hear squeals of delight!

Yield: 16

Red White and Blue Rice Krispies

close-up of red white and blue rice krispies on a blue plate

These red, white, and blue Rice Krispies are perfect for the 4th of July. Independence Day will be a festive hit with these easy desserts made by the kids. Start with pre-made Rice Krispies treats to get the kids in the kitchen without any meltdowns. The easy decorating idea makes them simple and the stick makes them easy to eat. This is a great idea for a kid-friendly dessert idea for July 4th or any time of year.

Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Additional Time 15 minutes
Total Time 27 minutes


  • 2-8 count boxes of Kellogg's Rice Krispie Treats (or homemade)
  • 16 Popsicle sticks
  • 12 ounces white candy melts
  • Patriotic red, white and blue sprinkles


  1. Line a large baking sheet with wax or parchment paper.
  2. Insert a popsicle stick into each treat. Refrigerate treats for about 20 minutes.
  3. Heat candy melts per the package directions until melted. 
  4. Dip each treat into the chocolate and return to the baking sheet.
  5. Before the chocolate hardens, add patriotic sprinkles.
  6. Place in the refrigerator for 10 mintues or allow to set on the counter for 20 minutes.
  7. photo tutorial of how to make red white and blue rice krispies for 4th of july


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Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 132Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 17mgCarbohydrates: 32gFiber: 0gSugar: 21gProtein: 0g

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