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Happy 4th of July! - 07/04/14

I love this holiday.  Everything about it is wonderful.  Gathering in the summer with family and friends, grilling hamburgers and hot dogs, snacks, cold beer and all the sweets you can eat!  Sounds like my kind of fun.  In fact, I drove into work today blasting John Phillips Sousa marches.  Later I'll be listening to the 1812 Overture.  I can't go one 4th without hearing the 1812 Overture.  I guess it's sorta like a personal tradition.

This year I'm working the 4th of July, but was glad to hear my co-workers say they put on a BBQ every year.  So, I whipped up some tasty rice krispies treats, patriotic style.  It's super easy, I'll leave you the recipe below.  Hope everyone has a great 4th of July and Happy Birthday, America!

Patriotic Rice Krispies Treats

6 cups of Rice Krispies Cereal
1 10oz bag of mini-marshmellows
3 Tbsp butter
Red/White/Blue sprinkles
1 12oz bag of candy melts - super white
1 12oz bag of candy melts - blue
1 12oz bag of candy melts - red
lollipop sticks
Star cookie cutter

Melt butter on low heat in large pot, until completely melted
Add bag of marshmellows and stir until completely melted.
Remove from heat.
Add rice krispies cereal, along with sprinkles for color
Mix well
Add rice krispies cereal mix to greased 9x13 pan, make sure to level it out across whole pan.  Let cool.

Once cooled, use cookie cutter to create star shapes.
Lay star-shaped treats on wax paper in prep for decorating.
Melt candy melts as directed on the bag for decoration.
Enjoy! 


 

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