Patriotic Krispie Treat Stars
Hey there, my name is Emily, and I have a little blog called My Mom Made That. Today, I want to show you how to make some delicious and easy red, white and blue Patriotic Krispie Treat Stars.
This recipe was inspired by my family’s frequent trips to Disney World, and, in particular those elaborate rice krispie treat snacks– like the one that my eldest is eating here:
Honestly, these are pretty easy to make, and a great project for you to make with your eager little helpers. (Do you have a few “helpers” in your house too?) All you need is:
- A large pan of prepared Rice Krispie treats. Here’s the recipe that I like to use.
- Star Shaped Cookie Cutters (I used multiple sizes by Wilton)
- Star Candy Mold (again by Wilton, and you can pick it up at your local craft store.)
- Royal Blue and Red candy wafers by Wilton.
- Small nonpareil candy toppers
- Paramount Crystals (you can purchase from a baking shop or online from Amazon)
When you make your Rice Krispie treats, make sure that you make them thinner than usual for this particular recipe. I would suggest that you make them no thicker than the cookie cutter. Also, to make sure that they are smooth and consistent in thickness, I place a piece of wax paper on the top of the cooling treats and press them into the dish with a similarly sized pyrex pan. Then I stick the entire pan of rice krispie treats into the freezer before cutting out the stars.
While I’m letting the pan chill, I melted the candy wafers and poured the blue and red candy into the star molds. I stuck those into the freezer as well.
After I had allowed the Rice Krispie treats to chill for 30 minutes, I removed them from the freezer and cut out star shapes with my cookie cutters. Then I stuck the cut stars back into the refrigerator to keep them cold while I melted the candy wafers over a double boiler. I added the paramount crystals into the melted candy wafers to make them easier to spread over the Rice Krispie treats. (If you’ve ever made cake pops and have added any oil to the candy wafers, you’ll know what I’m talking about– sometimes the melted white chocolate is just too thick to pour and spread easily.)
Now the fun came, for the kids and for me! We started by liberally spreading blue melted candy wafers over the large Rice Krispie Stars. Then we sprinkled them with nonpareils and placed a star candy in the center of the large star.
We did this with some of the smaller hearts too, but used the red melted candy wafers and the blue candy stars.
You have flexibility to make them with any design (or size) you want. However, the easiest for me and the kids were the drizzle stars– we drizzled the melted red and blue candy wafers over the stars.
They are a lot of fun to make and extremely easy. Here’s a couple of things that I’d like to share about this project, as it’s basically just a variant of a cake pop.
First, these patriotic Krispie Treat Stars are much, much, much sweeter than your standard cake pop. Maybe it’s the marshmallow in the Rice Krispie treats? However, a little goes a long way. That mean that for me, the big stars are too much sweet. On the other hand, my kids loved them, and ate them over several sittings.
Second, these patriotic krispie treat stars were as popular and as beloved as any cake pop I could make for the little boys in my house. The added decorations and fun shapes made them super special and prized to my kids. Thus, they were a home run for our house! I know that we are going to make other varieties in the coming months.
I hope you and your family have a wonderful and patriotic Fourth of July, and I’d love you to hop over to visit me and my happy herd of boys at My Mom Made That. If you aren’t sure where to start, check out my Super Hero Knobs and Minecraft School Supplies.