Firecracker Rice Krispie Treat Bars

Firecracker Rice Krispie Treat Bars

These Firecracker Rice Krispie Treats are perfect for 4th of July celebrations or patriotic themed get togethers like on Memorial Day, plus they’re so much fun to make!

Firecracker Rice Krispie Treat Bars

You just need a few extra ingredients to make this fun treat out of a classic rice krispie cereal bar.

Firecracker Rice Krispie Treat Bars

To make the firecracker you simply coat jumbo marshmallows in melted red chocolate wafers.

Firecracker Rice Krispie Treat Bars

Next melt some blue chocolate wafers and dip the bottoms of the rice krispie bars.

Firecracker Rice Krispie Treat Bars

For the firecracker fuse make a whole in the top of the coated marshmallows with an ice pick or meat thermometer then insert a piece of black licorice rope.

Firecracker Rice Krispie Treat Bars

Finish decorating the firecracker treats with piped vanilla icing and decorative star sprinkles then get ready to amaze your guests!

Firecracker Rice Krispie Treat Bars
 
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Serves: 6 bars
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Spray a 9x9 pan with a non-stick coating spray and set aside.
  2. In a large sauce pan, melt the butter over low heat.
  3. Add the marshmallows to the butter, stirring constantly until melted.
  4. Remove from heat and stir in the cereal and salt (optional) until well-coated.
  5. Transfer the cereal mixture to prepared pan and press down firmly.
  6. Cool for 30 minutes and cut into 6 large bars.
  7. HOW TO DECORATE FIRECRACKER RICE KRISPIES
  8. Line 2 cookie sheets with waxed paper and set aside.
  9. In a double boiler pan, heat the blue chocolate candies until melted, stirring occasionally.
  10. Dip the bottom of each Rice Krispies bar into the melted chocolate. Set on first cookie sheet to harden.
  11. Microwave the red chocolate melts in a microwave safe bowl for 45 seconds. Stir until melted. (Depending on your microwave, you may have to heat in additional 8 second increments until melted).
  12. Roll each jumbo marshmallow in the melted red chocolate, covering each one entirely. Place on the second cookie sheet and refrigerate for 10 minutes to speed the hardening process. Set aside the remaining melted red chocolate for later.
  13. Cut 6 two inch pieces from the black licorice wheel.
  14. After 10 minutes, remove the marshmallows from the refrigerator and take an ice pick or mini meat thermometer and poke a hole into the top of each marshmallow.
  15. Insert a 2 inch licorice strip into each firecracker to resemble the fuse.
  16. Reheat the leftover red chocolate in the microwave. Dip the bottom of each marshmallow into the melted red chocolate and place on top of each Rice Krispies bar, squared in the middle.
  17. Using a star tip, pipe the vanilla cake icing on all 4 corners of each Rice Krispies bar.
  18. Sprinkle the star sprinkles on top of each icing star.
  19. ENJOY!!

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