American Flag Rice Krispie Treats

Learn how to throw the ultimate party for America with these easy American Flag Rice Krispie Treats! Your Fourth of July celebration will be the yummiest one yet!

Need another patriotic dessert? Try my Patriotic Chocolate Chip Cookie Cups!

American Flag Rice Krispie Treats with sticks on a platter

American Flag Rice Krispie Treats Recipe

Today I’m doing things a little different. Today it’s all about the party! You may recall that back in February, the hubs became a U.S. citizen (he’s originally from South Africa) and I threw him an America party.

Well, now that Memorial Day and July 4th are finally approaching, I’m going to share the pictures from the par-tay to give everyone some ideas in case you want to plan your own party.

The day was full of our favorite American foods and all kinds of red, white and blue. I started out with BBQ sliders. Totally American. Always loved by all. And in fact, they were the first thing to disappear.

A display of patriotic food on a table

Throwing a Patriotic Party

We had flag themed plates, napkins and toothpicks. There were also flag balloons, but I forgot to get pictures. I had red and white flowers, too. I’d wanted to dye some of the white flowers blue, but I didn’t plan far enough ahead and despite sitting in blue water for a day, they didn’t have enough time to turn blue.

I had red and blue fruit that I’d wanted to use my star cutter on and cut into stars, but I ran out of time.

Not pictured are the little wiener dogs I made. The flag toothpicks were perfect for those. The other thing not pictured is the red sangria with red and blue fruit. It is my very favorite sangria and is always a hit. And to make sure it was served classy American style, we had red solo cups. ๐Ÿ™‚

American flag plates and napkins on a table with patriotic food and flowers

USA Cake

I made a cake, of course. Because no occasion is complete without a tasty cake!

I don’t often get to bake recipes from my blogging friends (it’s hard enough keeping up with my own), so I seized the chance to bake my friend Amanda’s (from I am Baker) vanilla cake. Her’s was a natural one to try since I was making a surprise inside cake (have you seen her book, Surprise-Inside Cakes, all about surprise inside cakes? I have it. It’s awesome).

I decorated the outside of the cake using the petal technique and did half with red and white stripes and the other half alternating blue and white to mimic stars and the blue part of the flag.

Red, white, and blue cake with Congrats Ian text on top

When I cut into it, I got lots of ooohhhs and aaaaahhhhs. That was fun. ๐Ÿ™‚

I was inspired by Amanda’s Fourth of July Cake, but if you’d like to see a tutorial on how to do a similar surprise inside, check out this tutorial from Glorious Treats that I used.

Side view of American flag cake with a couple slices removed

American Flag Rice Krispie Treats

Since the hubs is a HUGE rice krispie treat fan, I had to have some of those covered in red, white and blue. I cheated and bought pre-made rice krispie treats to save time. I bought red, white and blue Wilton candy melts and used those for dipping. See full instructions below, if you want to make them. They are so easy!

Patriotic rice krispie treat squares with sticks

I also had pop rock versions. The kiddos loved the pop rock rice krispies and us adults had some fun with the pop rocks. There’s a picture somewhere of us ladies standing around and listening to them pop in our mouths. It was like we were all 10 again. ๐Ÿ™‚

Pop rocks and patriotic rice krispie treats on a platter

And then popcorn – that’s totally American right? And covered in red, white and blue! Again, I used Wilton candy melts. I spread the popcorn out on parchment paper (I used Skinny Pop brand) and drizzled the melted chocolate over the popcorn. I let it dry, mixed it up and did it again.

Popcorn is so simple to make, but I could not stop eating it. I had no idea how amazing white chocolate covered popcorn was. Oh em gee.

Patriotic popcorn in a big bowl

And then red and blue laffy taffy. I don’t know that this is necessarily American, but the hubs has always loved it. If he were a kid, it’s what I’d bribe him with.

Red and blue Laffy Taffy in a jar

A table of patriotic food, napkins, and flowers

Fun & Games

There was also a big corn hole tournament. I’ve also heard this game called bags by my northern friends. Whatever you call it, it’s fun. All attendees took part and it was great.

And that guy right there is the hubs. Isn’t he just the cutest? He’s a little paranoid about his sock tan, but that’s what happens when you teach tennis. And now he’s American!

A man playing corn hole

So there you have it! Our America party in all it’s red, white and blue glory! I hope it helps inspire your next America themed party – whether for Memorial Day or 4th of July.


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A table with patriotic food and napkins
Recipe

American Flag Rice Krispie Treats

  • Author: Lindsay
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 8 Rice Krispie Treats 1x
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Microwave
  • Cuisine: American

Description

Learn how to throw the ultimate party for America with these easy American Flag Rice Krispie Treats! Your Fourth of July celebration will be the yummiest one yet!


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Ingredients

  • 4 paper straws, cut in half
  • 2 oz white candy melts
  • 8 pack rice krispie treats, unwrapped
  • 5ย oz red candy melts
  • 5 oz blue candy melts
  • Red, white and blue sprinkles

Instructions

  1. Melt the white candy melts in the microwave according to the package instructions.
  2. Dip each paper straw into the melted candy and then stick it into the smaller end of each rice krispie treat, on the side. Set the treats on parchment paper to dry. Set white candy aside.
  3. Melt the red candy melts in the microwave according to the package instructions.
  4. Holding onto the straw, dip each rice kriste treat into the melted candy, coating half of the treat with the red candy. Tap the straw on the side of the bowl containing the candy to remove the excess. Place the treats on parchment paper to dry.
  5. Melt the blue candy melts in the microwave according to the package instructions.
  6. Holding onto the straw, dip each rice kriste treat into the melted candy, coating half of the treat with the red candy. Tap the straw on the side of the bowl containing the candy to remove the excess. Immediately sprinkle red, white and blue sprinkles onto the candy, before it dries. Place the treats on parchment paper to dry.
  7. Re-warm theย white candy melts in the microwave so they are melted again.
  8. Add the melted candy to a ziplock bag, trim off one corner and drizzle the melted white candy over the red candy-colored treats. Place the treats on parchment paper to dry.
  9. Store decorated treats in an air-tight container until ready to serve.

Keywords: america party, rice krispie treats recipe, fourth of July dessert, 4th of July dessert easy, fourth of July recipe, patriotic dessert, memorial day recipe, memorial day dessert

I also made a little collage of the images below, in case you want to pin it for later. ๐Ÿ™‚

Party on!

Collage of 4th of July party recipes

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31 Comments
  1. agreso

    Seriously looks like the coolest party EVER! I would love to throw a party just like this for July 4th, our Aussie friends would go mad for it! And that cake. Seriously, I am so impressed!

  2. April

    What kind of candy melts did you use on Rice Krispie treats? I tried with Wiltonโ€™s and it was more of a royal blue. ????

  3. Jeanne

    These look so pretty and delicious, I can’t wait to try a few!! I guess this post is from a couple years ago but still congratulations to your husband! How nice for all of you????

  4. Visiedieni

    Love the idea. I feel like making that kind a party my self. I just hope that it will work out just as good as yours. Thanks for the inspiration.

  5. Cindy

    Love this post about a July 4th party, its simple and colorful and easy to do. I will def be using these tips. Thank you and have a blessed 4th!

  6. Lisa

    if I use Pop Rocks as decorations, will they still pop when you eat them or does the frosting (if I used them on cupcakes) make them “soggy” so they don’t pop?

    1. lifeloveandsugar@gmail.com

      The pop rocks will tend to pop once they touch moisture. I know when I put them on the rice krispie treats, they were popping like crazy. Not all of them popped though, so there was a little pop left still when you ate them. Icing has even more moisture though, so they might be more likely to pop.

  7. jessica knott (Swanky Recipes)

    Looked like a lot of fun, I just loved the cake and congrats to him! I’ve never heard of corn hole, but then again I’m from the north!

  8. Beth

    Wow Lindsay! It would have been fun to help you get all of the food ready if I lived closer! I bet your husband felt really special!

  9. Lise

    Awesome par-tay! Love the rice krispies treats and that cake. OMGosh! So beautiful!! I love the piping technique. I’ve never tried that. What a show stopper! ๐Ÿ™‚

  10. Julia @ Sprinkled With Jules

    Everything is so cute! Congrats to your hubs! I love all the thought you put into the details, it turned out amazing!

  11. Jessica @ Sweetest Menu

    Seriously looks like the coolest party EVER! I would love to throw a party just like this for July 4th, our Aussie friends would go mad for it! And that cake. Seriously, I am so impressed!

  12. Lindsey+@+American+Heritage+Cooking

    Congrats to Ian again, because it’s such a big deal!! This is the cutest party ever! Love the popcorn and and rice krispie treats and THAT CAKE!!!! OMG. So beautiful, Lindsay! You totally outdid yourself!

    1. lifeloveandsugar@gmail.com

      Thank you so much Carrie! That is a huge compliment! I LOVE your blog and cakes – always amazing!

  13. Connie

    How awesome! Love all the red, white and blue treats. When I saw the title, this was not what I was expecting. The girlfriend of a friend is from the Netherlands, apparently in Europe they have events called America Parties but they are more like the worst stereotypical frat parties as seen in movies with red Solo cups, pizza, etc.

    1. lifeloveandsugar@gmail.com

      Ha! I saw from pictures from those kinds of parties online while I was looking for ideas. So funny!

      1. Connie

        To be honest, I wasn’t sure if I should be offended or if I should laugh when I saw those pictures!

  14. Debbie

    Great job! Everything looks beautiful! I love the idea of cheating with the rice krispie treats. I am going to copy you and cheat, too!!! Thanks for sharing.

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