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Happy 4th of July!
Jul 4th, 2013 by Eunice

What is more American than jello and rice krispie treats?  How about Jello flavored rice krispie treats…

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This is what I came up with for our 4th of July Celebration. The red layer is cherry flavored (raspberry would work for red too), the middle is a regular recipe and the blue layer is the blue berry Jello flavor (I only had half a box left, so the color is not as dark as it should be.)

 Jello Rice Krispie treats

4 T. Butter

1- 10.5 oz bag of mini marshmallows

6 cups Rice Krispie cereal

1- 3 oz package of Jello (any flavor)

1. In large saucepan melt butter over low heat. Add marshmallows and stir until completely melted, add in dry jello mix and stir until mixed together.  Remove from heat.

2. Add rice krispies cereal. Stir until well coated.

3. Using buttered spatula or wax paper evenly press mixture into 13 x 9-inch pan coated with cooking spray. Cool. Cut into 2-inch squares. Best if served the same day.

MICROWAVE DIRECTIONS:
In microwave-safe bowl heat butter and marshmallows on HIGH for 3 minutes, stirring after 2 minutes. Stir until smooth. Follow steps 2 and 3 above. Microwave cooking times may vary.

*For the red, white and blue treats.  I used a pyrex cake pan that is the size bigger than a 9×13.  (I think it’s 10×14)  I made 3 regular size batches of rice krispies and just put the different flavors in layers.  I made the red first, I put it in the bottom of the pan then the regular recipe without jello and then the blue jello layer.  When they were cooled and set I turned the pan over and dumped it out onto a cutting board before I cut it.

If you are looking for a quick and easy recipe for your 4th of July celebration, you should give this one a try!

Now go and have some patriotic Jello joy!

 

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