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Blog July 4th Rice Crispy Pops

Blog July 4th Rice Crispy Pops

While looking for some new ideas to add to our 4th of July spread this year we came across this picture and thought it was an excellent idea. Make a batch of rice crispy treats, cut out using your favorite cookie cutters and insert a popsicle stick to make it fun to eat. For July 4th we recommend using the star cookie cutter, flag cookie cutter or even the bell cookie cutter. Get a few tubes of decorating gels, sprinkles and/or candies and the kids can decorate their own rice crispy pop. This concept can be applied to any holiday or gathering.

Rice Crispy Star Pop

July 4th Rice Crispy Pops

You will need:
¼ cup (1/2 stick) butter or margarine
1 bag (10.5 oz) mini marshmallows
6 cups of rice crispy cereal
24 wooden popsicle sticks
Frosting, sprinkles and candies of your choice

Line 13×9 inch pan with foil, with ends of foil extending over the sides of the pan, lightly grease foil.

Microwave butter in large microwavable bowl on high for 45 seconds or until melted.
Add marshmallows, toss to coat.
Microwave 1-1/2 minutes or until marshmallows are completely melted, stirring after 45 seconds.
Add cereal, mix well.
Press cereal mixture firmly into bottom of prepared pan and cool.

Remove from pan using foil handles.
Cut into shapes using cookie cutters.
Insert wooden stick into the side of each cut out shape.
Decorate and store in an airtight container at room temperature.

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