Layered Patriotic Treat 4th of July Food Crafts for Kids
 
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4th of July Kids Food Craft, a very fun to make Layered Crispy Rice. Can be adapted for any holiday or occasion
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Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Serves: 18 pieces
Ingredients
  • 6 Cups Crispy Rice cereal (like Rice Krispies)
  • 3 Tbs. butter (plus extra for buttering your hands)
  • Red and blue food coloring (I recommend Wilton's Gel for more intense color)
  • 10.5 oz bag of marshmallows
  • Sweetworks Candy or similar for decorating
  • Decorative toothpicks
Instructions
  1. Prepare a loaf pan, by greasing it with shortening or spraying well with cooking spray.
  2. You will now begin making the layers:
  3. Measure out 2 cups of Crispy Rice and put in a mixing bowl, set aside
  4. At low heat, in a medium sauce pan, melt 1 Tbs of butter
  5. Add ⅓ of marshmallows to the butter and continue to melt slowly, stirring occasionally
  6. Add Red Food Coloring to the marshmallow mixture, until it's the shade you want
  7. Remove from heat
  8. Stir in the 2 cups Crispy Rice that you set aside. Move quickly but stir enough to get the coloring spread over all the rice.
  9. Use a wood spoon to get mixture into loaf pan. Use buttered hands to press down very flat.
  10. Wash the sauce pan and spoon with HOT WATER thoroughly before proceeding to next layer
  11. REPEAT STEPS again for WHITE layer (but this time do not add any coloring, obviously)
  12. REPEAT STEPS again for BLUE layer (but this time add BLUE coloring to desired color)
  13. Now that you have all three layers, cool slightly
  14. Cut into 18 pieces with very sharp knife
  15. Remove from loaf pan. If the treats won't stand up, just smash them down a bit to make the bottom flat.
  16. Decorate by adhering SweetWorks candy with a bit of frosting. Insert decorative toothpicks
Recipe by Still Blonde After All These Years at https://stillblondeafteralltheseyears.com/4th-of-july-food-crafts-for-kids-layered-patriotic-treat/