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Fun July 4th Rice Krispie Treats For Kids

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Make a special treat this Independence Day with these fun July 4th rice krispie treats shaped as ice cream and topped with sprinkles!

There’s nothing more American than spending the fourth of July hanging out with family and friends, surrounded by BBQ and patriotic desserts, like these Rice Krispie treat ice cream cones. 

These faux ice cream cones are perfect to take with you to a fireworks picnic since you don’t have to worry about any melting or keeping them cold. 

Kids also love them (who doesn’t love Rice Krispie treats?!) and can help you make them too! 

Read on below to see how simple it is to transform rice cereal into these festive dessert cones.  

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Ingredients

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How To Make 4th of July Rice Krispie Treats

In a large microwave safe bowl, combine the marshmallows and butter. Microwave for 1-2 minutes until the butter is melted and the marshmallows start to puff up. 

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Stir the mixture thoroughly and then mix in the Rice Krispies cereal. Let cool in the bowl. 

Microwave the candy melts in a bowl for 3-4 minutes at 50% power, stirring every 30 seconds until melted.

Dip the top of the cones in the melted chocolate and lightly shake to get rid of any excess.

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Immediately sprinkle the nonpareils over the melted chocolate to coat. Place in the freezer to harden.

Using your hands, scoop out a portion of the Rice Krispie mix and make into the shape of an ice cream scoop. Press into the candy coated sugar cone.

Top each Rice Krispie scoop with the larger sprinkles, being sure to press them firmly into the Rice Krispie “ice cream”.

Repeat for each cone. 

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How Young Kids Can Help In The Kitchen

Rice Krispie treats are one of the best desserts for kids to help you make since they’re so simple and fun to mix up.

You can let the kids help you make these treats by:

  • measuring out all of your ingredients
  • mixing with a spoon
  • pressing the microwave buttons (which is a great way to discuss time and number recognition)
  • shaking on the sprinkles 
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Make sure there is always adult supervision whenever your children are making food in the kitchen. 

Also be sure to discuss how hot the candy melts and marshmallow fluff is after being microwaved. 

We can’t wait to make these delicious July 4th Rice Krispie treats for our Independence Day celebrations this year! 

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Fun July 4th Rice Krispie Treats For Kids

Yield: 10 ice cream cones
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Additional Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

Make these fun and easy patriotic faux ice cream cones for your Independence Day celebrations!

Instructions

  1. In a large microwave safe bowl, combine the marshmallows and butter. Microwave for 1-2 minutes until the butter is melted and the marshmallows start to puff up. 
  2. Stir the mixture thoroughly and then mix in the Rice Krispies cereal. Let cool in the bowl. 
  3. Microwave the candy melts in a bowl for 3-4 minutes at 50% power, stirring every 30 seconds until melted.
  4. Dip the top of the cones in the melted chocolate and lightly shake to get rid of any excess. 
  5. Immediately sprinkle the nonpareils over the melted chocolate to coat. Place in the freezer to harden. 
  6. Using your hands, scoop out a portion of the Rice Krispie mix and make into the shape of an ice cream scoop. Press into the candy coated sugar cone. 
  7. Top each Rice Krispie scoop with the larger sprinkles, being sure to press them firmly into the Rice Krispie "ice cream". 
  8. Repeat for each cone. 

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