The Freshman Cook: Freedom Stars!

I love the 4th of July, don’t you? I love the picnics, the family time, the games, the fireworks and of course, the food! But my favorite thing is that we are celebrating this wonderful country we are lucky enough to live in. So what would be better to eat on this day than Freedom Stars! They are red, white and blue rice krispie treats cut into stars. Simple, sweet and pure American!

 Freedom Stars

You will be making this recipe 3 times, so make sure you

multiply the amount of butter, marshmallows, and rice krispies

by three. The amounts given below are for one color batch.

1 tablespoon Butter

Pan Spray

 3 1/2 ounces Mini Marshmallows

red, blue, and white Food Coloring

2 cups Rice Krispies 

8×11″ Baking Pan

Star Cookie Cutter

Melt your butter in a saucepan over medium heat.

Spray a spatula or spoon with pan spray. That way the

marshmallow will not stick to them.

Spray the baking pan with the pan spray also.

Add your mini marshmallows.

Stir until they are melted.

Add the red food coloring, 4-5 drops, and mix until……

thoroughly incorporated.

Take the pan off the heat and add your rice krispies. 

Mix well until fully coated.

Once they are red, divide them in half and place them 

as shown. Make sure they are both the same width.

Make 2 more batches like you just did, making one

blue and one white, or plain if you can’t find the white coloring.

I used the Americolor brand of white color.

Divide the white colored batch into 2, like above, and 

place in the pan, making sure they are even width.

Place the blue color in the middle. You will have some

leftover.

Take the treats out of the pan and place on a cutting board.

Cut out with your star cutter.

Make sure that you get all three colors in your cut.

After you cut out all you can, you will have some leftover.

Form pieces large enough to use the cookie cutter on by 

forming a ball of the krispies in your hand and then

flattening with a plate. Then cut out more stars,

using smaller cutters if you want to.
(or you could just eat the little pieces, I won’t tell!)

The stars will look a little tie~died.

Thanks for joining me today,


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