Celebrating a patriotic occasion like Memorial Day or Independence Day can be instantly made more fun with the right food. Most holidays celebrating the red, white, and blue tend to involve barbecue staples like hamburgers, hot dogs, corn on the cob, pulled pork, or pasta salad. However, when it comes to dessert, you can have a whole lot of fun with red, white, and blue.
At SuperiorNutStore.com, we love cooking up holiday recipes in our kitchen using ingredients from our selection. From dried fruit and nuts to red, white, and blue M&Ms, our ingredients help to make each and every recipe more delicious. So when it comes time to cook something up for our patriotic occasion, we definitely keep our flag’s colors in mind!
Red, white, and blue M&Ms are the perfect way to tie together a patriotic dessert. They can be baked into cookies, brownies, bars, and other sweet treats. Plus, they can make for excellent table displays when you put them out in colorful bowls for everyone to munch on. But if there’s one recipe we can’t wait for you to try this July 4th or Memorial Day, it’s our Patriot Crispy Rice Treats recipe.
Ready in minutes and able to satisfy any sweet tooth, our Patriotic Crispy Rice Treats are sure to be a hit at your next get together. The best part about this recipe is that you can customize the colors of M&Ms to match any occasion! For Halloween, try orange and black M&Ms. For the holidays, go with classic red and green M&Ms. And of course, for Independence Day, choose red, white, and blue M&Ms to make your dessert display more festive.
Patriotic Crispy Rice Treats
- 6 cups crispy rice cereal
- 4 cups marshmallows
- ˝ stick butter
- 1 ˝ cup peanut butter
- 2 cups red, white, and blue M&Ms
Lightly grease a baking pan with butter and set aside. In a large pot or saucepan over low heat, melt together the butter, marshmallows, and peanut butter. Once melted, remove from heat and stir in the crispy rice cereal, along with some red, white, and blue M&Ms. Leave some M&Ms aside for topping.
Once all of the ingredients are combined, pour the cereal mixture into the greased pan and spread into an even layer. Sprinkle on some additional red, white, and blue M&Ms onto the top of the treats and let cool completely. Once cooled, cut into squares and serve.