Firecracker Rice Krispies Treats
Snap, crackle, pop, creamy, marshmallowy, red, white, blue. If you can't find 4th of July Rice Krispies, use regular Rice Krispies and add in a handful of red and blue sprinkles.
15 ounces or about one standard-sized box of 4th of July Rice Krispies (or regular with the addition of sprinkles)
5 ounces or 1/2 bag of mini marshmallows
2 packets of Pop Rocks
In a saucepan:
1 1/2 sticks of butter
15 ounces or about 1 1/2 bags of mini marshmallows
1 tablespoon of vanilla extract
Tiniest pinch of salt
Prepare a 9x13 inch pan by generously spraying with non-stick spray. It also helps to spray your spatula or wooden spoon with non-stick spray.
Toss together the cereal and marshmallows in the first bowl.
Over medium low heat, melt together the butter, marshmallows, vanilla, and salt. Keep stirring and cooking until the mix is completely smooth and melty.
Pour the melted marshmallows over the bowl of cereal and mix until thoroughly combined.
Pour the cereal + marshmallow mixture into the pan and use your spatula to press the treats evenly across the pan. It's helpful to tear off a piece of parchment paper the same size as the pan and place directly on top of the treats. Press down lightly across the top to evenly spread.
Let cool for a few hours at room temperature or speed up the setting by place in the fridge for an hour.