Red and White Rice Krispies Treats with Buttercream Frosting

26 Jun 2015

Red and White Rice Krispies Treats with Buttercream Frosting

Red and White Rice Krispies Treats with Buttercream Icing

This entire week, I have been browsing food blogs and gawking at all of the delicious looking red, white and blue creations that everyone seems to be making.

Which made me feel incredibly unpatriotic, because HEY. It's Canada day on July 1st and I have made NOTHING in celebration to that. Ever.

This must change.

Red and White Rice Krispies Treats with Buttercream Icing

The great thing about Canada Day baking is that you can make this exact same thing on Valentine's day, and call it a Valentine's day treat. (which is why I tagged it that way. Shh.. don't tell)

PLUS, these are also the colors of the flag of where I was actually born: England. So I'm really being doubly patriotic.

Makes up for the years I didn't celebrate July 1st with a baked treat, eh?

Red and White Rice Krispies Treats with Buttercream Icing

This is so stupidly easy to make, and it is NO BAKE too!! And we all know no bake is code word for I am going to be making this all summer.

And beyond.

I can honestly tell you that the most sweat inducing part of this entire recipe is cutting them into squares. And that is only because all of my knives are blunt. #foodbloggerproblems

Red and White Rice Krispies Treats with Buttercream Icing

Seriously. All you need to do is melt the butter, melt the marshmallows, mix in rice krispies and food coloring, then whip up your frosting.

Finding the center of your rice kirspie layer might be the trickiest thing about this recipe. Although, for anyone celebrating the 4th of July, you might not need to worry about that! Make a bottom layer red, remove from the pan, make a top layer blue, remove from pan, then just sandwich everything together! No need to measure to the center, and plus... MORE DESSERT!

I feel I need to warn you first: these are very sweet. One of these paired with some coffee or tea is perfect for me, but if you have an insane sweet tooth (like me this morning), by all means, have as many as you want.

Happy baking. And happy Canada Day, or 4th of July!

Red and White Rice Krispies Treats with Buttercream Icing

Red and White Rice Krispies Treats with Buttercream Frosting
printable recipe

What you'll need:

Rice Krispie Layer:
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 10 oz marshmallows
  • 5 1/2 cups Rice Krispie cereal
  • red food coloring
Buttercream Filling:
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 2 cups icing sugar

  1. Lightly grease a 9x13 inch pan and set aside.
  2. Rice Krispie Layer: In a large saucepan, melt the butter on medium heat. 
  3. When the butter is melted, add in the marshmallows mixing constantly until melted. 
  4. Remove from heat and add the red food coloring to your desired color. Fold in the Rice Krispie cereal until full combined.
  5. Drop the mixture into the prepared pan, and press down evenly. Allow to cool.
  6. Buttercream Filling: In a medium bowl, beat the butter until light and fluffy. Add in the icing sugar, and beat until smooth.
  7. When the Rice Krispie layer is cool, cut in half. Spread the frosting on one side, and place the other side on top.
  8. Cut into squares, and store in an airtight container for up to 2 weeks.

Idea and frosting from Cookies and Cups

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  1. RED AND WHITE RICE KRISPIES looks so adorable and that buttercream frosting is just killer! YUMMY! :)

    Anu-My Ginger Garlic Kitchen

  2. This looks indeed very easy and delicious as well!

  3. These would put me in a sugar coma!

  4. I’m so unpatriotic too. We have St George’s Day here and I don’t think I’ve ever made 1 thing on my blog the entire almost 4 years I’ve been blogging.

    But I do L.O.V.E krispy treats with a passion, and these look so delicious especially with the buttercream sandwiched.

    Lisa // Sweet 2 Eat Baking

  5. Frosting in the middle?! Revolutionary! Love this :)

  6. Happy Canada Day! Your treat looks really nice and sweet!

  7. Wow, one can get on a sugar high on this very attractive looking sweet treat!

  8. What a simple and delicious-looking treat!

  9. Creative :D I love the idea, and they don't look too heavy either :D Awesome! Thanks for the recipe, and I hope you have a fantasmic Canaday day! x

  10. Oooh, buttercream in Rice Krispies treats? Sounds ah-mazing! The more frosting, the better!

  11. Please stop. You're making me want to die of happy.

  12. Yum Cathleen!!! Krispie treats and buttercream?!!? WOW!! This sounds like sweet, sugary heaven. I love it! They look so beautiful too, I love the colours!

  13. Simply damn delicious n comforting rice krispies snack!!!
    Dedy@Dentist Chef

  14. So, I've always been a fan of doctored up rice krispies and wow - this one is wonderful! Such a brilliant idea to add buttercream frosting to these!

  15. Hhaha I have been bad about the red white and blue too. I love this patriotic treat!!

  16. very pretty. loved reading the entire thing. :)


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