Patriotic Krispie Treats ~ A Star Cookie Cutter Challenge


Some treats are a no-brainer.

So easy and simple that they basically make themselves.

This isn’t exactly that.

The idea is simple, and really so are the steps, but whenever there are candy melts involved I hit a hiccup.


I wish I were an expert candy-melterer like Bakerella.  But somewhere between the melting and the tapping something gets lost in translation.

So I settle for a more “rustic” candy coating.  Textured, if you will.

Especially trying to cover a bumpy krispie treat in smooth candy coating.

I dare you to make it work.

Anyway, let’s talk Patriotic Krispie Treats.

Easy idea, and if you can embrace the rustic finish, like I have, you’re golden!


All you have to do is make your krispies.  I used these Brownie Batter Krispies.

Using a star cookie cutter I cut my krispies out.
PhotobucketI melted some red, white and blue candy melts and “painted” it on the krispie.

If you made plain krispie treats, you could even omit the white candy melts.

And if you want you can put them on a stick…just press the stick in when the candy melts are still wet.

That’s it!


Now, my sweet friend, Callye from Sweet Sugarbelle has challenged a few of her nearest and dearest to a “Star Cookie Cutter” Challenge.

Well, not so much a challenge, but a fun way to see how lots of creative people would use the same cookie cutter.

Isn’t that a fun idea?

Thanks so much for including me Callye!

Now, let’s check out what the other ladies did with their cutter!

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Ali @ Gimme Some Oven
June 27, 2012 8:06 am

Oh my goodness — these are adorable!!! I much prefer the “rustic” look anyway! 🙂 So cute!!!

Living The Sweet Life
June 27, 2012 8:21 am

How fun!! Candy melts always give me a hard time too – – but I adore your stars. Sometimes, that “home made look” is better than anything else <3 I love it.

Aimee @ ShugarySweets
June 27, 2012 8:33 am

So fun!

June 27, 2012 8:37 am

These look so delicious!

Colleen @ What

Love these! Super fun and great for the kiddos 🙂

Sue @ Cakeballs, cookies and more

oh you just made my day, I will now call my lumpy white chocolate cake pops rustic!

Rachel Cooks
June 27, 2012 8:58 am

I like the “rustic” look because you get an idea of what’s hiding underneath the coating. I think they look wonderful!

The Partiologist
June 27, 2012 9:01 am

I love Krispie treats and these would be just perfect for me to pop in my mouth! YUM and Cuteness on a stick!

The BearFoot Baker
June 27, 2012 9:08 am

I can’t tell you how many bags of candy melts I have melted and yelled at! It never works the way it should! LOL I like the Rice Krispie Treat Stars and might just have to try candy melts one more time to make these:)

Cookbook Queen
June 27, 2012 9:14 am

Beautiful!!! Jon David would love a few of these.

Mrs. Zoom
June 27, 2012 9:15 am

I was just thinking that I need to get on the ball for 4th of July. Thanks for sharing your treats and for all the fun inspirational links!

Robyn Stone | Add a Pinch
June 27, 2012 9:16 am

These are so fun and perfect for the 4th!

June 27, 2012 9:24 am

Love all of the stars! So fun!

sally @ sallys baking addiction
June 27, 2012 10:39 am

star rice krispie treats! so easy and yet, so festive! Candy melts give me a headache sometime too. For as “easy” and “convenient” as they may be, I find them hard to work with at times! The rustic look is what I always end up with too.

Meghan @ After the Ivy League
June 27, 2012 11:25 am

I’m going to a 4th of July cookout this year, and this looks like the perfect dessert to bring! It won’t make my kitchen unbearably hot, and looks totally festive and delicious! Maybe I’ll make my life easier and do some completely red, some completely blue, etc.

June 27, 2012 11:33 am

So cute! I’m thinking of all the possibilities with this idea! Lovely.
This could make tons of birthday-fun ideas for the kids, and get them involved as well…

Mal @ The Chic Geek
June 27, 2012 11:35 am

These are so adorable!

June 27, 2012 11:44 am

What a fun and cute treat for Fourth of July. 🙂 ?

June 27, 2012 11:53 am

This is the first time I’ve seen your brownie krispie treats (checked out the post on them) and they look delicious. Using them with the red, white and blue candy melts in this July 4th treat was a great idea. It won’t be only the little ones wanting to gobble these up!

bridget {bake at 350}
June 27, 2012 12:11 pm

How cute are those?!? You ARE the Krispie Queen! Do you have a crown?

Lizy B
June 27, 2012 1:22 pm

These are great!!! I know the kiddos will be begging to make these with me today!


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meaghan (the decorated cookie)
June 27, 2012 2:27 pm

I’ll take 365 please, to last me until next July 4th. Um, yum.


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Marian (Sweetopia)
June 27, 2012 3:18 pm

Yummy! I’d actually take a Krispie treat over a cookie any day! These are so cute – love!

Glory/ Glorious Treats
June 27, 2012 3:28 pm

These are adorable, and I’m sure delicious too… the perfect combo! So cute!!

Robin @ Bird On A Cake
June 27, 2012 3:33 pm

What a cute idea! Here is what I recently made with a star cookie cutter… Patriotic Mini Star Cakes

Erin @ Dinners, Dishes, and Desserts

I was wondering how you were going to merge this with your brownie batter week, but you did it! Sounds fabulous, and look s like a fun treat!

caralyn @ glutenfreehappytummy
June 27, 2012 4:45 pm

those are so adorable!! perfect for the fourth! and i love rice krispies!! yum!!

Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar
June 27, 2012 5:13 pm

These are so fun!

Julie @ Table for Two
June 27, 2012 5:45 pm

these are so fun and a perfect treat for next wednesday! not to mention, fun to eat up since they’re on a stick!

June 27, 2012 5:52 pm

these are so super cute!

June 27, 2012 5:53 pm

Super cute!

Carla @ Carlas Confections
June 27, 2012 6:37 pm

Those look so cute! I love the rustic look. Who needs it to be perfect?! They are still just as tasty! And beautiful. And tasty… did I say that already???

June 27, 2012 8:33 pm

These look so delicious!

June 27, 2012 8:36 pm

I am NOT good with those candy melt things either. LIke at all. But I do think these are UBER cute!

Maryann - Cookie Artisan
Maryann - Cookie Artisan
June 27, 2012 8:55 pm

What a wonderful fun and yummy project! Love this so much and love how you took the photo. I can see a line of kids lined up with big smiles with red and blue lips enjoying every delicious bite!

Kim Campbell
June 27, 2012 10:50 pm

These are adorable!! I use candy melts ALOT! The thing I’ve found that works the best is melt them on 50% power, checking every 45 seconds or so, and if you need it thinned a little bit add in just a teaspoon or less of oil. There’s also a product called FLO-COAT by AmeriColor that works well with candy melts, but a drop will do ya! I’d like to invite you over to Sweet & Simple Sunday to share your beautiful creations!!
Kim from Cups by Kim

luv what you do
June 27, 2012 11:14 pm

I love all of your creative way to use the cookie cutter. I think I have a star cutter and will have to dig it out!

June 28, 2012 1:01 am

The treats look great!

June 28, 2012 12:03 pm

I’m all about the rustic look. Love these!

Live a Sweet Life
July 2, 2012 12:43 am

Really cute and great for the Fourth! I think the rustic look really works. Great idea!!


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