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!

47 Responses

  1. 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:)

  2. 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.

  3. 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…

  4. 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!

  5. Maryann - Cookie Artisan

    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!

  6. 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

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