Everywhere I turn I am seeing tons of red, white and blue everywhere. As summer arrives we are super excited for Independence Day and fireworks and enjoying the outdoors.
Are you on the hunt for 4th of July desserts that will make your celebration perfect?
I have something for you that the kids will just love. They will love eating them, but they will also love helping you make them.
And since summer is for ice cream cones we thought it would be perfect to incorporate them with one of our favorite treats!
These 4th of July Ice Cream Cone Rice Krispie Treats are perfect for your red, white and blue get together!
Let me show you how easy they are to make!
First, let’s make sure you have everything on hand to make these unique treats!
Ingredients for Ice Cream Cone Rice Krispie Treats
- 6 c Rice Krispies Brand cereal
- 15 oz marshmallows
- 3 T softened butter
- 1 c light cocoa candy melts
- 10 ice cream cones
- 4th of July sprinkles
- 4th of July nonpareil sprinkles
Items You Will Need to Make Rice Krispie Treats
How to Make Ice Cream Cone Rice Krispie Treats
Grab your large microwave safe mixing bowl and toss in your marshmallows and butter. Pop it in the microwave for 1-2 minutes until the marshmallows get puffy and the butter is melted.
Remove from the microwave and stir well with a rubber spatula.
Add in the Rice Krispies cereal and mix well until all of the cereal is coated with marshmallow. Set the bowl aside and let it begin to cool.
Grab your smaller microwave safe bowl and heat the chocolate candy pieces in the microwave for 3-4 minutes on 50% power. Take it out every 30 seconds to stir until it is fully melted.
You do not want to overheat the chocolates. If they get overheated it will become a hard ball of chocolate that will not melt.
Hold the ice cream cones one at a time upside down and dip them into the melted chocolate. Scrape away or shake off any excess chocolate.
Immediately coat the chocolate with 4th of July nonpareil sprinkles and place the cones in the freezer to harden. They should be hardened within 15 minutes or so. (You could put them on a cookie sheet if that will fit in your freezer.)
Now, let’s add the Rice Krispies!
Scoop out a handful of Rice Krispies and form a ball. Press the ball into the cone ensuring it is shaped like a scoop of ice cream.
Sprinkle mote of the 4th of July Sprinkles onto the top of the Rice Krispies. Press them down if you need to.
Enjoy the perfect Rice Krispie Treats!
An ice cream option that will not melt in the heat!
Are Rice Krispie Treats Gluten Free
The Rice Krispie cereal itself is not gluten free, but they do make a gluten free version.
That said, if you choose to use the gluten free cereal, you need to ensure the rest of your ingredients for this recipe are gluten free as well. Check the labels while you’re grocery shopping.
Can Rice Krispie Treats Be Frozen
You can freeze homemade Rice Krispie treats if you are making them into traditional bars. However, for this recipe you don’t want to freeze these ice cream cone treats because when they are defrosting the cones will become soggy.
How Long Do Rice Krispie Treats Keep
As long as you store these in an airtight container, these treats will be good for 3-5 days.
Remember, sugar us a great preservative. ((wink wink))
Can I Use Jet Puffed Marshmallow Creme Instead of Traditional Marshmallows for This Recipe?
Yes, you can. You will still use butter in the recipe you would just be subbing out the Jet Puffed Creme for the traditional marshmallows.
Can I Add Peanut Butter to my Rice Krispie Treats?
Yes, as long as no one has a peanut allergy adding peanuts butter is a great additional.
The flavor is smooth and nutty and it mixes well with the melted marshmallows.
Caramel would also be another lovely addition to your Rice Krispie Treats.
Can I use Peeps When Making Rice Krispie Treats
Yes!! You absolutely can. Peeps and sugar coated marshmallows and they work perfectly.
I have a recipe here for making Instant Pot Rice Krispie Treats using Peeps.