These magic wands are adorable and perfect for Memorial Day, the Fourth of July and any other patriotic holiday. One of my best friends, Kiersten shared a picture of these wands and I could not resist making them. As soon as I mentioned rice krispie treats, my daughter was in the car ready to buy the ingredients.
Have you ever Googled “Healthy Rice Krispie treats?” Well, there are plenty of recipes out there with honey instead of marshmallows, coconut oil instead of butter, and extra flavors like peanut or almond butter. I am sure there is a Gluten Free one as well. I decided to stick with the Kellogg recipe I grew up making with my mother but used Brown Rice Krispies, Dandies air-puffed marshmallow with more natural, Non-GMO ingredients, and pasture butter for more CLA and Vitamin E. The only ingredient I am not happy about in the marshmallows is Carrageenan but you cannot have everything unless you make your own!
1) Melt the 1/4 cup of pasture butter with the one bag of marshmallows on low heat. Stir to make sure the butter does not burn. Use fresh marshmallows!
2) Remove from heat and add 6 cups of Brown Rice Crisps and coat with the melted marshmallow. Spread onto wax paper and let cool a couple minutes. Use a metal star shaped cookie cutter and cut out stars for the wands. My daughter could not wait to make the stars and eat the leftover pieces.
3) Wash the fruit and add strawberries to the skewers first, then add the blueberries and finish with a rice krispie star. Serve them at a party or let your kids have fun with them in the yard. Enjoy!
Note: Rice Krispie treats taste best when enjoyed the same day but will last several days. You can freeze them in wax paper and foil for several weeks.