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Firecracker Rice Krispies ~ Snap, Crackle, Pop This Fourth of July!

Do you ever rack your brain trying to come up with an original idea… your very own, never been done, idea? Finally, BOOM! ~ it hits you, something you’ve never heard of… something you’ve never seen… something you’re pretty sure no one else has ever thought of. Before actually claiming ownership of your original idea you Google it, only to find dozens of links to what you can only conclude is your not so original idea. I’m not a psychologist, but I think our psyches were better off pre-Google era.  We could easily claim ownership of our original ideas, and spend a lifetime patting ourselves on the back for our brilliance.

As I was brainstorming more easy kid-friendly treats for the Fourth of July, it came to me… “Firecracker Krispies”. It seems only fitting with their “Snap, Crackel, Pop!” slogan. Could it be, I just invented “Rice Krispie Firecrackers”? I bravely typed “Firecracker Rice Krispies” into the search engine and pushed enter. A few links came up, but not what I envisioned. Hmm… I did a few more Google searches, and checked the Kellog’s Rice Krispie website. Nada. Nothing. Zilch!

So without further ado, I present to you my original Firecracker Krispie. Google never lies, but if by chance there is someone out there who has already done this, please I beg you, don’t burst my bubble… at least for a day.

These are really easy to make, and kids with clean hands can join in. You can try substituting pop rocks for sprinkles. Need a 4th of July favor?  Put these in cellophane bags, and add a ribbon.

                                                                                    

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • Festive Fourth of July paper
  • Waxed paper
  • Non-stick cooking spray (optional)
  • Chocolate wafers
  • Sprinkles
  • Licorice
  • Star wire
  • 6 cups Rice Krispies cereal
  • 4 cups mini marshmallows
  • 3 tbsp. butter

 

  1. Whip up a batch of Rice Krispie treats (recipe on the cereal box, or click here). Scoop the Rice Krispie/Marshmallow mixture onto a piece of waxed paper.
  2. Take another piece of waxed paper and place it on top. Use your hands to smooth it out into a square shape. If you need to get in there with just your hands, forgo the waxed paper and spray a little bit of non-stick spray on your hands.
  3. Once you’ve made a square-ish shape (no need for perfection), cut 1 ½” strips of the Rice Krispie mixture. Depending on how large you decide to make them, you may want to then cut the strip in half.
  4. Use waxed paper and shape strip into a cylinder. You want to make sure that it stands up, so the bottom needs to be flat. Continue making these Rice Krispie cylinders until you’ve used up your mixture. I made 12 out of one batch (diameter approx. 1 ¼”, 4” tall)
  5. Use a paring knife to hollow out a little hole in the top. This is where the licorice wick will go after you’ve dipped the firecrackers in chocolate. Melt chocolate in the microwave at thirty second intervals, stirring in between. Dip the top of the rice krispie treats into the chocolate, coating well, and shaking off any excess. Add sprinkles before the chocolate dries. Stand them up to set.
  6. While the chocolate is setting, take the licorice piece and gently push it into the top into the hole that you made. As the chocolate hardens, it will help secure the licorice into place.
  7. To finish these off, cut a strip of festive paper 1 ½” wide, wrap it around the circumference and use double-sided tape to adhere. Inside the licorice piece, put a few pieces of colorful, star wire.

Voila… my quite possibly, but I would never swear on it, original Firecracker Krispies. During my Google search, I discovered that Kellog’s was actually having a contest for a July recipe. The deadline was Tuesday. Thanks for bursting my bubble Google!

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31 Responses to Firecracker Rice Krispies ~ Snap, Crackle, Pop This Fourth of July!
  1. Karyl
    June 30, 2010 | 5:16 pm

    So cute! And the star wire coming through the hole in the licorice is the best finishing touch. These would be great as an edible 4th of July centerpiece!

  2. Tami
    June 30, 2010 | 6:40 pm

    Soooo cute!!!!!!!!!!

  3. keri
    June 30, 2010 | 6:47 pm

    I love these and they are so adorable! Nice use of the paper on the bottom. Brings me back to the fun nights where our dads almost burnt there hands creating a fun show for us kids on 4th of July.

  4. Kim
    June 30, 2010 | 8:32 pm

    These are absolutely adorable!!

  5. Paula
    June 30, 2010 | 8:32 pm

    OMG So cute Kate. I think you have a winner here and I can see it all over the internet in no time. Congratulations on this fantastic edible original idea. You go girl ?

  6. Paula
    June 30, 2010 | 8:37 pm

    Don’t know what happened but the question mark was supposed to be a *heart* at the end of my You go girl.

  7. Cookbook Queen
    July 1, 2010 | 5:46 am

    So, my husband took the kids to Grandmas for a couple of hours yesterday. And I used my precious alone time to try and create something unique for the fourth…firecracker cupcakes perhaps? But I wasn’t happy with anything I tried and finally threw in the towel. My husband came home & asked how my alone time was & I said “great, now I hate myself and cupcakes” & he said I need to find better ways to take advantage of my alone time.
    Anyways, now I come on here this morning, see these and think “that’s just the type of thing I was trying to do, why didn’t I think of it?” Seriously, are we treat sisters that were separated at birth? You win this round, missy. Well done.

  8. soph
    July 2, 2010 | 6:55 pm

    This is a 4th of July Spectacular!! Love it!

  9. bridget {bake at 350}
    July 8, 2010 | 7:12 pm

    Well, I have never seen these before…and they are ADORABLE!!!

  10. Eileen
    July 12, 2010 | 12:12 pm

    These are just FANTASTIC!!! What a GREAT idea and I will say that it an original because you put your heart into it. Even if anyone else did make these before, they could not have been this CUTE!! Thanks for the idea for next year!

  11. teri@thefreshmancook
    May 28, 2011 | 2:58 pm

    These are so cute!! I know what you mean about always trying to come up with new and original ideas.It sometimes seems like a constant battle ( but a lot of fun!) But you did it! Your firecrackers are adorable and very unique. Thank for a great post!

  12. Liz
    June 30, 2011 | 12:51 pm

    These are soooo cute and i coulnt find the star wire but i was walking through Macy’s and Martha Stewart has red white and blue party picks – they are PERFECT!! Just an FYI :) and thanks again for the cute idea!

  13. Kate
    June 30, 2011 | 3:09 pm

    That is great to know! Thanks Liz! Have a great 4th of July weekend!!

  14. rebecca
    July 3, 2011 | 12:50 pm

    What a FUNTASTIC crafty food item! I just showed this to my daughter, who said, “We HAVE to do it!!” Maybe it’ll be a fun project to do with all the kids coming over tomorrow…

  15. Kim
    January 10, 2012 | 5:10 pm

    Super genius! I love these! Can’t wait to send my followers over near the 4th!

    hugs! Kim @ Party Frosting!

  16. the wicked noodle
    May 22, 2012 | 9:47 am

    LOVE!! And so clever!! I’ve never seen these so I think you’re safe :-)

  17. Katie @ Dip It In Chocolate
    May 23, 2012 | 9:42 am

    I know exactly what you’re talking about because I just did a google search to check if anyone had done firecracker rice krispies yet and found YOU! Dang it! :)

    I am planning to make firecracker krispies this year with red/white/blue layers (no paper) and a little pullnpeel wick. I LOVE the star garland you popped in the top though… I might need to steal that idea!

    My psyche was definitely better before google and pinterest :)

  18. Almost Unschoolers
    June 26, 2012 | 7:48 am

    It’s a year later, and these still look pretty original to me :) Can’t wait to make them with the kids!

  19. Deneene Krehlik
    June 10, 2013 | 5:19 pm

    So love these!!!…making them this yr!…Great job!…Enjoy your holiday this yr!!!!

  20. deanna
    July 4, 2013 | 4:02 am

    These are adorable!! I just shared them with my FB page.. to cute (AND SIMPLE!) not to!
    P.S. You totally would’ve won the competition!!

  21. Shane R.
    June 26, 2014 | 6:22 pm

    I love these! My I include them in a 4th of July treats round up on my blog? These are such a cute idea. I’d like to use one of your photos and I’d link back to this post. I tried to email you but the email address didn’t work.

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Firecracker Rice Krispies ~ Snap, Crackle, Pop This Fourth of July!

Do you ever rack your brain trying to come up with an original idea… your very own, never been done, idea? Finally, BOOM! ~ it hits you, something you’ve never heard of… something you’ve never seen… something you’re pretty sure no one else has ever thought of. Before actually claiming ownership of your original idea you Google it, only to find dozens of links to what you can only conclude is your not so original idea. I’m not a psychologist, but I think our psyches were better off pre-Google era.  We could easily claim ownership of our original ideas, and spend a lifetime patting ourselves on the back for our brilliance.

As I was brainstorming more easy kid-friendly treats for the Fourth of July, it came to me… “Firecracker Krispies”. It seems only fitting with their “Snap, Crackel, Pop!” slogan. Could it be, I just invented “Rice Krispie Firecrackers”? I bravely typed “Firecracker Rice Krispies” into the search engine and pushed enter. A few links came up, but not what I envisioned. Hmm… I did a few more Google searches, and checked the Kellog’s Rice Krispie website. Nada. Nothing. Zilch!

So without further ado, I present to you my original Firecracker Krispie. Google never lies, but if by chance there is someone out there who has already done this, please I beg you, don’t burst my bubble… at least for a day.

These are really easy to make, and kids with clean hands can join in. You can try substituting pop rocks for sprinkles. Need a 4th of July favor?  Put these in cellophane bags, and add a ribbon.

                                                                                    

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • Festive Fourth of July paper
  • Waxed paper
  • Non-stick cooking spray (optional)
  • Chocolate wafers
  • Sprinkles
  • Licorice
  • Star wire
  • 6 cups Rice Krispies cereal
  • 4 cups mini marshmallows
  • 3 tbsp. butter

 

  1. Whip up a batch of Rice Krispie treats (recipe on the cereal box, or click here). Scoop the Rice Krispie/Marshmallow mixture onto a piece of waxed paper.
  2. Take another piece of waxed paper and place it on top. Use your hands to smooth it out into a square shape. If you need to get in there with just your hands, forgo the waxed paper and spray a little bit of non-stick spray on your hands.
  3. Once you’ve made a square-ish shape (no need for perfection), cut 1 ½” strips of the Rice Krispie mixture. Depending on how large you decide to make them, you may want to then cut the strip in half.
  4. Use waxed paper and shape strip into a cylinder. You want to make sure that it stands up, so the bottom needs to be flat. Continue making these Rice Krispie cylinders until you’ve used up your mixture. I made 12 out of one batch (diameter approx. 1 ¼”, 4” tall)
  5. Use a paring knife to hollow out a little hole in the top. This is where the licorice wick will go after you’ve dipped the firecrackers in chocolate. Melt chocolate in the microwave at thirty second intervals, stirring in between. Dip the top of the rice krispie treats into the chocolate, coating well, and shaking off any excess. Add sprinkles before the chocolate dries. Stand them up to set.
  6. While the chocolate is setting, take the licorice piece and gently push it into the top into the hole that you made. As the chocolate hardens, it will help secure the licorice into place.
  7. To finish these off, cut a strip of festive paper 1 ½” wide, wrap it around the circumference and use double-sided tape to adhere. Inside the licorice piece, put a few pieces of colorful, star wire.

Voila… my quite possibly, but I would never swear on it, original Firecracker Krispies. During my Google search, I discovered that Kellog’s was actually having a contest for a July recipe. The deadline was Tuesday. Thanks for bursting my bubble Google!

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31 Responses to Firecracker Rice Krispies ~ Snap, Crackle, Pop This Fourth of July!
  1. Karyl
    June 30, 2010 | 5:16 pm

    So cute! And the star wire coming through the hole in the licorice is the best finishing touch. These would be great as an edible 4th of July centerpiece!

  2. Tami
    June 30, 2010 | 6:40 pm

    Soooo cute!!!!!!!!!!

  3. keri
    June 30, 2010 | 6:47 pm

    I love these and they are so adorable! Nice use of the paper on the bottom. Brings me back to the fun nights where our dads almost burnt there hands creating a fun show for us kids on 4th of July.

  4. Kim
    June 30, 2010 | 8:32 pm

    These are absolutely adorable!!

  5. Paula
    June 30, 2010 | 8:32 pm

    OMG So cute Kate. I think you have a winner here and I can see it all over the internet in no time. Congratulations on this fantastic edible original idea. You go girl ?

  6. Paula
    June 30, 2010 | 8:37 pm

    Don’t know what happened but the question mark was supposed to be a *heart* at the end of my You go girl.

  7. Cookbook Queen
    July 1, 2010 | 5:46 am

    So, my husband took the kids to Grandmas for a couple of hours yesterday. And I used my precious alone time to try and create something unique for the fourth…firecracker cupcakes perhaps? But I wasn’t happy with anything I tried and finally threw in the towel. My husband came home & asked how my alone time was & I said “great, now I hate myself and cupcakes” & he said I need to find better ways to take advantage of my alone time.
    Anyways, now I come on here this morning, see these and think “that’s just the type of thing I was trying to do, why didn’t I think of it?” Seriously, are we treat sisters that were separated at birth? You win this round, missy. Well done.

  8. soph
    July 2, 2010 | 6:55 pm

    This is a 4th of July Spectacular!! Love it!

  9. bridget {bake at 350}
    July 8, 2010 | 7:12 pm

    Well, I have never seen these before…and they are ADORABLE!!!

  10. Eileen
    July 12, 2010 | 12:12 pm

    These are just FANTASTIC!!! What a GREAT idea and I will say that it an original because you put your heart into it. Even if anyone else did make these before, they could not have been this CUTE!! Thanks for the idea for next year!

  11. teri@thefreshmancook
    May 28, 2011 | 2:58 pm

    These are so cute!! I know what you mean about always trying to come up with new and original ideas.It sometimes seems like a constant battle ( but a lot of fun!) But you did it! Your firecrackers are adorable and very unique. Thank for a great post!

  12. Liz
    June 30, 2011 | 12:51 pm

    These are soooo cute and i coulnt find the star wire but i was walking through Macy’s and Martha Stewart has red white and blue party picks – they are PERFECT!! Just an FYI :) and thanks again for the cute idea!

  13. Kate
    June 30, 2011 | 3:09 pm

    That is great to know! Thanks Liz! Have a great 4th of July weekend!!

  14. rebecca
    July 3, 2011 | 12:50 pm

    What a FUNTASTIC crafty food item! I just showed this to my daughter, who said, “We HAVE to do it!!” Maybe it’ll be a fun project to do with all the kids coming over tomorrow…

  15. Kim
    January 10, 2012 | 5:10 pm

    Super genius! I love these! Can’t wait to send my followers over near the 4th!

    hugs! Kim @ Party Frosting!

  16. the wicked noodle
    May 22, 2012 | 9:47 am

    LOVE!! And so clever!! I’ve never seen these so I think you’re safe :-)

  17. Katie @ Dip It In Chocolate
    May 23, 2012 | 9:42 am

    I know exactly what you’re talking about because I just did a google search to check if anyone had done firecracker rice krispies yet and found YOU! Dang it! :)

    I am planning to make firecracker krispies this year with red/white/blue layers (no paper) and a little pullnpeel wick. I LOVE the star garland you popped in the top though… I might need to steal that idea!

    My psyche was definitely better before google and pinterest :)

  18. Almost Unschoolers
    June 26, 2012 | 7:48 am

    It’s a year later, and these still look pretty original to me :) Can’t wait to make them with the kids!

  19. Deneene Krehlik
    June 10, 2013 | 5:19 pm

    So love these!!!…making them this yr!…Great job!…Enjoy your holiday this yr!!!!

  20. deanna
    July 4, 2013 | 4:02 am

    These are adorable!! I just shared them with my FB page.. to cute (AND SIMPLE!) not to!
    P.S. You totally would’ve won the competition!!

  21. Shane R.
    June 26, 2014 | 6:22 pm

    I love these! My I include them in a 4th of July treats round up on my blog? These are such a cute idea. I’d like to use one of your photos and I’d link back to this post. I tried to email you but the email address didn’t work.

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