In a large pan over medium heat melt butter and marshmallows until completely melted and smooth.
Remove from heat and add in Rice Krispies cereal, stir to evenly coat cereal.
Spread the cereal mixture evenly into the lined baking sheet and press gently. To press the mixture in without sticking, you can spread butter on your hands or use a piece of wax paper.
Allow the cereal mixture to cool completely.
Gently lift the cooled rice krispies treats out of the baking sheet and sit on a flat surface that you can safely cut on.
Cut the cereal treats in half down the middle and then down the center lengthwise. Cut each quarter into thirds creating rectangle pieces.
Trim the corners off of the rectangular pieces to create a popsicle shape.
Press a popsicle stick into the bottom of your popsicle shaped rice krispies treat. Repeat with all 12 pieces.
In a double boiler, or a heat safe bowl over a pot of simmering water, melt your candy melts. You want the chocolate to be smooth. If it is too thick you can add shortening, add it in a ½ tsp at a time until the consistency is creamy and smooth.
Lay wax or parchment paper flat on your counter and table.
Dip the top ¼ of each popsicle into your candy melts, you can also use a spoon or spatula to spread it on the area you’d like to cover.
Lay the dipped popsicle on your prepared surface to cool.
Repeat with each popsicle until they are all dipped. I dipped mine in all three colors but you can dip in one color and drizzle with the others, the choice is yours!
Place the remaining melted chocolate in a piping bag and cut off the tip, drizzle your popsicles with the chocolate.
Sprinkle with sprinkle while the chocolate is still soft.
Allow to cool completely.
Wrap individually with plastic wrap, or store in an airtight container until ready to serve.
This Recipe Can be Doubled: A great recipe for a crowd. Simply increase the ingredients proportionately and split it into two baking dishes before baking.
Display: Make a patriotic display out of florist foam to display your treats.
Vegan: A vegan version can be made for your friends.
Variation tip: Popsicle shapes are fun but you can also make star cutouts or use a rectangle cutter for flag shapes.
Alternate tip: Make a decorating station and have everyone decorate their chocolate covered rice krispy treats as they would like.
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