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I've never actually typed out a recipe before, so I really hope this is easy to follow. It may be too detailed, but I figured it was better to be safe than sorry. Please let me know if you have any questions!! ~Helen Helen’s American Flag Rice Krispie Treats (makes approximately six treats that are five inches by four inches, but can be used to make treats that are smaller or bigger depending on your preference) Ingredients: 6 cups of Rice Krispies 10 oz bag of marshmallows 3 tablespoons of butter red food dye blue food dye Directions: --Split the Rice Krispies, marshmallows, and butter into thirds. (You can actually put a LITTLE bit more into one from another because you will need more red than blue.) --Over low heat, melt the butter and marshmallows in a large skillet or decent sized pot. (I used a pot that holds two quarts.) --Add a couple of drops of blue food dye into the marshmallows and butter and stir to make the color even. Keep adding more dye until it is a nice color that you want. I used approximately 10-15 drops of dye. --Dump in the Rice Krispies and stir around to coat them evenly with the butter and marshmallows. --Let them cool just a little bit so that they don't burn your hands but not too much so that you can't form their shape. --Here is a trick to forming their shape: Wash your hands after each shape you make. It won’t stick to your slightly damp hands. --With the blue Rice Krispies, you will need to make a squareish rectangle. (HaHa. That’s the best way I can describe it.) I used the corner of a baking pan layered with wax paper to help make the two sides and then I used my hands to shape the other two sides and it seemed to work alright. --Once the blue part is made, it is best to move onto the red. --Wash out the pot you used for the first part so that the colors don’t mix. --Use the marshmallows and butter and Rice Krispies that had slightly more for this part. Repeat the directions from above: melting marshmallows and butter over a low heat and adding the red food dye until you get the color you desire. I think I only used about 10 drops of food dye for the red, but I could be wrong. Also like above, allow them to cool just for a minute or two so that you don’t burn your hands, but make sure they are kind of warm so that you can manipulate it. --It’s a bit of a pain to wash your hands so much, but it really helps with this part of the recipe. You want to use your hands to form a red rectangle that is approximately one inch by five inches and two rectangles that are approximately one inch by three inches. Attach the smaller rectangles to the blue square by pressing firmly. Place the larger red rectangles about an inch below the blue and red part. --Wash out the pan one last time and use it to melt the marshmallows and butter again. This time, food dye won’t be needed. Allow it to cool just a bit and once it is at a temperature that you can hold in your hands, use the white to help bind the red and blue together. Stuff the white in between the cracks of the red and make sure that they are touching enough so that when they dry, they will bind together. --Put them in the fridge for a couple of hours so that they can cool down. It will help cement them together as well. Enjoy!! Please let me know if you have any questions. This was my first time making them and it was all by sight, so I may have forgotten something. Thank you so much!!