Saturday, July 2, 2011

Fourth of July Treats

Scroll to the bottom of this post for the recipe.
Hello. Happy Fourth of July Weekend! We have a great weekend planned, celebrating the USA's birthday. Of course that means I have to do some creative stuff in the kitchen. It ended up being so easy that I wanted to get this post in for anyone who might need a quick treat to share with friends and family this weekend.

Our family started the weekend where we seem to be a lot of the time this summer....THE BEACH! We went down to hang out with Pam and Andrew and the boys at their rental beach house. The kids had a great time boogie boarding, but we did end up getting rained out.

I'm also including a couple snaps from our small town celebration Friday evening. In true "small town" fashion, the fireworks display was late by an hour and we had already left in order to beat the crowd. Plus, the rumor around was that they were late because the operators weighed the barge down with so many fireworks that it SANK!!! Who knows if it actually happened? I know there were A LOT OF PEOPLE who came out to see them, and we were just tired of waiting around. We were at the restaurant lighting our sparklers by the time they finally shot the fireworks up. We had a good time walking around town and just being with Uncle Dan and Aunt Jessica. There were 3 live bands, and all kinds of vendors set up. Face painting and bounce houses. It was a nice scene, and great people watching.We still have plans to go out in the boat to watch the fireworks display in the next town over for the actual 4th.

Fourth of July Rice Krispies Treats
2 packages snack sized rice krispies treats
1 1/2 cups milk or white chocolate
1 TBSP canola oil
Red White and Blue sprinkles
16 Red and Blue craft sticks

Peel wrappers off treats. Stick craft stick through about 3/4 of the treat.
In small microwave safe bowl, combine chocolate and oil. Microwave on high for 1 1/2 mins, stirring every 30 seconds.
Dip bars in chocolate, then sprinkle with sprinkles.
Place on waxed paper. Refrigerate until chocolate is set.
*You can use this recipe for any holiday. Just add seasonal sprinkles, and you have a special desert with minimal effort.
Steven says this is the "best snack he's ever tasted"

Now it's off to pack up for tomorrow's trip.... boating to the Springs. We wish your family a safe and fun Holiday!

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