Red, White and Blue Ooey Gooey Bars

Red White and Blue Ooey Gooey Bars

With a cake mix crust, a Rice Krispie treat top and oozing marshmallow cream in between, who could resist these star shaped treats. Whenever I share my ooey gooey bars, everyone loves them and their favorite part is usually the marshmallow cream layer! Add a washi tape flag and a few sprinkles to the platter and these bars are ready for the party!

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First, make the cake mix crust. Mix together a white cake mix, eggs, oil and blue food coloring. I used gel paste because it is so concentrated. Press into a greased 9×13 pan and bake at 350 degrees for 10-13 minutes. Remove from the oven and top with marshmallow cream. As the marshmallow cream warms it will start to spread. Carefully spread it out over the cake mix crust.

Next, make the Rice Krispie treats layer. In a large bowl, melt butter in the microwave. Add mini marshmallows and stir to coat. Microwave for 45 seconds and stir until smooth. (If the marshmallows aren’t completely melted, microwave for an additional 30 seconds.) Add red food coloring (I used no-tasted red gel paste) and stir until the color is even. Mix in Rice Krispies and gently stir until well coated. Drop by large spoonfuls over the marshmallow cream layer and carefully spread out evenly. I put my hand in plastic baggie with a little butter on it and gently spread it out. Finally, firmly press the top layer down into the marshmallow cream to really hold things together. Cover the bars and cool completely in the fridge.

Washi Tape Cupcake Flag

While the patriotic bars are cooling, make some washi tape flags. Center a toothpick in a strip of washi tape. Fold the washi tape in half, over the toothpick. Then, cut a small “V” into the end of the flag to make the little points.

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Before serving, remove the fridge and use a star shaped cookie cutter as a template for cutting out the stars. I found that it didn’t work to cut the bars with the cookie cutter because they were too hard and once they were soft, cutting with the cookie cutter squished the marshmallow cream out.

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Place the star shaped Rice Krispie Treats on trays and add the washi tape flags.

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As they warm up the marshmallow cream will soften and start to ooze out! These Red, White and Blue Ooey Gooey Bars are perfect for Memorial Day and 4th of July.

Red, White and Blue Ooey Gooey Bars

Yield: 18 small stars or 7 large stars

Red, White and Blue Ooey Gooey Bars

Ingredients

  • 1 white cake mix
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup oil
  • Blue gel food coloring
  • (2) 7 oz container marshmallow cream
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 6 cups mini marshmallows
  • Red no-tasted gel food coloring
  • 6 cups Rice Krispies

Instructions

  1. Mix together a white cake mix, eggs, oil and blue gel food coloring. I used gel paste because it is so concentrated. Press into a greased 9×13 pan and bake at 350 degrees for 10-13 minutes.
  2. Remove from the oven and top with marshmallow cream. As the marshmallow cream warms it will start to spread. Carefully spread it out over the cake mix crust.
  3. In a large bowl, melt butter in the microwave. Add mini marshmallows and stir to coat. Microwave for 45 seconds and stir until smooth. (If the marshmallows aren’t completely melted, microwave for an additional 30 seconds.) Add some red gel food coloring and stir until the color is even. Mix in Rice Krispies and gently stir until well coated. Drop by large spoonfuls over the marshmallow cream layer and carefully spread out evenly. I put my hand in plastic baggie with a little butter on it and gently spread it out. Finally, firmly press the top layer down into the marshmallow cream to really hold things together. Cover the bars and cool completely in the fridge.
  4. Before serving, remove the fridge and use a star shaped cookie cutter as a template for cutting out the stars.
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Comments

  1. These sound like such a yummy treat!! Love the cake + marshmallow + crispy treat combo!

  2. I seriously LOVE these Tonia! And I know my kiddos would too :) So fun!

  3. Tavette says:

    These are so attractive and look good enough to grab and eat right off the page!

    I’m missing something though. If they’re too hard to cut with a cookie cutter right out of the refrigerator but will squish the marshmallow fluff out if you let them warm up – how do you get them into the star shape?

    Thank

    • Thanks Tavette! I used the cookie cutter as a template and cut around it with a knife. Have a great Memorial Day!

  4. These are SO perfect for summer! Love all your gooey bar variations….now I need to try them!!!!

  5. These are so freakin’ adorable! You are so creative lady!

  6. Deb Harrington says:

    I’m sure my grandchildren will love them, thank you! A Blessed & Happy Mother’s Day to you Tonia :-)

  7. You are on the ball! …let me say that I was about to tell you how prepared you are for July 4 only to stop myself because I realized it’s Memorial day that is coming up. Obviously applicable for both! And super delicious and cute looking.

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