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Firecracker Rice Krispie Treat Pops

Firecracker Rice Krispie Treat Pops are fun, festive, and perfect for your Fourth of July celebration. With simple ingredients, this treat is perfect for both kids and adults!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Cooling Time25 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: 4th of July dessert, firecracker rice krispie pops, rice krispie treats
Servings: 16 pops


  • 5 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 bag (16 ounce) miniature marshmallows
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla bean paste or vanilla extract
  • cups Rice Krispies cereal
  • 2 cups white chocolate chips
  • 2 tablespoons melted coconut oil or shortening
  • 2 packages (0.33 ounce) red pop rocks candy
  • 2 packages (0.33 ounce) blue pop rocks candy
  • 16 Craft sticks, lollipop sticks, or colorful straws


  • Lightly grease a 9x13 inch baking dish with cooking spray (or line with parchment paper) and set aside.
  • Melt the butter in a large pot over low heat. When the butter has completely melted, add in the mini marshmallows and stir to coat. Continue to heat the marshmallows, stirring often, until they are completely melted.
  • Remove from heat and stir in the vanilla extract. Add the cereal to the melted marshmallows and stir to combine.
  • Gently press the cereal mixture into prepared pan and allow to set for 15 minutes.
  • As the treats are setting, add the white chocolate chips and coconut oil or shortening to a small saucepan. Heat over low heat, stirring frequently, until melted and smooth.
  • Cut the treats into 16 rectangles. Gently press a craft stick into the middle of each rectangle. Dip each treat halfway into the melted chocolate and sprinkle with pop rocks.
  • Place the dipped treats onto a baking sheet covered with parchment or wax paper or on a wire rack to set. You can allow them to set at room temperature or stick them in the refrigerator to set a little faster.


  • Store in the refrigerator for up to two days (any longer will dry these out and make them hard) or at room temperature for up to four days.
  • Depending on how you choose to decorate your treats you may have some chocolate or pop rocks leftover. For this recipe, I chose to coat the treats halfway in chocolate and sprinkle pop rocks on one side only. This left me with a few leftovers. You can cover the entire treat in chocolate and sprinkle with pop rocks on more than one side if you prefer.
  • This recipe is specifically themed for the 4th of July holiday. You can change the colors of pop rocks or use a different topping to make them suitable for any occasion.
  • I found it easiest to insert the straws by standing the individual treats up on one end and gently pushing the straw in the middle. You may have to re-shape them a bit after inserting the straw/stick. You can also leave the sticks out all together if you prefer.