Sweet Explosion

Happy Independence Day! We’re celebrating by creating fireworks in the the kitchen. Firecracker Rice Krispie Cookies explode with sweet goodness! They’re guaranteed to make our celebration pop. We hope your Fourth sparkles!Firecracker Rice Krispie Cookies


2 cups all-purpose flour 

1 tsp baking soda

1 tsp salt

1 cup oatmeal

1/2 cup butter flavored Crisco 

1/2 cup butter

¾ cup granulated sugar

¾ cup packed brown sugar

1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract

2 eggs whites

1 cup dark chocolate chips

1 cup red, white, blue M&Ms

1 cups Red, White, Blue Rice Krispies plus more for tops of cookies


Pre-heat oven to 375. Line cookie sheets with parchment paper and set aside.

In a medium bowl, combine flour, salt, baking soda and oatmeal.

In a separate large bowl, cream together Crisco, butter, and sugars until light and fluffy. Mix in the vanilla and eggs until well combined.

Gently fold in the chocolate chips, M&Ms, and Rice Krispies with a spatula.

Roll dough into 1.5 tbsp balls. Gently press some extra Rice Krispies into the tops of cookies {you may need to flatten slightly}. Bake for 7-9 minutes, until lightly golden on the edges.

Cool 5 minutes on the cookie sheet before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.

*recipe inspired by Sweet Peas and Saffron