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4th of july rice krispie treat shot glasses

These 4th of July Rice Krispie Treat Shot Glasses are going to be the funnest thing you do this holiday — whether you drink or not!

It’s been a while since I did a drink recipe, and I’ve been itching to get some stuff done for holidays. So they’re not the healthiest things ever, but I never said I was either…  I definitely like to live it up on the rare occasion! :P So enjoy as is, or you could put like…kombucha in there or maybe a green smoothie and call it good…? hahaha

pouring liquor in the 4th of july rice krispie treat shot glasses

They are completely waterproof, totally edible, super festive and reusable…for shot after shot! You can make them ahead of time with no problem and store them in the freezer until you’re ready to use them.

I just wanna mention, don’t store them for more than a few days uncovered in there or they will start to taste like freezer…

Not that that happened to me or anything…

4th of july rice krispie treat shot glasses without liquor

They are very easy to make and can easily be made on an assembly line fashion, with the help of your friends or even you children!

The way I have them made here makes about 2 ounces worth of liquid capacity, so be aware of the when you’re getting tipsy and make sure to drink responsibly… :P

As for treats for the kids: Serve them with chocolate milk or even juice for the kiddos…they will love these ooey-gooey unconventional cups!

About the sun: if you’re having these outdoors on a hot, BBQ-type day, they may melt, so just keep an eye on them and if they start to get melty…well…EAT THEM!!!

looking down into the 4th of july rice krispie treat shot glasses

Here is a super fun, detailed video (just 3:30 minutes!) to show you exactly how to make them. Including the best 4th of July props ever.

Plus a tip for how to easily clean your spoons and pan once you’ve finished cooking the sticky marshmallow stuff!

4th of July Rice Krispie Treat Shot Glasses VIDEO


closeup of a 4th of july rice krispie treat shot glass

List of DIY Materials Possibly Needed:

4th of July Rice Krispie Treat Shot Glasses Recipe
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If you want to make these ahead, store in airtight bag freezer before party. Note: I used vegan ingredients when I made mine, but feel free to use whatever you prefer. There are alternatives on Amazon to the traditional food coloring I show in the video.
Serves: 5-6 tightly packed shot glasses
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 4 cups marshmallows
  • 3 cups puffed rice cereal such as Rice Krispies
  • 1 cup white chocolate chips
  • Red and blue food coloring (see headnote for natural alternative)
  • 6 3-ounce bathroom cups
  • 1 2-ounce tall shot glass
  1. For the Rice Krispie Treat "batter":
  2. In a heavy bottomed saucepan, heat the butter over low-medium heat. Stir in the marshmallows and heat and stir until they are fully melted.
  3. Work quickly through the next steps, so the marshmallow mixture doesn't cool off too much. In 2 separate bowls, add ⅓ of the marshmallow mixture, leaving the rest in the pan. Add desired amount of red food coloring to one bowl and mix well with a spoon. Repeat with the other bowl and the blue food coloring. Add 1 cup of rice cereal to each bowl, including the original pan, and mix in the cereal well.
  4. Once mixed, allow to cool for about 5 minutes.
  5. To Form the Shot Glasses:
  6. Use soft vinyl gloves if preferred. Coat gloves (or bare hands) with non-savory flavored oil, like coconut oil or canola oil. (Just not olive oil!)
  7. Grab a meatball sized amount of blue rice krispie treat mixture and flatten into the bottom of one 3-ounce bathroom cup, with about ¼ inch coming up the side.
  8. Insert the shot glass into the bathroom cup and press down to pack the rice krispie treat mixture on the bottom. Pack in some of the white rice krispie treat mixture around the shot glass and on top of the blue line so it forms a solid line design and doesn't have many holes. I packed mine really tightly, but you may choose to pack more lightly. Repeat for the red layer on top and pack nicely around the top.
  9. Place the shots in the freezer.
  10. For the waterproof white-chocolate coating:
  11. Create a makeshift double-boiler for this step (or look for microwaving tutorials online) by using a large saucepan and a smaller glass bowl that will fit tightly on top. (See my YouTube video for visual) Add about 1 inch of water into the saucepan and bring to a rolling boil. Carefully, place the glass bowl on top of the pan so it will start to warm up. Use an oven mitt to handle the bowl apparatus so you don't scorch yourself with escaping steam or hot glass.
  12. Add the chocolate chips into the glass bowl. Stir until fully melted. Remove all from heat.
  13. Using a small spoon, add about 1-2 teaspoons of melted white chocolate into the rice krispie cups. Using the back of the spoon, coat the inside of the cups evenly so there are no visible holes. Place cups in the freezer when they are coated to harden and leave them there until ready to use.
  14. I find it works best if you keep them in a ziplock back so they don't absorb freezer smells or tastes.

Do you know someone who might love these rice krispie cups??