Uncle Sam's Crispy Treat Cake Recipe
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Uncle Sam's Crispy Treat Cake Recipe

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Kids and adults will enjoy decorating this patriotic treat as well as eating it! I had fun creating the recipe and made sure it was easy to do and very delicious. —Annie Rundle, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 1-1/4 hours
MAKES:24 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 1-1/4 hours
MAKES: 24 servings

Ingredients

  • 8 cups miniature marshmallows
  • 1/2 cup butter, cubed
  • 12 cups crisp rice cereal
  • 2-1/2 cups shortening
  • 3 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 3/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 jars (7 ounces each) marshmallow creme
  • Red and blue paste food coloring

Nutritional Facts

1 piece equals 462 calories, 24 g fat (7 g saturated fat), 10 mg cholesterol, 181 mg sodium, 60 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 1 g protein.

Directions

  1. In a Dutch oven, combine marshmallows and cubed butter. Cook and stir over medium-low heat until melted. Remove from the heat; stir in cereal. Press 4 cups into a greased 9-in. round pan. Form remaining mixture into a 5-in. diameter x 6-1/2-in. tall cylinder; place on waxed paper to cool.
  2. For frosting, in a large bowl, beat softened butter until fluffy; beat in confectioners’ sugar and vanilla until smooth. Beat in marshmallow creme until light and fluffy.
  3. Unmold cereal mixture from 9-in. pan and place on a cake plate. Place 3 cups frosting in a small bowl; beat in red food coloring until smooth. Frost top and sides of 9-in. cake with 1 cup red frosting.
  4. Place 1 cup white frosting in a small bowl; beat in blue food coloring until smooth. Frost bottom 2-1/4 in. of the cylinder with blue frosting. Place cylinder on cake. Frost the rest of the cylinder with red frosting.
  5. Cut a small hole in the corner of pastry or plastic bag; insert #48 basketweave tip. Using white frosting, pipe stripes on sides of hat. With a #7 round tip, pipe trim.
  6. Using a 1-1/2 in. star cookie cutter, press a row of stars onto hatband. Fill in stars with white frosting using the #7 tip. Yield: 24 servings.
Originally published as Uncle Sam's Crispy Treat Cake in Taste of Home

Nutritional Facts

1 piece equals 462 calories, 24 g fat (7 g saturated fat), 10 mg cholesterol, 181 mg sodium, 60 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 1 g protein.

Reviews for Uncle Sam's Crispy Treat Cake

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Reviewed Jun. 23, 2012

This was nice using rice krispie treats, but next time I would make it all cake. I don't care for RK treats with frosting. Just use 9 inch and several 6 inch round cakes, maybe even different fillings in the cakes. It will end up looking the same but be a completely different dessert.

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Reviewed Jul. 3, 2011

You can make a Thanksgiving Pilgrim's hat by using chocolate icing w/ black paste color added and a yellow icing buckle.

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Reviewed Jul. 2, 2011

Thanks but a lot of work

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Reviewed Jun. 2, 2011

The red and blue paste coloring were messy and unappetizing. I actually found the red food coloring bitter.

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Reviewed Jul. 4, 2010

the cylander was tough to make and there didn't seem to be enough "sticky" to hold it together. I followed the recipe exactly.

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