Summer Sweets

by LeeAnne on July 4, 2012

Happy Fourth of July!  I’m headed to a BBQ with extended family this afternoon, and after seeing the Watermelon Krispie Treats on Glorious Treats, I knew I had to whip up these perfect summer sweets for the occasion.  The assembly was pretty easy, albeit sticky!  Glory says she used 1 or 2 drops of Americolor gel, but I needed 8 to 10 drops of Wilton gel to get the right color.  Since I couldn’t find retro paper straws in local craft or party stores (an oversight, no?), I went with large Wilton cookie sticks, with a little pre-skewering help from a chopstick.  For the party, I wrapped each treat individually in plastic tied with green polka dot ribbon.  I love how they turned out, and I think they’ll be a hit.  I hope you’ll have a fun BBQ- and fireworks-filled day!

*UPDATE: I just came across some retro paper straws in Target. Yes, Target. True story. Who knew?