A Berry Red, White and Blue Independence Day Recipe

Cape Cod Berry Red, White & Blue

A Berry Red, White & Blue 4th of July Recipe

Cape Cod Berry Red, White & Blue
Berry Red, White & Blue

Recipe Serves: 10-15 depending on presentation size

My grandchildren love this recipe. It combines some of their favorite things – fresh strawberries and fun.


  • ¼ Cup salted butter
  • 4 Cups miniature marshmallows
  • ½ Tsp vanilla extract (optional)
  • 5 Cups rice krispies
  • Star cookie cutter (optional)
  • Cut fresh strawberries (we picked up a few at the Strawberry Festival this year)
  • Fresh blueberries

Recipe Directions

In a large saucepan melt the butter on low heat. When the butter has completely melted, add the marshmallows. After marshmallows have melted completely add vanilla extract (optional). Add rice krispies and stir thoroughly. Use a spatula to press the warm mixture into a greased baking pan or on wax paper to desired thickness. About three eighths to half an inch deep works well.

After the rice krispies cool (approximately 30 minutes), use the cookie cutter or a steady hand to cut out the star shapes. Place star on top of washed, and cut, strawberries and blueberries. Decorate with a bit of red, white and blue for your Independence Day celebrations. Sprinkle with sugar for some sparkle too.

Happy Independence Day!
Hope to see you at Falmouth’s fireworks and Bike Parade.

Recipe Tips

While I like the vanilla flavor, for this recipe, my favorite version is the classic version with the simple salty creaminess of the butter and sweet of the marshmallows together. Using butter to grease the bottom of the baking pan is a great way to limit the number of ingredients and adds to that salty flavor.

It is important to spread the rice krispy mixture quickly after mixing, while it is still warm. Frequently, using a larger saucepan can allow for faster mixing without the worry of spilling. Another of my favorite tips is to  rub a bit of butter on the spatula while spreading the rice krispies. It keeps from sticking nicely. Make sure to keep it compact and eliminate any air pockets. This will make for more consistent stars.

A Sumptuous Start to Your Day on Cape Cod

Palmer House Breakfast, Fruit Course
Palmer House Breakfast, Fruit Course

Enjoy the dining experience at this Cape Cod Bed and Breakfast.

At The Palmer House Inn our two to four course Cape Cod Gourmet breakfasts are always an event. Sit in the breakfast room, as the aroma of fresh brewed coffee fills the room and enjoy a tasty meal. We use the finest ingredients and local Cape Cod grown and produced foods.

The Inn’s organic herb garden, we affectionately refer to as The Humble Innkeeper’s Garden, is one of the secluded nooks where you can spend time relaxing. Many of the garnishes for the breakfasts are picked each day from this garden to ensure top quality ingredients are used.

The Emily Dickinson Room, Rm 5
The Emily Dickinson Room, Rm 5

While all of our rooms have their own beautiful charm, we recommend the Harriet Beecher Stowe room, the Theodore Roosevelt room, or the Emily Dickinson room. All three rooms feature comfortable king beds, fireplaces, jacuzzi-style tubs and a relaxing stay before and after your Independence Day celebrations.

A Cape Cod Independence Day Parade

Cape Cod Parade: Children's Wagon

Happy 4th of July from the Cape.

The Independence Day Bike and Carriage Parade in Falmouth Village was an enjoyable event for one and all.

Cape Cod parade Velocipede at Start
George Sykes, Corner Bike Shop, and his antique velocipede

It began at 10:00 AM . The staging for the parade took place in the Saint Barnabas Church parking lot and ended at the Mullen Hall school playground.

Cape Cod 4th of July Parade Uncle Sam
Mike Kasperian as Uncle Sam.

George Sykes of the Corner Cycle Shop lead the way on his antique velocipede. He was followed by Mike Kasperian as Uncle Sam. Then came the children of all ages and sizes. They came with there bicycles. tricycles, wagons, strollers, cooters and carriages. Each one was decorated in red, white and blue by its owner.

Cape Cod Parade: start
Start of the parade.

The parade proceeded down Main Street then took a left turn onto Shore Street, across Katherine Lee Bates Road and into the playground. At the playground, gifts, prizes and snacks were handed out.  The parade is sponsored each year by the Falmouth Elks Lodge.

Another Fantastic 4th on the Cape

Falmouth, Cape Cod hosted another fantastic 4th of July parade and fireworks.


Falmouth's 2011 4th of July parade, Cape Cod
Falmouth's 2011 4th of July parade, Cape Cod




Falmouth's 2011 4th of July parade dog, Cape Cod
Canine participating in our 2011 4th of July parade.

This year’s parade featured many wonderfully decorated bicycles and fun for the entire family. Even a few family pets got in on the fun.