Cake Batter Rice Krispie Treats


A sweet dessert or snack that is an impossibly easy, crispy, yet gooey, bar that is always first to disappear on the potluck table – you will love this cake batter version of rice krispies treats!  The rainbow sprinkles make them extra fun!

Cake Batter Rice Krispie Treats Recipe.  Great dessert for a birthday party!

Who didn’t have rice krispie treats as a favorite treat when they were a kid?  These bad boys aren’t just any rice krispie treats.  These are even better because they have CAKE BATTER mixed in to them!  Welcome to day #4 of my favorite childhood food week…

Rice krispies are dangerous.  I could seriously eat a whole batch of them myself.  And throw in the cake batter twist?!  Yes, please!  Anything with cake batter flavor was my kind of dessert growing up.  Funfetti cake was a staple for every birthday in my family and I even insisted on having it every year for my own birthday until **cough** a couple of years ago.  I think Mr. Wishes even considered me the “birthday brat” because no other form of cake was acceptable to me besides Funfetti.  I guess I grew up eventually?  Well these are basically a funfetti cake that has taken on the form of a rice krispie treat.  The cool thing about these is that you can adapt them to any holiday and just use holiday-colored sprinkles for the occasion.  These would also be great for a birthday party.  Enjoy!

Stop back tomorrow for day #5 and the final day of my themed week.  (Here’s what you missed the last three days if you’re just tuning in:  Frosted Animal Sugar CookiesHomemade SpaghettiOsOreo Peanut Butter Swirl White Chocolate Fudge.)

Note: Please excuse the horribly embarrassing photo.  I didn’t have my good camera at the moment!

Cake Batter Rice Krispie Treats
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Serves: 16
A sweet dessert or snack that is an impossibly easy, crispy, yet gooey, bar that is always first to disappear on the potluck table - you will love this cake batter version of rice krispies treats!
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1 10-ounce bag of mini marshmallows
  • ¼ cup yellow cake mix
  • 6 cups rice krispies cereal
  • 1 1.75-ounce container of sprinkles
  1. Melt butter in a large saucepan over low heat and add marshmallows.
  2. Stir until they begin to melt, adding in cake mix one spoonful at a time so it's combined.
  3. Stir in cereal so it is completely coated with marshmallow mixture.
  4. Sprinkle in half of the sprinkles and mix.
  5. Press into a baking dish (any size will do but I used a 9x13) and top with remaining sprinkles.
  6. Let sit for about 30 minutes before cutting. I find spraying a knife with nonstick spray helps to cut them more easily!

Recipe source:  adapted from

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These are a few of my favorite things: cooking, baking, Broadway musicals, cruises, Disney World, Christmas, thunderstorms, 80's and country music, and my favorite pastime has ALWAYS been baseball. Go Yankees!

24 Responses to “Cake Batter Rice Krispie Treats”

  1. January 23, 2014 at 5:51 AM #

    Love these!! I can already smell the melted butter while adding the marshmallows!
    I’m going to remember these for my dessert tables 😉
    Hope you’re having a good day! Xx

    • January 23, 2014 at 2:25 PM #

      It has been a while since I’ve made rice krispie treats…they are so good!

  2. January 23, 2014 at 5:53 AM #

    These looks like a great weekend recipe for my boys… Sprinkles makes everything better.

    • January 23, 2014 at 2:24 PM #

      I just had the same exact thought! Thanks!!

  3. January 23, 2014 at 10:08 AM #

    Wendy is “reading” over my shoulder and she just pointed at the photo and said “bake those, Mommy!’ Haha. I’ve been enjoying this series so much, it’s super fun!

    • January 23, 2014 at 2:24 PM #

      Haha Wendy has good taste!

  4. January 23, 2014 at 10:15 AM #

    PRETTIEST rice krispies I’ve ever seen!

    • January 23, 2014 at 2:24 PM #

      Awww why thank you, Kayle! The sprinkles definitely make all the difference…

  5. January 23, 2014 at 10:55 AM #

    I love this cake batter trend that’s going around, it’s just such an awesome flavor. These rice krispie treats look awesome. Creative twist on a classic 🙂

    Happy Blogging!
    Happy Valley Chow

    • January 23, 2014 at 2:24 PM #

      I love it too!! It’s a great trend! 😉

  6. January 23, 2014 at 11:36 AM #

    I’m loving all the sprinkles in these treats!

    • January 23, 2014 at 2:23 PM #

      Thanks – sprinkles just make everything better 🙂

  7. January 23, 2014 at 2:09 PM #

    Aw, just cause you grow up doesn’t mean you can’t have funfetti 😀 These look yummy! My kiddos would love. Great theme week!

    • January 23, 2014 at 2:23 PM #

      I do still love my funfetti 🙂 Thanks, Cindy! It’s so fun!

  8. January 23, 2014 at 9:59 PM #

    I’ll never grow tired of sprinkles or cake batter! These rice krispies look bomb.

    • January 23, 2014 at 11:26 PM #

      haha me neither! Thanks, Nicole!

  9. January 24, 2014 at 5:22 PM #

    Nooo I don’t want the kid themed week to be over! I was having so much fun with it, and all that you blogged about looked so so yummy! Just like these babies ; )

  10. Heatehr
    January 24, 2014 at 5:59 PM #

    Do you have to make the yellow cake as it says on box or do you do it dry?

    • January 24, 2014 at 6:34 PM #

      You don’t make it. You just add in the dry cake mix.

  11. February 5, 2014 at 12:03 PM #

    Can I marry you ? JK. but that seriously looks delicious !

    • February 5, 2014 at 11:25 PM #

      haha love it!! Thanks!

  12. Angela
    February 5, 2014 at 6:56 PM #

    Great recipe! I am definitely going to try this soon!
    When I saw it, I thought I would make it for my Hubs since his birthday is coming up and he loves Rice Krispies treats. When I told him this, he looked a little crestfallen because every year he wants a FUNFETTI cake (he’ll be 32) and he said “Maybe we could do both?” lol. So, both it is 🙂
    I still think you deserve to demand your funfetti birthday cake, no matter what anyone says!!

    • February 5, 2014 at 11:23 PM #

      Awww thanks, Angela! I’m glad I’m not the only 30 something year old who still likes Funfetti for their birthday!


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