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!
Ingredients
  • 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
Instructions
  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 howsweeteats.com