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!
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 Cookies, Homemade SpaghettiOs, Oreo Peanut Butter Swirl White Chocolate Fudge.)
Note: Please excuse the horribly embarrassing photo. I didn’t have my good camera at the moment!
- 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
- Melt butter in a large saucepan over low heat and add marshmallows.
- Stir until they begin to melt, adding in cake mix one spoonful at a time so it's combined.
- Stir in cereal so it is completely coated with marshmallow mixture.
- Sprinkle in half of the sprinkles and mix.
- Press into a baking dish (any size will do but I used a 9x13) and top with remaining sprinkles.
- 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