cake batter rice crispy treats
Just when I thought I had tried every rice crispy treat recipe under the sun….this recipe shows up on StumbleUpon.
I may or may not have immediately ran to the store to by a cake mix to make it.
And…had a little too much fun playing with those gorgeous, colorful sprinkles.
And…enjoyed every single, glorious, hint-of-cake-batter-flavored bite.
And…shared the rest with friends so that I didn’t eat too many bites.
And…now I share it with all of you.
And…you should make some.
Cake Batter Rice Krispies Recipe
(Slightly adapted from How Sweet Eats)
- 3 Tbsp. butter
- 1 (10 oz.) bag of mini-marshmallows
- 1/3 cup yellow cake mix (the dry cake mix, not prepared into a batter!)
- 5 cups crispy rice cereal
- 1 (1.75 oz.) container of sprinkles
Melt butter in a large saucepan over low heat and add marshmallows. Stir until they begin to melt, adding in (dry) cake mix one spoonful at a time so its 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) 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 cleanly.
I actually increased the cake batter to 1/3 cup for my recipe to give it a little extra cake batter kick (the 1/4 cup seemed just a little too subtle to me), but add as much in as you like!
***Note: Many readers have asked what to do with the remaining cake mix. If you would like to use it to whip up a batch of cake mix cookies, just measure out 6 oz. of the remaining cake mix, and combine it with 1/4 cup vegetable or canola oil, and 1 egg. Stir until mixed. Then form into cookie dough balls, and bake in a 350 degree oven for 10-12 minutes.***