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 Crispy Treats

You will love this bright and colorful cake batter rice crispy treats recipe! Great for special occasions!


4 Tbsp. butter
1 (10 oz.) bag of mini-marshmallows
1/2 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, then remove from heat. Whisk in the (dry) cake mix, then stir in cereal so it is completely coated with marshmallow mixture. Sprinkle in half of the sprinkles and briefly stir. (Don't stir too much or the sprinkles will bleed out their color.) Press the mixture 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.

*Disclaimer: You consume dry cake mix at your own risk.*

Recipe slightlly adapted from How Sweet Eats

If you make this recipe, be sure to snap a photo and hashtag it #gimmesomeoven. I'd love to see what you cook!

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  1. Kendal — February 14, 2015 @ 7:22 pm (#)

    I made this but with funfetti cake mix instead of the yellow mix and sprinkles! AMAZING

  2. Bruno Pinna — March 15, 2015 @ 8:06 pm (#)

    i ever eat the rice treat. my mom everyday getting for me when i was child
    i will try make your recipe
    thank you

  3. Sherry Gorr — March 24, 2015 @ 5:36 pm (#)

    Hmm. Wonder what these would be like with Cocoa Krispies and devil’s food cake mix. And maybe some pecans… ;)

    • Ali — March 25th, 2015 @ 12:48 pm

      Sounds pretty insanely delicious to me! : )

  4. Joyce Westlake — July 17, 2015 @ 3:30 pm (#)

    I’ve always made mine with peanut butter in the mm mixture, my granddaughter went crazy when she saw these and couldn’t say Pleeeeeeeeeeze enough.  SOOO we made them today so she could take them on her family camp trip. PERFECT!!!

    • Hayley @ Gimme Some Oven — July 17th, 2015 @ 3:56 pm

      Awww, we’re so happy to hear that! :D

  5. Karrie — January 11, 2017 @ 8:01 pm (#)

    Try it with 2-10oz bags of marshmallows.
    Amazingly chewy/gooey!! :)

    • Hayley @ Gimme Some Oven — January 16th, 2017 @ 10:25 am

      We’re so glad you enjoyed them, Karrie!

  6. Becky — January 12, 2017 @ 9:46 am (#)

    Why yellow cake mix? Would white be ok?

    • Hayley @ Gimme Some Oven — January 16th, 2017 @ 10:21 am

      We think you could definitely do white if you wanted — we hope you enjoy!

  7. Alex — March 4, 2017 @ 5:22 pm (#)

    I absolutely adore this recipe. I started making them for Valentine’s Day last year, and I’ve been making them ever since. People go nuts over them, and I’m constantly asked to make more!

    • Hayley @ Gimme Some Oven — March 8th, 2017 @ 9:59 am

      We’re so glad to hear you love these, Alex! :)


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