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!

Leave a Comment:


  1. Chanel — June 14, 2013 @ 10:54 am (#)

    Hi. I was just wondering if the 10oz of mini marshmellows was correct?? Doesn’t seem like alot of marshmellows for 5 cups of rice krispies. Thank you :)

  2. Mom to Grant — July 8, 2013 @ 5:47 pm (#)

    I’m looking for the cookie recipe too. I have leftover mix from the treats.

  3. Elsa Wylie — July 28, 2013 @ 4:01 pm (#)

    I just want to tell you how enjoyable this was to make and how much fun my three year old granddaughter had! We didn’t even wait the full thirty minutes to set. Thanks again!

  4. Bridget — August 31, 2013 @ 2:38 pm (#)

    These are awesome! I pinned this over a year ago on Pinterest and just finally made them today. I used strawberry cake mix after reading the comments. My whole family loves these!

  5. mj — September 4, 2013 @ 6:06 pm (#)

    These looked and sounded fun but my family didnt like them at all! Sticking with the original rice krispie recipe!

  6. mzv — September 30, 2013 @ 6:42 am (#)

    I would love to try this it looks soooo good

    • mzv — September 30th, 2013 @ 6:52 am

      They looks sooo good can’t wait to make them.

  7. Doug — October 28, 2013 @ 8:52 pm (#)

    A different type of Rice Krispy Treat

  8. Shannon — December 15, 2013 @ 9:00 am (#)

    I’ve made these over and over. I do cut back on the cake mix to about 1/3 cup, and I buy the funfetti cake mix and leave out the extra sprinkles. I tried it with them, and we weren’t a fan, so these alterations are our “go to” recipe for RKT now! :)

  9. Sue — March 3, 2014 @ 3:48 pm (#)

    I read the “thoughts on cake batter rice crispy treats” and many have problem with pressing mixture in pan. My sister told me to just wet your hands with water and the mixture does not stick to your hands. Really works.

  10. TL — April 17, 2014 @ 10:17 pm (#)

    Why the disclaimer about dry cake mix?

  11. Jordana — April 21, 2014 @ 7:01 pm (#)

    I may just make this or my mom on mothers day! seems like she would enjoy this!

  12. Tabi — May 9, 2014 @ 7:53 pm (#)

    I made these this evening. I just followed the directions exactly. They were really tasty but I don’t think they tasted like cake batter. I think I might try using the strawberry cake mix next time, sounds like that’s a winner.

  13. Gina — May 30, 2014 @ 9:17 pm (#)

    I’ve seen these with icing. Anyone have a recipe for an icing?

  14. TOP | 99999 Wonderful Quotes — October 14, 2014 @ 4:49 pm (#)

    I can’t wait to try these! I’m a recent transplant from the South to Minnesota, and I need to perfect a biscuit recipe. I never did when I lived in the South because I could get good biscuits at dozens of restaurants. Up here NOBODY serves biscuits! I want to become a biscuit evangelist!

    thank helps me there


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