Cake Batter Rice Krispies Treats

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Birthday Cake Rice Krispy Treats 2Now that I have my homemade yellow cake mix hanging out in the freezer, I’ve been tempted to throw a scoopful of it in just about everything I’m baking.  No worries, I do have my limits! 😉

One of the first things I made with it were these Rice Krispies Treats.  Actually, I made these twice this week and I’m sending one of the batches to Ben’s class today for his last day of teaching summer Greek.  This variation of the original Rice Krispies Treats is a lot of fun for kids (and adults…c’mon, who doesn’t love sprinkles??).  And, it only takes a few minutes to mix together with just 30 minutes of waiting for the bars to relax and set before digging in.  Did I mention you can do all of this on your stove top?  No need to turn the oven on in these triple digit temperatures!

I can totally see myself making these every holiday, with the appropriate color of sprinkles!  How fun!  Have a great weekend!

Cake Batter Rice Krispies Treats

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 30 minutes

Yield: 20-24 squares

Serving Size: 1 square

Cake Batter Rice Krispies Treats

A fun no-bake treat for kids and adults, alike! C'mon, who doesn't love cake batter and sprinkles!?

  • 3 Tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 (10 oz.) bag of marshmallows (or 10 ounces of standard sized marshmallows)
  • 2/3 heaping cup dry yellow or white cake mix (boxed or homemade)
  • 6 cups Rice Krispies cereal
  • 1/3 cup (1.75 oz bottle) sprinkles

Lightly grease a 9x13-inch pan with nonstick spray. Set aside.

In a very large sauce pan, melt the butter over low heat. Stir in the marshmallow and melt while stirring constantly. Once the marshmallows are just about completely melted, remove from the heat and stir in the dry cake mix a few spoonfuls at a time to ensure it blends.

Mix in the Rice Krispies and combine until coated with the marshmallow. Shake in a few sprinkles at a time, and mix. Add a few more, mix again. Continue this process until the sprinkles are evenly distributed among the Rice Krispies and you use up about 3/4 of the sprinkles.

Transfer the mixture to the prepared dish and gently press into the pan so the top layer is flat and even. Distribute the remaining sprinkles evenly over the top. Wait 30 minutes before slicing into squares. These are best served right away or the same day, but will last a few days in an air tight container.

Source: Adapted from How Sweet It Is


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  1. NIKKI. How about you send a few of these my way? 🙂

  2. Fantastic looking bars, one of my kid favorites from way back!!
    Take care..

  3. So pretty and I’m sure delicious! I love sprinkles and color! I can’t wait to make that DIY cake batter mix!

  4. these are so gorgeous looking and so simple!! i love a delicious rice krispy treat at home!

  5. So cute! Is it 2/3 of a cup?

  6. I pinned your DIY cake batter mix, thinking I’d love to join the ice cream crazy I’ve seen. How very clever of you to do a fun spin on rice krispy treats. My grown men (husband and son) love RK treats as much as I do. Wait 30 minutes? That will be hard to do. So making these. Thank you!

    • haha! I know! The 30 minutes actually is a little hard to wait. That’s why it’s great that as the cook, I can snack on the leftovers stuck to the pan! 😉

  7. I love it, really clever.

    you should also try cake batter puppy chow.

  8. Sorry, Nikki, I didn’t see the “cup” after the “heaping.” I guess I should read better! My office-mates are going to love this.

  9. Sweetsugarbelle says:

    They’re so pretty, Nikki!

  10. These are a great idea! I’ve never thought about throwing cake mix into things. Thanks for sharing 🙂 I’m sure kids AND adults enjoy them equally!

  11. My sister and I have a blog together and she recently made your recipe and posted it on our blog. She said it turned out great! Thanks for posting it. I’m making these for a bake sale this week, so I hope they’ll sell fast! 🙂

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