Friday, August 12, 2011

Cake Batter Rice Krispie Treats

I am way behind the times on the cake batter trend, but I am actually okay with that. I figure that as long as I can still hop on the train that I haven't completely missed it :)

I hold a special place in my heart for rice krispie treats. As simple as they are, I have always loved them. Ask my mom. Apparently I tried to "run-away" once when I was younger but decided to come home because we were having rice krispie treats for dessert. True story. They also single-handedly helped me get through college. My roommates and I would make them in a big bowl in the microwave and dig-in with a fork. No pan or set-time included. We made them quite a bit. Movie tonight? Let's make rice crispies. Finals week? Add some m&m's. You get the idea. 
As you may imagine, when I saw the idea for cake batter rice krispie treats on Jessica's blog, I knew I had to make these. Were they good? No explanation needed, and they may have spurred a interest in other cake batter-flavored treats. Cake batter ice cream anyone? Enjoy!

(Printable Recipe)

Cake Batter Rice Krispie Treats
From How Sweet It Is

3 Tbsp. butter
1 (10 oz) bag marshmallows
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1/4 cup yellow cake mix
6 cups rice krispies cereal
assorted sprinkles

Melt butter in a large saucepan over low heat and add marshmallows. Stir until the begin to melt and mix in vanilla. Add in cake mix one spoonful at a time and stir until 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 sprayed with non-stick spray (I like an 8x8 or 9x9 to make them thicker) and top with remaining sprinkles. Let sit for about 30 minutes before cutting.


  1. great idea, nothing from her blog ever fails.

  2. Love this idea! My kids love anything cake batter flavored!


  3. I have never heard of this. Oh wow they look delicious!! Bookmarking to make very soon! Thanks!

  4. Delicious! These are the perfect snack/dessert. And I am ridiculously envious of your college brain. Why did I never think to make rice krispies!?!

  5. How fun are these! I have never heard of these! Cake batter ice cream was my first cake batter item!

  6. I made cake batter pancakes a few months ago when cake batter treats started appearing everywhere, and though I haven't tried these yet, they're on my to-do list :) I just love how colorful they are.


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