Cake Batter Rice Krispies Treats

Cake Batter Rice Krispies TreatsCake batter anything easily earns my love, but cake batter rice krispies treats?  Well, now we’re talking some serious delicious business.  It’s a whole new world; one filled with yummy treats so cute you almost don’t want to eat them…and lots of sprinkles!Cake Batter Rice Krispies Treats

Sprinkles make everything better.  When I was younger, I would actually buy quins just to eat them by the handful… What can I say, I love sugar!  Don’t know what a quin is?  They’re the flat-ish sprinkles that come in a million different shapes (I even have a container with cows, dinosaurs, and dolphins).  If you’re craving a thorough explanation on types of sprinkles, check out Love From The Oven’s Sprinkle School.  Cake Batter Rice Krispies Treats

It’s true though, sprinkles do make everything better -especially these cake batter rice krispies treats.  All those sprinkles are so pretty, it just makes me happy!  This is the perfect twist on  traditional Rice Krispies Treats.  They were so delicious with a subtle cake batter flavor and were super marshmallow-y.  See how the marshmallow just stretches apart?Cake Batter Rice Krispies Treats

Ooey, Gooey, Deliciousness!  You could make them in a 9×9 inch pan for a thicker, more traditional treat, but I pressed them into a 9×13 inch pan.  They were a little thinner, which made it easier to cut them out into shapes.  I cut them with heart cookie cutters, dipped them in pink candy melts, and decorated them with -you guessed it- more sprinkles!  Completely adorable.  The perfect Valentine’s Day treat!  Not like they lasted until anywhere near V-Day, they were gone after a couple days.Cake Batter Rice Krispies Treats

Craving more cake batter amazingness?  Check out these Funfetti Cake Batter Pancakes or these No-Bake Cake Batter Truffles or Cupcake Pops!

Cake Batter Rice Krispies Treats

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 30 minutes

Yield: 8


  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 2 1/2 cups mini marshmallows
  • 1/3 cup yellow cake mix
  • 3 cups crisped rice cereal
  • 3 Tbsp sprinkles + more for decorating


  1. In a large saucepan, melt butter over low heat. Add marshmallows and stir continuously until melted. Remove from heat.
  2. Add cake mix and stir until no clumps remain.
  3. Add the cereal and stir to evenly coat. Add sprinkles and keep stirring until distributed throughout.
  4. Use buttered hands or a piece of waxed paper to press the mixture into a 9x9 baking dish. Cut and serve.
  5. OR press them into a 9x13 dish so they're thinner, then use a buttered cookie cutter to cut shapes out. Dip them in melted candy melts and decorate with sprinkles because that's just way cuter!

*This recipe/post originally appeared on my former blog*

56 thoughts on “Cake Batter Rice Krispies Treats

    • They’re certainly not something I can make or eat often because of how sweet they are, and I usually end up adding something in to give it a little more flavor and make it more fun! :)

  1. These are adorable! I agree, sprinkles make everything better :) I am featuring these pretty things tonight on the Back For Seconds Social! Congrats, come grab a featured button!

  2. These are SoOo Cute & looks scrumptious too! Pinning … thanks for sharing!! :)


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  5. I just made these and they were so so delicious! My daughter loved them as well. You can’t go wrong with cake batter!

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  7. These look great! I have Duncan Hines “Butter Golden” cake mix in the pantry. Is it ok to use this instead of the yellow mix in the recipe?


    • Yeah, I think that would be just fine! You’re really just adding it for flavor, and most light cake mixes will give you that same cake batter taste.

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  11. I’d like to make these today but want to double-check on the quantity of Rice Krispies this recipe calls for. Is it correct that it’s only 3 cups? That’s half the measurement of the recipe for the Original Rice Krispies Treat which calls for 6 cups.
    Many thanks!

    • Yes, 3 cups is correct. I chose to use 3 cups, which will make a 9×9 pan (6 cups for a 9×13), and then I spread it out over a 9×13. That way they were thinner and easier to cut with a cookie cutter :)