Cake 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!
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.
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?
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.
- 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
- In a large saucepan, melt butter over low heat. Add marshmallows and stir continuously until melted. Remove from heat.
- Add cake mix and stir until no clumps remain.
- Add the cereal and stir to evenly coat. Add sprinkles and keep stirring until distributed throughout.
- Use buttered hands or a piece of waxed paper to press the mixture into a 9x9 baking dish. Cut and serve.
- 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 elisebakes.wordpress.com*