French Vanilla Rice Krispies Treat Pops

French Vanilla Rice Krispies Treat PopsIt’s almost July 4th!  I won’t be able to do much celebrating this year because I’ll be working all night, but that didn’t stop me from whipping up some French Vanilla Cake Batter Rice Krispies Pops!  Everything is better in ‘pop’ form, and that includes these festive rice krispies treats!  French Vanilla Rice Krispies Pops

I never used to get very excited about the Fourth of July.  My dad was always big into fireworks, so watching them was nothing too out of the ordinary and I think I was always to young to understand the feeling of patriotism and togetherness that I now love about it.  I sure wish I was able to be a part of it all this year, but oh well, there’s always next year!French Vanilla Rice Krispies Pops

I don’t know what it is about rice krispies treats, but I love  them so much!  I usually steer away from desserts that are so sweet…okay maybe I don’t steer away from them, but I’d choose something a little more ‘homemade’.  Not rice krispies treats though, I can eat them by the pan.  Seriously, the genius that came up with Rice Krispies Treats is just that, a genius!  I love how adaptable the recipe is.  You can mix in candy, flavoring, or use fun flavored marshmallows.  I always add sprinkles.  Always.  French Vanilla Rice Krispies Pops

I used my Cake Batter Rice Krispies Treats as inspiration, but used french vanilla cake mix because it was what I had on hand.  If you use yellow cake mix instead, you will get a much more distinct cake batter flavor.  I added lollipop sticks, drizzled them with  red, white, and blue candy melts and voilà!  A perfect Fourth of July treat!French Vanilla Rice Krispies Pops

French Vanilla Rice Krispies Treats

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 30 minutes

Yield: 10-12 pops

1 pop

Ingredients

  • 4 Tbsp butter
  • 4 cups mini marshmallows
  • 1/2 cup french vanilla cake mix
  • 4 1/2 cups crisped rice cereal
  • 3 Tbsp sprinkles
  • lollipop sticks
  • candy melts or melted chocolate for decorating

Instructions

  1. Line a 9x13 in baking dish with waxed paper.
  2. In a large saucepan, melt butter over low heat. Add marshmallows and stir continuously until melted. Remove from heat.
  3. Add cake mix and stir until no clumps remain.
  4. Add the cereal and stir to evenly coat. Add sprinkles and keep stirring until distributed throughout.
  5. Use buttered hands or a piece of waxed paper to press the mixture into prepared 9x13 inch pan. It's okay if the mixture doesn't spread all the way to the ends of the pan, just try to get a level surface. Let them cool.
  6. Use a buttered cookie cutter to cut shapes out. You can smush the scraps together and use them to cut more shapes.
  7. Melt candy melts according to package directions. Dip lollipop stick into candy melts and insert into rice krispies treat and let it harden.
  8. Drizzle with or dip them in melted candy melts to decorate.
http://paintchipsandfrosting.com/2013/07/03/french-vanilla-rice-krispies-treat/


Strawberry Shortcake Rice Krispies Treats

Strawberry Shortcake Rice Krispies TreatsWhen I was buying marshmallows for the Cake Batter Rice Krispies Treats I made last week, a bag of strawberry marshmallows caught my eye.  I immediately thought of the post for strawberry shortcake rice krispies I had seen a couple weeks ago and I knew I had to put my own twist on it!  Strawberry Shortcake Rice Krispies Treats

I was hoping to find dried strawberries, but the closest my go-to grocery store had was strawberry flavored dried cranberries.  I thought I was settling, but they worked marvelously. The slight tartness of the dried cranberries cut the sweetness of the marshmallows in the most delicious way.  The marshmallows have a mild strawberry taste, but you could add 1/2-1 tsp of strawberry extract to enhance it!  Overall, these were a big success!Strawberry Shortcake Rice Krispies TreatsStrawberry Shortcake Rice Krispies Treats

Strawberry Shortcake Rice Krispies Treats

  • 6 Tbsp butter
  • 1 bag of strawberry marshmallows
  • 6 cupscrisped rice cereal
  • 1 heaping cup of cubed angel food cake
  • 1/3 cup strawberry flavored dried cranberries
  1. In a large saucepan, melt butter over low heat.  Add marshmallows and stir continuously until melted.  Remove from heat.
  2. Add the cereal and stir to evenly coat.  Add the angel food cake and dried cranberries and fold until distributed throughout.
  3. Use buttered hands or a piece of waxed paper to press the mixture into a 13×9 baking dish.  Let it cool completely before cutting and serving.Strawberry Shortcake Rice Krispies Treats

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

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  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!
http://paintchipsandfrosting.com/2013/01/24/cake-batter-rice-krispies-treats/

*This recipe/post originally appeared on my former blog elisebakes.wordpress.com*