I loved Rice Krispie treats as a kid. I remember they were always a staple at school and church bake sales. They were just your basic rice krispie treat but they were so good and my little hands loved getting ahold of one.
Nowadays I am discovering all the unique combinations of Rice Krispie treats, or maybe I have been just living under a rock all these years. Each time another one pops up I instantly revert back to my childhood thinking boy if I could have made them years ago they would be a hit. Good thing I have young kids so once they start school I am armed and ready to whip up these fun treats for the class.
Then I saw Cake Batter Rice Krispie Treats.
Cake mix, Rice Krispies all in one treat. Could this be possible?
I needed to make these.
These are amazing. They are truly cake batter Rice Krispie treats. You get the taste of cake batter incorporated with the marshmallow and rice krispies in each bite. These are fun, easy and perfect for so many occasions. And with summer picnic season in full swing I have also seen Pillsbury has a Stars and Stripe Funfetti Cake Mix. How fun would these be for 4th of July barbecues?
This recipe calls for one and a half cups of cake mix. There is about three cups in a box. So what to do with the remaining mix? Seal it up and save it for another batch of these or make cake batter truffles or a batch of cookies to use up the mix.
I think I may be starting a new kick of Rice Krispie treats; just saying. Don’t be surprised if you see another Rice Krispie treat recipe pop up here in the near future. I have a few ideas up my sleeve.
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What is your favorite childhood school or church bake sale treat?
Cake Batter Rice Krispie Treats
12 tablespoons (1 1/2 sticks) unsalted butter
10oz bag mini marshmallows
1 1/2 cups Pillsbury or similar funfetti cake mix
1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
2 tablespoons rainbow sprinkles
1/3 cup white chocolate melting chips (optional)
Grease a 9″x13″ baking pan with butter or non stick cooking spray. Set aside.
In a large saucepan melt butter and marshmallows over medium heat, stirring occasionally.
Reduce heat to low and stir in cake mix and vanilla until just combined.
Stir in half of the Rice Krispies and 1 tablespoon sprinkles; mix well.
Add in remaining Rice Krispies and stir until combined.
Pour mixture into prepared baking pan and spread evening.
Microwave chocolate in 30 second intervals until melted. Drizzle over rice krispies. Sprinkle with remaining sprinkles.
Let cool and cut into squares.