Apple Caramel Cake Rice Krispie Treats

Apple Caramel Cake Rice Krispie Treats - Mother Thyme

When I think of Rice Krispie treats I often think of what I used to make or buy when I was young at bake sales.  Whether it was to raise money for a school trip or for the church youth group, bake sales were a fun way to enjoy a sweet treat.  

I always loved Rice Krispie treats.  There is just something about the combination of the rice krispies and marshmallows I love.  Nothing beats the original Rice Krispie treat.  Since then there have been so many variations, including my Cake Batter Rice Krispie Treats which inspired this version.

I have to give credit for this to Mr. Mother Thyme.  He always has great ideas, including this one.  He loved the original version of this recipe that I put a spin on it for fall and came up with this.  Ideally you could use any flavor of cake batter but I truly love this one.  

If you are familiar with the Cake Batter Rice Krispie Treats, this tastes much different.  With the Cake Batter Rice Krispie Treats it tastes exactly like cake batter.  This takes on the flavor of the cake with little bites of apple that are in the mix.  

These recipe has quickly become a favorite that I have made for people and once you give them a try I’m sure they will be a favorite for you too. 

You can also check out my video to see how I make these easy and fun treats!  

Apple Caramel Cake Rice Krispie Treats - Mother Thyme


Apple Caramel Cake Rice Krispie Treats


  • 12 tablespoons (1 1/2 sticks) unsalted butter
  • 10 oz. bag mini marshmallows
  • 1 1/2 cups Duncan Hines Apple Caramel Cake Mix, not prepared (or similar)
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 6 cups Rice Krispies
  • 1 packet of caramel sauce, prepared per package instructions (included in cake mix)


  1. Grease a 9″ x 13″ baking pan with butter or non stick cooking spray and set aside.
  2. In a large saucepan melt butter and marshmallows over medium heat, stirring occasionally.
  3. Once marshmallows are melted and mixture is creamy, stir in cake mix and vanilla.
  4. Gradually stir in Rice Krispies until combined.
  5. Pour half the mixture in prepared pan.
  6. Dollop half the caramel sauce on top. Top with remaining Rice Krispies.
  7. Add remaining caramel sauce on top.
  8. Set aside until cool and cut into squares.

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    1. Thanks Bree! This is my third video so we are still working on some kinks but having fun doing it. 🙂 My hubby is the camera man unless my son gets a hold of the tripod like he did for a minute at the end of this video. 🙂

    1. You could substitute for 1 1/2 cups regular yellow cake mix and add in a few pinches of apple pie spice then drizzle with store bought caramel sauce in place of the packet included in the mix from the recipe. You would need about 1/4 cup of caramel sauce divided. It will taste a little different, but still really yummy!

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