Cake Batter Rice Krispie Treats

Whether you are celebrating someone’s birthday or just want a delicious quick treat, these cake batter rice krispy treats are winners!

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There’s something about rice krispy treats that wins over everyone. No matter what flavor combination I come up with, they are one of the fastest disappearing acts to come out of my kitchen. So when I added cake mix  into the equation it wasn’t all that surprising that they disappeared faster than normal.

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I’ve actually added cake mix to these treats before but it was red velvet and came with the appropriate cream cheese frosting on top. Somehow it took me 5 more years to add the more iconic vanilla sprinkle cake mix but here we are! To make up for lost time I actually used 3 different kinds of sprinkles because why the heck not. I got a fever and the only prescription is more sprinkles!

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What is the best flavor of rice krispy treat that you’ve ever had? Are your a classic lover or do you like to try new things? I am always on the look out for new flavor ideas! I bought a giant bag of puffed rice cereal so suspect more creations forthcoming.

Oh oh oh, P.S. my 4th publication came out last week! I’m only 3rd author on this one but that’s because I just did a couple experiments for a collaboration. Hopefully I’ll get another 1st author soon if my experiments ever provide a stopping point. Yay science and it’s never ending questions!

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Four years ago: Chocolate Funfetti Cookie Stack Cake

Five years ago: Sweet Potato Cream Pasta with Crispy Kale

Six years ago: Root Beer Pulled Pork Sandwiches

CAKE BATTER RICE KRISPIE TREATS

Makes 24 bars

Ingredients:

BARS

3 Tbsp unsalted butter

1 (10.5 ounce) bag mini marshmallows

1 tsp vanilla extract

3/4 cup white cake mix

6 cups puffed rice cereal

1/4 cup rainbow sprinkles

TOPPING

2 oz. white chocolate chocolate or bark, melted

2 Tbsp rainbow sprinkles

Directions:

  1. Coat a 9×13-inch pan with cooking spray. Set aside.
  2. In a large saucepan, melt the butter over low heat. Add marshmallows, cake mix, and vanilla stirring frequently, until melted and smooth. Fold in the cereal until well combined and coated. Fold in sprinkles a few times to disperse (avoid over mixing or they colors may bleed).
  3. Transfer sticky cereal mixture to the prepared pan, pressing down until the top is level. Allow to cool completely.
  4. While the bars are cooling, melt the white chocolate.
  5. Drizzle over cooled treats and top with more sprinkles. Allow to solidify before cutting into squares.

Source: Adapted from my Red Velvet Rice Krispie Treats.

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