Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Cake Batter Rice Krispies Treats

Why, yes, these Rice Krispies treats do taste like birthday cake.  They are seriously good.  I love having a new way to flavor the traditional treat and these are perfect birthday treats since they taste like cake.  I love the traditional yellow cake flavor with a hint of chocolate frosting smeared on top, but the idea of using different cake mixes and frosting leaves endless possibilities.  These were on hand for a party to celebrate our friend Nick's birthday and were a huge hit.  In fact, they were eaten so fast, I never got a chance to take a good picture of them cut into squares, so I had to make them again (tragic, really).  I actually made them again for my own birthday (today!) since I'm not sure Dave will be venturing into the kitchen to whip anything up.

This recipe is courtesy of Andi from The Wednesday Baker who you might remember from my first posting for the Secret Recipe Club.  When I saw these I knew I needed to make them since I kept going back to the post.  Dave couldn't wait to try him since they combined his favorite thing (cake) with his new excitement (flavored Rice Krispies Treats).  Since I was afraid of the sprinkles melting, I opted to add them to the bowl of cereal rather than add them to melted marshmallow mixture.  A nice alternative to cake, these would be good for a children's party where cake would be difficult to serve, like a pool party or something like that.  And they'd make awesome bake sale treats tied up in individual bags.

Cake Batter Rice Krispies Treats


6 cups Rice Krispies cereal
2 ounces (approximately) rainbow sprinkles
3 Tablespoons butter
1 10 ounce bag mini marshmallows
1/2 cup dry cake mix
prepared chocolate frosting, optional (not pictured)

Measure cereal and about half the sprinkles into a large bowl and mix together.

In a medium saucepan, melt butter over low heat. Add marshmallows and stir until melted.  Gradually add the cake mix, stirring constantly until combined.

Pour melted mixture over cereal/sprinkles and stir quickly until all is coated and the mixture is combined.

Press evenly into a greased 9 x 13 inch pan.

Smear a little chocolate frosting on top and add remaining sprinkles before cutting into bars.

Makes 24 bars.

Happy Baking,
The Cookie Princess

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