Do you ever indulge in something so often it loses it’s once magical grip over your sentimentality? That is me with rice krispie treats. Sure- they are delicious. Wonderful. Amazing. And a treat I’m not known to turn down. But because my kids love them, we have them more than the maybe once a quarter or twice a year I had them in my 20’s- and the thrill just isn’t there anymore. So I wanted to make a twist on our favorite sweet treat and combine it with another indulgent favorite. I thought for a while and then seeing some treats with sprinkles made me think- what if they tasted more like cake, too? And thus, my friends, is how our delicious little franken-treat was born. May I present the most delicious krispie treats ever: Cake Batter Krispy Treats!
I was worried the batter flavor would overpower the rice krispies, but as long as you use a white or yellow cake mix, you will be just fine. I was also afraid it might thicken up the melted mallows too much, but adding a little extra butter solved that dilemma (and really, it’s not like this is a diet dish or something you can/should justify while eating well- so add that extra butter!)
So… in reality, these could use about another five more packages of sprinkles. Because really- can you ever have enough sprinkles? You’re already eating butter, and marshmallows and cake batter for goodness sake- may as well dress these bad boys up!
Alas, I didn’t have a ton of sprinkles on hand, because I’ve grown accustomed to over sprinkling everything. Life lesson- one can NEVER have too many sprinkles.
- 5 tablespoons butter
- 1 package Jumbo Marshmallows
- 1 cup cake mix
- 6 cups Kellogg's® Rice Krispies® cereal
- In a pan on medium, slowly melt butter and marshmallows.
- When they are melted and creamy, add in cake mix.
- Pour rice krispies into large bowl.
- Pour melted mixture over krispies, mix well.
- Pour into a very well greased casserole pan and liberally add sprinkles.
- Let set until firm- about 35 minutes.
Amount Per Serving Calories 99 Total Fat 5g Saturated Fat 3g Trans Fat 0g Unsaturated Fat 2g Cholesterol 11mg Sodium 109mg Carbohydrates 13g Net Carbohydrates 0g Fiber 0g Sugar 3g Sugar Alcohols 0g Protein 1g