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.