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Cake Batter Rice Krispies Treats

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cake batter rice krispies treats

We like desserts in this house (does any house not?). And when birthdays roll around, there is the perfect excuse to indulge in sweets. So for Rachel’s birthday, we did. (Pro Tip: Do this when family is coming over. You get to sample then off-load most of the calories on them!)

cake batter rice krispies treats

To celebrate, I bakedΒ Almond Cup Cakes with Vanilla Butter Cream Frosting. I wanted a second dessert, because you can never have too many desserts (read Pro Tip above) when family visits. Rachel found this Cake Batter Rice Krispies Treats recipe that Jessica had posted over onΒ How Sweet Eats. Being a huge fan of cake batter (more on this later), we had to make it for the second birthday treat. They were, of course, delicious! So, we are pleased to share the recipe on this week’s installment ofΒ Taste Test Thursday.

cake batter rice krispies treats

There are two types of people in this world. Those who lick the bowl clean of cake batter, and those who don’t. And if those two people live together, the one who doesn’t lick the bowl should always remember to save it for the person who does. One of the biggest baking offenses you can make when baking isn’t messing up the recipe; it’s putting the bowl in the sink and filling it with water before they’ve been properly cleaned. Thankfully, I learned this tip a long time ago. If you remember it, you’ll lead a very happy life! πŸ™‚

cake batter rice krispies treats

These Rice Krispies Treats are perfect for all you cake batter lovers out there. They retain that ooey gooey marshmallowy goodness you expect from a Rice Krispie Treat, while incorporating the flavor of pure unbridled cake batter. If ever there was a dessert match in heaven (that did not include chocolate), it would be marshmallows and cake batter. Sprinkles complete the treat with a splattering of fun colors. Great for any dessert; perfect for a birthday celebration.

cake batter rice krispies treats

Recipe: Cake Batter Rice Krispies Treats


  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 15 -ounce bag of mini marshmallows (original called for a 10 oz bag. We added extra half a bag!)
  • 1/4 cup yellow cake mix
  • 6 cups rice krispies cereal
  • 1 1.75-ounce container of sprinkles


  1. Melt butter in a large saucepan over low heat and add marshmallows. Stir until they begin to melt, adding in cake mix one spoonful at a time so its combined.
  2. Stir in cereal so it is completely coated with marshmallow mixture.
  3. Sprinkle in half of the sprinkles and mix.
  4. Press into a baking dish (any size will do) and top with remaining sprinkles.
  5. Let sit for about 30 minutes before cutting. Spray a knife with non stick spray for an easier time cutting.

Recipe from: How Sweet Eats


15 thoughts

  • October 6, 2011 at 8:34 am

    I haven’t made any cake batter desserts yet but they’re all so pretty and enticing! My girls have never had a rice krispy treat so I’m thinking these or even the basics need to be made asap! πŸ™‚

    • Chris
      October 6, 2011 at 9:19 am

      If you make these instead of normal, we found we liked them better after cooling to room temp. Guess the cake batter needs to settle(?)

      Baby Boy was very interested when we were making these. He’ll have to settle for pureed pees and carrots for now though ;), but your girls will no doubt enjoy πŸ™‚

    • Chris
      October 6, 2011 at 9:19 am

      Now that’s a great idea! πŸ™‚

  • Liz
    October 6, 2011 at 6:03 pm

    Oh, I could eat a whole pan of these beauties!!! I have a huge weakness when it comes to Rice Krispie Treats πŸ™‚

    • Chris
      October 7, 2011 at 2:43 pm

      Liz, you aren’t alone! These treats lasted all of 10 minutes when unveiled. πŸ™‚

  • October 7, 2011 at 1:19 pm

    I made these over the summer – they were a huge hit! New follower here (we just chatted on Twitter)…also from NJ πŸ™‚

    • Chris
      October 7, 2011 at 2:44 pm

      Thanks so much Melissa! Looking forward to seeing you around – us NJ peeps have to stick together πŸ˜‰

  • October 10, 2011 at 9:20 am

    Chris – this is brilliant. Being a lover of the Rice Krispies treat, I am definitley bookmarking this to try soon!

    • Chris
      October 11, 2011 at 8:04 am

      Thanks Kristen – They are a fun and tasty variation. We think you’ll love them πŸ™‚

    • Chris
      February 23, 2012 at 8:18 am

      They look delicious. Glad they enjoyed!

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