I am blogging from my brand new laptop, woohoo!!. The hubby gifted me a new laptop and I am so happy that I don’t have to waste soooo much time being on my very old, slow-as-molasses laptop.
I have been taking so many pictures of the baby, my old laptop couldn’t keep up and it finally died. It had so many other issues, but I think that was last straw.
I am excited about my new toy laptop and I am excited to share a new (new-to-me) way to make rice krispy treats.
I love all the colors.
I first made these treats for my baby shower. The food at the party was catered, but I insisted on creating and baking a dessert table myself. I love baking and making desserts makes me happy.
I made these and they were different from your basic and classic rice krispy treats and they were delicious, especially if you like cake batter flavor.
I’ve made them a few times now. They are easy to make and would be a good treat to whip up for summer BBQs, potlucks and picnics.
Cake Batter Rice Krispies Recipe
(adapted from How Sweet Eats)
- 4 Tbsp. butter
- 1 bag of mini-marshmallows (10 oz.)
- 1/2 cup yellow cake mix (just the dry cake mix)
- 5 cups crispy rice cereal
- 1 small container of sprinkles (I used 1.5 oz package)
-Melt butter in a large saucepan over low heat and add marshmallows. Stir until they begin to melt, then remove from heat.
-Stir in the dry cake mix, then add the cereal so it is completely coated with marshmallow mixture. Sprinkle in half of the sprinkles and briefly stir. Don’t stir too much or the sprinkles will bleed out their color, which has happened to me because I was rushing.
- Press the mixture into a baking dish and top with remaining sprinkles.
- Let sit for at least 30 minutes before cutting. I find spraying a sharp knife with nonstick spray helps to cut them cleanly.
To make them a little fancy, you can add lollipop sticks on them and add bows to the stick. That was my intention when I planned on making these treats, but ran out of time.
Next flavor I want to try is with Nutella, yummy!
Do you like rice crispy treats? Have you eaten/made other flavors?