I found this cake batter rice krispie treat recipe via Pinterest and I knew I had to try it. I like regular rice krispie treats as well as the next person, although I’d usually choose something with chocolate over the plain rice krispie treats, however, I love cake batter so I wanted to give them a shot. The verdict – a winner!
Cake Batter Rice Krispie Treats Recipe
3 Tbsp butter
6 cups crispy rice cereal
1 10 oz package of marshmallows
1/3 cup yellow cake batter
sprinkles (about 1.5 oz)
Melt the butter in a large saucepan on the stove. Once the butter is melted pour in the marshmallows and stir until melted, then mix in the cake batter. Add the rice cereal and most of the sprinkles; stir until coated. Spread the mixture into a baking dish and sprinkle the rest of the sprinkles on top. Let sit 30 minutes then cut into squares.
A hint to make the spreading and cutting easier – use cooking spray. My biggest beef with rice krispie treats in the past has been how messy and hard they can be to spread evenly. This time I sprayed the pan with cooking spray before I poured the mix in and I also sprayed the spatula with cooking spray before using it to spread the mixture – it worked like a dream! I also sprayed the knife with cooking spray before cutting the treats so that they wouldn’t stick.
What I love about rice krispie treats, in addition to them being easy and quick, is that they are pretty cheap to make – just cereal, marshmallows, butter, cake batter, and sprinkles. Also, on the scale of desserts, these are pretty low on the calorie scale. Don’t get me wrong, I’m certainly not calling these healthy, but they definitely have less calories than many desserts.
*edited 10/31/11: Once cooled these were pretty hard, then after letting them sit outside in the cold during Trunk or Treat they were like jawbreaking bricks. I found that microwaving them for just a few seconds really improved the chewiness and ease of eating.
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