Cake Batter Rice Krispies Treats

I don’t usually keep cake mix in my pantry, but when I stumbled across this recipe for Cake Batter Rice Krispies Treats, I made a special trip to the store. Who cares if that trip happened to be around 9 o’clock at night?! After seeing these babies I just had to have one…there was no waiting until the morning! And is it bad that I didn’t even share them with my husband? I wanted these delicious little squares all to myself. There are just some treats that you don’t want to share and trust me these are one of them! 😉

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Cake Batter Rice Krispies Treats

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  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter, plus more for pan
  • 10 oz (1 bag) mini marshmallows
  • 1/3 cup yellow cake mix (the dry cake mix, not prepared into a batter!)
  • 6 cups Rice Krispies cereal
  • 1 (1.75 oz.) container of sprinkles, divided


  1. Butter a 9×13-inch baking dish. Line the baking pan with parchment paper letting the paper extend up the two short sides of the pan and overhang slightly on both ends. Butter paper; set pan aside.
  2. In a large saucepan over low heat, melt butter. Add marshmallows and stir frequently until melted, about 6 minutes. Add cake mix, one spoonful at a time, mixing thoroughly after each addition until completely combined. Remove from heat and stir in rice cereal and half of the sprinkles.
  3. Using a piece of wax paper, press rice mixture evenly into prepared pan. Sprinkle with remaining sprinkles and press lightly to adhere to the top of the treats. Let sit for 30 minutes before cutting into squares.

Yields: 24 squares
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Ready In: 45 minutes

Source: adapted from Gimme Some Oven, originally from How Sweet It Is

20 Responses to “Cake Batter Rice Krispies Treats”

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    sugaredpecan — April 28, 2012 @ 12:13 pm

    What can I say other than YUM!!!

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    Melody — April 28, 2012 @ 1:34 pm

    Reblogged this on Global Family Treks and commented:
    Okay, this looked so yummy that I’m scouring my pantry for the right ingredients. We don’t usually buy Rice Krispies, but I’m about to use my daughter’s Koala Crisp cereal (organic chocolate rice krispies) for this recipe. Wish me luck! (PS: I’ll have to wait til the family’s asleep as I don’t think I’ll want to share either! hehe)

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    my recent favorite books — April 28, 2012 @ 1:40 pm

    oh my goodness! these look so good! ****

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    Liz @ Blog is the New Black — April 28, 2012 @ 2:50 pm

    Funny, these are on my “to make this weekend” list. Hasn’t happened yet! 😉

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    Jessi — April 28, 2012 @ 7:00 pm

    Oh my (guilty pleasure) heavens!!!! I would consume a whole pan and not share and certainly not tell a soul! Ok, just kidding, how could I ever keep this a secret? Goodness Sake!!!! I don’t keep cake mix in my house either, I’m a scratch cake kinda girl but rice Krispy treats are such a happy treat or me, with sprinkles and cake batter tastiness, DONE. I’m doing this!!! Thanks for the idea!!

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    finnegan2749 — April 29, 2012 @ 12:58 am

    Reblogged this on finnegan2749.

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    Aimee@clevermuffin — April 29, 2012 @ 1:56 am

    This just looks like such a fun recipe! I want to make these and take them to work, I think they’ll be such a hoot 🙂

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    Chung-Ah (@damn_delicious) — April 29, 2012 @ 2:17 am

    What a wonderful twist on traditional rice krispie treats!

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    bakedbyrachel — April 29, 2012 @ 6:44 am

    I made these not too long ago and they are SO good.

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    deliciousdishings — April 29, 2012 @ 8:11 am

    I’m wishing I had some cake mix and Rice Krispies on hand right now!

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    Amy — April 29, 2012 @ 7:21 pm

    Wow, cake mix put into an already amazing dessert?! I can’t even imagine how good these must be 🙂

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    Just A Smidgen — April 29, 2012 @ 8:11 pm

    This recipe must be “trending” right now.. I just saw it on another bloggers post and now here again.. it’s calling to me!! I must try it for my volunteer day on Friday! It’s so pretty!

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    spiffycookie — April 30, 2012 @ 9:43 am

    Somehow I have yet to make these. They look awesome.

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    katzpawz — May 1, 2012 @ 1:26 am

    I bet they would be great with lemon cake mix too!

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    Karista — May 1, 2012 @ 9:37 am

    Your killin me Christine! I so love this recipe. And so do my two sassy gals. I’ve got the ingredients on my shopping list as my youngest gal is insistant we make these this weekend. What a fun recipe for children and adults. Have a lovely week!

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    Pam — May 28, 2012 @ 7:41 pm

    Does it matter if the cake mix is the “pudding in the mix” kind?

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    Steph@stephsbitebybite — June 13, 2012 @ 11:58 am

    These are so fun!

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    Beth Michelle — June 13, 2012 @ 11:53 pm

    These look amazing. Must try them when I go back to the states as boxed cake mix is not available here!

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    sandraleegarth — June 16, 2012 @ 8:12 am

    You have made it very easy to get a sugar fix. Thanks, I think?!!!

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