Cake Batter Rice Krispie Treats – Carrie vs Pinterest

I’ve been planning these Rice Krispie treats for weeks. I bought the throw-away pans, rice krispies and marshmallows all in separate trips to the store. The cake batter and sprinkles on another trip.

Why the secrecy?

I didn’t want anyone putting together what I was making! Trust me, when you’re friends with the cashiers at the store? They ask. Since I’ve been regaling them with stories of my latest workouts and sore sore sore muscles, if they knew I were making Rice Krispie treats? Oh, the scorn.

So – here we go. I’ve found several versions of this on Pinterest, but here’s my take on it.

Assemble the ingredients.

Rice Krispie Cake Batter Treats

1 box Rice Krispies
3 Tbsp butter (not pictured – the cats LOVE butter!)
1 pkg mini marshmallows
1/3 c yellow cake mix – dry
SPRINKLES!!! LOTS AND LOTS OF SPRINKLES!!!

ahem.

So, I tossed the butter in the pan, and melted it.

Rice Krispie Cake Batter Treats

Turns out I had the heat on a little high, and actually carmelized the stuff, so I tossed it out and remelted. ON LOW HEAT. sigh

Next I added in the bag of marshmallows and began the stirring process.

Rice Krispie Cake Batter Treats

Everyone knows this is when things get a little hairy. You can’t take a bathroom break, you certainly can’t go check your email! Stay put, and watch and stir.

Little by little, I added in the cake batter. At this point, the batter is fairly unattractively colored. Stick with it, it’s going to get better!

Rice Krispie Cake Batter Treats

Now comes the adding of the Rice Krispies and the Snap Crackle Pop. Listen….just listen……=) Doesn’t it just make you smile? Admit it, you singed the little song too.

Snap, Crackle Pop! Rice Krispies!

Ok, now quit your singing and get to stirring. Focus! Oh, and don’t forget to turn off the heat!

Rice Krispie Cake Batter Bars

Now we get to add the sprinkles. Yay! It says in the recipe to add 2-3 Tbsp, but I’ve never been one to follow modern conventions. Go ahead and add 5. Maybe even 6. Go crazy.

Rice Krispie Cake Batter Bars

Turn your batter out into a buttered pan. Grab the stick of butter, smear it all over your hands, and pat the Krispies in nice and tight. Add more sprinkles on top, pat them down, and let the whole thing cool.

Rice Krispie Cake Batter Bars

Do they taste different from regular Rice Krispie bars? Umm..not so much. I mean there’s a slight flavor of cake batter there, or maybe it’s the abundance of sprinkles that alters the taste. Next time I’ll double the amount of cake mix, maybe add a splash of vanilla or almond. Overall rating? I’ll give it a 7.5.

Maybe I’ll bring a few of these to my trainer tomorrow. She might forget to make me do tricep curls! =)

Just for a little extra fun – here’s a Rice Krispies commercial from 1939. Enjoy!

carrie

6 Responses to “Cake Batter Rice Krispie Treats – Carrie vs Pinterest”

  • Oh gawd, I loathe Rice Krispie treats, but these look gooooood. I’m going to have to try this recipe. Must be the cake batter. Anything with cake batter has to be good in my opinion. I’ll let you know how it turns out. Or not if it’s a complete catastrophe.

  • Do let me know Tameri! I took mine to work today – I’d use more cake batter next time!

  • Carrie, I applaud you for — cooking — but I can’t imagine improving Rice Krispie Treats. You did teach me something however. I’d never thought to use a pasta spoon for stirring. Have you tried a chocolate cake mix?

    • Nancy, I always use the pasta spoon…don’t know why….makes me feel I’m extra stirring it or something….=) Have not tried chocolate cake mix….hmmm…….with chocolate frosting……(running for the kitchen)

  • Jen Tanner:

    I always wondered if you could use Cocoa Puffs in lieu of Rice Krispies to make bars. Maybe too sweet? Were your treats cakey tasting? I’m with Nancy…wonder what they’d taste like if you’d used chocolate cake mix…

    • Might have to give the chocolate cake mix a go….but use more. the 1/3 cup cake mix didn’t make a lot of difference….but the fun of having the sprinkles caught in my teeth more than made up for it! =)

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