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Pinterest Project: Cake Batter Rice Crispy Treats

I may have mentioned before (or maybe not), but I love baking.  Cookies, cakes, brownies, anything sweet that goes in the oven I love.  I found a pretty easy-looking recipe to make with my less-baking-inclined boyfriend: cake batter flavored rice crispy treats.

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The original recipe I found at Gimme Some Oven through Pinterest.  It’s pretty straight forward.

Cake Batter Rice Crispy Treats

Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Yield: 12-16 servings

Ingredients

  • 4 Tbsp. butter
  • 1 (10 oz.) bag of mini-marshmallows
  • 1/2 cup yellow cake mix (the dry cake mix, not prepared into a batter!)
  • 5 cups crispy rice cereal
  • 1 (1.75 oz.) container of sprinkles

Method

Melt butter in a large saucepan over low heat and add marshmallows. Stir until they begin to melt, then remove from heat. Whisk in the (dry) cake mix, then stir in 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.) Press the mixture into a baking dish (any size will do) and top with remaining sprinkles. Let sit for about 30 minutes before cutting. I find spraying a knife with nonstick spray helps to cut them cleanly.

Disclaimer: You consume dry cake mix at your own risk.

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I made a double batch because M was just having so much fun with the sprinkles!  They didn’t last very long.  My family scarfed down about half, then we shared with M’s family, too.  And between M and his two brothers, the remainder lasted all of 20 minutes after our arrival at his house.

All in all, I would definitely make these again!  They were a huge hit.  Although I did also find a recipe for cookies & cream rice crispy treats, so a batch or six of those might be in my near future.