Cake Batter Rice Krispie Treats.

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Easy Cake Batter Rice Krispie Treats by

It’s no secret that I love cake batter flavored everything.

It was only a matter of time until I expanded my recipe archive to feature cake batter rice krispie treats too.

Gooey,  super marshmallow-y, full of colorful sprinkles, and bursting with that cake batter flavor you love. Do I need to convince you more to make these NOW? 😉

Cake Batter Rice Krispie Treats by


Cake Batter Rice Krispie Treats

Yield: 20-24 squares

Print Recipe


  • 3 Tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 (10 oz.) bag of marshmallows
  • 2/3 cup boxed yellow or white cake mix (the dry cake mix, not the batter)
  • 6 cups rice krispie cereal
  • 1/2 cup sprinkles


Spray a 11x7 baking pan with nonstick spray. Set aside.

In a large saucepan over low heat, melt the butter. Add the marshmallows and stir constantly. Once the marshmallows are completely melted, stir in the dry cake mix. Remove pan from heat.

Stir in the cereal until it is completely coated with the marshmallow mixture. Mix in half of the sprinkles. Press into prepared baking pan and top with the remaining sprinkles. When I press rice krispie treats into a pan, I use a spatula sprayed with nonstick spray, making it easier to press down. Press down lightly, as too much pressure will create hard rice krispie treats.

Chill for at least 30 minutes and cut into squares. Squares stay fresh at room temperature for up to 1 week.

Additional Notes:

adapted from Six Sisters Stuff

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I love easy no bake recipes like this.  

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48 Responses to “Cake Batter Rice Krispie Treats.”

  1. #
    Choc Chip Uruposted March 25, 2012 at 3:05 pm

    Oh my gosh!!! Forget cake this is what I want for my birthday! How fantastic 😀

    Choc Chip Uru
    Latest: Colossal Caramel Peanut Monster Cookies


  2. #
    The Hookposted April 2, 2012 at 1:18 pm

    Very cool!


  3. #
    MJ, Nonstepmomposted April 2, 2012 at 2:23 pm

    My two fav things …..rice krispy treats and batter ! Thank you !


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    booksandasummergirlposted April 3, 2012 at 12:11 pm

    For the love of everything good and holy, why did I stumble across this post?!


  5. #
    Katieposted May 22, 2012 at 2:17 pm

    My sister just sent me to your blog and I’m beyond excited! I can’t wait to make these cake batter rice krispies. I call funfetti cookies “little pieces of Heaven” because I love them so much. Thanks for the great idea!


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    Leahposted May 24, 2012 at 5:40 pm

    I just made these with some leftover cake mix that I used for the cake batter white chocolate fudge. They are both so yummy..thanks!


    • Sallyreplied on May 25th, 2012 at 4:33 am

      Leah- yay! so glad you made both cake batter recipes. I have a thing for desserts tasting like cake batter 🙂


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    Kristinposted May 25, 2012 at 3:56 am

    I made the cake batter rice krispy treats yesterday, and my boys loved them! I took a few to work to share (but not too many!), and they loved them also. I’m going to try it with strawberry cake mix next time, then just go down the list of my favorite flavors of cake. Thanks for the recipe!


    • Sallyreplied on May 25th, 2012 at 4:35 am

      Kristin – you are a genius! strawberry cake mix rice krispie treats! stop some with whipped cream and fresh strawberries and you’ve got a ittle strawberry shortcake! yum 🙂


  8. #
    Kristinposted May 25, 2012 at 5:52 am

    I see I’m not the only night owl…but I’m at work. 🙂


  9. #
    Claudiaposted June 1, 2012 at 7:37 am

    Looks delicious.. cannot wait to try this! I have all the ingredients except for the cake mix. The stores I’ve been into only sell vanilla cake mix or butter cake mixes. I’ve never seen a white or yellow cake mix? Is it okay to substitute for vanilla or butter cake mixes?


    • Sallyreplied on June 1st, 2012 at 9:14 am

      Hi Claudia! Yellow cake mix + Butter cake mix are pretty much the same! you may use butter or vanilla cake mix in this recipe. I hope you enjoy them!


  10. #
    Jenposted July 5, 2012 at 2:11 pm

    Just made these for my daughter’s slumber party and they are amazing!! Thank you!


    • Sallyreplied on July 5th, 2012 at 2:31 pm

      Glad to hear it Jen!! Thanks for saying hi and letting me know. 🙂


  11. #
    Kayposted July 11, 2012 at 5:34 am

    These are so fun, we’re planning a birthday party for my little girl and these are just perfect! Thanks


    • Sallyreplied on July 11th, 2012 at 7:02 am

      I brought them into work and a few mothers brought them home saying that their kids loved them! Hope you enjoy, Kay! 🙂


  12. #
    sunnyposted July 21, 2012 at 3:01 am

    Thanks for the amazing recipe! I love funfetti everything…and am crazy about baking. I would love to follow your blog! You are so creative with lots of ideas.


  13. #
    Lindseyposted August 8, 2012 at 7:26 pm

    I just made these. They are delicious and incredibly easy to make! This is definitely a great treat to bring to a get-together and if you need to bring a food item but are crunched for time. Thanks for the recipe! 🙂


    • Sallyreplied on August 9th, 2012 at 8:50 am

      Lindsey, that is so nice to hear! They really are perfect for a party or gathering of friends. Everyone seems to LOVE cake batter.


  14. #
    Cheese with Noodlesposted September 11, 2012 at 7:33 am

    I must try these ASAP. My husband is a lover of all things cake batter and I adore Rice Krispie Treats. The two combined… oh my! What a creative and undoubtedly delicious combination :oD


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    Chelseaposted September 19, 2012 at 1:45 pm

    Hey, does anyone know how much this makes, and if I double it, can I still only get one box of cake mix? Thanks!


    • Sallyreplied on September 19th, 2012 at 2:05 pm

      yes only 1 box mix will be sufficient for doubling the recipe. Makes approx 24 squares.


  16. #
    Stefposted October 21, 2012 at 1:11 pm

    Made your cake batter blondies and brought them to work. They were a hit! I made these today, and plan on bringing them to feed my crew on our flight tomorrow. Both recipes took literally minutes. You’re a genius!


    • Sallyreplied on October 21st, 2012 at 3:39 pm

      Sounds like you love cake batter as much as I do Stef! So glad you made them – two of my favorite recipes 🙂


  17. #
    Jocelyn (Grandbaby Cakes)posted December 14, 2012 at 11:04 am

    These look like the cutest things imaginable! I can’t wait to try these for an upcoming birthday. They are so festive!


    • Sallyreplied on December 14th, 2012 at 11:16 am

      Thanks Jocelyn! I think you’ll love them -these are always, always a hit!


  18. #
    kellyposted July 24, 2013 at 11:18 pm

    Sally, I tried this recipe today and my family and I think it was delicious! I used plain cheerios and homemade cake mix here’s the recipe for it; 2 cups all purpose flour, 1 1/2 cups sugar, and 1 tablespoon baking powder. Its so easy and pretty good! I haven’t baked it into a cake though… but anyways I just thought I would share it with you, because I was really pleased with how it turn out… P.S. This recipe = one 18.5 oz box cake mix. 🙂 The website I got it from is:


    • Sallyreplied on July 25th, 2013 at 1:06 pm

      How perfect, Kelly! Thanks so much for sharing!


  19. #
    Misty Dawnposted October 3, 2013 at 2:25 pm

    Sally, I was looking for a Great fall treat recipe so I went to your site that I found in a magazine, and OH MY GOSH!! I made these last night and my son absolutely loved them! Thank You for sharing all of your amazing recipes and talent with the world! My family loves every recipe I have made so far and theres plenty more to come! Your Awesome!!!


    • Sallyreplied on October 3rd, 2013 at 4:41 pm

      Hi Misty! I’m so glad you found me in that magazine. 🙂 I love to bake and it sounds like you do as well. I adore these rice krispie treats – they’re so simple to make and everyone always loves them.


  20. #
    Jen Callenposted January 27, 2014 at 9:10 pm

    Hi-thank you for such a fabulous treat! I made these yesterday and they are outstanding!!


  21. #
    Jelliposted July 20, 2014 at 3:26 pm

    Sally, these look delicious! I was considering making Rice Krispy Treat cake for my daughter’s 3rd birthday in a few months, but this is the perfect combo of cake and krispies!


  22. #
    Elizabethposted October 17, 2014 at 10:56 am

    Just wondering if I could use salted butter instead of unsalted? Thanks!


    • Sallyreplied on October 17th, 2014 at 6:25 pm

      That would be fine. I do that all the time.


  23. #
    Fayposted November 6, 2014 at 4:52 pm

    Since the day I found out your website I’m even more obsessed of baking goodies. I’ve tried a lot of your cookie recipes, they all turned out great, I like the idea of mixing different candies in it. Now I have at least 10 bags of my favorite candies sitting in the closet. And I just made these cake batter Rice Krispie treat, I halved the recipe only because I have half the the marshmallows lol. And I drizzled some melted caramel on top they are absolutely delicious. I bought your book too. Well apparently I’m a huge fun of you hahaha. Check your website is my daily routine now. Your goodies pictures made my day, actually everyday. Thanks for all of your works, keep being awesome ^_^


    • Sallyreplied on November 7th, 2014 at 9:30 am

      Thanks Fay– what a sweet comment. I’m glad you bought my cookbook. Let me know what you try from it!


      • Fayreplied on November 10th, 2014 at 8:37 pm

        I’m soooo excited that I got reply from you. So far I’ve tried chunky peanut butter cookie, salted caramel dark chocolates cookie and death by chocolate brownie. And I tried tons of recipes from your website, I’m a chocolate lover, can’t leave without it. And when I saw your salted caramel dark chocolate recipe, I knew that is it. Even though I didn’t have any caramel when I made the cookie, but it is theeeee beat chocolate cookie I’ve ever had and made. I’m so happy that I finally found the perfect intense fudgy brownie taste cookie. I finished the first batch by myself in like 2 days lol. And I made for my friends too. And when I made your chunky peanut butter cookie I put chopped Peanutbutter snickers and Reese’s cups, I put them in the freezer a little bit and I learned that from you ^_^. They turned out great. Baking your recipes especially cookie recipes make me soooo happy. Happy squared at least haha, the taste of the cookie, and candies inside of the cookie. I love everything about it.

  24. #
    Megan Romeroposted February 8, 2015 at 5:37 pm

    We love Rice Krispie treats in our house.. But the whole pan is eaten within a day! I just tried these today and my son wouldn’t shut up about how yummy the are (got him hooked on cake batter everything) thanks for the idea 🙂


  25. #
    Sally Vande Heirposted March 25, 2015 at 7:06 pm

    Are these firm enough to make as pops?


  26. #
    Kelcie M.posted July 1, 2015 at 3:12 pm

    If using mini-marshmallows, should I use the whole 10 oz. bag or 4 cups like some recipes call for when making regular Rice Krispie Treats?


    • Sallyreplied on July 1st, 2015 at 4:32 pm

      Use an entire 10-ounce bag.


  27. #
    Kateposted September 13, 2015 at 10:31 am

    i had to make something quick for a family reunion, made two pans so I could try them before I took them. 

    My only question, is 9:30 to early to eat an entire pan of Rice Krispies by myself? 


    • Sallyreplied on September 13th, 2015 at 6:36 pm

      Not at all. Though I’m not the best person to ask!



  28. #
    haley @cupcakes and sunshineposted September 21, 2015 at 11:14 am

    genius. these are genius.


  29. #
    Christabelposted October 19, 2015 at 7:00 pm

    Do you think this would work with gluten-free cake mix?


  30. #
    Shaunaposted January 2, 2016 at 1:59 am

    Have you tried making these using almond and butter emulsions (like your cupcake puppy chow) instead of the cake mix? Or does the cake mix add more than just flavor?


    • Sallyreplied on January 2nd, 2016 at 5:36 pm

      I haven’t– but it’s worth a try! The cake mix really just adds flavor.


  31. #
    Amaniposted January 22, 2016 at 9:56 pm

    Can these be made with marshmallow puff instead? I have relatives who cannot eat the gelatin in the marshmallow. 


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