Cake Batter Rice Krispie Treats

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Easy Cake Batter Rice Krispie Treats by sallysbakingaddiction.com

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

Ingredients:

  • 1/4 cup (4 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 and 1/2 cups rice krispie cereal
  • 1/2 cup sprinkles

Directions:

  1. Spray a 11x7 baking pan with nonstick spray. Set aside.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. Chill for at least 30 minutes and cut into squares. Squares stay fresh at room temperature for up to 1 week.

Recipe Notes:

adapted from Six Sisters Stuff

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45 Comments

  1. 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!

  2. 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!

  3. 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!

  4. 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?

    1. 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!

  5. 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.

  6. 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! 🙂

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

  7. 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!

  8. 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: Afewshortcuts.com

  9. 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!!!

    1. 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.

  10. 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!

  11. 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 ^_^

      1. 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.

  12. 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 🙂

  13. 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?

  14. 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? 

  15. 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?

  16. Hi!
    Can you freeze the leftovers to save them for another time?
    I’ve never tried that with Rice Krispie Treats, so I wanted to double check!
    thanks!

  17. I have made many of your recipes and you are a go to when I am thinking of something sweet for my family. Your roll out sugar cookie dough is my family’s favorite cookie at all the holidays. These did not work for me. I followed the directions, and used fresh ingredients, I enjoy baking and have been since I started learning in the 3rd grade. These were so challenging to stir after I added to cake mix, like a workout. And, then adding the cereal was torture, and then the sprinkles? The whole thing was too firm by then, unlike usual rice krispie treats. I questioned the 11×7 pan at that point, but it was greased, so I used it. They are so hard to cut and to take a bite out of. I cut them up for my son who won’t eat chocolate and that is why I made them (backup plan for my Dad’s bday party). He told me they tasted good, but he just couldn’t chew them. I love the idea, but not sure if the cake mix needed some moisture or something.

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