Rice krispy treats! Can you believe I've never had one. My girls have tried them at parties and they have even brought some home. But, I've never tried them. Today Gabi wanted to bring in a snack to share with all her classmates during snack time in her classroom. Someone was already baking cupcakes and I didn't want to bake cookies so I thought about what to make and found a great recipe online for Cake Batter Rice Krispy treats. Whoa! That sound delicious.
Since I have never tasted a rice krispy treat and I have never made them, I needed some help from my blogger friends. I search the internet and found a recipe that included cake mix in the ingredients. Why not? So I set upon my task and lo and behold, my rice krispy treats came out so delicious and chewy. Just perfect. I hope Gabi and her crew of 24 enjoy them.
Cake Batter Rice Crispy Treats
Yield: 24 small squares
3 tablespoons butter
1 10-ounce bag of mini marshmallows
1/3 cup yellow cake mix
5 cups rice krispies cereal
1 container of rainbow sprinkles
4 oz white chocolate, melted
Melt butter in a large saucepan over low heat and add marshmallows. Stir until they begin to melt, adding in cake mix one spoonful at a time so its combined. Stir in cereal so it is completely coated with marshmallow mixture. Sprinkle in half of the sprinkles and mix. Press into a 9 x 13 baking dish and top with remaining sprinkles. Melt the white chocolate and with an off set spatula, spread it all over the rice krispies. Let sit for about 30 minutes before cutting.
Note: What to do with the remaining cake mix? You could use it to whip up a batch of cake mix cookies, just measure out 6 oz. of the remaining cake mix, and combine it with 1/4 cup vegetable or canola oil, and 1 egg. Stir until mixed. Add chocolate chips or white chocolate chips for an added bonus. Then form into cookie dough balls, and bake in a 350 degree oven for 10 minutes.
Source: Recipe adapted from Gimme Some Oven with some changes.