Cake Batter Rice Krispie Treats

I’m normally not one to break out the box of cake mix, but sometimes desperate times call for desperate measures.  There was a bake sale at work for a charity, and I had plans the night before until decently late.  But, I couldn’t bring myself to contribute store bought goodies or two-day-old-goodies.  These Rice Krispie treats are embarrassingly quick and easy.  Almost too easy to share the secret of how easy they are for how delicious they are.  They sold out before 11:30am- I’m guessing it was the combination of “oh, I can have this for breakfast” and how delicious they were.



-6 Cups Rice Krispie Cereal
-3 Tablespoons Butter
-1 (10 Ounce) Bag of Mini Marshmallows
-1/2 Cup Yellow Cake Mix (not prepared, just dry cake mix)
-Cooking Spray (like Pam)

In a large pot, melt butter.  Once butter has melted, add marshmallows and stir until they are completely melted. Slowly add in the 1/2 Cup of cake mix, stirring until dissolved.  Add one cup of the cereal at a time, gently stirring it in.  Spray a light coating of cooking spray in a 9×13 pan.  Pour in rice krispie mix.  To get the top nice and flat, press down on a sheet of wax paper over the top of the warm rice krispie mix in the pan.  Put a layer of sprinkles over the top while still warm.  Store in a sealed container until ready to serve.


8 thoughts on “Cake Batter Rice Krispie Treats

  1. Just A Smidgen

    22 Apr on 2012 at 11:03 pm

    I’m sooo glad you’ve shared this one.. no embarrassment here.. I’ll gladly use this one for my next bake sale! I think it’s awesome that they sold out so quickly and I can certainly see why, I bet they taste so good.. rice krispie + cake = heaven!

    • thedrivencook

      26 Apr on 2012 at 8:03 am

      Thanks- you’ll have to let me know how you like them! They are just so darn easy, I can’t get over it.

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  3. Evelyn

    03 Jun on 2012 at 8:53 pm

    MMM thank you. Made them today after reading your recipe. I used a little more of the dried cake mix in the second batch to really kick up the cake flavor. These are good. mmmmm

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