Cake batter rice krispies treats are a yummy, no-bake cereal treat recipe! This easy dessert can be Funfetti, red velvet, or any other cake flavor!
Published 4/2/12. Updated with new photos and tips 6/12/18.
Recently, I saw a recipe for cake batter muddies buddies, which got me thinking about what else might be better with a little cake mix tossed in.
Enter a box of Rice Krispies that no one wanted to eat and voila! I used part of a Funfetti cake mix for one batch and part of a red velvet cake mix for another batch.
Not only did it smell like baking cupcakes while I was making these, but the treats had a subtle cupcake flavor to them, and you have tons of flavor options to play with.
Tips to make cake batter rice krispies treats
- These treats will set up a little harder because of the cake mix, so don’t cut back on the marshmallows or the butter.
- When you’re pressing the treats into the pan, lightly grease your hands to keep the treats from sticking as you press them in.
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Cake Batter Rice Krispies Treats
- 6 cups Rice Krispie cereal
- 6 tablespoons butter
- 16 ounce package marshmallows
- 1/3 cup dry cake mix
- 1/3 cup sprinkles divided, optional*
- Melt butter in a large, heavy pot over low heat.
- Add marshmallows. Stir until marshmallows are almost melted.
- Remove from heat.
- Add the cake mix, and stir to combine.
- Stir in cereal.
- Fold in half sprinkles, if using.
- Press into greased 13x9-inch dish, and top with remaining half sprinkles, if using.
- Gently press sprinkles into the top, and let treats set up.