cake batter rice krispie treats

My husband loves Rice Krispie treats.  Loves them!  And the kids and I certainly don't hate them, so they are near the top of the list of 'things we make often in this house'.

I do get bored making the same things over and over though, so sometimes (ok, a lot of the time!) I have to change things up!

This recipe is a fun little twist on the classic...  with dry cake mix stirred into the melted marshmallows for a little hint of 'cake batter' flavor, and sprinkles added in and on top.

I first saw this recipe over on Gimme Some Oven, and loved the idea!  And what better reason to make cake batter rice krispie treats than for a birthday party!

Cake Batter Rice Krispie Treats Recipe

4 tablespoons butter
40 large marshmallows (one 10oz package)
1/3 cup dry vanilla cake mix
5 1/2 cups Rice Krispies cereal
1/2 cup (or so) sprinkles

Butter generously a 9x13" pan, or 2 round cake pans.

In a large pot over medium heat, melt the butter and marshmallows together until smooth and combined, stirring constantly.  Remove from the heat and stir in the dry cake mix until well combined and then stir in the cereal.

Stir in about half of the sprinkles and press the mixture into the prepared pan.  Sprinkle the rest of the sprinkles on top and press gently.  Let cool for a bit until set!

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