April 16, 2012

Cake Batter Rice Crispy Treats

I do like my boxed cake mix.  While I don't always bake cakes with it, I get a kick out of the flavor it adds to, well, just about everything.

Cake Mix Blondies 
Cake Mix 3-Chip Blondies
Cake Batter Dip
Cakeballs of every variety:
Candy Corn
Carrot Cake
I think that boxed cake mix is something only food bloggers can appreciate.  In-real-life people don't quite get it.  I would rather make up a pan of cake mix blondies and eat them all while watching Mad Men on a Sunday night (what? that didn't happen) than go out for a fancy dessert.  (I don't even like dessert at restaurants, so there.)

Speaking of food blogging, I haven't been posting nearly as many recipes as I used to.  I'm sorry.  It's not intentional.  In fact, when I sit down to work on posts, I'm disheartened by the fact that food ideas aren't popping out to me the way they were 6 months ago.  Why is this?  Well, the obvious reason is that I have no one to cook for.
One of the incentives to cook is knowing that my husband is going to try something I make and love it.  Plus, I tend to have a lot more "thoughts" that I need to get out there and share when he's away.  Since Scott isn't here to listen to me talk about my day or the random thoughts that enter my mind, I write them all down. And then I hope that you'll keep coming back to read them. 

The upshot is that if you're here strictly for recipes it may only be once or twice a week.  End of explanation.

Have you ever made a pan of rice crispy treats?  Have you ever thought of adding some cake mix?  If you haven't, you don't know what you're missing!

Oh look.  It's my one and only Easter decoration in the background.  That decoration will remain on my table until June.  At least. 
Cake Batter Rice Crispy Treats
makes a 9x13 pan

4-5 cups rice crispies (start with 4 cups and judge how much you want to add as you go)
1 bag mini marshmallows
4 T. butter
1/2 cup to 3/4 cup of (dry) Funfetti cake mix (you can easily substitute white or yellow)

In a large pot, melt the butter.  Add in the marshmallows, over low heat until they begin to melt.  Stir in your cake mix until smooth.  Combine with the rice crispies by folding with a wooden spoon/spatula.  Pour into a 9x13 pan and let cool.  Cut into squares (I used a round pan because I halved the recipe, so I did slices.)

Shared at:
Mix it Up Monday
Melt in Your Mouth Monday
Crazy Sweet Tuesday
Tuesday Talent Show
Tasty Tuesday


  1. I haven't "baked" in far too long. I think that it's time for me to finally try this recipe out considering I've seen different versions all over the place!

  2. Ooooh my. That sounds like the best thing to happen to rice crispy treats since peanut butter!

  3. Love cake batter anything, so we can be BFFs, in a totally non-stalkerish dessert way. :)

  4. I love this! Cake batter is great with anything. Thanks so much for sharing at Mix it up Monday :)

  5. Two of my favorite things put together! Cant wait to try this :)

  6. I've made a similar recipe - they are soo soo good! :)

    Stopping by from Mix It Up Monday!


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