I was looking around online for a simple, new dessert to make for my students this year as a way to tell them “Great job!”. My oreo balls are a hit, but I wanted to do something different. Thankfully, after a few days of searching, I found the perfect solution.
Rice Krispie Treats with some an added surprise…. cake batter.
- 3 tablespoons of butter
- 10 oz. package of small marshmallows
- 1/3 cup of dry Funfetti cake mix
- 6 cups of Rice Krispie cereal
- Rainbow sprinkles
ONLY FIVE INGREDIENTS – YAHHHSS!
Here’s what you do:
Melt the butter on low heat in a large saucepan. When it has melted, add the marshmallows. Stir occasionally to get the process going.
As you stir, sprinkle in the cake mix, one spoonful at a time.
Now, it’s time to add the cereal, one cup at a time. Continue to stir, so that the marshmallows can bind the cereal.
Once all of the cereal you’re using has been added, dump half of the sprinkles in the pot, and stir.
Turn off heat, and spread the mix into a baking pan. Depending how thick you want your treats, you can vary the size of the pan. (I used wax paper, to eliminate mess.)
Add the remaining sprinkles on top. Let it set for about 30 minutes. Cut to the size you desire.
Ta-da! We’re done.
I was able to make 24 squares, but I cut on the smaller side (50+ students). My first time, prep and cook time was about 45 minutes. I was able to make two batches (back-to-back) in 2 hours. That’s great for me, because I’m usually on the go when I make desserts, so time is of the essence!
The kids enjoyed them (woohoo!). I think I’ll be repeating this recipe for our church’s bake sale in a few weeks. Hope everyone will like it!