I have no idea what made me think of rice krispie treats (maybe marshmallow roasting?), but the idea popped into my head and I knew I had to make them. As a kid, I was delighted when I discovered the wrapped treat in my lunchbox, but I think I enjoyed the sweet morsels even more as I got older.
There were so many nights in middle school and even high school that involved making rice krispie treats. My best girlfriends and I would have sleepovers, gossiping, watching scary movies and eating pizza. When it was time for something sweet, we would crowd around the kitchen, melting the marshmallows and waiting for the pan to cool.
I went with a twist on the traditional recipe – this one includes cake batter. I adjusted this recipe by adding vanilla and extra cake batter. They were just as I remembered, extra sweet, gooey and crunchy at the same time. Each bite had just enough cake batter flavor. They were as fun to make as I remembered – and even more fun to share with friends over board games and conversation.
- Spray a 11×7 baking pan with nonstick spray or rub with butter. Set aside.
- In a large saucepan over low heat, melt the butter.
- Add the marshmallows and stir constantly. Add the vanilla. Once the marshmallows are completely melted, stir in the dry cake mix. Turn off the stove.
- Stir in the cereal until it is completely coated with the marshmallow mixture. Mix in half of the sprinkles. Press with a buttered spatula into baking pan and top with the remaining sprinkles.
- Let cool for 30 minutes then cut into squares.
Have a wonderful weekend! xx