Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Cake Batter Rice Crispy Treats Recipe


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Pinterest is my new guilty pleasure.  After the homework has been completed, the kitchen sink has been shined, the laundry has been folded, and the children are tucked in their beds, I allow myself hours and hours a moderate amount of time on Pinterest (Pinterest is an invitation only website where one can organize interesting items from the web and browse what others find inspiring).  First I scan what has been pinned on my main page, then I click on luscious pictures of food, adorable snapshots of crafts, and intriguing images of elementary classroom decors.  Oh, then I adore other people's organized pantries, peak into craft rooms that I covet, and even admire chic hair styles and outfits that I will likely never wear.  Finally, after my husband has kenneled the dog and turned off all the lights, I force myself to exit out of Pinterest and shut down my computer.  I love being inspired right before bed!


A recipe that recently caught my eye on Pinterest was for Cake Batter Rice Crispy Treats.  I pinned the recipe, clicked through to the original post, found another worthy food blog, and printed out the recipe.  The next day my children were greeted after school with a homemade snack.  Although these rice crispy treats appeared normal they had been taken from drab to fab thanks to Pinterest.  Who knew that a mere 1/3 cup of dry yellow cake batter could significantly heighten the flavor of a classic sweet treat?

After all of the Cake Batter Rice Crispy Treats had been gobbled up by our family and various neighborhood children, I was left with a partial box of yellow cake mix.  What to do?  Why return to Pinterest, of course, and search for cake batter recipes.  The results:  cake batter blondies, cake batter ice cream, cake batter cookies, cake batter pancakes, cake batter dip, cake batter martini. . . The possibilities are endless, thanks to Pinterest!

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Cake Batter Rice Crispy Treats Recipe
      recipe inspired by Pinterest compliments of Crumbs and Chaos

3 Tablespoons butter
1 - 10 ounce bag mini marshmallows
1/3 cup yellow cake mix (dry)
6 cups rice krispies cereal
optional:  1 container colored or seasonal sprinkles 
  1. Melt butter in large saucepan over medium low heat.  Add marshmallows.  Stir constantly until marshmallows melt.
  2. Remove from heat.  Add dry cake mix to melted marshmallow and butter mixture a little at a time.  Stir after each addition until cake mix is fully incorporated.
  3. Stir in rice krispies cereal and gently stir until cereal is fully coated.
  4. If adding sprinkles, add half at this time and stir.
  5. Press into a greased 9x13 pan.  Top with remaining sprinkles, if desired.
  6. Let stand for about 30 minutes, if you can!
Melt butter with marshmallows, just like normal.
Add dry cake mix a bit at a time, mixing well.
Stir gently until all cereal is coated, try a bit, be impressed!
Plastic wrap or wax paper helps with flattening into the pan.
Observe family and friends as they detect a new flavor in their yummy treat!

23 comments:

  1. I love your blog! I have to try this recipe looks so good. I also love pintrest and I am so addicted, but would love an invitation! Please.... Email... Jaeaube@gmail.com

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    1. J, thanks! Just sent you an invite. Happy Pinning!

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    2. Can't wait to try this recipe.Looks so good. Could you also invite me to pininterest. thanks so much. ginters@mymts.net :0)

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  2. I made these last week with strawberry cake mix. So good!

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    1. Yum, oh, the possibilities are endless. Can't wait to try another flavor of cake mix.

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  3. Yum! You made the basic rice krispie treat fabulous! I wish I could taste one now! I would love if you would consider linking this up to my "Drab to Fab" Link Party this Friday :) The theme is turning the ordinary into extraordinary using a little creativity. This post embodies that, so I know my readers would love to see it! Here's a link for more info on the party.
    http://www.amynjesse.com/p/drab-to-fab.html
    Hope to see you Friday!

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  4. YUM! It never ceases to amaze me what Pinterest can inspire!! This sounds yummy! Thanks for sharing at oopsey daisy!!

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  5. Yummy!

    ~Mrs. Delightful
    ourdelightfulhome.blogspot.com

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  6. I wish I had one of these right now. I am so intrigued by this addition of the cake mix!! I'd love if you would drop by and link up to my Super Bowl Eats and Treats Party!
    http://www.thefreshmancook.blogspot.com/2012/01/super-bowl-eats-treats-blog-party.html

    Thanks!

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    1. Love your link party and your blog. Enjoy Super Bowl Sunday!

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  7. I love this, the cake batter must taste awesome!

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  8. Wow!! Those sound yummy!! Thanks for the recipe and thanks for sharing at Thursday's Temptation.
    Jill

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  9. Hi Heidi,
    This looks like a great recipe and I love the tip about the plastic wrap, why didn't I know that years ago? Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday. Hope you have a wonderful week end and come back soon!
    Miz Helen

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  10. Yummy. This recipe looks just delicious. I must try it. Come visit us. We have an awesome molten cocoa cake today.

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  11. These sound so yummy. I am hooked on Pinterest too. Best way to find recipes! Thanks for this one!

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  12. Ooh, these sound delicious! Thank you for sharing them at Sharing Saturday! Have a great week!

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  13. My son is away at school and I love sending him a box of treats every so often. These will be perfect to send, if there are any left after I try them!! Thanks for sharing these at my Super Bowl Eats and Treats Party!

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  14. Hi! I've actually made these before and they are a family favorite! I love your blog and would love an invite to check out pininterest. It sounds amazing. I'm so glad I found you on the web this morning! :)
    Jen
    jsurette222@gmail.com

    Thanks!

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  15. Those are so amazing! That's the same recipe I tried :)

    Pinterest is the best!

    Stopping by from Full Plate Thurs

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  16. Thank you for linking this at Drab to Fab! I love seeing your yummy stuff. I'm a new follower too.

    Have a great week, Heidi!

    Amy @ Sugar and Spice

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  17. Ooooh! That does sound delicious! Thanks for sharing!

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  18. I love rice krispy treats, so this is just what I need. Thanks for linking up with "Strut Your Stuff Saturday." We loved having you and hope you'll be back next Saturday to share more terrific ideas! -The Sisters

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  19. I'm definitely curious about this! I bet they're super sweet!

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