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
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
- Melt butter in large saucepan over medium low heat. Add marshmallows. Stir constantly until marshmallows melt.
- 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.
- Stir in rice krispies cereal and gently stir until cereal is fully coated.
- If adding sprinkles, add half at this time and stir.
- Press into a greased 9x13 pan. Top with remaining sprinkles, if desired.
- 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!|
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