Cake Batter Krispie Treats

I’ll have to say that I don’t usually try a recipe as soon as I find one, but I was baking things for the school play treat table and came across this recipe.  It sounded easy and yummy…and cute!  I found the recipe here.

Cake Batter Krispie Treats

3 Tablespoons butter

1 – 10 oz. bag miniature marshmallows

1/3 cup white cake mix – not prepared, just the dry mix

1 – 1.5 oz. container of sprinkles (Jimmies) – these are mixed colors, but you could use what ever kind you like

6 cups Rice Krispies

Put parchment paper inside a 9″ x 13″ pan; set aside.  Melt the butter in a 3 qt saucepan over medium heat; add marshmallows and stir, coating with the butter, until completely melted.  Add the cake mix, a spoonful at a time, mixing well.  Don’t overheat.  Pour over the Krispies, and stir in about half the Jimmies; mix well.  Press into the pan, sprinkling the rest of the Jimmies over the top.  I butter my hands a little and then it won’t stick on my hands as I press the treats into the pan. 

I wanted the Krispie Treats to be tall, so I pressed it into just half the pan…you could use a smaller pan, if you like.  When I’m doing something for a bake sale, I like to make the presentation nice.  Taste is important, but it’s just as fun when I hear everyone talking about how cute something is.  Instead of cutting them into a square treat, I used a 2 1/8″ round biscuit cutter, put them in a 2 1/2″ unbleached baking cup and tied it up with some red and white baker’s twine…too cute!

I like the round shape and the fact that these are cake batter (like cupcakes, get it?) in flavor, makes the baking cup papers quite appropriate.  Another side benefit of cutting these out like this?  There are the trimmings left behind for the cook (and her minions) to polish off!

These are really yummy.  I think I need to make more of these for the bake sale because these are apt to go fast – at the bake sale and before they ever get there!

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