Being from North Carolina, you all know my fondness for all foods Southern – but Rice Crispy Treats are pretty much universal – at least in the universe of the United States.
Right up there with brownies, I’ll bet you can find Rice Crispy treats in all parts of the country and in all homes, no matter how poor or wealthy. Looking for a fun twist to jazz up this old favorite? Here’s a recipe that will delight everyone. This was a Pinterest find from GimmeSomeOven blog – I took one look at this and knew I had to make it.
You’ll start by melting butter and marshmallows as you normally would when making these treats. Once the butter and marshmallows are melted together, add in some dry, boxed yellow cake mix. I believe the original recipe calls for something like a 1/4 cup – I found adding more brought out the cake batter flavor more. Don’t be afraid to add a lot – it will dissolve in the butter mixture.
Then, add the Rice Crispy cereal as you normally would – and also a container of sprinkles. Don’t add all the sprinkles – save some to top it off when you’re finished. Then, press into a pan as best you can – like normal.
Top with remaining sprinkles. Then, cut and serve.
I wonder if kids in other countries get to grow up sharing these with friends, enjoying them at sleep overs, camp outs and/or birthday parties?
I sure hope so.
Don’t you love how sprinkles can elevate anything it’s added to? Delicious!
- 4 tbsp butter
- 1 regular, 10 oz bag of mini-marshmallows
- 1 cup-ish yellow cake mix (the dry cake mix, not prepared into a batter!)
- 5 cups rice crispy cereal
- 1 container of sprinkles (1.75 oz size)
Melt butter in a large saucepan over low heat and add marshmallows. Stir until they begin to melt, adding in (dry) cake mix one spoonful at a time so its combined. Stir in cereal so it is completely coated with marshmallow mixture. Sprinkle in most of the sprinkles and mix. Press into a baking dish (any size will do), as best you can and top with remaining sprinkles. Let sit for about 30 minutes before cutting. Enjoy!