Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Cake Batter Rice Krispies Treats

The Kelley School of Business Experience Weekend is rapidly approaching (3 days!).  As Co-President of the Kelley Partners' Club, the leadership team and I are responsible for hosting the incoming "partners" (spouses and significant others) of the incoming class of MBA candidates.  Tonight, a group of girls and I are getting together to prepare the welcome binders and goodie bags for the new partners! We are very excited to see who will be joining the club next year! With that being said, I wanted to make something sweet, to keep the team feeling happy while we work!

Anyway, I found this amazing blog called http://mallowandco.blogspot.com/ that is totally dedicated to rice krispie treats!  Summer, is the founder and she is adorable!  Here is the recipe below!

Cake Batter Rice Krispie Treat
4 Tbsp butter
6 cup marshmallows
scant 1 cup dry cake mix (yellow, white, or funfetti)
1 tsp vanilla
2 cups 1-inch cubed cake pieces (I just baked up 1/2 the box of cake mix I used above, or if you have leftover cake from something use that, or you can just leave this out if you must... I may not speak to you though)
6 cup krispies
Rainbow sprinkles
Canned cake frosting (or homemade for you superstars)

Mix together the rice krispies and cake cubes in a large bowl. Set aside.

Melt the butter in a saucepan over medium heat. Once melted, turn the heat down to the lowest setting and add the marshmallows. Stir until the marshmallows are mostly all melted (this will take a few minutes--low and slow is key for perfect texture) stir in the cake mix and vanilla.

Once fully melted, take them off heat and pour over the rice krispies. Stir lightly to combine. I added my sprinkles here while mixing to ensure they were evenly added. Dump everything into a greased 9x9 pan. Let it sit for about 5 minutes, then with greased hands go in and flatten the top. Allow them to cool about 20 minutes. 

Now you can get creative or go simple. The simple way s to just frost the tops of your bars and call it a day. Definitely a winner. Or you can get extra crafty and make a layer cake: dump out your cooled bars on a flat surface. Cut n half with a serrated knife to create 2 "cake" layers. Frost the top of one, then place the second layer on top of that. Frost the top and sides as you would a cake and decorate with more sprinkles (of course). Bonus points if you cut out circles to make mini cakes! Enjoy!

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  1. Glad you tried these Ally! Thanks for linking back to me - hope your weekend hosting goes good!

  2. These were delicious. I'm going to make them for Tom, he will LOVE them!

    1. THANKS ABBY! They were pretty great- I finish the leftovers without a problem!

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    1. Thanks girl! I am LOVING your blog :) just checked it out!