Everyone knows about Rice Krispies Treats - the recipe's been on the cereal box for AGES. They're super easy to make (I'm pretty sure you can actually make them in the microwave), and, if you don't feel like actually preparing them yourself, you can even buy them already made!
These? These are different. These are CAKE BATTER Rice Krispies Treats (except my cheap-ass used store-brand "Crispy Rice" cereal) . All you need to do is add a bit of dry boxed yellow cake mix (as in, don't prepare the batter or anything), and add some rainbow sprinkles for a bit of fun color.
I've ALWAYS loved cake batter - nowadays, you can actually buy products with "cake batter" flavor, from ice cream, to even yogurt. This recipe brings back a favorite sticky childhood treat, and the fun of licking the cake batter or brownie mixing spoon, but without the intestinal worms that I never did catch...
Cake Batter Rice Krispies Treats
adapted from Gimme Some Oven
3 Tbsp butter
1 10oz bag miniature marshmallows
1/3 cup dry yellow cake mix
5 cups Rice Krispies
1 1.75oz container rainbow sprinkles
Melt the butter in a large saucepan over low heat. Add the marshmallows and stir until they begin to melt. Add in the dry cake mix, a spoonful at a time, stirring to combine. Remove from heat.
Stir in the cereal and mix until completely coated. Sprinkle in 1/2 of the sprinkles and stir to combine.
Press the mixture into a 13x9" baking dish and top with the remaining sprinkles. Let stand for about 30 minutes, then cut into squares with a knife sprayed with nonstick cooking spray.