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Generally speaking, I tend to love fruit based or caramel based desserts, but there are a few exceptions: cake batter flavored desserts and rice krispie treats! I figured it was time to combine the two into one and make birthday cake rice krispie treats that taste like cake batter!
I really don't know anyone who doesn't like a classic rice krispie treat. Crunchy, sweet, and oh-so-easy to make, they are perfect for everything from a huge celebration centerpiece to a kid's lunchbox dessert.
They're also the perfect base for experimenting with fun new flavors.
In particular, I love coming up with new Rice Krispie Ideas for birthday parties, since everyone really does love them, which is not necessarily the case for things like chocolate cake, ice cream, etc.
I tossed around a few ideas before settling on this fun, yellow cake inspired treat flavor ( and who knows, maybe these will show up on the blog one day, too! ), but here are some
Fun Rice Krispie Treats Variations
- Oreo Rice Krispie Treats - mix in a half cup of crushed Oreos and top with more crushed Oreos
- S'mores Rice Krispie Treats - substitute the Rice Krispies for Golden Grahams and add a half cup of chocolate chips
- Grasshopper Rice Krispie Treats - mix in a half cup of chopped Andes mints, a few drops of green food coloring, and press a Andes mints into the top of each treat
But like I said - I always am such a sucker for cake batter flavors ... I had to try these first.
Bonus, they would be SO CUTE stacked up with a candle on top!
Looking for other fun easy birthday dessert recipes?
Birthday Cake Rice Krispie Treats
- 5 Tablespoons butter
- 45 regular sized marshmallows roughly 10 ounces
- 3/4 cup boxed yellow cake mix dry
- 5 cups Rice Krispies Cereal
- 1 cup rainbow sprinkles
- Prepare a 9x12 Pyrex or metal pan by coating it with butter or cooking spray.
- In a very large pot over medium heat, melt the butter. Once the butter is melted, add in the marshmallows. Stir the marshmallows and butter occasionally until they melt and combine together into a smooth marshmallow goo.
- Working as quickly as possible, remove the melted butter marshmallow mix from the heat, and stir the dry cake mix into it in the large pot. Then stir the rice krispies into that mixture.
- Stir in 1/2 cup Sprinkles. Press the Rice Krispie mixture into the prepared pan, and then top with the remaining 1/2 cup of Sprinkles, pressing them into the top.
- Cut into squares, allow them to cool to room temperature, and serve!