When it comes to cake, I am definitely a from-scratch girl. I've tried all the tricks with store-bought cake mixes, and they never turn out well for me. I don't know how it's possible that I can't bake a cake from a mix to save my life, but I can bake a from-scratch cake with no problem, but here we are. Despite not being able to bake a cake from a mix, I still find myself buying cake mixes frequently, and using them in other recipes, just because I love the flavor! These cake batter rice krispy treats were exactly what I needed on a day when I was craving a good piece of cake, but way too lazy to actually bake anything. They take only a few minutes to whip up, and taste amazing! Anything with sprinkles tastes better, right? I love that these are such a simple and fun treat, and easy enough that the kids can help make them too. Rice krispy treats always have a special place in my heart, and these are some of my favorites that I've ever made!
Cake Batter Rice Krispy Treats
4 tablespoons butter
1 package (10 ounces) marshmallows
1/4 cup yellow cake mix
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
6 cups rice krispies cereal
1/4 cup sprinkles
Spray a 9 x 13 pan with cooking spray or line with parchment. In a medium pot, melt the butter over medium heat. Add the marshmallows and stir until melted. Remove from heat and stir in the cake mix and vanilla. Gently stir in the cereal and half of the sprinkles. Spread the mixture in the prepared pan and top with remaining sprinkles. Let cool, then cut into squares and serve.