Cake mix is added right into these Funfetti Cake Batter Rice Krispie Treats, along with a heap of sprinkles! It will not go unnoticed that these are a birthday cake-themed treat. A layer of melted white chocolate to top them off is icing on the cake. 😉
Don’t ask me about the inspiration for these Funfetti Cake Batter Rice Krispie Treats. I first made them so long ago that I don’t recall! But does a person ever really need inspiration to add cake mix or sprinkles to anything? I must’ve just thought that this was a fun idea, and like, how could it not be good?
I’m thinking that the idea for these Funfetti Cake Batter Rice Krispie Treats was partially born out of these Red Velvet Rice Krispie Treats. Those also include cake mix. Yes, just throw half a box (or so) of cake mix into classic Rice Krispie Treats, and you’ve got a whole new taste adventure awaiting you.
I learned this myself not too long ago, and it was quite an amazing discovery.
But it’s not just that these Funfetti Cake Batter Rice Krispie Treats include cake mix and sprinkles, they’re also just a greatly improved Rice Krispie Treat recipe.
More Rice Krispies cereal so you get a thicker bar. Waaaaay more marshmallows, and even a little more butter. A touch of vanilla is such a simple, but impactful enhancement too. These are much more ooey-gooey and buttery than traditional Rice Krispie Treats.
They require a few extra ingredients than a classic Rice Krispie Treat, but just a few, and they’re still as easy to make. You can prep these in minutes!
Unless you’re new here, you know that I’ve been on an RKT bender over the last year or so, and so here’s a whole slew of other Rice Krispie Treats recipes to check out!
- Oatmeal Raisin Rice Krispie Treats
- Nutella Rice Krispie Treats
- Cookie Butter Rice Krispie Treats
- Gingerbread Rice Krispie Treats
- Pumpkin Spice Latte Rice Krispie Treats
- White Chocolate Cranberry Pecan Rice Krispie Treats
My Mom’s Chocolate Scotcheroos are kinda like RKTs too.
Funfetti Cake Batter Rice Krispie Treats
Cake mix is added right into these Funfetti Cake Batter Rice Krispie Treats, along with a heap of sprinkles! You will not miss that these are a birthday cake-themed treat. A layer of melted white chocolate to top them off is icing on the cake. 😉
- 1/2 cup butter
- 1 tsp. vanilla
- 16 oz. mini marshmallows
- 1 cup white or yellow cake mix
- 8 cups Rice Krispies cereal
- 2/3 cup sprinkles divided
- 12 oz. package white chocolate chips
- 1 tbsp. shortening
In a large pot over medium-low heat, melt the butter.
Add vanilla and marshmallows, and continue cooking and stirring until marshmallows are mostly melted and smooth.
Stir in cake mix.
Stir in Rice Krispies.
Fold in 1/2 cup sprinkles. Do not overmix - colors will start to muddy if you stir the sprinkles too much! Just fold them in quickly, and don't overmix!
Press mixture evenly into the bottom of a lightly buttered 13x9-inch pan.
Allow to set.
In a small saucepan over low heat, combine the white chocolate chips and shortening.
Cook and stir until melted and smooth.
Spread in an even layer over the Rice Krispies mixture.
Sprinkle with remaining sprinkles.
Allow to set. Cut into bars.