These cake batter Rice Krispy treats are all the rage in playgroups and preschools. I wanted to know what all the fuss was about so Isaac and I whipped up a batch this afternoon.

Cake Mix Rice Krispy Treats Recipe

I thought these were pretty darn good. If I was a kid I would so think these things were heaven. I can totally see what all the hype is about. They’re fun to look at, fun to make and fun to eat!

Little hands can’t resist these!


You would have thought I told him we were going to Disney World.
He couldn’t stop smiling while looking at these.

*Melt the butter and marshmallows over medium-low heat to prevent scorching.

Watch me make these Birthday Cake Batter Rice Krispy Treats from start to finish!

This video is narrated by Isaac. He was like “Mommy I really get to talk to the divas?!?!” LOL He was beyond excited.


The Recipe

Cake Batter Rice Krispy Treats Recipe

By Divas Can Cook
Recipe type: dessert, snack


  • 3 Tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1 (10 oz) bag mini marshmallows
  • ¼-1/2 cup yellow cake mix (I used ½ cup)
  • 5-6 cups Rice Krispy Cereal (I used 5 cups)
  • Sprinkles


  1. Melt butter in a large pot.
  2. Add in the marshmallows.
  3. Melt the marshmallows over medium-low heat.
  4. Add the cake mix
  5. Stir until combined.
  6. Stir in some sprinkles.
  7. Remove from heat.
  8. Stir in the Rice Krispy Cereal.
  9. Press the mixture into a 9 x 13 inch pan. Use an oiled spatula to spread to help press the mixture into an even layer.
  10. Top with sprinkles.
  11. Let it cool off and cut into squares.