We aren't big dessert people in my house. In fact, most desserts here involve brownie mix or frozen cookie dough. But when my sister shared her recipe for cake batter krispie treats a couple of years ago we became big fans. Rice krispie treats are so easy to make. Add a little cake batter to them and they become amazing! I decided to make them heart-shaped and add a little extra decorations for an easy Valentine's Day treat.
To make them you will want to start by melting marshmallow and butter in a saucepan on low. Once the marshmallow and butter is completely melted add in 1/3 cup cake batter and mix well.
Add 6 1/2 cups rice krispie cereal to the marshmallow mix. Press into a greased 9 by 12-inch pan and allow to cool for about 20 minutes. Once cool you can either cut them into squares or make them into shapes.
To make them into shapes just turn the pan upside down and gently remove rice krispie block onto wax paper. Cut them into whatever shape you would like using a cookie cutter. I used a heart for Valentine's Day.
Once you get the shapes cut out you will want to melt some candy melt in the microwave. Pour the entire bag of candy melt into a microwave safe bowl. Microwave on high for about 1 1/2 minutes stirring every 30 seconds. When the candy melt is fully melted you can start dipping.
Dip about 1/3-1/2 of the heart in the bowl and tap on the krispie to get the excess melt off. Then, if you would like add some sprinkles. Place on a sheet of waxed paper until it is completely dry.
Once they are dry the cake batter krispie treats can be stored in an airtight container for up to one week. Enjoy!
Cake Batter Krispie Treats
5 Tbsp. Margarine
1 package Marshmallows
6 1/2 cups Rice Krispies
1/3 cup Cake Mix (powder mix)
1 package candy melts (12 oz)
In a saucepan, melt butter and marshmallows over low heat stirring constantly. Once melted add 1/3 cup powdered vanilla cake mix and stir until mixed well. Then add Rice Krispies and stir. Spread into an 9 by 12-inch pan. Allow to cool for about 20 minutes. Once the Krispie treats have cooled move the rice krispie block to wax paper. Cut them into the shapes using a cookie cutter. Once you get the shapes cut out you will want to dip the shapes in candy melt.
To melt the candy melt in the microwave place in a microwave bowl and cook for about 1 1/2 minutes stirring every 30 seconds. Dip the krispie cutouts in the chocolate and add sprinkles. Place on a sheet of waxed paper until it is completely dry.