My 2 year old has never had a marshmallow in her life, but she LOVES them. She insisted on holding the bag in her lap the entire ride home. She raved about smelling like marshmallows. And she can’t stop talking about them. How do you figure?
The next morning, she woke up yelling, ‘Daddy! Where are the marshmallows?!’ And my husband replied, ‘Do you even know what a marshmallow is?’ And she said, “YEAH! They’re something for mommy’s blog!’
Ha ha ha. And she’s right. Here’s what we whipped up for my annual Mom’s Club bake sale.
Cake batter rice crispy treats with sprinkles.
I found the recipe from Gimme Some Oven and pretty much followed it to the tee. Except I used a white vanilla cake mix instead of yellow. But they were still terrific!
3 tbsp of butter
1/3 cup of vanilla cake mix
5 cups of rice crispy cereal ( I used Trader Joe’s brand)
1 bag of mini marshmallows (10 oz.)
Container of sprinkles (1.75 oz.)
Melt butter on low heat. Stir in the marshmallows. Slowly stir in the dry cake mix and mix well. Pour in the rice crispy cereal. Add half the sprinkles while mixing. Transfer into a buttered pan and press down. Add remaining sprinkles on top! Let set for 20 minutes or so, and then cut and serve!
I’m thinking brown rice cereal would be good too. For the next time.
Els went a little crazy with the sprinkles. Next time, I would put just a little less on top.
I find rice crispy treats always go fast. And who can resist one with cake batter AND sprinkles?
I also think individually packaging them is key. Or the key to any bake sale for that matter. I used clear goody bags and trimmed the tops to make it neater. Then neatly tied it with a ribbon. If you can’t find these treat bags anywhere, you can purchase them here.
And thankfully they were a success!
Because there’s nothing worse than your baked goods being the last ones to linger on the table. Except for maybe no one eating your food at a potluck.
Did I mention, I love/hate potlucks?!