Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Cake Batter Krispie Treats

     
      Ever since I saw these cute little squares on How Sweet It Is, they've been on my mind. They may look like your run of the mill crispy rice treats, but these have a little extra "oomph" from the addition of sprinkles and your favorite cake mix. They're easy to put together, a great project to make with kids, and perfect for those times when you find out that somebody needs a treat for a class party or a bake sale and you have exactly thirty minutes (give or take a few) to get it out of the door.

      And what's more, they're just plain fun. Don't sprinkles put a smile on your face? They do mine. (So do cute little chirping chicks wearing bunny ears for that matter.) Cut these little treats into cute shapes if you want to watch the smiles appear!

     And speaking of smiles, here's something else that has put a smile on my face.  My sister thinks they look like Shrek feet.


     These are what came from my quest to find shoes that don't hurt my feet when I'm working out at the gym. They mimic barefoot walking (or running) and are supposed to:

  • strengthen muscles in the feet and lower legs
  • improve range of motion in ankles, feet and toes
  • stimulate neural function important to balance and agility
  • eliminate heel lift to align the spine and improve posture and
  • allow the body to move naturally.
     We've only gotten a few strange looks so far, and they're great conversation starters. Hubby and I love them so much we've each gotten a second pair.  Because when my feet are happy, the world is a happier place!


Cake Batter Krispie Treats
recipe from Jessica at How Sweet It Is

You'll need:
1 (10 oz.) bag of miniature marshmallows
3 Tblsp. butter
6 cups Crispy Rice cereal
1/4 cup dry cake mix (I used yellow)
1 (1.75 oz) jar of sprinkles

Melt butter in large saucepan over low heat. Add marshmallows and stir until they began to melt. Add in cake mix one spoonful at a time, stirring until combined. Stir in cereal until it is completely coated with the marshmallow mixture. Sprinkle in half of the sprinkles and gently mix. Press into a lightly greased baking dish (I used 9x13) and top with remaining sprinkles. Let sit for about 30 minutes before cutting. Jessica recommends cutting them with a knife sprayed with nonstick spray.

This post is linked to Full Plate Thursday at Miz Helen's Country Cottage.

55 comments:

  1. Cool shoes. My husband just bought a pair of barefoot Merrels. He loves them.

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  2. The treats look great and lovin' your pedicure:@)

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  3. What cute snacks! And just in time for Easter!

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  4. Love, love your new shoes!!! The krispie treats are adorable. I can see why they would be lots of fun to prepare.

    Velva

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  5. Wow! My kids would love these! Too cute!

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  6. Those shoes are so cool! I love them! I want a pair in every color (I think I will have to ask for a raise;)

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  7. Ooh, these sound fabulous, that little bit of cake mix - yum. I made an ice cream like that last year with dry cake mix in the batter. We will have to give these a try!

    Do you just love the shoes? My son has them, they throw me everytime I see them, but he loves them!

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  8. I love those new shoes- really cool. I want to make those treats with the sprinkles- very cute!

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  9. Cute kicks - love them! I also completely agree, sprinkles will always put a smile on my face - these treats are so cheery and with the addition of cake batter - yum!

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  10. I LOVE sprinkles! ..and YAY - I love running barefoot... since I am still ramping up my running after injury, I have not bought these yet, but I want to! I'm doing well with running gains and I think I'll be buying some soon... good to hear you guys are on a second pair!!

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  11. Hehe those socks are so cute! :P And those cake batter krispie treats are wonderfully colourful! :D

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  12. Wow those shoes are epic! Pretty cool though...

    Loving the krispie treats, I love rainbow sprinkles too, just something you can't ever seem to grow out of :)

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  13. Can't believe you have those shoes. I have been trying to decide if I should get them and there you go having them on your blog today- a sign- maybe? Those krispie treats are killing me right now because although I know they are usually a kids treat I love them myself! I have never made this version though and can't wait to try it out for me and my 2 yr old son! Thanks girl!

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  14. cheers to chicks wearing bunny ears, sprinkles and happy feet! And cheers to convenient cake batter rice krispies treats!

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  15. Your shoes are adorable! I've seen them in sock form, but never shoes.
    And I love this recipe....be fun for the grandkids to make.

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  16. I have never heard of these great squares, but I am saving this recipe. Quite the shoes!soo different; another new thing I learned here today.
    Rita

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  17. These take Rice Krispy treats to a whole notha level! Love it. Grown ups love these things as much as kids do! LOL

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  18. I've been craving my childhood treats lately...and here I find them...mummm. The cake batter twist is new to me...I'll have to try this version out.

    Those sock-shoes are quite original...what a statement ;o)

    Flavourful wishes,
    Claudia

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  19. Where did you get those shoes??! I want a pair to slowly jog like a sloth in this summer!

    Did you know cake batter and Rice Krispie treats are two of my favorite things? Now you found a recipe that combines them. I wonder if my family would eat these or if it would be me, alone, eating the entire batch with a pot of coffee.

    L

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  20. I am with you on the krispie treats which are really cute and sound delicious. The jury is still out on the shoes, however :-). I hope you have a great day. Blessings...Mary

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  21. I need to make these! I love all things cake batter and I adore krispie treats. :)

    Love your shoes. My friend has those and they work so well for her!

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  22. These are so pretty! I love all things cake batter flavored and pretty sprinkles, of course!

    Sues

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  23. What a great treat for Easter! I like your "Shrek" look alike footwear. Very cute!

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  24. Those shoes are something! I've seen them now on several sites and everyone raves about them, so they definitely must be working!

    I adore those rice krispie treats and will be bookmarking this version to make with my kids before Easter. Thanks for sharing :o)

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  25. I'm all over this cake batter bandwagon! I've been seeing all of the awesome cake batter treats on Jessica's blog for the past months--pancakes, chocolate bark, and even those cake batter cinnamon rolls (I REALLY want to try those!). These Krispy treats look great and definitely remind me of the original Krispy treats I used to make with my mom and sister when I was little. Hope you're having a great week :)

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  26. These are so pretty! I do love sprinkles. They make everything look so festive. Great idea to put cake mix in. That must give it a really nice flavor.

    Love your shoes. I have seen these and was wondering how they felt on. It is so important to take care of our feet. Sounds like you and hubby are doing your bodies good....good for you!

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  27. Those rice krispie treats look so fun and I love that they're cake flavored.

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  28. Colorful Krispie Treats! I love them...and the cool shoes too! Glad to find your blog on Full Plate Thursday!

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  29. Love the recipe, but love your little shoes even more. I've heard of them and seen reviews left on the manufacturers website but it's not the same as seeing someone review them off their own back. Am glad to read your opinion and thinking of getting some for myself now!

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  30. those 'shoes' are absolutely comical, but i hear good things about them! lovely treats, too--perfect for any party!

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  31. I want to try this recipe with my gluten free cake mix. It's so darn cute and the perfect treat for Easter!

    I've seen these crazy shoes before. I'd love to try them! :)

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  32. Love the shoes and the treats!
    Mimi

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  33. These treats are so much fun! Perfect for a festive bbq or picnic :)

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  34. What a great variation for Rice Krispies treats! They look so good! And I have the same little peeping chick. I bought it for a class pet!

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  35. Love you new shoes. My daughter has some and she lives in them, I want to get some when I go to the city shopping. Your Cake Batter Krispie Treats look so good. These will be a great hit here with our group. Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and hope to see you next week!

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  36. Those are some crazy shoes...I totally want some! And yes, the krispy treats are so fun, another one for the "to-make" list :D

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  37. Love the shoes and the Krispie Treats! They both brought a smile to my face.

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  38. These rice krispie treats are so much fun! Perfect for Easter...I love the addition of the sprinkles...they make me think of Spring!

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  39. Love the shoes and truly am glad you found comfort and such a great husband to join you a the gym! Adorable rice krispie treats!

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  40. You bought TWO pairs?? I've been curious about those shoes but now I really must consider the whole issue.

    Your rice krispie treats sound perfect for making with kids. Filing away....

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  41. What a cute recipe to make! Cute "shoes," too :), Miriam@Meatless Meals For Meat Eaters

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  42. Those are some funky shoes.
    I love playing with rice crispy treats and we love sprinkles here!

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  43. Your krispie treats looks so deliciously crunchy! And the shoes, they sure are cool looking! I would give them a second glance too!

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  44. I couldn't resist these treats so would need plenty of time in the gym with "Shrek" feet:D

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  45. I DEFINITELY started drooling when I saw them on jessica's blog as well! And they look equally as amazing here!

    Haha love those shoes. I've considered going "barefoot" but am going to wait until all my calf issues clear up!

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  46. Adorable treats, and those shoes sound pretty cool actually :)

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  47. Those look very yummy and your shrek feet are too funny :)

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  48. OH MY GOD!!!!!!!!!!!!! Not only do I LOVE that this involves CAKE BATTER but they are ADORABLE to boot! I can't wait to try these out!

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  49. The texture of this would be delicious! What a great idea!!

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  50. Mmmm, I love cake batter in anything! Will have to try it very soon. Those shoes make me giggle too:)

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  51. love the treats and the shoes! definitely need to get the shoes!

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  52. There needs to be more gluten free recipes. Thanks for your efforts.

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