Cake Batter Rice Crispy Treats (Halloween Style)

The kids just had their annual Fall parties in class last week.  I love bringing in homemade treats for these events.  This year I knew I wanted to make Rice Crispy Treats but I wasn’t sure how I wanted to “Halloween” it up.  I thought about making them orange, I thought about shaping them into pumpkins or using a pumpkin cookie cutter.  But then when I went through my Pinterest boards, I remembered that I had saved this great Cake Batter Rice Crispy Treat recipe a couple of times from this blog and this blog. I knew exactly what I wanted to do.  I ended up making three batches of these treats and every kid who tried them came up to me and said they were the best Rice Crispy Treats they ever had.  If you are looking for a great party recipe or just to win over a bunch of kids on the neighborhood (or maybe even just your own,) you need to make these simple and tasty Cake Batter Rice Crispy Treats.  I really liked these too and now my head is spinning with so many different combinations of flavors.  I am definitely going to be experimenting soon and posting more of my own treat creations.  For now enjoy this one from Gimme Some Oven and How Sweet it is.

recipe from Gimme Some Oven
4 tablespoons of butter
1 (10 ounce) bag of mini marshmallows
1/2 cup of yellow cake mix
5 cups of rice crispy cereal
1 small container of sprinkles (I found these adorable Halloween sprinkles with cute little spiders in it at Walmart.)

Over low heat, melt the butter and then add in your marshmallows.  Once the marshmallows begin to melt remove the pot from the heat.  Whisk in the yellow cake mix and then add the cereal, I added it one cup at a time and incorporated each cup a bit before adding the next. Add in half of the sprinkles and gently mix – try not to let the sprinkles bleed.  Pour this mixture onto a baking dish (any size you want.) I then used plastic wrap to press the mixture evenly into the pan you can use your hands or a spatula.  Top with the remaining sprinkles and let this sit  for about 30 minutes so everything sets up.  Then cut into squares. and Enjoy!!