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These Cake Batter Rice Krispie Treats are a classic Rice Krispie Treat recipe with a fun twist: they have cake batter flavoring and sprinkles mixed in! These are gooey and have the best cake batter flavor EVER!

hand holding Rice Krispie treats with sprinkles baked in.

Why You’ll Like This Recipe

We love Rice Krispie Treats! They are always so delicious and can be made pretty quickly and have so many variations. These cake batter cereal treats are so simple and have the perfect birthday cake taste!

The secret to this recipe is using cake batter extract – not cake mix – so it’s easier and safer – with even more funfetti cake flavor!

ingredients in cake batter Rice Krispie treats laid out on a marble counter.

Ingredients Needed

  • Rice Krispie Cereal: Make sure your cereal is fresh and not stale
  • Marshmallows: You can use regular or mini marshmallows in this recipe, but mini marshmallows melt faster and easier.
  • Cake Batter Extract: Find this in the baking aisle or on Amazon or at Walmart.
  • Rainbow Sprinkles: These must be jimmies, not nonpareils. Nonpareils (the little balls) will melt into the batter.

How to make Cake Batter Crispy Treats

  • Measure out all your ingredients before starting – making cereal treats is fast work once everything melts.
  • Melt your butter and marshmallows in a large saucepan over medium low heat. Add the cake batter extract once they’re melted together.
  • Stir the crispy rice cereal and sprinkles into the melted mixture.
  • Press into a 9×13-inch baking dish and press them flat using a spatula or wax paper started with nonstick cooking spray.
stacked Rice Krispie treats with sprinkles mixed in.

Expert Tips

  • Always use fresh cereal when making these treats because if your cereal is stale – so is your treat.
  • It is also important to use fresh marshmallows because they can get sticky and less usable the older they are.
  • Do not use nonpareil sprinkles in this recipe; they will dissolve into the mixture. I always love jimmies! They are the best kind of sprinkle and they stay fresh!
  • You can use unsalted or salted butter.
  • You can also melt butter and marshmallows in a microwave safe bowl – just stir every 30 seconds or so.


How to store these treats?

Store in an airtight container for up to 5 days.

hand holding Rice Krispie treats with sprinkles baked in.

Cake Batter Rice Krispie Treat Recipe

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These classic Crispy Treats have a twist! They are cake batter flavored! These treats have the best sprinkle flavor that is perfect for any birthday party and celebration!
Yield 16 servings
Serving Size 1 serving


  • 9 cups (245g) Rice Krispies Cereal
  • ½ cup (113g) unsalted butter
  • 15 ounces (429g) marshmallows (mini or regular size)
  • ½ teaspoon cake batter extract
  • ½ cup (83g) rainbow jimmies sprinkles
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  • Measure out cereal and set aside. Line a 9×13-inch baking pan with foil and spray with nonstick cooking spray.
  • Place a heavy bottomed saucepan over medium heat. Add butter and marshmallows and stir almost constantly until melted and smooth.
  • Once marshmallow mixture is melted, remove from heat and stir in cake batter extract and sprinkles, then stir in cereal until coated.
  • Immediately pour into prepared pan and press to compact. Tip: spray a sheet of wax paper with nonstick cooking spray to make this easy.
  • Let cool, approximately 1 hour. Slice into bars.

Recipe Notes

  • Store in an airtight container for up to 5 days.
  • Can be frozen for up to a month. Thaw at room temperature.
  • Use fresh marshmallows only. I prefer mini marshmallows (they melt faster) but either work.
  • Cake Batter Extract can be found in the baking aisle (McCormick brand)
  • Use high quality sprinkles (not cheap or natural ones) and be sure to use jimmies, not
    nonpareils, or they’ll melt into the mixture.

Recipe Nutrition

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 676kcal | Carbohydrates: 142g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 0.2g | Cholesterol: 16mg | Sodium: 723mg | Potassium: 170mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 35g | Vitamin A: 9037IU | Vitamin C: 84mg | Calcium: 9mg | Iron: 41mg
Nutritional information not guaranteed to be accurate
Course Dessert
Cuisine American

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Last Updated on May 15, 2024

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  1. Um…YES…this is fantastic! Love Krispy treats and have never tried to make a “cake batter” version. The girls coming over for my daughter’s end of school party will LOVE THESE! 🙂

  2. I have had this recipe bookmarked to make since I saw it on How Sweet It is! I have to give it a try now…yummy!! 😀