Secret Recipe Club Cake Batter Brown Rice Krispy Treats

March 5, 2012

Another month of The Secret Recipe Club and another great recipe. Something sweet which I don’t often make and a new twist on an old classic. Rice krispy treats are one of my childhood favorites! This month was, No Reason Needed from Canada, lot’s of family recipes and votes from her kids. After looking over all her many recipes I finally settled on the Cake Batter Rice Krispy Treats.


Just one minor modification for what I had in the house and these were really tasty.  The pan only lasted a few days…


Cake Batter Brown Rice Krispy Treats

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Yield: 12 thick treats



3 tbsp butter

1 10 ounce bag marshmallows

1 tsp vanilla extract

1/4 cup yellow cake mix

6 cups brown rice krispies cereal (such as Erewon)




Melt butter in a large saucepan over low heat and add marshmallows. Stir until they begin to melt and mix in vanilla.

Add in cake mix one spoonful at a time and stir until combined.

Stir in cereal so it is completely coated with marshmallow mixture.

Sprinkle in half of the sprinkles and mix.

Press into a baking dish sprayed with non-stick spray, I used a 8×8 for thick treats, and top with remaining sprinkles.

Let sit for about 30 minutes before cutting.



Cake Better Brown Rice Krispy Treats (1 of 2)



Cake Better Brown Rice Krispy Treats (2 of 2)

12 Responses to “Secret Recipe Club Cake Batter Brown Rice Krispy Treats”

  1. These look great – I love all things that are related to rice krispy bars. :)
    Looks like the perfect treat for Easter – I have no doubt both kids and adults will enjoy.

  2. I’m so glad you enjoyed these. It was great fun meeting you through the Secret Recipe Club. Stop by again.

  3. sara says:

    Wow, this looks amazing! What a fun and delicious dessert! :)

  4. What a great way to change up regular rice krispie treats. I need to make these soon!

  5. what a fun change up to regular rice crispies! delish!!

  6. We love Rice Krispy treats over here. I have 15 nieces and nephews who DEMAND my rice crispy treats when they come over. I will have to try these next time.

  7. susie says:

    I am a closet rice crispy treat eater…I love the marshmallow crunchy business! But why did I never think of brown rice cereal? I don’t really buy cereal often, so I guess I never thought there was a brown rice option. I am so trying this out!

  8. Man, this sure beats the rice krispie treats I used to eat as a kid. Definitely a sophisticated flavor.

  9. I’ve made rice krispie treats with brown rice cereal, but the added cake mix and sprinkles kicks this recipe up to a new level. My son would love this!

  10. Rice Krispie Treats in any form are okay in my book. The addition of cake mix? Oh man.

  11. Lisa~~ says:

    Never thought to use cake batter but these sure sound wonderful.

    If you haven’t already, I’d love for you to check out my SRC entry: Broiled Sushi.

    Cook Lisa Cook

  12. Charlotte Gall says:

    What a unique recipe. And the finished product…well they looked like something out of a cookbook..just perfect!

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