Air…it’s what’s for dinner…

So I was supposed to have a little medical thing done this week and the idea of cooking after that sounded no fun at all. So as usual, what is more fun than Funfetti? I had seen cake batter Krispie Treats over on my blog crush and figured if any time ever I deserved then was now. :)

I had been putting make them off for a very good reason, like Lay’s potato chips, I can’t eat just one. Or four for that matter. Krispie Treats are my kryptonite for sure. It’s because they are a negative food. You know how nutritionist tell you some foods have a negative calorie effect, that by the time your body process them that you burned more calories than you ate? For the record I think that is a load of crap and just an evil way to try and make you eat certain foods. :P I think Rice Krispie Treats are like that for me. Except the negative effect that they have on me is that after eating 8 of them, it’s feels like I ate none of them. And so I want to eat more. They are like eating air.

Now when I started adding cookies and what not to mine, they did become less air like. But this recipe didn’t have any cookies in it. It would just be the negative effect Krispie Treats…and to make matters worse, flavored by one of my all-time favorite flavors…chemical enhanced cake mix. Mmmm. Although for the record I was seduced by the picture of the flowers and butterflies in the sprinkles only to realize later that those came with the frosting and not the cake. What a letdown I tell you.

Well my procedure got bumped till next week and so it was just there, me and a pan of Krispie Treats. Not good I tell ya. Not good at all. I made them after all to lay on the couch in my penguin pj bottoms and curl up with the dog while using my one hand to fight her back from stealing my treat. Not that I can’t do that now. :) But it was better when I had a real excuse to do it. I mean now, I’m just sitting around eating sprinkled covered air. And what’s worse is I have to make them all over again next week as well. Darn. :P

Funfetti Krispie Treat

6 TBSP unsalted butter
1 16-ounce bag of mini marshmallows
1/4 cup Funfetti cake mix (next time I will use more)
½ cup sprinkles (more if you like, I used the ones that came with it)
12 ounces Rice Krispies Cereal

Melt butter in a large saucepan over low heat and add marshmallows.

Stir until they begin to melt, adding in cake mix one spoonful at a time so its combined.

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

Sprinkle in sprinkles and mix.

Press into a baking dish (9 by 13…but you need tall sides).

Let sit for about 30 minutes before cutting. I find spraying a knife with nonstick spray helps to cut them.

Adapted from How Sweet It Is


  1. I love anything with cake mix! This looks perfect for spring :)

  2. I haven’t had a rice krispie treat in so long. I wish I had one of these right now!

  3. Best treats ever.

  4. We have been talking about making rice krispie treats a lot at our house, and this post is reminding me to get it the ingredients on my shopping list.

  5. I hear that! Why is it that eating 6 cups of cereal, half a cup of butter and a bag of marshmallows seems unreasonable, but a tray of rice cripy treats- no problem!

  6. LOL Rose- so true. You would never say to anyone, hey I’m going to sit down and eat 6 cups of cereal, with melted butter and a bag of marshmallows without a few looks. :)

  7. I spray my hands with Pam before pressing it into the pan so it doesn’t stick to my hands. Or else I spray wax paper with pam and use that.

    I’m totally making these. I might cut them out like eggs to make them “easter-y”. :)

  8. Oh but I meant to say, I’ve never thought about spraying the knife. Duh! Genius.

  9. I love Rice Krispie treats. I’m like you and could literally eat a whole pan full in one sitting.

  10. What is it about this stuff? I absolutely hate the chemical flavor of “birthday cake” but I can’t get enough of it. I’ve become addicted to birthday cake ice cream bars… am I missing artificial flavors in my diet? Does my body desperately need these chemicals? That said, man those look good.

  11. Wait, rice krispies treats aren’t truly made of air? Damn. That’s a let down.

    I love this funfetti version! Doesn’t funfetti seem to make everything in life better?

    I’m sorry your procedure was postponed…thank stinks. Especially after all the air-eating you did.

  12. I love rice krispie treats and usually can’t eat just one. But they aren’t the worst for me. The Reese’s peanut butter eggs they have out now are like crack. I buy just trying to save one for later, which ends up being a few minutes after the first one gets gobbled.

  13. Mmm, funfetti cupcakes sound delicious! I want some. And I think that eating rice krispies is like eating air, whenever I have a bowl of the cereal, I’m usually hungry like 30 minutes later, which isn’t good when I have lunch after 5th period wich sucks! But, now I want these, bad!

    Good luck with your medical thing tomorrow :)

  14. **next week, not tomorrow. Where is my head? Obviously not on my shoulders.

  15. They look great, does the cake mix add to the density/change the texture, or is it more just the flavor?

  16. Oh God. I can’t make these. Must not make these. Will eat them all. In one day. Just say no. JUST SAY NO.

    PS – Have you made Smitten Kitchen’s salted krispie treats? Best ever. So so good.

  17. i made rice krispies last night, just the regular recipe ;) i ate 3 pieces of AIR, at least i burned some calories doing up the dishes and making supper so hopefully that cancels out all those marshmallows/butter?!

  18. I just made a bunch of different kinds of rice krispie treats for a charity bake sale. It was lots of fun and I didn’t end up eating much of them.
    I used cocoa krispies and added 1/2 cup Peanut Butter – they were pretty good.
    Then I made a batch with a 1/2 cup of Nutella – yummy!
    Lastly, I made them with a cup of Easter M&Ms (gotta freeze them first, add them laaaast and mix faaaast) but they were AWESOME! and pretty.

    Just thought I’d share. : )

  19. I’m going to have to make those this weekend! Hope the medical thing went well, too. And, my mother (she’s very Southern) likes to say “Have another – it is just like eating bubbles!”

  20. Yup – me + a pan of Rice Krispie Treats = “just another sliver – oh geez I did it again!”

  21. Rice krispy treats are truly a treat. I love them. I made some this week. I have never had funfetti and I feel like I am really missing out. I must get to the store soon.

  22. Love this!

  23. Krispie squares are so addictive. You really have it when you say eating air, it just doesn’t feel like you’ve eaten any!

    One of the ones I do is butter, melted toffees, melted marshmallows and rice crispies. The toffee makes them even more compulsive if that is even possible!

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