Rice Krispie Cakes

A while back a friend of mine asked if I would help create a kicked up bake sale item for her daughter’s football cheer team. Keeping my audience in mind, I decided to stick with the classic Rice Krispie square but dress it up with a cake like flare.

Rice Krispie Cakes

Yes, I’m a little late posting this since football ended two months ago, but I finally found the photos. If it isn’t already obvious, I’m not so great about having an organized system for storing my photos.

I’m keeping this post super short, because I have preschool homework to do with my little guy. We are crafting 30 handmade Valentine’s card. The weird thing is we aren’t allowed to attach any candy, trinkets or any sort of treats with it. What happened to being able to pass out candy with the cards?

I guess the upside is all that stuff I loaded up on in anticipation of making treat bags will now have to be consumed by me.

A few notes:

  • Rice Krispie cake can be fully assembled two days in advance and kept refrigerated.
  • I used dark chocolate for the recipe, but feel free to change it out for semi or milk chocolate to suit your taste.

Rice Krispie Cake Squares

Preparation: Lightly cover 11×13 pan with bake spray Ingredients:

Vanilla Rice Krispie Layer

  • 5 cups mini marshmallows
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 1/4 cup dry white cake mix
  • 1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract
  • 6 cups of Rice Krispies

Chocoloate Rice Krispie Layer

  • 2 1/2 cups mini marshmallows
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 3 cups of Cocoa Rice Krispies

Topping

  • 2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 2 tablespoon butter
  • 2 tablespoon jimmies
  • 2 tablespoons nonpareils

Instructions:

  1. To make vanilla layer: Place marshmallows, butter, dry cake mix and vanilla extract in a non-stick pan and melt over low heat. Stir to combine. Quickly add Rice Krispies and stir to combine. Set aside.
  2. To make chocolate layer: Place marshmallows, butter and chocolate chips in a non-stick pan and melt over low heat. Stir to combine. Quickly add Cocoa Rice Krispies and stir to combine.
  3. Press half of vanilla mixture onto the bottom of a11x13 pan. Press chocolate mixture on top and then press remaining vanilla mixture on top of chocolate layer. Set aside for 20 minutes until rice krispie cake is cooled and set. Lightly cover a knife with bake spray and cut to desired size.
  4. Place chocolate and butter in a sauce pan over low heat and stir until melted and combined. Pour chocolate over squares and then sprinkle with jimmies and nonpareils.
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24 Responses to “Rice Krispie Cakes”

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    Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga — February 13, 2012 @ 8:34 am

    Oh how I love RKTreats. They are one of my fave desserts and I never tire of them and their endless combos and ways to tweak them. Love your layers!

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    Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar — February 13, 2012 @ 11:06 am

    Whoa. This cake makes me one happy lady!!

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    Blog is the New Black — February 13, 2012 @ 1:18 pm

    YUM!

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    Sara — February 13, 2012 @ 2:10 pm

    What a fun way to present rice krispies.

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    Mary @ Bake Break — February 13, 2012 @ 2:58 pm

    Layered rice krispies… what a novel idea! I love it! I’m sure everyone loved these!

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    Annie @ Annie's Cooking Lab — February 13, 2012 @ 3:22 pm

    Oh, I love rice krispie treats! The chocolate layer in the middle sounds delicious, and they look so cute!

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    Kelly — February 13, 2012 @ 3:58 pm

    Wow, these look great! You always come up with the best ideas. These will go on my to-do list.

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    Sommer@ASpicyPerspective — February 13, 2012 @ 4:21 pm

    Oh momma! I’m thinking your friend is pretty smart. ;)

    They look fantastic!

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    Becca — February 13, 2012 @ 5:07 pm

    I’m loving your creative update on this classic.

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    Brian @ A Thought For Food — February 13, 2012 @ 5:24 pm

    I REPEAT: What the hell am I supposed to do with you? You keep making crack-a-licious treats that I can’t resist!

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    Lori @ RecipeGirl — February 13, 2012 @ 5:29 pm

    So super cute. I’m doing Rice Krispie treats for my son’s Valentine party at school tomorrow… but just ho-hum treats dipped in a little chocolate w/ festive sprinkles. Love all of your stuff!

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    Brooke (Baking with Basil) — February 13, 2012 @ 7:18 pm

    Rice Krispie treats have a special place in my heart! They are so easy but soo good! Love the festive cake squares.

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    Maria — February 14, 2012 @ 1:45 am

    What a fun treat!

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    Krissy's Creations — February 14, 2012 @ 2:31 am

    Great idea! What a wonderful treat :)

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    Katie — February 14, 2012 @ 7:13 pm

    WOW–these look to die for! I can’t wait to give your recipe a try and I look forward to meeting you next month at Food Blog Forum!

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    Shaina — February 14, 2012 @ 8:29 pm

    These look so cute, and I love that you completely rethought what Rice Krispie bars are.

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    Russell van Kraayenburg — February 15, 2012 @ 1:50 am

    These rice krispie cakes are adorable! I think you nailed it with the market on these guys. Does that mean I can’t make some for myself though?

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    Sylvie @ Gourmande in the Kitchen — February 15, 2012 @ 7:49 am

    I’ve never seen rice krispy treats so dressed up! Love the idea.

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    Rachel @ Baked by Rachel — February 15, 2012 @ 4:19 pm

    I love the dripping chocolate – my absolute favorite part, except for the rice krispies ;)

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    Roxana GreenGirl { A little bit of everything} — February 16, 2012 @ 1:04 am

    this is such a fun treat!
    I have a similar problem. If I don’t post a recipe in less than 2-3 weeks since I made it, somehow the photos get lost in my not-at-all organized computer :))

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    Diane {Created by Diane} — February 16, 2012 @ 4:25 am

    these are beautiful oh how I wish I had one (or twenty) right now :)

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    Lauren @ Around the World Food — February 17, 2012 @ 12:15 am

    Yummy! I wish I could have had these for my birthday!

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    Robyn | Add a Pinch — February 17, 2012 @ 10:02 pm

    I bet these were a HIT!

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