Happy Birthday, America!
In honor of this great country's birthday we decided to make the ultimate American dessert...well other than Apple Pie, but that requires too much effort and we are still on island time. Deal with it.
Plus, these crazy easy treats are kind of perfect for the 4th of July. Don't the sprinkles look like fireworks??!? IT'S LIKE EATING FIREWORKS! In a good way, not in a burn the roof of your mouth way. Obvy.
Everything should have sprinkles. And sparkles. Sprinkles and Sparkles. Ooo, new blog name!
Also, these rice crispy treats have cake batter in them too which means we did put marginally more effort into making them than we would with regular rice crispy treats.
People will be impressed. Fireworks and cake?!? They will be all "No, you shouldn't have! You've done too much. How kind of you! We didn't deserve this. You are so generous and thoughtful. And beautiful and you have incredible hair. And, also, you have fantastic shoes."
It could happen.
Cake Batter Rice Crispy Treats
Adpated from the FANTABULOUS How Sweet Eats
4 tablespoons butter
1 10-ounce bag of marshmallows
1/4 - 1/3 cup yellow cake mix (depending on your preference)
6 cups rice crispy cereal
1 1.75-ounce container of sprinkles
Melt the butter in a large saucepan over low heat and add marshmallows. Stir slowly until the marshmallows begin to melt. Then add in the cake mix one spoonful at a time until it's combined. Stir in the cereal so it is completely coated with marshmallow mixture. Sprinkle in half of the sprinkles and mix. Press into a 9x13" baking pan using damp hands or wax paper and top with remaining sprinkles. Let sit for about 30 minutes before cutting.
Also, you could make these with sparkles. Just sayin'.