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Everyone loves Rice Krispies treats, right? (You know, those amazing bars made from Kellogg’s Rice Krispies cereal?)
There really isn’t an easier dessert to make than those no-bake treats.
One of the great things about Rice Krispie treats is that you can make them into basically any shape you want! (It’s kind of like Rice Krispie treat cake sculpting!)
So, when we needed a fun (and fast!) Spring cake one year, we decided to adapt everyone’s favorite treat into this colorful, no-bake, Rice Krispies treat cake.
I was so surprised how beautiful it turned out and it was a huge hit with all ages at the party!
You don’t have to use the same colors of melted chocolate that we used.
You can actually change up the colors and you can make it any theme you like.
It’s only limited by your imagination, so don’t be afraid to adapt it to your theme!
How to Make a Rice Krispies Cake
Rice Krispie cake ideas are only limited by the fun-shaped cake pans and bundt pans, because they make great Rice Krispie treat cakes!
For our Rice Krispie cake, we used a traditional bundt pan. (We use this specific bundt pan for a lot of cooking projects and it’s so beautiful every time and doesn’t stick!)
This would also be a fun cooking project to make mini Rice Krispie treat cakes for a birthday or party! (Check out this mini bundt cake pan!)
To make our krispie treat cake, we adapted the original Rice Krispies Treat recipe and added an additional cup of marshmallows to make the treats more pliable and chewy.
After we pressed the Rice Krispies treats into the prepared pan, we drizzled Wilton Candy Melts on the cake. The Wilton Candy Melts come in different colors, but they are flavored as white chocolate (so the color doesn’t change the flavor).
We decorated our cake with marshmallow flowers that we made. But, it would be cute decorated with sprinkles or other candy, too!
How do you keep Rice Krispie treats fresh?
To keep the Rice Krispies cake fresh, store it in an airtight cake container. If you have leftovers, simply slice the treats into pieces (like you would slice a cake) and layer them in an airtight container, using wax paper in between the layers so that they don’t stick to each other. They will stay fresh stored this way for up to 3 days. You can also freeze the treats for up to 6 weeks stored in freezer bags or freezer-safe containers.
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Rice Krispies Cake Paired with Up in the Garden and Down in the Dirt
Because our cake looked like a beautiful flower, we decided to pair it up with the children’s book Up in the Garden and Down in the Dirt written by
Up in the Garden and Down in the Dirt is a beautifully told and illustrated story about what happens in the garden above the dirt and also below the dirt.
From the book synopsis:
Up in the garden, the world is full of green—leaves and sprouts, growing vegetables, ripening fruit. But down in the dirt there is a busy world of earthworms digging, snakes hunting, skunks burrowing, and all the other animals that make a garden their home. In this exuberant and lyrical book, discover the wonders that lie hidden between stalks, under the shade of leaves…and down in the dirt.
I love this book because you can read the book and then discuss all the gardening happenings while you’re making your Rice Krispies cake!
Listed Book Age Range: 8-12 years
This book is part of a series, so be sure to check out the others:
To stick with the flower and garden theme, we served our cake on a flower-shaped (scalloped) serving plate and it was SUPER cute!
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RICE KRISPIES CAKE RECIPE
For our Rice Krispies Treats Cake, we used Wilton candy melts in bright pink, lavender, yellow and blue. However, you can use whatever colors work with your theme (or your “flower”)!
Rice Krispies Cake
- Bundt Cake
- Wax paper
- Non-stick baking spray
- 4 Tablespoons Butter
- 6 Cups Miniature Marshmallows
- 6 Cups Kellogg's® Rice Krispies® cereal
- 1/4 Cup Wilton Chocolate Melts, colors of choice (1/4 cup of each color)
- Generously spray a bundt pan until completely covered. Set aside.
- In a large pot, melt butter over low heat.
- Add marshmallows to butter and stir constantly until melted. Remove pot from heat.
- Spray a spatula completely with non-stick cooking spray. Stir in Rice Krispies cereal until completely covered.
- Spoon mixture into prepared bundt pan. Using wax paper, press down on the cereal mixture until it is pressed into all corners/edges of your bundt pan mold. Let sit for 10 minutes.
- After resting, turn Rice Krispies Cake onto a cake plate.
- Place ¼ cup of the first color of melts in a microwave safe bowl. Heat for 30 seconds. Remove from heat and stir until melts are completely melted. DO NOT OVERHEAT.
- Using a spoon, drizzle the melts over the cake, going back and forth over the entire cake and drizzling it down the edges.
- Repeat the process of heating the candy melts and drizzling them on the cake until all colors have been used.
- Nutrition information is estimated. Changes to the recipe and use of different brands may cause changes to the nutritional information to vary slightly from the ones provided here.