Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Chocolate Cake Batter Cocoa Krispies Treats with a Mochaccino Variation

If you're like I was last week, you're wondering what Cake Batter Rice Krispy Treats are.  They sound a little funny, but perhaps they've made you just a little curious.  After all, Rice Krispy Treats bring back childhood memories of time spent with mom or grandma whipping up a special ooey gooey treat that yields instant gratification.

When I saw a link to this recipe for Birthday Cake Batter Rice Crispy Treats on the Sugar and Dots What I Whipped Up Wednesday Blog Party, I had to see what they were!  Jade's tutorial is awesome so be sure to check her blog out as well as the super fun Blog Party at Sugar and Dots.  I found all kinds of neato ideas there to try!

I tried Jade's recipe last week and loved it, but alas we are a chocolate family so I set out to make a choco version of the delectable snack.  I used Cocoa Krispies and chocolate butter recipe cake mix.  Hmmm...if only I could think of a way to use up the rest of those Cocoa Krispies... Nom nom nom...

For a mochaccino twist, a few drops of liquid coffee flavoring really adds a nice coffee punch and enhances the Cocoa Krispies' overall chocolaty goodness.

Sprinkles are totally optional, but so much fun!  I plan on making both versions of these for the kiddo's upcoming birthday party!

I hope you enjoy these as much as we have!

1/2 stick butter (1/4 cup)
1 bag large marshmallows (approx. 40) or 4 c mini marshmallows
1/2 c chocolate cake mix
a few drops coffee flavoring
6 c Cocoa Krispies
  1. Heat butter and marshmallows over medium heat until smooth.  Remove from  heat and stir in cake mix and optional flavoring.  Once smooth, mix in cereal.
  2. Pat into greased 9x13 cake pan.  If you spray the bottom of a measuring cup with nonstick cooking spray, you can use that to pat them down without the treats sticking.
  3. Sprinkle with jimmies and cool. 
Adapted from:  Birthday Cake Batter Rice Crispy Treats

Linked to:
What's On Your Plate? (Wednesday) 
Gooseberry Patch Recipe Round Up
What's On the Menu Wednesday


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