Red Velvet Cake Krispie Treats

Red Velvet Krispie Treats |

These Red Velvet Cake Krispie Treats are a simple spin on the Basic Rice Krispie Treat! And we amped them up with a yummy frosting filling!

First and foremost I have to let you know these were my kiddo’s idea.

He has recently taken up an interest in giving me flavor combinations that sound…well…interesting.

For example, this week I let each of the kids invent their own ice cream flavors that we made in the ice cream maker.



His recipe was peanut butter cup, cookie dough, Golden Oreo with a Strawberry Syrup swirl.

Otherwise known as Vomit Flavor.


But sometimes he has good ideas.

Like these Red Velvet Cake Krispie Treats.

Which he told me HAD to include frosting.

Because, hello…CAKE.


I might be raising a genius.Red Velvet Krispie Treats | www.cookiesandcups.comHonestly these couldn’t be easier.

And the easy way to stuff krispie treats is to line a large jelly roll pan with foil.  Spray lightly with cooking spray and set aside.

 photo IMG_3282_zpsa31d934f.jpgNext up you’ll need some Red Velvet Cake mix.  We used 1/3 cup.

 photo IMG_3289_zps47c697ca.jpgGo ahead and get your marshmallows ready.

We used large marshmallows on this day because it was all we had in the house.  I usually prefer to use mini marshmallows because they melt faster.

Whatever, survival of the fittest.

 photo IMG_3292_zpsd4ebdbfd.jpgOf course the little dude had to be involved…

 photo IMG_3299_zpsf55b6c3e.jpgBusted!

 photo IMG_3300_zps100aec4b.jpgWhen the butter and marshmallows are melted, remove it from the heat and stir in your cake mix…

 photo IMG_3303_zps813031d6.jpgThen your krispie cereal…

 photo IMG_3306_zps639ea03e.jpgThen dump that all out onto your prepared baking sheet…

 photo IMG_3314_zps30199a35.jpgBusted again….hence the crazy eyes. photo IMG_3321_zps66f7e8c3.jpgPress that evenly into the pan.

 photo IMG_3324_zps8ed2711c.jpgLet it cool and make your simple frosting.


Then cut the krispie treats in half…

 photo IMG_3326_zps7b74fbf8.jpgAnd spread your frosting onto one half…

 photo IMG_3332_zpsec4c2127.jpgThen place the other half on top, like a big old krispie sandwich.

 photo IMG_3338_zps31363113.jpgThen cut them into squares!

Red Velvet Krispie Treats |

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Red Velvet Cake Krispie Treats
makes 24 rice krispie treats
  • ¼ cup butter
  • 10 oz large marshmallows (or a 10.5 oz bag of mini marshmallows)
  • ⅓ cup dry Red Velvet Cake mix
  • 6 cup rice krispie cereal
  • ½ cup butter or cream cheese, room temperature
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  1. Line a 10"x15" jelly roll pan with foil and grease lightly with cooking spray. Set aside.
  2. In a large saucepan melt butter over low heat
  3. Add marshmallows and stir until melted.
  4. Remove from heat and add in dry cake mix, stirring until mixed completely with marshmallow.
  5. Stir in rice krispie cereal and coat evenly with mixture.
  6. Pour mixture into prepared pan and press evenly. Let cool.
  7. Make filling by beating butter and powdered sugar together.
  8. Cut the krispie treat sheet in half, so you have two equal portions, and spread the filling on one of the portions.
  9. Place the other half on top and cut into squares.
store airtight for up to 2 days.


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Rachel Cooks

Umm…frosting in rice krispie treats?! LOVE this!

Averie @ Averie Cooks

I’m a RKTreat addict. LOVE THEM! And love getting creative with them and these take the cake. The red velvet cake. Pinned before I even read the post 🙂 FABULOUS!


Ahh yeah, your kid is a genius! Frosting the rice krispie treat is amazing! I need to make more rice krispe treats!


Yes you very well might have a flavor genius on your hands! Red velvet FTW!!


Are you serious here? Really? Just when I think you couldn’t make something better than before, you’ve done it. These are brillian!

Mimi @ Culinary Couture

You are definitely raising a genius! These are awesome!

Colleen @ What

It doesn’t get much more fun than red velvet cake krispie treats! I’d love to be involved in the making of these…and in the eating of them too, obvi.


YUM! These are so creative and look amazing! Such a smart and cute boy you got there. Maybe he is turning into a food blogger! 🙂

Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar

These are the prettiest krispie treats I’ve ever seen!!

Jamie @lifelovelemons

Love these! So pretty and creative!

Sommer @ ASpicyPerspective

Definitely need these in my life! 🙂

Jen @ Jen

Yes, I think you just might be raising a genius. It’s not easy to come up with a good krispie treat idea you haven’t made already!


Lady, I like your style.
I’d like to try this out, and also I’m picturing a funfetti version that might just rock my world.

Karen L K

Great idea!!

Melissa @ Treats With a Twist

I’m a total fan of the stuffed rice krispie treat! Yes, you’re raising a genius!
Your son makes me feel like I need to get a bit more creative with my ice cream making…yet that flavor combo won’t be my first (or ten zillionth) choice 😉 I’m sure his next one will be better!


looks yummy, definitely going to try those. What did you do with the remaining cake mix?

Dawn B

OMG I totally made some of these a few weekends ago, but I used cocoa rice kripsies and red velvet cake emulsion. I was trying to find a way to get cream cheese in – duh, frosting! I did have someone tell me she thought they were too sweet, though. It’s ok – we aren’t friends anymore 🙂 I’ll definitely have to add frosting on the next batch!

Erin @ Dinners, Dishes and Desserts

Genius in the making for sure!

Tasha @ ThatsSoYummy

These look delicious!

Coco in the Kitchen

How cute is he?!

These would make the perfect bday “cake” for a friend of mine who’s nuts about red velvet. Thanks, Shelly!


These look like they should be in a bakery or sitting on my counter right! Yum!

Allie | Baking A Moment

Aww! Your little one is such a cutie! Love that he’s taking after you, so sweet! This is a fabulous idea, everyone loves red velvet! Great pics, as always, Shelly! 😉

Georgia @ The Comfort of Cooking

Absolutely gorgeous! These look so incredible, Shelly.


Your adorable son is genius! I want these!

Shari Kelley

I agree – your son is brilliant! I never would have thought of using red velvet cake mix in rice crispy treats in a million years. They look delicious!

Stephanie @ Macaroni and Cheesecake

What a genius idea!! And I LOVE That you put frosting in the middle!!


He must definitely be a genius – especially wearing a Barcelona shirt!!

Belinda @themoonblushbaker

All I can say imagine this a full cake! Your son definitely has the foodie factor!

Luv What You Do

This might be the most creative krispy treat recipe I’ve ever seen! Love it!!!

Megan W

I read this post on Thursday and knew that I had to make these! Didn’t have red velvet cake mix, so I used white cake mix instead. Filled mine with vanilla buttercream and topped with sprinkles. Seriously amazing!


love these and your kid is a genius!!


These would be a fun dish for labor day or July 4th!

Devour Catering

what an excellent recipe, thank you


Does it really store up to just 2 days? Wish it could be a little longer ;(

Tamara Coleman

What a great idea! Super cute and Red Velvet is on my top 5 Fav desserts!


what happen if i do not use the cereal?

Psycho Fluff

What if you are in the UK and red velvet cake mix is not readily available? What do you suggest I could use instead??? HELP! Need to make these!

Kelsey Kay

First off, your son is a genius! Combining my 2 most favorite treats into one. Awesome.
Second, that notebook paper plate, where on earth did you get it?! I must have my own! It is the cutest thing.


Do you recommend a particular Red velvet cake mix? I plan on making these for my wife for valentines day 🙂 thanks.


Hi Shelly, this looks great, I will totally try them tonight! any ideas what we can do with the leftover box mix?

Linda Wenger

I made a Duncan Hines Red Velvet cake mix once and it tasted so terrible we had to throw it out. Maybe it was just a bad batch. It just tasted like food coloring, bleh! I was so disappointed because Duncan Hines is always my go to cake mix brand..


toss some chocolate chips in the mix…



I needed to use up the extra Vanilla Cream Cheese I have. Thanks for the great idea and thanks to your kiddo!


Next time you should try using cocoa krispies. This will give it more of the red velvet cake flavor. I recently made red velvet cocoa rice krispie treats with melting wafers in marshmallow flavor drizzled over the top. They were a big hit!!

Nikki Keehl

These are so good! I had my husband make these for me last night and OMG! We opted for the cream cheese and powder sugar in the middle… happy we did! It’s a keeper recipe! Thanks:)


…what do you do with the rest of the cake mix???


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