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.

Red Velvet Krispie Treats

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

Red Velvet Krispie Treats

Go 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.

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Of course the little dude had to be involved…

Red Velvet Krispie Treats


Red Velvet Krispie Treats

When the butter and marshmallows are melted, remove it from the heat and stir in your cake mix…

Red Velvet Krispie Treats

Then your krispie cereal…

Red Velvet Krispie Treats

Then dump that all out onto your prepared baking sheet…

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Busted again….hence the crazy eyes.

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Press that evenly into the pan.

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Let it cool and make your simple frosting and cut the krispie treats in half…

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And spread your frosting onto one half…

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Then place the other half on top, like a big old krispie sandwich.

Red Velvet Krispie Treats

Then cut them into squares!

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Red Velvet Cake Krispie Treats

  • Author: Cookies & Cups


makes 24 rice krispie treats


  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 10 oz large marshmallows (or a 10.5 oz bag of mini marshmallows)
  • 1/3 cup dry Red Velvet Cake mix
  • 6 cup rice krispie cereal


  • 1/2 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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Hi! I’m Shelly and I’m an addict. Of the buttercream sort. I started this site a few years ago as a way to justify my sugary, buttery obsession with desserts. It has worked out well for me so far, because as it turns out you guys all love sugary, buttery desserts too! It feels good to know you're not alone, doesn’t it?

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

Nikki Keehl
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:)


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!!


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


toss some chocolate chips in the mix…


Linda Wenger
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..


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


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

Kelsey Kay
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.

Psycho Fluff
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!


what happen if i do not use the cereal?

Tamara Coleman

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


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

Devour Catering

what an excellent recipe, thank you


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


love these and your kid is a genius!!

Megan W
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!

Luv What You Do

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

Belinda @themoonblushbaker

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


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

Stephanie @ Macaroni and Cheesecake

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

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!


Your adorable son is genius! I want these!

Georgia @ The Comfort of Cooking

Absolutely gorgeous! These look so incredible, Shelly.

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! 😉

Shelly Hi! I’m Shelly and I’m an addict. Of the buttercream sort. I started this site a few years ago as a way to justify my sugary, buttery obsession with desserts. It has worked out well for me so far, because as it turns out you guys all love sugary, buttery desserts too! It feels good to know you're not alone, doesn’t it?

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