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Red Velvet Cake 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!

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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.

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I might be raising a genius.Honestly 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.

Red Velvet Krispie Treats

Of course the little dude had to be involved…

Red Velvet Krispie Treats

Busted!

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…

Red Velvet Krispie Treats

Busted again….hence the crazy eyes.

Red Velvet Krispie Treats

Press that evenly into the pan.

Red Velvet Krispie Treats

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

Red Velvet Krispie Treats

And spread your frosting onto one half…

Red Velvet Krispie Treats

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

Description

makes 24 rice krispie treats


Ingredients

Scale
  • 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

Filling

  • 1/2 cup butter or cream cheese, room temperature
  • 2 cups powdered sugar

Instructions

  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.

Notes

store airtight for up to 2 days.

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52 comments on “Red Velvet Cake Krispie Treats”

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

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

  3. 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.

  4. 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!

    1. With the moisture from the buttercream filling the krispies will absorb a bit of that making them chewy if they sit for too long.

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