Who doesn’t love a crunchy, sweet rice krispy treat? These were a weekly necessity in my house when I was young. They were the perfect snack to have for lunch or after school. They slipped easily in my papa’s lunch bag too! I don’t know of a single person who doesn’t like these old time favorites. =)
Here is the ‘original’ recipe. It’s the one my family has used since I can remember!
3 tablespoons butter or margarine
1 package (10 oz., about 40) regular marshmallows
-or- 4 cups miniature marshmallow
6 cups rice cereal
Grease a 13×9 pan with butter. Melt the butter and marshmallows in a BIG pot on medium to low heat (so you don’t scald/burn your mashmallows!). Once there are NO lumps, take off the stove and add your cereal. Mix until all the bits of cereal are coated in marshmallows. THIS WILL TAKE SOME ELBOW GREASE AND TIME!!! Pour mixture into prepared pan and quickly butter your hands (I spray mine with nonstick spray). Press the treats into the pan until evenly distributed. Cool, cut, and enjoy!
Now, as a professional pastry chef, it is hard for me to post a recipe using a boxed cake mix recipe on my blog. But this recipe is delicious! You are more than welcome to substitute a regular cake from scratch but you will have to adjust the amount of frosting in it.
These cake balls can be put on a stick to create the ever popular cake pops too! I also recommend tempering your own chocolate instead of using candy bark but only if you are good at tempering.
1 box red velvet cake mix (cook as directed on box for 13 X 9 cake)
cream cheese frosting (16 oz.)
1 package chocolate bark (regular or white
After cake is cooked and cooled completely, crumble into large bowl. Mix thoroughly with 1 can cream cheese frosting. Roll mixture into quarter size balls and lay on cookie sheet. Chill for several hours. (You can speed this up by putting in the freezer.) Melt chocolate in microwave per directions on package. Roll balls in chocolate and lay on wax paper until firm. (Use a spoon to dip and roll in chocolate and then tap off extra.)