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Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Birthday Cake Rice Crispy Treats

Whitney & the Creels' hostesses
Mattie, Sam, Kate, Whitney, Amy, Britnee, Keri, & Kristie
Not pictured: Frances

July 21, 2013: My best friend, Whitney, is due September 18th with a baby boy, Kolt. I joined up with a group of our girlfriends (Kristie, Keri, Sam, Frances, Britnee, Amy, and Mattie) to host a pool party to  honor the parents-to-be yesterday.
Gift & Snack tables
We had all kinds of baby boy & pool/beach themed decorations, but we needed a cool and unique party favor for our guests, so i made Cake Batter Rice Crispy Treats.  I've made these for all kinds of occasions- co-workers' promotions and birthdays previously, and I knew they'd be easy and quick (not to mention a crowd-pleaser).
"Smooth as a baby's bottom buns"

The shower turned out beautiful. The Pinsons’ home was perfect- they have a great living room that spills out onto a huge patio with a pool.  Right past the pool, the guys had ample room to play washers while the girls ooh’ed & ahh’ed over Whitney’s belly and baby onesies. 
Whitney & me Hookin' & Giggin' 'em!
I’ll admit, I got a lot of ideas for the shower from Pinterest, but it all came together perfectly. I have a pet peeve of people asking “What is this?” (who cares, just try it! Unless you have a food allergy. In the case, ask. But if you don’t- go on, be adventurous!) so I made signs that said what each food item was, and the signs were baby/boy/beach themed.  We had “Smooth as a Baby’s Bottom Buns” and “Cheeseburgers in Paradise,” “Sailboat Salad,” “Ocean Water,” and “Weiners(!)”
"I like mine with lettuce & tomatoes... Heinz 57"

For snacks, we had goldfish, Swedish fish, “drift wood” (pretzel sticks), life savers, “pool noodles” (twizzlers), “kickboards” (Starbursts), and dips for the chips that said “Take a dip.” Kristie made the super cute banners, which ended up matching the theme perfectly.
Snack table

Here’s the wreath I made for Kolt’s nursery. It’s by far my favorite wreath that I’ve ever made. It matches the colors in his nursery very well (if I do say so myself!), and I am ready for him to be here so we can meet the little nugget!
"Thank you for swimming by! Take a treat!"

Oh, and the Birthday Cake Rice Crispy treats? Judging by Whitney’s niece, Kaylee,’s picture below, they were as big of a hit as I’d hoped. They had tags on them that said “Thanks for swimming by! Love, Kolt.” In fact, they were such a hit that I’ve decided to make them for another shower that I’m helping through in November. Who knows, perhaps Kaylee’s chowing down will be the new face of Katherine in the Kitchen!
Kaylee chowing down on a Birthday Cake Rice Crispy treat

Birthday Cake Rice Crispy Treats

Servings: 30
Modified from

"Thanks for swimming by! Love, Kolt"
  • 3 tbsp butter
  • 1 (10 oz) bag mini-marshmallows
  • 3/4 c funfetti cake mix (the dry cake mix, not prepared into batter)
  • 6 c rice crispy cereal
  • 1 container of sprinkles, color of your choice
  • Non-stick cooking spray
  • 2 sandwich bags
  • 9x13 pan, coated in non-stick cooking spray

Birthday Cake Rice Crispy Treats

  1. Spray a large bowl with non-stick cooking spray
  2. Melt butter in bowl in microwave
  3. Add marshmallows- melt again in microwave
  4. Stir well with a spoon that has been coated in non-stick cooking spray
  5. Satire in the funfetti dry cake mix
  6. Add in cereal, coating cereal, in butter/marshmallow mix
  7. Sprinkle in 3/4 of the sprinkles, coating well
  8. Put the sandwich baggies on your hands, and coat them also in non-stick spray
  9. Use your bag-covered hands to scoop the bowl of marshmallow covered cereal into the pan
  10. Smooth out mix in the pan
  11. Add last 1/4 of sprinkles on top
  12. Allow to sit for 30 mins before cutting

I made three batches for the shower!

Keep on cookin'!


  1. Bet the kiddos would like me to make this!!

    1. Oh they would! Skip the baggies and let 'em get messy!! :) Thanks again for stopping by the blog, Bunny! More recipe posts and blog posts to come on Katherine in the Kitchen soon!