My A-Day Rice Krispie Cake is perfect for making someone’s day just a little cheerier! It’s just so much fun!!
The other day my son came home from school happy as could be! He said it was A-Day. What is A-Day? I asked the same question.
Apparently it’s when the school recognizes all the kids that got straight A’s the previous quarter. The kids get an ice cream treat and a couple of other fun things. Nice, huh?
So, when my son asked me to make him a special snack for A-Day, of course I said yes! There are so many fun and easy ways to adapt this Rice Krispie Cake. I can’t wait to show you some of my other favorites!
This post is about showing you guys an easy way to make someone’s day a little brighter with a fun & yummy treat! You could easily make this Rice Krispie Cake for kids, or better yet, make it with the kids!!
FYI – I know a whole lot of adults that would love to have someone make them, or share with them, a Rice Krispie Cake like this one. 🙂
So, let’s talk flavors my friends. I really wanted to do something dripping in white chocolate.
But, considering my son is not a big fan of white chocolate it didn’t make much sense. He will eat white chocolate on occasion, but Rice Krispie cake or not, white chocolate simply isn’t one of his favorites.
Instead, I went with a few classic favorites. The chocolate chips used for this A-Day Rice Krispie Cake are regular semisweet chocolate chips.
They’re Nestle brand Spring Mix. Honestly, I don’t know if they’re new, or if they’re something I just haven’t noticed before.
If you haven’t seen these, they’re in the regular baking aisle (at Target). The bag is about half regular brown chips, one third pink, and one third yellow. All are semisweet flavored.
I purposely kept most of my chocolate mixture thicker because it has more of that kid friendly/family friendly look. It seems that most kids love that look!
I know the Sixlets in the cake don’t show up well on camera. There are more Sixlets in the rice krispie cake than you think.
Although, I used about 1/2 a cup, and next time I will definitely use 3/4 cup of Sixlets, or one whole bag.
3 tablespoons melted butter
1 bag (10 oz.) Large Marshmallows
6 cups Rice Krispies/any brand Krispie Cereal
3/4 cup Sixlet candy coated chocolate flavored candy (I used the Spring/Easter colors)
1 bag Nestle Toll House Springtime Morsels (separated by color)
Additional Sixlets to top cake, if desired
1. Spray a bundt pan, or tube pan with cooking spray. Set aside.
2. In a large microwave safe bowl, melt the butter. Add the marshmallows, and stir well to coat marshmallows with the butter. Microwave for 45 seconds then stir, microwave mixture for an additional 30-45 seconds until the marshmallows are completely melted. Total time should be 1 min, 30-45 seconds depending upon your microwave. Add the cereal, and stir until marshmallow and cereal are combined well. Add 3/4 cup of the Sixlets and stir until candy is well distributed into the mixture. Press the mixture into the bundt/tube pan. Let cake cool and set up for about 20 minutes. Invert onto a serving plate.
3. Separate the chips by color into three separate microwave safe bowls, heat the regular brown chocolate chips with 2 tablespoons heavy cream in microwave until smooth and melted, stirring every 15 seconds. It should take 30-45 seconds total. Drizzle over rice krispie cake. Add 1 tablespoon heavy cream to bowl with pink chips microwave until smooth and melted. Drizzle over cake. Repeat same steps with the yellow chips. Decorate with extra Sixlets while chocolate is wet, if desired. Let cake stand for about 30-45 minutes, or until chocolate is no longer wet to the touch. Slice, serve and enjoy!
*When I cut open all the individual packs inside I also wanted to see with my own two eyes how many were in there. The bags says 4.5 OZ, so it makes sense that I got right around 3/4 of a cup.