Two weeks from now, freshman year of college will be OVER. I feel really bittersweet about it; on one hand, it will be awesome to be done with academic work for three months, but this place has become a second home over the past eight months. I’ve made so many memories here, met tons of amazing people, and been able to experience a new (to me) city- Boston. I feel so lucky to be having such an incredible experience, and I am really excited for the next three years.
One thing I’m looking forward to about being home this summer is getting to cook again! A couple of weeks ago I was able to make pancakes and cupcakes in a kitchen on campus with a couple of friends, but it’s definitely more difficult to find a way to cook and bake here. My plans for the summer include lots of salads and homemade ice cream!
These rice krispie treats are from Easter break, but they’d actually be super easy to make in a college kitchen. They’re a low maintenance and fun recipe- melt butter and marshmallows and stir cake mix into it before adding rice krispies and sprinkles. Cake mix in rice krispie treats may sound a little weird, but these are addictive and have a definite cake batter flavor. If you like funfetti, give this dessert a try!
Funfetti Rice Krispie Treats
Recipe from Sally’s Baking Addiction
3 Tablespoons unsalted butter
1 (10 oz.) bag of marshmallows
2/3 cup boxed yellow cake mix
6 cups rice krispie cereal
1/2 cup sprinkles
Spray a 11×7 baking pan with nonstick spray or coat it with butter. Put it aside.
In a large saucepan, melt the butter over low heat. Add the marshmallows and stir constantly until melted. Stir in the dry cake mix until combined. Remove the pan from the heat.
Stir in the cereal until it is evenly coated with the marshmallow mixture. Stir in half of the sprinkles. Press the mixture into the prepared baking pan and top with the remaining sprinkles. Let the rice krispie treats set, and then slice and enjoy!