I’ve been a teacher in training in the school for 4 weeks now, and if there’s one thing I’ve learned, among many, it’s: cupcakes.

Cupcakes everywhere.

There’s that little girl who brings you a mini cupcake every day for a week. Then there’s the one who is celebrating her birthday and brings frosted chocolate cupcakes with sprinkles to share with everyone. Oh yeah, and that happens for every child in the class at some point, so with two classes of two dozen kids each, that’s 48 times per school year. And then there’s the teacher on maternity-leave, who has somehow managed to bake and frost trays of cupcakes, from scratch, to leave in the staff room when she comes to visit with her new baby.

My lesson plans are covered in crumbs and icing, because I somehow think I can multi-task.

But don’t get me wrong, I’m not complaining.

When I saw this though, this just revolutionizes the cupcake. It’s the wonder of a cupcake, with the ooey-gooey sticky-ness of a rice-krispie square. And it doesn’t even require baking! Now if that showed up in the staff room tomorrow…

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 Ingredients:

  •  ¾ cup butter or margarine
  • 1 10oz bag of marshmallows (regular sized bag of large marshmallows)
  • 6 cups rice krispie cereal
  • ¾ cup cake mix of choice (I used white cake mix)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 tbsp sprinkles (optional)
  • 1 small tub frosting (optional)

Directions:

  1. Melt the margarine or butter in a large saucepan over medium-low heat. Add the marshmallows and stir until melted. Marshmallows _IGP9858
  2. Once margarine and marshmallows are fully melted and liquid consistency, add the vanilla extract and cake mix. Stir until combined. Cake batter _IGP9863
  3. Next, add the rice krispie cereal to the mixture and stir until well coated and combined. Gently fold in the sprinkles.Ricekrispie_IGP9868
  4. Press rice krispie mixture firmly into cupcake tray using a spatula. I used a silicone tray which made for easy removal of cupcakes, however, if you do not have a silicone tray, I would suggest first lining the tray with cupcake liners sprayed with cooking spray, to allow for easy removal.Cupcake_IGP9872Cupcakes_IGP9870
  5. Allow cupcakes to cool to room temperature, and then remove from tray when desired. Frost and add sprinkles if desired. Enjoy!

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Recipe adapted from Baked from a Box