A Sparkly Stack of Rice Krispie Cakes

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When is a birthday cake not a cake?  When it’s a stack of rice krispie cakes!  This is a great little recipe for when you want to make a fuss of someone but don’t have a lot of time or ingredients.

To make about 15 rice krispie squares you’ll need:

  • 45g butter
  • 300g mini marshmallows
  • 180g rice krispies
  • 300g white chocolate
  • rainbow sprinkles
  • edible glitter (optional)
  • oil-based chocolate food colouring (optional)

First grease a tin as this mixture gets sticky!  One that’s about 32x23cm should do.

Melt the butter in a large saucepan over a low heat – it’s important it’s a big one as the rice krispies will take up a lot of space later!  Add the marshmallows and cook gently until completely melted, stirring constantly.

Take the pan off the heat and add the cereal immediately, mixing until totally coated.  Press it into the greased tin and leave to set.

Once the krispies are cool and set, turn them out onto a chopping board and use a large knife to cut into squares/rectangles.

Break up the chocolate and melt in a bowl over a pan of simmering water.  Once it’s nice and runny add a few drops of chocolate colouring (if using).  Now take each rice krispie square and dip half of it in the chocolate, making sure it’s got a nice thick coating.

Put the krispies on greaseproof paper to set, and throw over as many sprinkles as you like!  These will need a couple of hours to set.


Now all you need to do is serve – these stack up nicely on a round cake board or plate.  You can pop in a few candles if you like too.  And there you have it, a sparkly colourful birthday ‘cake’ with minimal effort.


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