This post has been sponsored by Mars Wrigley Confectionery, US, LLC, Pillsbury™, & © 2017 Kellogg NA Co. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
Holiday Rice Krispies® Treat™ Cake with Pillsbury™ Frosting is perfect for a Christmas Party Dessert, Christmas Day Dessert and more! Its festive and you can get everything you need to make it at Target!
If you love the holidays like I do, you’re always looking for new recipes to try for Christmas. This Holiday Rice Krispies® Treat™ Cake with Pillsbury™ Frosting is so delicious! It’s no bake and is pretty fast to put together if you’re in a hurry. It turned out so cute and yummy, you should give the recipe a try!
Target is carrying some awesome new products for the Holiday Season. My son and I are obsessed with these new (and exclusive to Target!) DOVE® PROMISES® Sea Salt Caramel & Dark Chocolate Holiday Tree-ts! They are amazing, so good in fact that my 9 year old requested that I send these in his lunch today :)
Every year during the holidays I’m always looking for super simple recipes to make to take to family gatherings and parties. The holidays are a really busy time around here on the blog so having a no bake recipe that’s easy to assemble makes my life so much easier! My entire family loves Rice Krispies treats, so I thought it would be fun to use these NEW DOVE Tree-ts from Target as inspiration in this Holiday Rice Krispies® Treat™ Cake with Pillsbury™ Frosting! Plus I wanted to try the Pillsbury™ Filled Pastry Bag to add some simple but decorative touches on the top of my cake!
Not only did I swap Cocoa Krispies for traditional Rice Krispies, I also added Salted Caramel to the recipe to give it a consistent flavor, it’s oh so good!
Holiday Rice Krispies® Treat™ Cake with Pillsbury™ Frosting Recipe
Here’s how you can make your own Cake:
Take three 9″ Cake Pans and Spray with Cooking Spray. This is important for the next step so don’t forget it!
Using 3 sheets of parchment paper, trace the bottom of your cake pan onto the parchment paper using a pencil. Cut out the 3 circles of parchment paper and use them to Line the bottom of the Cake Pans with Parchment Paper. This makes it so much easier to get your Rice Krispies out of the pans later!
Next, in a Large Bowl combine Caramels & Butter and heat on high for 1 minute in the microwave. Take the bowl out and stir the Caramels & Butter and then heat another 30 seconds.
Now you will add Salt and Marshmallows to the Caramel & Butter mixture and heat on high in the microwave. Heat in 1 minute increments until everything is melted completely. Be sure to stop and check each minute.
Stir the Cocoa Krispies Cereal into your melted ingredients and divide the mixture evenly between your 3 prepared cake pans.
And BONUS! There is a Target Cartwheel offer in the Target App to save on Rice Krispies now! Make sure you have downloaded the Target App to get your Cartwheel savings on the Rice Krispies before you stock up. Just search Target in the App store!
Grab a few extra boxes for even more holiday baking! Rice Krispies are the best because the recipes don’t require any baking!
Now you’ll want to spray your hands with cooking spray and gently press the Rice Krispies Mixture into each Pan evenly. If you don’t spray your hands the Rice Krispies will be stuck to your hands, which then requires you to have to eat some of the cake before it’s ready!
You can now either freeze the Rice Krispies cakes or Chill them overnight before you start layering the cakes. If you’re in a rush you can freeze them for a little bit and get a few other things done and then come back. Otherwise waiting until the next morning will work too!
Using the Pillsbury™ Filled Pastry Bag top one of the Rice Krispies cakes with Frosting (I started in the center and worked out). This will be the ingredient that keeps your cakes together and makes them taste extra good.
Have you seen the new Pillsbury™ Filled Pastry Bags? They’re easy to use for anyone and they work great to add decorations with frosting! You can get them at Target while you’re out grabbing all your other ingredients to make this cute Cake.
There’s a new Cartwheel Offer in the Target App for 25% off Pillsbury™ Filled Pastry Bags that is valid through 12/24/17. Don’t forget your phone when you go shopping so you can get your savings in the Target App! So not only can you try them out because they’re new but I always love to try new products when I can get a good deal on them! Cartwheel savings are the best!
Press the second layer of Rice Krispies on top of the Frosting and then top that layer with the Pillsbury™ frosting. You can now add the 3rd cake on top of the second layer.
Decorating the top is the fun part! With Pillsbury™ Frosting from the Pastry Bags and DOVE Promises Sea Salt Caramel & Dark Chocolate Holiday Tree-ts you can make this cake look super cute and taste extra delicious!
You should be able to find the DOVE Promises in your candy aisle or in the Target Holiday Section. Remember, these Chocolate Holiday Tree-ts can only be found at Target! If you’re anything like me you might even grab a few extra bags of DOVE Chocolate, it’s my favorite!
The finished product is cute and let me tell you, it’s SO GOOD! I can’t wait to make it again and share this recipe with all my family and friends!
- 30 Caramels, Unwrapped 1 1/2 tsp. Salt 12 Cups Marshmallows 1/2 Cup Butter 16 Cups Kellogg's Cocoa Krispies Cereal 2 Bags of Pillsbury™ Filled Pastry Bag Chocolate Frosting 1 Bag of DOVE Tree-ts (Found Exclusively at Target)
Take three 9" Cake Pans and Spray with Cooking Spray.
Using 3 sheets of parchment paper, trace the bottom of your cake pan onto the parchment paper using a pencil. Cut out the 3 circles of parchment paper and use them to Line the bottom of the Cake Pans with Parchment Paper.
In a Large Bowl combine Caramels & Butter and heat on high for 1 minute in the microwave, stir and heat another 30 seconds.
Add in Salt and Marshmallows and heat on high in 1 minute increments until everything is melted completely.
Stir in Cocoa Krispies Cereal and divide evenly between 3 cake pans.
Spray your hands with cooking spray and gently press Rice Krispies Mixture into the Pan.
Freeze or Chill overnight.
Using the Pillsbury™ Pre Filled Frosting Bags layer 1 layer of Rice Krispies with Frosting (I started in the center and worked out.
Press second layer of Rice Krispies on top of Frosting.
Add another layer of Frosting.
Press Top Layer of Rice Krispies into the frosting.
Decorate with Pillsbury™ Pre Filled Frosting and DOVE Sea Salt Caramel & Dark Chocolate Holiday
Make sure to Pin this recipe to your Holiday Baking or Christmas Recipe board!
Disclosure: This post has been sponsored by Mars Wrigley Confectionery, US, LLC, Pillsbury™, & © 2017 Kellogg NA Co. All thoughts and opinions are my own.