With the 4th of July right around the corner, I figured now was the perfect time to share these delicious birthday cake bars with a patriotic twist! They are SO simple and are a real crowdpleaser. The flavor possibilities and combinations are endless but I just so happen to think that this sugar cookie/birthday cake combo is out of this world good!
Cookie base + toasted marshmallow filling + a delicious rice crispy top = YUM. Below are some of the flavor combinations that I’ve either tried and loved or want to try in the very near future!
- Peanut butter cookie + butterscotch rice crispy
- Sugar cookie + birthday cake rice crispy
- Brownie + cookies & cream rice crispy
- Chocolate chip cookie + caramel rice crispy
- Oatmeal cookie + white chocolate cranberry rice crispy
Follow along with the recipe below and let me know what you think! If you happen to get creative and discover a winning flavor combination, I’d love to hear about it. Now go make a batch of these bad boys to take to your next family function or backyard bbq!
- 1 14.5 package of pre-made sugar cookie dough (or you could make your own!)
- 1 10oz bag of mini marshmallows
- 1 11oz bag of white chocolate chips
- 4 tbs unsalted butter
- 2/3 cup corn syrup
- 1 tbsp vanilla extract
- 5 cups crispy rice cereal
- Preheat oven to 350.
- Press cookie dough into the bottom of an 8x8 pan lined with parchment paper.
- Bake for 11-13 minutes.
- Remove baking dish from oven and immediately pour marshmallows on top of cookie layer. Place back in the oven for 5-7 minutes or until marshmallows have melted.
- Pour chocolate chips, vanilla extract, butter and corn syrup in a large non-stick pot over medium heat and stir until heated and smooth. I like to throw in a handful of sprinkles at this point.
- Pour the rice cereal into the pot and stir to entirely coat and cover the rice cereal.
- Pour cereal mixture evenly on top of the marshmallow layer and slightly press down to flatten. Add more sprinkles on top while the rice cereal is sticky.
- Let cool for 4 hours or overnight. Slice into bars and devour.
- Feel free to experiment with different flavor combinations! Also, if you'd like your bars to be a bit thinner than mine, use an 11x7 baking dish instead of an 8x8.