Our church had a dessert auction a few weeks ago and I was trying to come up with a creative dessert to bring. I had really enjoyed the Cake Batter Puppy Chow that I posted a couple weeks ago, but I wanted to add a unique twist. Red velvet is not usually my favorite flavor in cakes, but I thought the red would look really pretty for the dessert auction, so I decided to give it a try! I learned two things in this experience.
#1 – Red velvet cake mix does not turn red until it gets wet. When I mixed it into the Chex pieces to coat them after stirring in the Almond Bark, it stayed…well…brownish. Not the unique, pretty look I was going for in the dessert auction. The powder did, however, turn red when I licked my fingers.
#2 – Red Velvet cake mix tastes amazing!!! I honestly was not expecting to go crazy for it, but I did! I couldn’t stop eating the stuff!
Because it didn’t have the best presentation, I decided not to include it in my dessert auction offerings, which meant I had to suffer through eating the entire batch myself…which I think may have happened either way. Once I tasted this stuff, I was not very keen on sharing! It seriously blew me away! The perfect balance of sweet and crunchy and just sheer amazingness…I never predicted it would be such a tasty dessert for a not-so-crazy-about-red-velvet person like me.
- 5 cups Chex cereal (I used Rice Chex)
- 10 oz (5 squares) vanilla flavored Almond Bark
- 1 tsp vegetable oil
- 1 1/2 cups red velvet cake mix
- Melt Almond Bark according to package directions. Add vegetable oil to thin.
- Mix Almond Bark into the cereal.
- Mix in red velvet cake mix and stir until all pieces are coated.
- Let cool before serving.