Rice Krispies Cakes, The Perfect Summer Cake

It's summer, you're hosting a party, it's sweltering hot, and you need to serve a dessert, but the last thing you want to do is put a cake in the oven. You consider making a refreshing ice cream cake, but dread the idea of it melting before you can get everyone around the table to eat it. What's a party planner to do? Say hello to the Rice Krispies cake, the perfect solution  in fault-free dessert making.

Think about it, almost everyone adores this Rice Krispies treats. What's not to like?  — It's crunchy, it's sweet and sticky, it doesn't melt or require turning on the oven and heating up the kitchen, and it makes you feel like a kid – why not serve it in cake form to summer guests?

The best part of this dessert idea is that it is a blank canvas for endless creativity —experiment with different cake pan shapes, layers, colors, and ingredient add-ins to your liking. The Daily Meal's Marshmallow Crisp recipe is a perfect example — simply prepare the sticky mixture the night before your party, leave it in the fridge, whip it out, and watch your guests smile in delight as they snatch at the melt-free treat.  Check out A Subtle Revelry for a recipe and step-by-step guide to making a Rice Krispies cake for your next celebration. No extensive preparation, no risk of melting, and no difficult ingredients! You may even already have everything you need already in your pantry! Who doesn't love an easy-to-prepare, tasty, and guest-pleasing dessert? So get creative and make this fun dessert at home, just in time for your Labor Day party.