As a kid, did your parents ever trick you into thinking that one food was actually something else? For example, thinking that “ice cream” was actually yogurt. Or a “cookie” was something healthier like a graham cracker? In my case, I was convinced until my teenage years at least that Rice Krispie Treats were actually brown rice cereal mixed with peanut butter and honey- cut into bars. I mean to your credit Mom, the concept is the same, but a classic butter and marshmallow variety never was a part of my childhood.
Now, while I certainly appreciate my Mom depriving me of the processed sugary kind of these treats, I really did love them when I finally got a taste. There is just something heavenly about the chewy, crunchy texture of these treats. And while I’ll probably give my own kids the healthy version and trick them just the same, I couldn’t resist these bars.
The secret ingredient that made these a step above your run of the mill krispie treat was the addition of my new favorite thing- cookie butter. Also known as Biscoff spread, this delicious creation is made from those cookies that you may remember getting from stewardesses on flights. The cookie itself is a gingerbread-type cookie that hails from Netherlands and is delicious beyond belief. Imagine this cookie in a peanut-butter-like spread and you might know how these are so good.
I got my cookie butter at Trader Joes, but you can also use Biscoff spread if your store sells it OR order it online here.
Recipe adapted from: Shugary Sweets