Cookie Butter Krispie Treats

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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.

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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.

Cookie Butter Krispie Treats

Ingredients

  • 1/2 stick of butter
  • 1 10 oz bag of marshmallows
  • 5 1/2 cups of rice krispies
  • 3/4 cup cookie butter, divided

Instructions

  1. Spray or butter an 8x8 baking dish, set aside.
  2. In a large saucepan over medium low heat, melt the butter completely. When butter is melted, add marshmallows and stir until smooth and creamy.
  3. Remove from heat, and stir in 1/2 cup of the cookie butter.
  4. Add rice krispies a little at a time, stirring to coat well with the marshmallow mixture.
  5. When everything is evenly coated, spread the mixture into your prepared pan.
  6. Chill the bars in fridge or freezer until cool to the touch and firm.
  7. Cut bars into squares. Melt remaining 1/4 cup of cookie butter and drizzle over cut bars. Allow drizzle to set before serving. Enjoy!
Nutrition Information:
Serving Size: 1 grams
Amount Per Serving: Unsaturated Fat: 0g

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Recipe adapted from: Shugary Sweets

15 Comments

  1. So. Trader Joe’s has a biscoff version? And I’m paying $5 a jar for the name brand? Lame! I need to seek out this deliciousness! Does it taste as good as Biscoff?

  2. As far as I know it’s the same exact thing! :)

  3. Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar says:

    Sweet goodness, HELLO! This sounds so awesome!

  4. these look so good! I love Cookie Butter and RKTreats. Seriously two of my fave things ever. I need to hide the C. Butter from myself some days :)

  5. Anna @Crunchy Creamy Sweet says:

    Yum! I need to try this! Totally addicted to cookie butter :)

  6. I just bought a jar of cookie butter so I will be making this very soon! These treats will come in so handy come 1AM snack time :)

  7. I love rice krispie treats in any form. I’ve tried the puffed rice/peanut butter/honey combo before. It’s good, but definitely doesn’t have the same nostalgia as a true marshmallowy rice krispie treat :)

  8. Get out. I’m obsessed with bischoff spread

  9. Catherine Daugherty says:

    Oh my word. I’ve got to get to Trader Joes. Enough said.

  10. With all the sweet treats you make now your moms plot didn’t quite work as she planned but at least you still remember her scheme haha and want to pass it down to your kids. That’s awesome.

    these look fantastic, I’ve never used cookie butter I’ll have to look into it. Thanks for sharing

  11. True :) I do have quite a sweet tooth. Funny thing is though- as an adult- her healthy version sounds really good to me too!

  12. Adding cookie butter to Rice Krispie treats is a marriage made in heaven! I can’t get over how delicious these are!

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