Butterfinger Krispie Treats


Some days I have trouble getting my act together…like a real adult person.

But when I start doing adult-type stuff I get side tracked…by stuff like candy and Real World reruns.

I am now 36, which I guess makes me a real-life adult ~ which is good because I can eat cake  for dinner and go to bed whenever I want…

BUT it stinks because you are expected to do responsible-ish stuff, like laundry and pay bills.


I see other moms who seem way more adult than I am…

They talk about their home owners insurance and medical savings plans.  They save for vacations and sign their kids up for violin.

Grown-ass mommy stuff.

I wonder when it’s gonna hit me. Because I don’t feel like a grown up.  I feel a little like an adult imposter.


When discussions of home improvement projects and grocery coupons arise I nod and throw in the occasional “oh yes, I agree” to make it look like I get it.

That I am part of the adult club.

Unfortunately, while I am agreeing and nodding I am really thinking about OPI shatter polish and The Hunger Games.


Case in point, my obsession with Rice Krispie Treats.  I could eat them all day every day.  I love them.

I even have a whole category on my site for them.

They aren’t necessarily an adult dessert.  Every time someone asks me to bring a dessert for a party, I will offer up the krispie treat…which I always follow with, “the kids will love them”.  Translate that in to, “I will bring krispie treats because I love them and don’t want to share with the children”.


So I have now come up with another version. They’re easy.  And delicious. AND you don’t have to shop in the produce section of the supermarket to make them, which is a very adult place to shop…you get to go down the candy and cereal aisle.  Best idea ever!

Butterfinger Krispie Treats.


I mixed together Rice Krispies and Rice Chex.  But you could certainly do it all krispies or all chex.

But chop up 8 fun sized Butterfinger bars….

Add them in when you pour your cereal into the melted marshmallow.

Press into your prepared pan.

Then take some chocolate chips and peanut butter and melt them together.

Drizzle that on top of your krispies.

There you have it.  I popped them in the fridge for 15 minutes to set up the chocolate, but serve at room temperature, because there’s nothing worse than a hard krispie treat.

Hop on over to Confessions of a Cookbook Queen to check out another fun Butterfinger recipe, Butterfinger Blizzard Bars.  YUM!

Butterfinger Krispie Treats
  • 3 cups Rice Krispie cereal
  • 3 cups Rice Chex cereal
  • 1 (10 oz bag) mini marshmallows
  • ¼ cup butter
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 8 Fun Sized Butterfinger candy bars, chopped
  • ½ cup semi sweet chocolate chips
  • 2 Tbsp peanut butter
  1. Lightly spray a 9×9 pan with cooking spray.
  2. In a large saucepan melt your butter over medium-low heat.
  3. Add in your marshmallows and stir until melted. Remove from heat.
  4. Pour in your cereals and salt and stir until almost combined.
  5. Pour in your chopped Butterfinger bars.
  6. Stir until distributed evenly and press into your prepared pan.
  7. In a microwave safe bowl combine your chocolate chips and peanut butter. Microwave on 50% power in 30 second increments, stirring between each until melted and smooth.
  8. Drizzle on top of your krispies.
  9. Let the chocolate set and cut into squares.

Now, I want to share with you guys some fun news for me ~ I was contacted by the great people over at Frigidaire and I am going to be participating in a Frigidaire Test Drive Program.  What that means is they are going to give a brand new Frigidaire Gallery® Range with Symmetry™ Double Oven to try.

I am hugely excited about the arrival of my new oven…here are some of the specs:

  • Symmetry Double Ovens – Two large ovens, each big enough to cook a 28-pound turkey, provide the flexibility to cook multiple dishes at the same time at different temperatures.
  • Fits-More™ Cooktop – With five elements including two SpaceWise® Expandable elements and a Warming Zone so you can cook more at once.
  • Precision Set™ Controls – Adjust heat levels more precisely, providing exceptional temperature control.
  • Quick Preheat – Preheat in just four minutes.

I have always wanted a double oven and with the amount of baking that I do I know it will get a workout!  I can’t wait to share some of my adventures with you, messes and successes! Thanks Frigidaire!

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63 Comments on "Butterfinger Krispie Treats"


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October 6, 2011 6:02 pm

[…] Want to check out another fun Butterfinger recipe?  My friend Shelly from Cookies and Cups made Butterfinger Krispie Treats!! […]

Cookbook Queen
October 6, 2011 6:08 pm

I would let you bring these krispie treats to my par-tay anytime!! We could sit in the corner and eat them and avoid people. 🙂

So excited to see your new oven!!

Katrina @ In Katrina
October 6, 2011 6:11 pm

Yes I agree with you- if I could eat a Rice Krispy treat every day I would be a happy girl. I think I should make that my New Year Resolution for 2012. Remind me okay?

April Driggers
October 6, 2011 6:13 pm

Man alive… you’re just evil! Ha ha!!! These look…. well, I’m gonna need a bib! YUM!

MegSmith @ Cooking.In.College
October 6, 2011 6:51 pm

This seriously cracked me up and these rice crispy treats…wow they look too good to be true!

October 6, 2011 6:59 pm

beatiful!!! very very good! *_*

October 6, 2011 7:00 pm

What are y’all doing to me! Day one of new diet and I am in pain. I would call this tag teaming someone…but seriously, HIT THE JACKPOT! These are better than S’mores Krispie TREATS! I am no caling you and K DOUBLE TROUBLE til the end of your days!

October 6, 2011 7:10 pm

you and kristan are a devilish pair. DEVILS, i say!

Jen of My Tiny Oven
October 6, 2011 7:15 pm

I love you, but my waistline sure doesn’t! These look awesome! I love love love rice krispie treats!

Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga
October 6, 2011 7:19 pm

I am a rice krispy treats addict too! I have sooo many diff versions and varieties Ive made and adore butterfingers. Must make your recipe asap!

Choc Chip Uru
October 6, 2011 7:41 pm

I adore butterfingers and are a little hard to find in Australia so when I do I stock up!
So glad I have another use for these delicious chocolate bars!

October 6, 2011 7:47 pm

holy moly, sometimes I wonder if you and http://www.confessionsofacookbookqueen.com/ are like the same people!! It’s almost creepy, you guys always have similar yummy stuff 😛

Heather (Heather
October 6, 2011 7:56 pm

I never really loved rice krispie treats but I think I could fall in love with this kind!

Jen C.
Jen C.
October 6, 2011 8:02 pm

You must have a crystal ball with a view to my life becuase you’ve plucked the words from my mouth and typed them here since I am also a 36 year old adult imposter. Not to mention that krispie treats are my downfall. Twin? Is that you? LOVE the post. LOVE the treats. Keep ’em coming.

Mamie Z@ homegrown Beanes
October 6, 2011 8:04 pm

I can’t wait to see your new oven.. So jelous. I love Krispie treats. I think they are very grown up! Much better than Hummus and stuff like that. Humph.

Lauren at Keep It Sweet
October 6, 2011 8:11 pm

Love! These are definitely an adult dessert in my world!

October 6, 2011 8:17 pm

wow! that is amazing! congrats on the frigidaire – so exciting!
these treats are also amazing looking. best krispies EVER.

October 6, 2011 9:16 pm

OMG, I feel the same way. It always seems like all the other Moms are so much more grown up than me. I hate Grown Ass Mommy stuff, sometimes. LOL!!
I can’t wait to try these. Congrats in the double ovens. Preheat in 4 minutes?!?! That sounds pretty awesome.

Julie @SavvyEats
October 6, 2011 9:25 pm

Butterfingers were always my FAVORITE. Still are. 🙂

Pam Capone
October 6, 2011 9:31 pm

I am going to make these I know my husband will love them. Congratulations on the range. Can’t wait to hear how you like it. I need one.

Natalie @ Cooking for My Kids
October 6, 2011 9:38 pm

They look seriously, amazingly awesome. Yummy!

October 6, 2011 9:44 pm

Butterfinger is my favorite candy bar. I’ve got to make these. I just know I’m going to love them.

Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust
October 6, 2011 10:51 pm

I so totally know what you mean. I often feel like a kid in an adults body, also because I am almost constantly thinking about the Hunger Games even though it’s been over a month since I first read it. I love these crispy treats! So yummy!

Christina @ Ovenadventures
October 6, 2011 11:11 pm

I totally feel like an adult imposter all the time! i see the “adult” moms out with their kids all behaving with clean faces and matching outfits at the grocery store buying only fruit and veggies. then i am behind them with my kid who has thrown stuff on the floor, eating a cookie with mismatched socks on.

Liz (Little Bitty Bakes)
October 7, 2011 12:33 am

Butterfingers are one of my favorites, these look delicious! And I think it’s fine for you to eat cake for dinner whenever you want 😉

October 7, 2011 12:52 am

Love it!

staci @ lizard & ladybug
October 7, 2011 12:56 am

These are all kinds of wrong & I can’t wait to make them!!!!

October 7, 2011 1:29 am

Being an adult is overrated (except for that whole cake-for-dinner part). Krispies rule!

Cristin (Pinkie)
October 7, 2011 1:35 am

I am SO making these TONIGHT. No options, MAKING them. MUST have them! These look better than anything!!! I’m very excited! Thanks for sharing Shelly!

Diane {Created by Diane}
October 7, 2011 3:17 am

really wish I could reach out and grab one, they look delicious. I feel like an adult imposter often, ok all the time!

October 7, 2011 4:20 am

These have Rice Krispies and Rice Chex…makes them a doubly healthy snack in my book!

October 7, 2011 4:48 am

You’re so funny! I have days like that, too. I’ll be doing something and I think, Wow! I don’t feel like an adult! I still feel like I’m 18 – but driving a better car! The rice crispy treats look delicious and many congrats on the test drive with Frigidaire! I’m SO jealous, but SO excited for you!

October 7, 2011 4:52 am

As I scrolled down the photos, it just got better and better and better! Only a grown-up could make something so good:)

October 7, 2011 10:32 am

These are freaking awesome! Yum.

October 7, 2011 3:26 pm

That looks so yummy.

Maria (Crispy
October 7, 2011 4:51 pm

They don’t have any butterfingers in Germany *cries* is there anything similar??? I wanna try them.

Robyn | Add a Pinch
October 7, 2011 6:25 pm

Oh goodness gracious these look so good, Shelly!!! And you know I share your love of Krispie treats. We could hang together with a pan of them anytime you like. I’m in! Oh… wait… but that means we’d have to share. Maybe we each bring our own.

Amanda at MotherMeetsTheRoad
October 7, 2011 6:50 pm

Fortunately, my kids are allergic to peanut butter, so more for me.

October 7, 2011 9:15 pm

two favorites right here. how did you know!?
and i don’t think i’m a ‘grown up’ either. it’s more fun that way.

Erika - The Teenage Taste
October 8, 2011 12:57 am

These look fabulous! I’m so glad you aren’t giving into the mature grown-up nonsense! 😛

October 8, 2011 2:37 pm

Very very delicious:) Thanks

October 8, 2011 10:47 pm
I love you. Seriously, I have 4 kids, I homeschool, make food, etc…and I still wonder “when am I going to feel like a REAL adult???” It’s a good thing I married a man 6 1/2 years older than me cause I still have no understanding of 401K’s, bills and being the one who has to sign her kids up for stuff (like my Mom always said “You need to do it, cause when you’re a grown up, no one is going to do it for you!”)…thus the reason I always carry the loads of laundry up the steps LOL!!… Read more »
October 10, 2011 12:36 pm

Wow! And new double oven!? That’s the coolest! Just think…then you’ll be able to make twice the sweetness in double the time!!! 🙂

Georgia Pellegrini
October 10, 2011 11:21 pm

The cross section of these is like a modern art piece 🙂 LOVE.

October 11, 2011 1:18 am

Made these for my husband to take into work. They were fast to put together and super tasty. Thank you!!

October 12, 2011 5:53 pm

ha, i posted some similar things about being a grown up today, too!

my husband would LOVE these!

October 13, 2011 3:48 pm

One of my former students shared your blog with me. Wonderful!… And, though I’m old enough to be your mom, I share your feelings about the whole grown-up gig… It’s far easier to relate to your own kids, though, when you’re a little kid yourself.
Love this recipe idea. Don’t need kids in the house to make it, either! ?

October 24, 2011 12:23 am

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