Butterfinger Krispie Treats

Butterfinger Krispie Treats, stacked on a napkin

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
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 8 Fun Sized Butterfinger candy bars, chopped
  • 1/2 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.

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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!

Hi! I’m Shelly and I’m an addict. Of the buttercream sort. I started this site a few years ago as a way to justify my sugary, buttery obsession with desserts. It has worked out well for me so far, because as it turns out you guys all love sugary, buttery desserts too! It feels good to know you're not alone, doesn’t it?

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lisa g.
Oct 29, 2018 9:10 pm

Hi, I’m definitely going to make these! Btw, I couldn’t find a way to contact you so I’m doing it here. I selected all 3 of your newsletters & entered my email address but theres no button to send it through. Pleaze help cause i really like your website & recipes. Thank you!

Apr 11, 2013 10:23 pm

SOO, I made these for my coworkers. And they’re awesome. But I just wanted you to know that I stood in the aisle at Target browsing through your entire krispie treat section because I knew I wanted to make something no-bake. I even talked to a stranger and asked “avalance bars or butterfingers?’ She said butterfingers. So I did it. And I don’t regret it!

Erin Solomon
Feb 13, 2012 4:29 pm

delicious and ingenius! why can’t i save it to my recipe box??

Nov 13, 2011 10:46 pm

I made this for our dessert tonight. Everyone loved them. Thanks for the recipe.

Nov 12, 2011 6:00 pm

I don’t know who you are… but I feel like you could be my new best friend! I feel the same way about being an “adult” — it’s over-rated! I’d rather read the Hunger Games again rather than talk about politics or insurance… So happy I stumbled upon your blog via pinterest! I will be visiting often for more yummy recipes and for a dose of your writing =)

Oct 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! ?

Oct 12, 2011 5:53 pm

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

my husband would LOVE these!

Oct 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!!

Oct 10, 2011 11:21 pm

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

Oct 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!!! 🙂

Oct 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 »

Oct 8, 2011 2:37 pm

Very very delicious:) Thanks

Oct 8, 2011 12:57 am

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

Oct 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.

Oct 7, 2011 7:01 pm

Oh my gosh. So jealous of your double oven! I want one so bad. Maybe someday… and these butterfinger treats look to die for.

Shelly Hi! I’m Shelly and I’m an addict. Of the buttercream sort. I started this site a few years ago as a way to justify my sugary, buttery obsession with desserts. It has worked out well for me so far, because as it turns out you guys all love sugary, buttery desserts too! It feels good to know you're not alone, doesn’t it?

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