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Butterfinger Rice Krispie Treats

I may have mentioned my weight-loss Biggest Loser competition a few weeks ago. Yeah, I’m still trudging along with it, losing slowly (the way you’re supposed to, right??) and trying to maneuver my way through managing a food blog and writing a cookbook in the process. I’m in the final week of this “loser” competition, so you’d think I’d be sipping Miso soup and dunking carrots in fat-free Ranch dressing… but no- I’m making things like this: Butterfinger Rice Krispie Treats.

My husband and kiddo headed out of town for a couple of days to let me “focus” on cookbook writing, and as soon as they left I tore apart the kitchen to figure out something fun to make for my blog post today. This is pretty much what I had in the pantry, so this is what you get today. It’s funny how things work out. I never would have thought in a million years that I had anything in the house very exciting to make for the blog, but here I had butterfingers and marshmallows just sitting there and waiting to be combined with some Krispies. It turned out to be a pretty darn good little Krispie treat.

Are you on Pinterest? It’s a fun site where you can keep a collection of “bulletin boards” on any topic you’d like. When you find photos of things around the internet, you “pin” them onto your bulletin boards and other people can view your boards and share their finds with you too. You can find me there and follow me if you’d like. I pin mostly recipes and unique holiday-related things that I find from around the web. You can take a peek at what a “board” looks like with my most recently added board: “Desserts Made With Candy.” I’m obsessed. Β If you’re not already signed up for Pinterest, it’s going to say that you need an invite to join. I’m happy to send you one if you want to leave your email address in the comments below. Β Or you can just get added to their “waiting list” and wait for them to add you (my son got in on his own within a week’s time).

Butterfingers! Are you a fan? I’ve made a few things with butterfingers: Butterfinger Cookies, Butterfinger Blondies, Butterfinger Pie, Butterfinger Brownies and Butterfinger Truffles. It’s pretty safe to say that Butterfingers can go in just about any dessert and do it justice.

I scaled down the large version of a rice krispie treat and made mine in an 8×8-inch pan. I added peanut butter and chopped Butterfingers into the mix. They just weren’t all that exciting to look at. They were exciting to EAT, however. Those little chunks of Butterfinger in there were a totally delicious addition.

But they needed chocolate drizzle in a big way…

…and then I thought that they definitely needed more Butterfingers too.

If you’re gonna go with Butterfingers, you should go big, right? Yeah, this was the way to go with these.

And now I have a stack of these in my kitchen and no boys in the house to eat them up. I admit to sampling one for testing purposes (omg!), but I’m absolutely dying just sitting here and staring at these lovelies in the kitchen with great will power not to eat ANY of it. See how much I sacrifice and suffering I go through for my blog readers? πŸ˜‰

I plan to work really hard this week to eat light, power out the Spin classes and get a few good runs in before my final weigh-in next Saturday. I’ll share the juicy details and results with you soon…

Yield: 9 Krispie Treats

Prep Time: 25 min

Cook Time: 5 min

Butterfinger Rice Krispie Treats

Jazz up your Rice Krispie Treats with peanut butter, chocolate drizzle and Butterfinger candy bars!


1 tablespoon salted butter
1/4 cup creamy peanut butter
28 large marshmallows (or 3 1/2 cups mini marshmallows)
4 cups Rice Krispies
8 pack of .65-ounce Butterfinger candy bars (from your candy aisle... or 5.2-ounces equivalent), chopped into chunks
1/2 cup milk chocolate chips
1 teaspoon shortening


1. Spray an 8x8-inch pan with nonstick spray.

2. In a large saucepan, melt the butter and peanut butter together over medium heat. Add the marshmallows- stir until melted. Remove from heat and stir in the Rice Krispies. Stir in the Butterfingers (setting about 1/4 cup aside for the topping). Scrape the mixture into the prepare pan and press it evenly into the pan with clean hands. Let it cool.

3. Cut the Krispie Treats into nine equal pieces and move them to a platter. If you plan to eat them as they are, store them in a covered container. If you'd like to add the topping, continue with the directions.

4. Heat the chocolate chips and the shortening in a small glass bowl in the microwave (or in a small saucepan on the stove) until they are melted and smooth. Spoon the chocolate into a zip baggie, snip the corner and squeeze the chocolate into the corner. Drizzle chocolate onto each Krispie Treat, sprinkle with Butterfinger chunks and then drizzle more chocolate on top. Place the Krispie Treats in the refrigerator for 10-minutes-only to set the chocolate, then remove them from the refrigerator and store them in a covered container.


*Don't plan to store these in the refrigerator or they will be too hard in texture to eat.

*If you are preparing this recipe as gluten-free, just be sure to use the GLUTEN FREE Rice Krispies + brands of marshmallows, chocolate and peanut butter that are known to be GF. As of this writing, Butterfingers are GF.


48 Responses to “Butterfinger Rice Krispie Treats”

  1. postedFeb 20, 2012 5:06 AM
    Lauren at Keep It Sweet

    If my husband left me alone and I had a batch of these on hand they wouldn’t last a second!

  2. postedFeb 20, 2012 5:45 AM

    LOVE these! I also loved seeing all of your ‘desserts with candy’ pins last week. I am looking forward to seeing more of your treats from that board!

  3. postedFeb 20, 2012 5:48 AM

    Love this one, Lori! I am guilty as charged… I love baking with candy! πŸ™‚

  4. postedFeb 20, 2012 6:21 AM
    Liz (Little Bitty Bakes)

    Yes, slow weight loss is great! And hey, we all need to indulge now and then even when we are on a weight loss plan (or at least, that’s my opinion). I love Butterfingers — one of my favorite candy bars — so these sound great!

  5. postedFeb 20, 2012 6:24 AM

    These look so delish Lori! I love Butterfinger Candy Bars….especially on top of a fabulous treat!! xoxoxo

  6. postedFeb 20, 2012 6:32 AM

    What a fun treat!

  7. postedFeb 20, 2012 6:46 AM

    Wow these look amazing. Love your photos!

  8. postedFeb 20, 2012 7:07 AM

    I love butterfingers and I love rice krispie treats!! This is the perfect combo!!

  9. postedFeb 20, 2012 7:13 AM

    LOVE these!!! i have some butterfingers leftover from making butterfinger cookies, so i can now put them to good use!

  10. postedFeb 20, 2012 8:07 AM

    People just don’t understand what we do for their sake and the blog’s sake. It’s a tough job! πŸ˜‰ Good luck with The Biggest Loser. After my youngest (who is about to turn 5) was born, I lost 40 pounds doing BL Online. It’s a great program!

  11. postedFeb 20, 2012 8:16 AM
    Emilie @ Emilie's Enjoyables

    These look amazing Lori! I always think that being a food blogger/recipe developer/chef has to be THE hardest job to have and lose weight at the same time. Congrats on your success!

  12. postedFeb 20, 2012 8:20 AM

    Holy delicious!

  13. postedFeb 20, 2012 8:23 AM

    OMG Lori, you’re killing me with this one. Ingredients have been added to this afternoon’s shopping list. Not that I’m trying to lose weight or anything… πŸ˜‰ Gotta love anything butterfinger!

  14. postedFeb 20, 2012 8:36 AM

    You had be at butterfinger! oh and Rice Krispies. Yum.

  15. postedFeb 20, 2012 9:03 AM
    Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga

    I have a Candy-Inspired Desserts board, too. These will be going on it b/c I LOVE candy in my desserts, just to take the oomph factor to the next level. Great job and Butterfingers are a fave!

  16. postedFeb 20, 2012 12:09 PM

    I bet these would be great with peanut butter cups as well!

  17. postedFeb 20, 2012 12:16 PM

    Love these and your pin board is GREAT!

  18. postedFeb 20, 2012 12:30 PM

    Oh NO you didn’t!!

  19. postedFeb 20, 2012 4:46 PM

    Goodness gracious girl! These look awesome!

  20. postedFeb 20, 2012 10:11 PM

    Oh wow those look amazing!

  21. postedFeb 21, 2012 12:17 AM

    By the looks of it you dont need an invite anymore, i just signed up fine.

    • postedFeb 21, 2012 11:02 AM

      good to know!

  22. postedFeb 21, 2012 1:10 AM

    Hi Lori, thanks for all the great recipes and ideas that you give us! I love reading and browsing through all the incredibly yummy looking recipes. I would love it if you would send me an invite for Pinterest so I can follow you and some of my other favorite bloggers.

  23. postedFeb 21, 2012 4:41 AM

    Hi Lori!

    These butterfinger rice krispy treats are right up my alley. Butterfingers are my favorite candy bar. Would you please send me an invite to Pinterest? I have recently heard about this but didn’t know you needed an invite to join. Thanks for that and thanks for all the great recipes! I have enjoyed making them.

  24. postedFeb 21, 2012 7:31 AM

    These sound delicious and since Snickers are my favorite candy bars, I’m going to try them with Snickers today, for the kids’ snack of course πŸ˜‰

  25. postedFeb 21, 2012 8:19 AM

    These look delicious! I would love to receive an invite to Pinterest. I’ve never been on it but all the food bloggers I follow keep talking about it. Would love to see what it’s all about. Good luck with the weight loss.

  26. postedFeb 21, 2012 8:31 AM

    This looks amazing! I bet these we be addicitng too!! I wish I had one to try!

  27. postedFeb 21, 2012 10:01 AM
    Melinda Hunnings

    I would love a pinrest invite. Thank you!

  28. postedFeb 21, 2012 2:31 PM

    This recipe looks soooo delicious–what a great idea of using rice krispies for the base. I’m sure that the texture of rice krispies makes it taste like a giant butterfingers candy bar even more. Yum!

  29. postedFeb 21, 2012 7:54 PM

    Totally love Butterfinger candy bars… looks fabulous!

  30. postedFeb 22, 2012 7:10 AM

    I love the creativity that abounds with Rice Krispie treat recipes! Definitely saving this one!

  31. postedFeb 22, 2012 8:05 AM

    Oh my goodness! These are so good! I made them for book club last night. We were all drooling. haha These will be going into my regular treat arsenal. Thanks!

  32. postedFeb 22, 2012 8:41 AM

    Oh Lord, help me. Butterfinger is my absolute fav candy bar and I can’t even explain my feelings when it comes to Rice Krispie treats. This picture has ruined me. Pinning!

  33. postedFeb 22, 2012 8:55 AM

    My 10-year old’s favorite chocolate bar is Butterfinger and Rice Krispies treats are one of my 7-year old’s favorite treats. So, this would be a hit all around!

  34. postedFeb 22, 2012 12:37 PM
    Natalie @ Cooking for My Kids

    These look amazing! I follow you on Pinterest and always love your pins. You are a girl after my own heart. πŸ™‚

  35. postedFeb 22, 2012 6:34 PM

    I love Butterfinger candy bars. I couldn’t think of a better way to add these to a treat!
    I will be trying these soon.
    Thanks for sharing.

  36. postedFeb 24, 2012 10:02 PM

    hi. will you send me that pinterest invite? thanks!

  37. postedFeb 25, 2012 4:06 AM

    I always say that butterfingers are a seriously underrated candy bar, and if you still need help finding some (or one) boy to eat these..I’m available πŸ˜€

  38. postedFeb 27, 2012 5:29 AM

    Okay, so if you’re going to make these awwwwwesome treats … WHY SCALE DOWN THE RECIPE??? Go ahead and make a 13″ x 9″ and enjoy!!!

  39. postedFeb 29, 2012 8:24 AM

    Who the heck would want carrots and fat-free Ranch dressing when they could enjoy this glorious dessert!!! I’m literally drooling at my desk right now.

  40. postedFeb 29, 2012 2:32 PM

    omygosh…yum! I bought a bag of butterfingers the other week thinking I was going to try and make them into a brownie but I’m thinking these rice crispy treats look soo much better! Can’t wait to give these a try, they look amazing!

  41. postedMar 1, 2012 9:42 AM

    please send me an invite for Pinterest…thanks!

  42. postedMar 2, 2012 8:33 AM

    These look and sound so yummy. My hubby adores Butterfingers AND rice krispie treats. I’m going to surprise him with a batch of these as soon as I get my hands on some Butterfingers. Thank you Lori!

  43. postedMar 11, 2012 5:59 PM

    Wow, these look incredible! Adding to my “Rice Krispies Treats” pinterest board! =)

  44. postedSep 11, 2012 8:51 AM
    Crystal Mulliner

    I’m following you on Pinterest!

  45. postedDec 17, 2012 12:53 PM
    rebecca alejandro

    cant wait to try!how about snickers candy bar?

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