Butterfinger Rice Krispie Treats

These Butterfinger Rice Krispie Treats are the next treat for you to try.  Think about totally awesome Rice Krispie treats that have plenty of Butterfinger candy bars mixed in. Watch the video showing you how to make this recipe, then scroll to the bottom of this post and print out the recipe so you can make it at home.

stack of 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 these 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.

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Butterfingers

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.

Butterfinger Rice Krispie Treats

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.

Butterfinger Rice Krispie Treats

But they needed chocolate drizzle in a big way…

Butterfinger Rice Krispie Treats

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

How to Make Butterfinger Rice Krispie Treats

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

Butterfinger Rice Krispie Treats

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? 😉

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. It’s all about working hard to be able to eat good treats like this– guilt free!

Butterfinger Rice Krispie Treats

Super delicious Rice Krispie Treats with Butterfinger candy bars mixed in!

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword Butterfinger Rice Krispie Treats
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 9 Treats
Calories 300 kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon salted butter
  • 1/4 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 28 large marshmallows (or 3 1/2 cups mini marshmallows)
  • 4 cups Rice Krispies
  • 5.2 ounces chopped Butterfinger candy bars (see Recipe Notes below)
  • 1/2 cup milk chocolate chips
  • 1 teaspoon shortening

Instructions

  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.

Recipe Video

Recipe Notes

  • 8 pack of .65-ounce Butterfinger candy bars (from your market's candy aisle)
  • *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.
Nutrition Facts
Butterfinger Rice Krispie Treats
Amount Per Serving (1 treat)
Calories 300 Calories from Fat 99
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 11g 17%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Cholesterol 4mg 1%
Sodium 171mg 7%
Potassium 98mg 3%
Total Carbohydrates 48g 16%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 28g
Protein 4g 8%
Vitamin A 17.8%
Vitamin C 9.5%
Calcium 2.1%
Iron 23.5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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  • Kristen wrote:

    Oh wow those look amazing!

  • Robin @ Simply Southern Baking wrote:

    Goodness gracious girl! These look awesome!

  • Jessica @ How Sweet wrote:

    Oh NO you didn’t!!

  • shelly (cookies and cups) wrote:

    Love these and your pin board is GREAT!

  • Rhonda wrote:

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

  • Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga wrote:

    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!

  • Crystal @ Crystal’s Cozy Kitchen wrote:

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

  • Lauren @ Healthy Delicious wrote:

    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… 😉 Gotta love anything butterfinger!

  • Blog is the New Black wrote:

    Holy delicious!

  • Emilie @ Emilie’s Enjoyables wrote:

    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!

  • Katrina wrote:

    People just don’t understand what we do for their sake and the blog’s sake. It’s a tough job! 😉 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!

  • Sally wrote:

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

  • Cookbook Queen wrote:

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

  • nancy@skinnykitchen.com wrote:

    Wow these look amazing. Love your photos!

  • Maria wrote:

    What a fun treat!

  • Jenny Flake wrote:

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

  • Liz (Little Bitty Bakes) wrote:

    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!

  • Katrina @ In Katrina’s Kitchen wrote:

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

  • Cassie wrote:

    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!

  • Lauren at Keep It Sweet wrote:

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