We have two very major American treats in this winning combination. Did someone mention Butterfinger and Rice Krispies in the same sentence? "Nobody better lay a finger on my Butterfinger Rice Krispie Treats!!" That's 'sort of' what Bart Simpson says when Homer tries to steal his favorite candy bar. 🙂
As you know, Butterfinger is a popular, delicious peanut-butter and chocolate candy bar. Rice Krispie Treats are a sweet treat made from rice krispies, with butter and marshmallows all melted together and cut into squares. Put them together and you get Butterfinger Rice Krispie Treats!
It's one of the most incredible, alluring, dessert treats I've ever eaten. I say 'alluring', because it keeps calling your name to indulge, indulge, indulge!
So, you've been warned ahead of time, once you've taken a bite. You won't S T O P. If you don't believe me, just try it..I'll say 'I told ya so' with a slight smug! *wink-wink* 🙂
Imagine...Rice Krispies combined with peanut butter and chopped Butterfinger, made into treats. Then top treats with a layer of chocolate drizzle, then a layer of chopped Butterfinger and then yet again, another layer of chocolate drizzle. This is basically what one calls 'a naughty lil' pleasure'. Sinfully delightful I tell you!!
Guess what it's time for? ChocolaTess Trivia Time!!
♦ When did the Rice Krispie Treats recipe make it's debut? -----> The recipe for Rice Krispies Treats was listed on the side of the cereal box for the first time in 1941. Malitta Jensen and Mildred Day, who worked for Kellogg's, created the first Rice Krispies Treats in 1939. Thank goodness, because Rice Krispies rock! Could you imagine life without them? Nor could I!!
You thought it was over? Nope...ChocolaTess Trivia Time again!! (You'll totally be surprised!)
♦ Can you guess what was lost in 1981, after Nabisco acquired the Curtiss Candy Company that invented Butterfinger? -----> The recipe! Whoa!! Thankfully, similar recipes were developed by Nabisco to keep the public happy and sales up. Thank goodness!
For other Butterfinger delights, you might want to peruse these!
And if you eat this, you'll be happy because it's soooo good, or mad because it's soooo good. Either way...it's soooo good.
Here's the recipe!
Butterfinger Rice Krispie Treats
- 1 ½ tablespoons salted butter
- ⅓ cup creamy peanut butter
- 4 cups mini marshmallows or 7 ounce jar of marshmallow creme 1
- 4 cups Rice Krispies
- 12 Butterfinger bites or half of 10 oz bag, chopped into small pieces
- ½ cup milk chocolate chips
- 1 teaspoon shortening
- Spray 8x8 pan with Pam or equivalent non-stick spray.
- Measure out rice krispies and chop Butterfinger pieces before you actually make the rice krispies.
- Use a large-sized pan and on low-medium heat, melt butter and peanut butter together, stirring frequently.
- After melted, add in marshmallows and melt, stirring frequently.
- Remove from burner, and add in the rice krispies until well mixed.
- Measure out approximately ¼ cup out of the chopped Butterfinger pieces for the topping and set aside.
- Add the rest of the chopped Butterfingers to the rice krispies and mix well.
- Immediately pour the mixture into the 8x8 pan and spread, then press evenly. (I placed waxed paper on top and pressed the mixture down without getting my hands all sticky).
- After the rice krispies have cooled, cut them evenly into 9 even pieces and place about ½ inch apart on waxed paper.
- Melt the milk chocolate chips and shortening either on the stove or microwave. (I use the microwave, with 30 second intervals - normally a total of 1 -½ minutes).
- Take a ziploc bac and pour chocolate into bag. Cut a very small snip on corner of ziploc bag and squeeze the chocolate to the corner to start drizzling chocolate on each of the treats.
- Then take the ¼ cup of chopped Butterfingers that were set aside, and sprinkle on all the treats.
- With remaining chocolate, drizzle chocolate on top of butterfinger layer.
- Place the krispie treats in the refrigerator for 10 minutes to set the chocolate, (don't leave in longer) then remove them from the refrigerator and store them in a covered container.