Butterscotch Rice Krispies

Another installment of Cakes & Bakes? Yes, I couldn’t help myself. Stress baking is a real thing. Besides, everybody loves Rice Krispie treats. This was one my favorites as a kid and I thought you might like this recipe, too. Butterscotch tastes like peanut butter and caramel had a baby. It adds a bit of spark if you’re tired of plain cereal treats. If you don’t like butterscotch, I highly recommend replacing them with peanut butter chips. Either way, you’ll have a definite hit on your hands. These Rice Krispie treats are not too hard and not too soft, they are a yummy combination of crispy and gooey. You can mold them into shapes or top with chocolate. The possibilities are endless. They are a delicious throwback and a super-quick, cheap treat. Enjoy!

Butterscotch Rice Krispies

Kim the FanGirl

INGREDIENTS

Butterscotch Rice Krispies


  • 4 tbsp of unsalted butter
  • 1 tbsp vanilla extract
  • 2 cups butterscotch chips
  • 16oz mini marshmallows
  • 6 cups Rice Krispies

INSTRUCTIONS

  • Line a 13×9 baking dish with parchment paper and spray with nonstick cooking spray.
  • Spray an extra-large bowl with nonstick cooking spray, then add the Rice Krispies and 1/2 of the butterscotch chips (1 cup). Stir.
  • Place the remaining butterscotch chips (1 cup) in a microwave safe bowl and heat for 30 seconds. Stir and heat again for another 30 seconds. Repeat process until butterscotch chips are smooth and melted. Set aside.
  • In a large saucepan, melt the butter on a medium-low heat. Add the marshmallows. STIR FREQUENTLY.
  • When the marshmallows are fully melted remove mixture from heat. Add vanilla extract and melted butterscotch. Stir until combined.
  • Pour the marshmallow and butterscotch mixture over the Rice Krispies. Gently fold until fully combined.
  • Transfer the mixture to the prepared baking dish, using a spatula to evenly distribute the cereal treats into the pan.
  • Cool for 1 hour, then cut into squares.

The Finished Product

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