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I’m embarrassed to even call this a recipe because it’s so easy.

Butterfinger Krispie Treats - an easy recipe full of Butterfinger Candy Bars!

We are T-30 days away from Operation: Kitchen Remodel. In the next 30 days I need to clean out our (converted to a playroom/storeroom) garage, set up two temporary kitchens (one for food, the other for work), and pack up all the non-essentials in my kitchen and find somewhere to put it all.

You know how social media makes everyone think everyone else’s homes are perfect? Yeah, mine is not. What you see on this blog is 2 square feet of my house. The rest of it? Looks like an episode of hoarders.

(Not really, but I’m too embarrassed to show you actual photos, so you know it must be bad.)

Today we are *planning* to start cleaning out the garage. Between pantry overflow, kitchen storage overflow, and polly pocket heads, that room is my nemesis. I’m sure we’ll start the day with all good intentions and then I’ll see a squirrel and get distracted.

Does anyone actually like sorting Barbie shoes and Legos? (If anyone said yes, please email me. I’d like to hire you.)

EASY Butterfinger Krispie Treats - one of our favorite recipes!

My efforts to begin cleaning out my pantry are actually how these Butterfinger Krispie Treats came about. I need to stop going to Target and stocking up on baking supplies and start using the ones hidden in the back of my storage. I need to make room in my overflow pantry for all the crap that’s actually in my real pantry. #thestruggleisreal

Last week I was searching for candy corn (I know, right?) and came across a full bag of mini Butterfinger candy bars and a box of Rice Krispies I’d bought for a recipe and never used. I also found 3 open bags of mini marshmallows, which I’m blaming on Jordan. What do those three things equal? My favorite rice krispie treats ever!

Also probably the easiest recipe ever. Have you ever made krispie treats? The hardest part about making them is not eating the entire batch in one sitting. #thatstruggleisrealtoo

The BEST recipe: EASY Butterfinger Krispie Treats! Make them in less than 10 minutes!

If you’ve never made rice krispie treats, here are a few tips for you:

  • Have all your ingredients measured and ready to go before you start. It’s a fast process and can get quite hectic (kind of like making fudge).
  • Use a really large bowl unless your dog likes eating rice krispie treats off of the floor.
  • You could add 1/4 cup of peanut butter to the marshmallow mixture while you’re heating it if you want these extra peanut buttery. Or add 1 cup of peanut butter chips!
  • Spray your hands with cooking spray before pressing them down in the pan. You could also use wax paper, but where’s the fun in that? Sucking the burns off your fingers is part of the fun. 😉
  • Try to wait until they cool to eat them. And don’t eat all the Butterfingers before they go in the recipe. You’ve been warned!

Easy Butterfinger Krispie Treats Recipe

Enjoy! And if you don’t hear from me by Tuesday know that my garage ate me and send help.

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Servings: 24 bars

Butterfinger Krispie Treats

These Butterfinger Krispie Treats are an easy no bake recipe that comes together in minutes and will feed a crowd!! Your favorite krispie treat recipe is filled with BUTTERFINGER candy bars!

Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons butter — salted or unsalted, melted
  • 10 ounce bag marshmallows
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 6 cups rice krispie cereal — or generic equivalent
  • 2 cups chopped Butterfinger candy bars

Instructions

  1. Line a 9x13" pan with foil and spray well with cooking spray. The foil is optional, but it makes it easy to remove the bars to slice.
  2. Place butter and marshmallows in a large microwave safe bowl. Heat on 50% power in 1 minute increments, stirring after each, until melted and smooth (for about 2-3 minutes in an 1100W microwave). While the mixture is heating, measure the  cereal into another bowl.
  3. Working quickly once the marshmallows are melted stir the vanilla into the marshmallow mixture. Add the cereal and Butterfinger bars and stir until all are combined with the melted marshmallow. Pour into prepared pan. Spray your hands with cooking spray and carefully press to compact. (The mixture is hot; be careful not to burn yourself!) Cool before cutting into squares. Store in an airtight container for up to 3 days.

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29 comments

  1. True story: when I was first thinking about becoming a food blogger, I told my husband that it would never work because our house is too messy. He looked at me like I was crazy and explained that it’s just a tiny portion of the house that gets photographed. I felt REALLY dumb.
    Its a good thing you hoard, because then you find Butterfingers which turn into the best krispie treats ever!

  2. I need to stop going to Target and stocking up on baking supplies and start using the ones hidden in the back of my storage.   <—- STORY OF MY LIFE! 🙂

    I love RKTreats of any kind and with Butterfingers, I'd be in heaven. Like I'd rather have RKTs than some super fancy dessert 🙂

    Oh and to avoid that licking the marshmallow off your semi-burnt hands, I just use a large spatula that I spray really well with cooking spray and voila, no burnt hands 🙂

  3. This and all your butterfinger treats look amazing! I actually love how easy these are to make! So yum 🙂

  4. you made butterfinger rice krispie treats!!!! yummmmm!!! love! and ohmygawd, so excited for Operation: Kitchen Remodel!!! sounds like you have a ton to do but the payoff will be awesome!!! my kitchen is the same way, stuff everywhere. .  it’s not pretty. .  can’t wait to see the new kitchen!!! how long will it take? whenever i watch anything on HGTV, all I want is a new kitchen. .  is that too much to ask for?!!!! so happy for you, Dorothy! 

  5. There’s nothing to be embarrassed about — these look incredible!  I love butterfingers. 🙂  The remodel sounds so exciting, but yes — it is a lot of work and chaos.  It’s so worth it in the end — best of luck with the garage!

  6. Yum…any of these left??? lol I can help Jordan sort thru some of her toys next weekend if you want. You can pay me in goodies!!! 🙂
    xoxo

  7. OOOOOO – you are such a woman after my heart.  I have been making lots of rice krispy treats…adding them to my table of quick breads I’ve been setting up at the farmer’s market.  They always go quickly too. I have some mini Reese’s on hand and will add those this week, but since Butterfingers are my fav candy bar, I will be trying them next.  Thanks for the great tips. Sounds like you’re gonna be a very busy gal in the weeks ahead. 

  8. From my experience, it seems the only people who have perfect homes have too much time on their hands, and don’t want to have anyone over to visit (visitors might mess up their house or bring in germs or whatever).  I love hostesses who are relaxed and just want to enjoy the company of their friends and family and feed them well (like you!).  These treats look tasty and easy!

  9. You had me at Butterfinger. These look awesome! I’ve been on a rice krispie treat kick lately with my kiddos out of school so I definitely need to try these.

    ps: If you find anyone who likes to pick up after barbies and legos let me know, I’ll hire them too. 😉

  10. these look so amazing and easy! I have burned my hands plenty when making Krispy treats!

  11. Sometimes the biggest genius is in the smallest and easiest things. You’ve done it here. Brilliant. 

  12. These look SO good. I personally LOVE easy non-recipe recipes!  Sometimes, I don’t want anything complicated you know?  Good luck with the reno and all the cleaning!  How much does that shoe sorting job pay? haha

  13. Oh, yes. I can see how these krispie treats are a struggle. Someone will have to stage an intervention if ever I’m caught alone with these treats. Good luck with the cleaning.

  14. I hear ya about cleaning out. I get home from work at 6, so from 6:30-10:00p Thursday and Friday and all day Saturday, my sons room was purged because his bday is coming up. I think I hate Lego’s right now. On the plus side, which is what kept me motivated, my goal was to take 2 bags of outgrown toys to the Boys and Girls Club. We wound up taking 3 and it felt so good to clean out and give those toys to other kids who will love them. Keep it positive and it will get done. 🙂

    BTW, I love Krispy treats. I will try these for sure. My great grandma and I used to make peanut butter Rice Krispy treats and I love and make them still. The addition of a little crunch and chocolate, I am all over that!

  15. OMG I love these, I can’t say no to a rice krispy treat, they are just too ooey gooey good, and these with butterfingers are AMAZING!

  16. So happy for your kitchen remodel! It’s going to be so exciting 😀 In the meantime, I’m happy to sort Barbie heels in exchange for these RKTs!

  17. A kitchen remodel sounds like a dream and a nightmare rolled into one! But these treats are a dream come true. Easy and delicious!

  18. Hahaha, good luck with your remodel! We lived in an old, tiny house with an apartment sized oven (a house they actually TORE down after we left) for 6 months before we moved into our new house — so I can understand how excited you’ll be just for NEW. Lol. I am obsessed with Butterfinger and these Krispie Treats!

  19. Dorothy, r u seriously baking with candy corn now? Do food bloggers really have to prep that much in advance?!

  20. I wish you all the best!! My garage overflow is starting to pile up! 

  21. Oh these are soooo fun!! I just made my first krispie treats the other day, how embarrassing?!?! Do not worry about everyone having perfect houses, we have 4 rooms + 2 bathrooms that are clear enough for visitors… the rest of the house is chaos!!! Obviously I need a hundred bags of sugar and chocolate chips in the house…! 🙂

  22. Yay for a brand new kitchen.  Not so much yay for cleaning out garages that want to swallow you whole!  I cannot wait to see all the fun kitchen prep!  It will be awesome when it is all done!  And until then, munch on RKT…I love all the Butterfinger goodness going on in these!!!

  23. I think it’s cute that you put that they could be stored for up to 3 days.  Umm, these may not last 3 hours!

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