Butterbeer Rice Krispy Treats (Foodie Friday #16)

Im tired of sharing savory food I want to share a dessert!  I love baking and all things sweet but majority of the time I make savory food because you need normal food to live 🙂

I have made this dessert a few times and every single dang time they are devoured.  Its probably the browned butter…no its probably the marshmallow goodness…no its probably ALL OF IT!!!  Fair warning these are pretty sweet but totally worth it.  They do taste 100000000 times better with the frosting, but its totally optional.  Just be warned…its 1000000000 times better with it.  Got that…100000000 times better 🙂

butterbeer rice kirspies

Butterbeer Crispy Treats with Butterbeer Frosting (slightly modified from here)

Servings: 1 9×9 pan        Prep Time: 20 min          Cook Time: 5 min

Ingredients

For the Treats

•6 cups rice crispy cereal
•1/2 cup butterscotch chips
•1/4 cup unsalted butter, browned (if desired, link to the tutorial I have always used)
•14 ounces mini-marshmallows + some larger ones to be added at the end
•1/4 cup butterscotch syrup (such as ice cream topping, very liquidy)

For the Frosting (Optional)
•1/2 cup unsalted butter, browned (link again to the tutorial I have always used)
•2 cups powdered sugar
•2 tbsp butterscotch syrup (such as ice cream topping, very liquidy)
•pinch of salt

Instructions

To make the treats: Lightly coat cake pan in cooking spray or melted butter; set aside.  In a large bowl, combine the cereal and butterscotch chips; set aside.

Combine the marshmallows and butter in a large saucepan set over medium heat. Stir constantly until the marshmallows are completely melted. Stir in the cereal mixture until it is evenly coated with the melted marshmallows.  If desired add some larger marshmallows in to have the nice marshmallow chunks. Once combined, press the mixture into the prepared pan. Allow to cool completely before frosting or serving.

To make the frosting: In a large bowl, or the bowl of a standing mixer, beat the butter on medium high speed for about 30 seconds. Add the sugar, about 1/2 of a cup at a time, and beat on medium speed until combined. Stir in the salt, and syrup until combined. Mix on medium high speed for 5 minutes, until fluffy and very light in color.  The frosting will be pretty flaky and not as creamy as something like buttercream frosting.  If you would like a creamier frosting add a little milk at a time until desired consistency is reached.  If too liquidy add a little powdered sugar at a time for the opposite effect.

Note:  If you dont add the extra marshmallows these treats will be pretty dense.  I prefer a little loser krispy treat so I add the chunks of marshmallow in, but if you prefer a denser treat leave them out.  Also dont be too heavy  handed on the syrup that will make the treats soggy.

original butterbeer krispy treats These are from the first time I made them, the first picture is most recent, you can see how I’ve progressed 🙂

In the past I have made this with the butterbeer syrup recipe Darla did (the post has since been removed) but I cant find actual butterbeer drink anymore so its probably easiest to use butterscotch syrup it tastes pretty much the same and is easier to whip up.

CHIME IN!!!  Do you prefer to cook sweet or savory?  Do you like rice krispy treats?  Make anything good lately?

One Comment Add yours

  1. Brittany says:

    I have an insatiable sweet tooth, so I’m always baking. I’ve tamed the beast a bit thankfully. For now.

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