Friday, February 15, 2013

Cookie Butter Rice Krispy Treats

My husband and I probably just did the worst and best thing that's ever happened to me the other night: a home version of Cupcake Wars. Have you ever seen Cupcake Wars? I'll admit it has some corny parts to it, but I love seeing all the crazy cupcake combinations people come up with.

Cookie Butter Rice Krispy Treats

Our version of the show was pretty simplified. We each put a few "theme" ideas in a hat and picked one out (of course the one we pulled out happened to be my husband's suggestion: the Deer Hunt. Yes, our theme for the cupcakes was based around hunting deer... typical) Then, using a boxed cake mix as our base, we had an hour to come up with 2 unique cupcakes.

Cookie Butter Rice Krispy Treats
My husband ended up with a creamsicle cupcake (in honor of the hunter orange color) and a fluffernutter cupcake (decorated like a bullseye). I ended up with a coconut orange cupcake (also in honor of the hunter orange color) and a strawberry filled chocolate cupcake (in replica of a deer... the strawberries representing the blood and guts;) ) Time for judging.


Now I feel the need to point out that similar to how some people can hold their liquor well, I can hold my sugar pretty well. It takes a lot to make me feel sick. (I'm not sure if this is a good thing or a bad thing...) However by the time we were done, I was ready to heave. Sugar Overload.

I don't know how the Cupcake Wars judges do it. I counted and they end up tasting a total of 19 different cupcake by the time the show is over. 19!!!!! Do you know how much frosting that even is?!? We judged 4 cupcakes each... and I was pretty much comatose the rest of the night on sugar.

Cookie Butter Rice Krispy Treats

Whew. That was it. I decided to swear off sugar for good after that. To give myself props, it took me at least 24 hours before I broke down and made another batch of rice krispy treats. I blame it on the cookie butter. Have you ever had this stuff? You can get it at Trader Joes. It pretty much tastes like ground up sugar cookies/gingerbread/graham crackers. Heaven in a jar. I just so happened to have some in my cupboard begging to be put in a rice krispy treat. So I did. You're welcome. These goodies end up with a nice chewy texture and that delicious sugar cookie/gingerbread/graham cracker flavor flowing throughout it! If you're super classy like me, you can even dip your treats in more Cookie Butter. Only if you're classy though.

As for Cupcake Wars, all I know is Candice and Florian have stomachs of steel when it comes to sugar. I think I'm just going to stick to my rice krispy treats and leave the cupcake battles to them.

Cookie Butter Rice Krispy Treats

Cookie Butter Rice Krispy Treats

4 Tbsp butter
6 cups marshmallows 
3/4 cup Cookie Butter 
1 tsp vanilla extract
6 cups rice krispies


Pour the rice krispies in a large mixing bowl and set aside. Melt the butter and cookie butter in a saucepan over low heat. Once melted add in the marshmallows. Stir until they are mostly all melted (this will take a few minutes--low and slow is key for perfect texture) then stir in the vanilla
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Once fully melted, take them off heat and pour over the rice krispies. Stir lightly to combine, then dump into a greased 9x9 pan. Allow to cool 5 minutes, then press into pan with greased hands. Allow to fully cool another 30 min then enjoy! 

Cookie Butter Rice Krispy Treats


20 comments:

  1. Okay, that is a great date night idea. SO much fun!!!! And well. You know how I feel about cookie butter...

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    1. Yeah, even my husband liked it by the end (although at first he wasn't so sure:)

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    2. Omg!! I have to try... Maybe even chocolate cookie butter!

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  2. Yay! Cookie butter! One of my favorite treats! I also have an insatiable sweet tooth, but 19 cupcakes is too much even for me!

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  3. I love that you and your husband had an at-home Cupcake Wars date night! I definitely want to add that to my date night to-do list with my boyfriend. I love how you say you can hold your sugar pretty well - that made me laugh and I feel the same way!

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    1. Ha ha, yeah it was a fun date night!

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  4. That is seriously the most fun date I have seen!!! I'm with you on holding my own with sugar. It takes a lot of sugar to make me stop!!! Cookie butter in krispies sounds like an awesome way to enjoy more of that decadent spread!!!

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    1. Ha ha, it was pretty fun - watching my husband decorate his cupcakes was probably my favorite part ;)

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  5. Perfect for the 3 jars I am hoarding ;)
    -Tracie

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    1. Ha ha, I totally know hat you mean!

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  6. Sounds so fun, and these rice krispies sound so delicious. I love cookie butter!

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    1. Thanks Rachel! I know, how can you go wrong with something named "Cookie Butter"?!?!

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  7. Found your recipe last night and made these treats today. It's yummy! Thanks! =)

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  8. I LOVE cookie butter + rice krispie treats! Can't wait to try this one out, thank you!

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  9. Hi Summer

    When you measured out your marshmallows did you use regular size or mini size marshmallows.

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    1. Hey Jackie, I always use mini. They melt a little more evenly then the big ones do :)

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  10. how many squares does this make?

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  11. I can eat this straight out of jar w/a spoon. So yummy!

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