These cookie butter rice crispy treats are the perfect spin on the classic rice crispy treat. This is a super easy, no bake recipe!
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Who doesn’t love rice crispy treats? They are a classic dessert that are pretty much loved by everyone. If you are a rice crispy treat fan, why not up your rice crispy treat game with cookie butter? These cookie butter rice crispy treats are a fun twist on the classic recipe.
I love these cookie butter rice crispy treats because you only need four ingredients and there’s no baking involved! I love making these for holiday treat boxes, birthday parties, tailgating, baby showers, game day parties, bake sales, and more. They are always a huge hit and I’ve never had any leftover.
Rice crispy treats or rice crispie treats?
Some people say it is rice crispie treats or rice cereal treats. It all means the same thing (rice cereal treats). Whatever way, this cookie butter version is amazing.
Where to find cookie butter?
You can find it at Trader Joe’s but I’ve also seen some other grocery stores carrying it. You can also grab some on Amazon too.
I love making these rice crispy treats because you only need four ingredients. For this recipe, you’ll need:
- Butter: I recommend that you use unsalted butter for these.
- Mini marshmallows: You’ll need one bag of mini marshmallows (about 10 ounces).
- Cookie butter: Also, called Speculoos.
- Rice cereal: Such as Rice Krispies.
What type of pan is needed?
For this recipe you’ll need a 9 x 13 pan. I usually use a Pyrex pan but I’ve also used disposable aluminum pans when I’ve brought these delicious treats to parties or to tailgates.
Tips and tricks for perfect rice crispy treats
- Always use fresh marshmallows. Marshmallows have the tendency to become difficult to cook with once they are stale. If you have a bag of stale marshmallows, save them for s’mores instead of this recipe.
- Stir the butter, cookie butter, and marshmallows frequently on low. Stir, stir, and stir!
- If you want your treats to be extra chewy then add a few more marshmallows in.
- Gently press your cookie butter rice crispy treats into your pan. This will keep them from being flat and hard.
- Grease your pan well.
How to store these treats
Store these treats in an airtight container. They will be good for for 2 to 3 days. There is no need to refrigerate these and refrigerating these can actually make them hard. These do not freeze well.
Some other fun ideas for these treats would be to use peanut butter, sunflower butter, or pumpkin spice butter. You can also use different types of cereal. I also think the cookie butter goes really well with Cheerios.
How to make this recipe
Add the butter to a large pan and begin to heat it on low heat. While the butter heats, grease a 9 x 13 pan.
Add the marshmallows to the butter on low heat while continually stirring to avoid burning the mixture. Stir the mixture until it is all evenly melted. Add the cookie butter and stir. Keep stirring the butter, marshmallows, and cookie butter mixture on low until it is completely melted and mixed together.
You may be tempted to turn up the heat to make the process go faster, but don’t! The key is to keep stirring while it cooks on low.
Add the rice cereal to the mixture and then pour everything into the 9 x 13 pan. Use a spatula to spread the mixture out evenly. Gently press into the pan. Let cool for about an hour before cutting into squares.
Other rice cereal treats that you might like:
- Rice Crispy Treats with Jumbo Marshmallows
- Matcha Rice Crispy Treats
- Copycat Starbucks Rice Crispy Treats
- Rice Crispy Treats with Marshmallow Fluff
- Protein Rice Crispy Treats
Cookie Butter Rice Crispy Treats Recipe
- 9 x 13 pan
- 6 tablespoons unsalted butter
- 1 bag mini marshmallows (about 10 ounces)
- ½ cup cookie butter
- 5 ½ cups rice cereal
- Add the butter to a large pan and begin to heat it on low heat.
- While the butter heats, grease a 9 x 13 pan.
- Add the marshmallows to the butter on low heat while continually stirring to avoid burning the mixture. Stir the mixture until it is all evenly melted.
- Add the cookie butter and stir. Keep stirring the butter, marshmallows, and cookie butter mixture on low until it is completely melted and mixed together.
- Add the rice cereal to the mixture and then pour everything into the 9 x 13 pan. Use a spatula to spread the mixture out evenly. Gently press into the pan. Let cool for about an hour before cutting into squares.
Two Pink Peonies
Thank you so much!
Very quick recipe 👌🏻
Two Pink Peonies
Thank you so much, Devina! They really are so quick and easy.
Crystal @ Simply Full of Delight
I have never heard of cookie butter! These look delicious and my kids love Rice Krispie treats, so I am sure they would love these!
Two Pink Peonies
My kids love these. I hope you guys try them!
Smelly Socks and Garden Peas
These look awesome, my kids would love them.
Those look and sound delicious! This is making me feel quite nostalgic as my dad always made rice crispy treats at Christmas. I’ll have to try these out!
More ways to use cookie butter? This is amazing. How creative, I never would have thought of this. Thank you for sharing, I can’t wait to make these.
Yummy!!! This will be on my “Grand time” list with my granddaughters ☺️
These look yummy! Pinned for my next baking day.
What a great spin on rice crispy treats. Who would have thought “cookie butter”. Can’t wait to make these!
Great recipe! So delish!
These were really good. My kids loved them as is.
I love the idea of adding peanut butter to these! I’ll be making these for my neighbors for sure!
You can never go wrong with rice krispie treats!!!
Love this cookie butter rice crispy treat recipe. Yum!
Love the cookie butter addition!
These were so delicious!
My sons will surely love this!
Say what?! Two of my favorite things merged in one!!!
This is genius!!! Sounds like the best recipe ever!
Awesome. These look delicious. I’ll try these out with my son over the weekend 👍🏻 thanks for sharing. 🥰