Thursday, November 7, 2013

Butterscotch Rice Crispy Treats

You get two recipes for the price of one this time.  My friend, Amber L. Johnson recently published her debut novella, Where We Fell.  (see my review of Where We Fell HERE) At one point in the story, the main girl, Hannah, brings a plate of Butterscotch Treats to Oliver.  I wanted to celebrate Amber's success by posting a recipe for these treats here.  I found one recipe on the Kellogg's site


  • 3 tablespoons butter or margarine
  • 1 package (10 oz., about 40) regular marshmallows
  • — OR —
  • 4 cups miniature marshmallows
  • 3 tablespoons butterscotch flavor instant pudding & pie filling
  • 6 cups Kellogg's® Rice Krispies® cereal
  • Ignore the Chocolate Chips


1. In large saucepan melt butter over low heat. Add marshmallows and stir until completely melted. Remove from heat. Stir in pudding mix.

2. Add KELLOGG'S RICE KRISPIES cereal. Stir until well coated.

3. Using buttered spatula or wax paper evenly press mixture into 13 x 9 x 2-inch pan coated with cooking spray. Cool. Cut into 2-inch squares. Best if served the same day.


In microwave-safe bowl heat butter and marshmallows on HIGH for 3 minutes, stirring after 2 minutes. Stir until smooth. Add pudding mix, stirring until smooth. Follow steps 2 and 3 above. Microwave cooking times may vary.

This version, while tasty, did not stand a chance against the recipe my mother used to make.  Hold on to your taste buds.

6 cups Crisp Rice Cereal
2 cups butterscotch chips
1 cup peanut butter

Chocolate Topping (original recipe, I suggest doubling this to create an complete layer of chocolate over the treats.)
1 cup chocolate chips
2 tbsp butter
1 tbsp water
1/2 cup powdered sugar
1. In a medium pot, melt the butterscotch chips and peanut butter over medium heat on the stove.
2. Once the butterscotch chips are completely melted, mix in the cereal.
3. Spread in a greased 9X13 pan
4. Allow to cool in the refrigerator for approx 30 minutes

1. Heat all ingredients over medium-high heat
2. Carefully spread the chocolate over the top of the treats
3. Allow to cool in the refrigerator for another 30 minutes, then enjoy.

My kids call this stuff "crack".  It's every bit as addictive.