Brownie Batter Krispie Treats

So this is like the easiest recipe in the world.  Like so easy, who could mess it up? Any yet somehow I managed to mess it up and my first batch went in the trash.  I mean, really?! So note to self, don’t use stale marshmallows or you’ll end up with a hard marshmallow mess.  So, it really wasn’t my fault, right?! It was the marshmallows I used! 😉 So I ran to the store and got more marshmallows. I wasn’t going to let a krispie treat conquer me! It turned out perfectly the second time using fresh marshmallows.  I love the slightly chocolatey flavor, and I would even add a bit more brownie mix next time.  I didn’t have the brownie pieces to put in this but I bet they would be even better with those.

Brownie Batter Krispie Treats 
Source: Cookies & Cups

1/4 cup butter
1- 10 ounce bag mini marshmallows
1 cup dry brownie mix (or more for a stronger chocolate flavor)
6 cups rice krispie cereal
Optional: 2 cups brownie pieces

Spray a 9 x 13 pan with cooking spray, set aside.

In a medium sized saucepan, melt butter over medium heat.  Once melted add in marshmallows and stir until completely melted.  Remove from heat and stir in brownie mix.

Transfer marshmallow mixture to a large bowl.  Pour in rice krispies (and brownie pieces) and carefully stir until fully incorporated. Press into prepared pan.  Let cool, then cut into squares. Store in an airtight container.

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  1. No bake is always a winner! Love the idea! 🙂
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  2. Such a great variation on a classic rice krispie treat 🙂
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  3. This is a fun twist on the average krispie treats! I love to switch it up every now and again 🙂

    Whenever I make rice krispies I try to do the 1 pot challenge – and try to mix it all on the pot I melted everything in….it normally turns out to be a huge mess but I still always try haha!

  4. These are incredible. With all the cake batter krispie treats floating around I cannot believe it never occurred to me to use brownie mix! Wonderful!
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  5. I thought that this was going to be complicated but it’s so simple! Sounds great. 🙂 And I use expired stuff all the time. Good to know that I shouldn’t bother with expired marshmallows!
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  6. You have my attention! So easy and yet so delicious, I love these little guys!!