Cookie Butter Krispie Balls

Everyone I know probably grew up with rice krispies being a staple in desserts around the house. My love for marshmallows probably helps my devotion to these classic treats.

Marshmallows need to be melted and in original form in all of my rice krispie treats. Something about a miniature marshmallow when biting in that just soothes the soul. OK, I’m taking it too far there but really I like to have some melted to hold everything together and then at the end throw some in for good measure. It’s kind of like chocolate chips with cookies.

 Cookie Butter Rice Krispie Balls

This go around I decided to make cookie butter rice krispie balls. Cookie butter has been all the rave for the past couple of years. I recently just found out that H-E-B carries their own version of cookie butter.


Cookie Butter Rice Krispie Balls

I enjoy it with freshly sliced apples and now with these rice krispie balls. I also decided that squares are out and round balls are in for these treats. That makes the treats smaller and you feel less guilty about indulging in 2 or 3 because of the size.

These will definitely be made again because after a couple of hours we no longer had any more for a snack. (Don’t worry we had a cookout and I shared the treats with the guests.)


ENJOY ~ Meagan

HEB Cookie Butter

Cookie Butter Rice Krispie Balls


  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 15 jet puffed marshmallows
  • 1/4 cup cookie butter spread
  • 3 cups rice kripies
  • 1/2 cup jet puffed miniature marshmallows


Add butter to a sauce pan over low/medium heat.  Melt and then add large marshmallows.  Stir until marshmallows have melted and then add cookie spread.  Stir until lightly melted and then remove from heat.

Add rice krispies and miniature marshmallows to the mix and stir until well coated.

Line a baking sheet with wax paper and create 1 inch size balls using a spoon or cookie scoop.  Roll in between hands before placing on wax paper.

Tip: Spray scoop with non-stick spray and hands so mixture doesn’t stick to hands.



Slightly adapted from the original Rice Krispie Treats recipe.

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Disclosure: I have a working relationship with H-E-B Grocery. I received a package of goodies to try out and was compensated for this post. All opinions are 100% my own and I appreciate your support in the brands that I love.

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14 comments on “Cookie Butter Rice Krispie Balls”

  1. You had me at cookie. wait. butter. wait. rice krispie. These look so killer!

  2. My boys would freak out over these, Meagan. Ok, so would I.

  3. I am a woman of a certain age. And rice krispies treats have been around that long and have NEVER lost their popularity. Fun variation!

  4. I have never bought cookie butter! Need to hop on the train, because these, sound phenomenal.

  5. What a fun idea! I’m not a huuuuge fan of rice krispie treats, but with cookie butter? I think I would be!!

  6. These are totally fabulous, Meagan! I adore cookie butter and rice krispies, so this combination is totally perfect for me 🙂 Pinning!

  7. Okay. These look like heaven. Everyone raves about cookie butter, but I’ve never tried it. I’ve seen it at Trader Joe’s, but now I’m convinced that I need to make these Rice Krispie Balls and eat all of the cookie butter.

  8. These would not be safe around me!! 🙂

  9. These are so cute! I still have not tried cookie butter but I totally need to asap!

  10. These are so cute! I still have not tried cookie butter but I definitely need to asap!

  11. Awesome twist on a classic! Can’t wait to try this mouth watering rice krispie ball recipe!

  12. Oh goodness, I think I would eat more than my fair share of these beauties!! Love!

  13. WHY have I never thought to include whole mini marshmallows in rice krispie treats?? That is pure genius! and the cookie butter…oh man…SO good

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