Brown Butter and Cookie Butter Krispy Squares

Browned butter and cookie butter are both bone fide, certified, internet “things”.  I don’t think I can go more than a week without seeing one or the other on a blog I follow.  But as you may have gathered, it’s a bit harder to jump on internet bandwagons here across the pond.  But I was fairly delighted when I found that my local Sainsbury’s is now carrying Biscoff butter (in both smooth and crunchy!) and I was so excited that I get to be one of the cool kids, down with the trends.  And of course, I couldn’t resist buying some for some blogger friends (that’s how community works!)  I love how supermarkets have such diverse stock – you never know what you’re going to find when you wander into one.)

The idea for this one came from Bakerella, who made lovely little dippers with the same ingredients – but the recipe itself came out of my frustration that I can never bake with peanut butter (I’m sure all of you know that Beardy Fiance hates peanut butter) – when I was trying to figure out what I could substitute for peanut butter (chocolate hazlenut spread is out, because Beardy Fiance hates hazlenuts too), so the only “butter” left to me was cookie butter.  I made mine the smooth kind so as to better approximate the texture of peanut butter.

So for all my fellow Brit residents, here’s a great recipe using cookie butter (and let me know if you want me to send you some!)

Cookie Butter and Browned Butter Krispy Squares (recipe adapted from Candy Kittens)

Ingredients:

75g unsalted butter

250g marshmallows

150g cookie butter

1 1/2 teaspoons of vanilla extract

130g Rice Krispies

DSC_1156Brown the butter – don’t just melt it but allow it to heat until it turns a golden brown, with a nutty aroma.

DSC_1158Add in marshmallows and cookie butter and mix until a smooth, paste-like substance.

DSC_1159Mix the paste in with rice krispies and place in a lined tray to allow to sit overnight.

DSC_1160Cut up into delicious squares that Beardy Fiance will hoover up – unaware how close he came to the dreaded peanut butter!

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6 comments

  1. Yum, I love brown butter. the smell of it alone is amazing 😀 these sound gorgeous

  2. this looks delicious!

  3. Woooah these look amazing. Definitely making these at the weekend!! xoxo

  4. This looks scrummy! I wonder how great it would be amped with Nutella…

  5. Now WHY did you have to go and share that recipe with me, huh? Naughty naughty girl 😉
    Janie x

  6. recipesfromapantry · · Reply

    Man you are killing me with your yummy sweets.

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