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)


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!




  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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