Whatcha Makin' Now?: Birthdays and Butterfinger Rice Krispie Bars


Thursday, April 12, 2012

Birthdays and Butterfinger Rice Krispie Bars

Birthdays are fun, especially co-worker birthdays.  I HATE surprises or any kind, but I do love to surprise other people.  My work neighbor, Christina, (she is in the space next to me) had her birthday today.  We took the opportunity to fill her space with over a 170 balloons. 

Another co-worker, Julie, and I spent our lunch hour yesterday hiding out in a conference blowing up each and every balloon.  We only had 2 or 3 that popped in our face.  Scared the bejesus out of us.  As soon as the clock hit 5:00 and Christina was out the door, we jumped into action.  We used streamers to secure the opening and then poured the balloons into the space.

When Christina arrived this morning she was pretty surprised!  Luckily, she had no idea of our plan.  We all had a good laugh and then proceeded to pop each and every balloon.  I’m not sure what was more fun: blowing up or popping…...okay, definitely the popping. 

No birthday is truly complete without treats.  I was thinking about making Butterfinger Blondie’s but then I found a recipe for Butterfinger Rick Krispies instead.  I love a good rice krispie recipe…and mixing in candy can’t hurt anything. 

This is a super easy recipe and you could totally use another kind of candy.  I think Reece’s Peanut Butter Cups would be realllllly good. 

You should give it a try!  What candy would you use? 

Butterfinger Rice Krispie Bars
From Recipe Girl

2 tablespoon butter
½  cup creamy peanut butter
56 large marshmallows (or 7 cups mini marshmallows)
8 cups Rice Krispies
16 fun size Butterfinger bars or 10-12 oz, chopped 

Lightly butter a 9 x 13 or Jelly Roll pan with butter. 

Over medium heat, in a large saucepan, melt the butter and peanut butter together.  Add the marshmallows and stir until melted (stir pretty consistently). 

Remove from heat and stir in the Rice Krispies and then stir in about ½ of the chopped Butterfingers (the rest can be sprinkled on top).  Pour the mixture into the buttered pan and press down to even everything out.  (Put a little butter or shortening on your fingers to keep it from sticking.) 

Place in the refrigerator to set for about 10 minutes and then sprinkle remaining candy on top.  Cut into pieces and enjoy! 

*You could drizzle chocolate on top to make them even yummier! 

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