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These Rice Krispie Cookies with Chocolate and Butterscotch Chips have a great texture that makes these crispy cookies completely irresistible.

Rice Crispy Cookies with Choclate & Butterscotch Chips
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Why We Love This Recipe

Have a half a box of Rice Krispies Cereal and some pantry baking ingredients? Let’s make some Rice Krispie Cookies!!

Rice Krispies in cookies? But will it work?? I was pleasantly surprised that the cereal stayed nice and crisp and gave the cookies a great texture. We are a nut-free house and I sometimes miss the texture of nuts in my favorite cookies so this was a delicious variation.

How to Make Rice Krispie Cookies

See recipe card below for ingredient quantities and full instructions.

  • Preheat oven to 375℉ and prepare some baking sheets with parchment paper or silicone mats.
  • Sift together dry ingredients in one bowl, then beat wet ingredients in another.
  • Combine the wet and dry ingredients to form the dough.
  • Stir in chocolate chips, butterscotch chips and cereal.
  • Arrange by spoonfuls onto the baking sheets and bake for 10-12 minutes until the edges are golden and slightly crispy.
  • Cool on a wire rack.


Store cooled cookies in an airtight container for up to 4-5 days. After that they will begin to lose their freshness. Or, freeze for up to 6 months.

A stack of cookies

Rice Crispy Cookies with Chocolate and Butterscotch Chips

4.69 from 16 votes
These Rice Crispy Cookies with Chocolate and Butterscotch Chips have a great texture that makes these cookies completely irresistible.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 24 cookies


  • 1 cup butter softened (2 sticks)
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup granulated white sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 1/4 cups flour
  • 1 cup mini chocolate chips
  • 1 cup butterscotch chips
  • 2 cups crispy rice cereal


  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  • In a small bowl, sift together flour, baking soda and salt. Set aside.
  • Beat butter, vanilla and sugars until light and fluffy. Add eggs and beat well.
  • Gradually stir in the flour mixture and beat until well combined.
  • Gently stir in chocolate chips, butterscotch chips and cereal.
  • Drop by rounded tablespoon onto cookie sheets.
  • Bake for 10-12 minutes.
  • Cool on cookie sheets for 3 minutes before transferring to a cooling rack.


You can of course use any sort of chocolate chips or dried fruit you like. Just keep the combined total to 2 cups.


Calories: 238kcalCarbohydrates: 35gProtein: 2gFat: 10gSaturated Fat: 6gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 36mgSodium: 244mgPotassium: 31mgFiber: 1gSugar: 23gVitamin A: 280IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 21mgIron: 1mg
Keyword crispy cookies, rice krispie cookies, rice krispie treats

Kristin Maxwell

Kristin Maxwell is the creator and main recipe developer, writer, and photographer of Yellow Bliss Road. A self-taught cook and self-appointed foodie, she specializes in easy, flavorful and approachable recipes for any home cook.

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  1. I am known as The Cookie Lady to my customers, family and friends, I bake for.
    I have to tell you these cookies are everything you want in a cookie. First of all they are
    delicious, I ate more of these myself than I usually do ! They are quick and easy to mix
    together and bake up perfect every time. Thanks so much for this recipe !!

  2. Hi! Would it be a good idea to refrigerate the dough for 30 min or so before baking or will that make the rice krispies soggy? Thanks!

  3. How could I serve these after freezing them? Do I simply let them come to room temperature or do I have to rebake it? Please and thanks!

  4. Kristen, these cookies are outstanding to say the least! I just baked a batch this morning and i cannot believe how good they are! I did not have chocolate chips or butterscotch chips but used salted caramel chips and they are sooooooo good! What a great recipe!

  5. Just made these today. I didn’t have butterscotch chips so I substituted those with salted caramel chips I had picked up from Kroger a while back. Yum! Nice way to use up rice crisped cereal too. My family thanks you!

  6. Hi Kristin! Made these amazing chocolate chip krispie cookies….had to tell you….they were amazing! They’re now going in my must-make collection… Thank you!