Salted Brown Butter Rice Crispies

As a kid I loved rice crispy treats.  They’re full of marshmallows and butter, so how couldn’t you love them?!  When I saw Smitten Kitchen’s blog post of salted brown butter crispy treats, I knew I had to try them.  Browned butter, sea salt, and marshmallows take an average kiddo treat and created an adult approved heavenly item.  While I’ve tweaked the recipe a bit, I think both are equally as tasty.

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Salted Brown Butter Rice Crispies


Recipe: Salted Brown Butter Rice Crispies

Prep/Cook Time: 5 minutes             Serves: 15 small squares


1 stick salted butter

1/4 teaspoon sea salt

1 (10 ounce) bag of small or large marshmallows

5 1/2 cups Rice Krispies cereal


Butter a 9×13 pan.

In a medium sized pot, start melting the butter on medium low.  The goal is to brown the butter so it has nice nutty flavor.  This will take roughly 5 minutes, but don’t walk away from the pan otherwise the butter might go from browned to burned in seconds.

Swirl the pan here and there so the browning is even.  The butter will eventually start to bubble and foam making it hard to see the color at the bottom.  If you tip the pot, you can get a better angle.

Once the butter has browned, turn the heat all the way to low and add the sea salt and marshmallows.  Stir continuously until the marshmallows have fully melted.  Don’t overcook the marshmallows otherwise the consistency will be off.  This process should only take a minute or two.

Turn off the heat and transfer to a large mixing bowl.  Add the Rice Krispies cereal to the marshmallow mix and stir until all combined.

Spread the mixture out onto your buttered pan.  Let cool completely and slice.


Other Suggested Desserts:

Oreo Cookies

Salted Caramel Budino

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