Salted Brown Butter Rice Krispie Treats

Just four simple ingredients make this delicious treat.  I do not know what it is but something about October and the upcoming trick or treating makes me think of Rice Krispie treats.  I wanted to do something though to “dress up” the basic treat.  After searching the internets for a recipe to try I decided to play around with one from Smitten Kitchen .  Just a few very simple adjustments to how you prepare your Rice Krispie Treats take the flavor up a notch and gives your treats a new depth of flavor.
Salted Brown Butter Rice Krispie Treats


  • 1 stick unsalted butter, plus extra for the pan
  • 1 10.5 ounce bag marshmallows
  • Heaping 1/4 tsp coarse sea salt + another 1/4 to 1/2 tsp to sprinkle on top when finished
  • 6 cups Rice Krispies cereal (about half a 12-ounce box)


  1. Butter (or coat with non-stick spray) an 13 x9 cake pan.
  2. In a large pot, melt butter over medium-low heat. It will melt, then foam, then turn clear golden and finally start to turn brown and smell nutty. Stir frequently, scraping up any bits from the bottom as you do. Be sure to keep a close eye on the butter through out this process because it moves from one stage to the next pretty quickly.
  3. As soon as the butter takes on a nutty color, turn the heat off and stir in the marshmallows. The residual heat from the melted butter should be enough to melt them, but if it is not, turn it back on low until the marshmallows are smooth.
  4. Remove the pot from the stove and stir in the salt and cereal together. Quickly spread into prepared pan.Use a silicon spatula to spread and smooth the mixture
  5. Let cool, cut into squares or triangles and enjoy!
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Browned Butter- this is what the butter should look like when you turn off the
heat and add your marshmallows
I hope you get a chance to make these soon because they are a great quick fall treat!

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