Brown Butter Rice Krispie Treats

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Okay, so we all know rice krispie treats are amazing. I mean, who doesn’t love marshmallows, cereal, and butter?! But a few years ago my dear friend, Weronika, introduced me to a brown butter rice krispie treat and my life hasn’t been the same since. Honestly, I know it sounds goofy, but these are like the grown up, more sophisticated version of a normal rice krispie treat.

Adding sprinkles was really just my way of making them more festive for the holiday…and you know, super cute. These cute sprinkles come from Sprinkle Pop! So basically you can customize these for any holiday or event. Or even cut them with a cute cookie cutter.

I hope you love these babies as much as I do! Let me know if you do!

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup of unsalted butter, or if you use salted forget the salt below (2 sticks)
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 20 ounces of marshmallows (2 regular sized bags)
  • 1 Box of Rice Krispies cereal (12 ounces)
  • 4 tbsp of sprinkles for mixing, plus 1 tbsp of sprinkles for topping

How to make Brown Butter Rice Krispie Treats:

  1. Line a 9”x13” baking dish with parchment paper (and grease sides).
  2. In a large 5-8 qt. pot add butter over a medium-low heat. Melt the butter until completely melted. Then keep stirring as the butter browns…from melted, to dark golden, to a brown and nutty fragranced mixture. This usually takes about 4-6 minutes. You don’t want it to burn, so keep a close eye on it. Mix in salt.
  3. Slowly stir in marshmallows about 1 cup at a time until incorporated well. I use a wooden spoon as it’s sturdiest.
  4. Turn off heat and mix in the cereal, about ½-1 cup at a time.
  5. Add in 1 Tbsp of sprinkles until all ingredients are incorporated.
  6. Scoop mixture into the prepared baking dish and push down mixture until it has a flattened surface (can use hands, spoon, or bottom of a cup greased).
  7. Let cool, remove from pan, slice, and enjoy!

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Brown Butter Rice Krispie Treats

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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 20 servings
Author: Amanda Wilens

Ingredients

  • 1 cup unsalted butter
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 20 ounces marshmallows
  • 1 box of Rice Krispies cereal 12 ounces
  • 4 Tbsp sprinkles plus 1 tbsp of sprinkles for topping

Instructions

  • Line a 9”x13” baking dish with parchment paper (and grease sides).
  • In a large 5-8 qt. pot add butter over a medium-low heat. Melt the butter until completely melted. Then keep stirring as the butter browns…from melted, to dark golden, to a brown and nutty fragranced mixture. This usually takes about 4-6 minutes. You don’t want it to burn, so keep a close eye on it. Mix in salt.
  • Slowly stir in marshmallows about 1 cup at a time until incorporated well. I use a wooden spoon as it’s sturdiest.
  • Turn off heat and mix in the cereal, about ½-1 cup at a time.
  • Add in 1 Tbsp of sprinkles until all ingredients are incorporated.
  • Scoop mixture into the prepared baking dish and push down mixture until it has a flattened surface (can use hands, spoon, or bottom of a cup greased).
  • Let cool, remove from pan, slice, and enjoy!

Nutrition

Calories: 180kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 24mg | Sodium: 140mg | Potassium: 3mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 18g | Vitamin A: 287IU | Calcium: 4mg | Iron: 1mg
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