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Monday, October 25, 2010

brown butter rice krispie treats :)

well here's a simple and yummy take on an old classic.... browned butter rice krispie treats... mmmm... mmmmmm... mmmmmmm... sweet, salty, krispie, somewhat chewy... and oh so good... and did i mention... these take like 10 minutes to make... and once they are set, you'll have to hold yourself back from sneaking another one...

i came across this recipe from the fabulous "
smitten kitchen" when i was looking up some different takes on these homemade classics... and i must say, i haven't made these in like years... and they aren't something i would normally choose to make, but my biggest little guy wanted them, so... i was eager to please... and oh man... soooo yummy... so if you want to try a simple spin on the original recipe, go ahead and butter up a 8 inch square pan, melt some marshmallows and go to town...
browned butter rice krispie treats:
4 ounces (1 stick) unsalted butter, plus extra for the pan
1 10-ounce bag marshmallows
1/4 teaspoon coarse sea salt
6 cups Rice Krispies cereal (about half a 12-ounce box)

1. butter an 8-inch square cake pan with 2-inch sides
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
3. as soon as the butter takes on a nutty color, turn the heat off and stir in the marshmallows
4. 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
5. remove the pot from the stove and stir in the salt and cereal together, then quickly spread into prepared pan
be patient while waiting for them to set... then cut 'em up into tiny squares and enjoy...

happy baking everyone!


  1. Uh-uh...there is no waiting when it comes to these. I've been making them since Deb first made them. So, so good and so ridiculously easy. Yours look good, like you might have added a little bit more marshmallows or cut back on the krispies. :)

  2. these will definatly be my goto recipe! and you guessed it, i cut back on the krispies... they were a little sticky at first, but it didn't matter... they were great!


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