salted brown butter rice krispie treats
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Adapted from Smitten Kitchen's original recipe, here's my version of a super easy grown-up version of a classic kid dessert.
Serves: 16
  • 4 cups miniature marshmallows
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 6 cups rice krispie cereal
  • 1 teaspoon coarse sea salt or kosher salt
  1. Spray a 8" square cake pan with non-stick cooking spray or coat with melted butter. Prepare a square of parchment paper approximately the same size as the cake pan and set aside.
  2. In a saucepan over medium-low heat, melt butter, stirring constantly. Continue stirring the butter as it foams and then turns clear yellow, then begins to brown.
  3. As soon as butter turns brown with little bits floating around, remove the pan from heat. Immediately stir in the marshmallows until smooth and melted.
  4. Add salt and stir well.
  5. Add rice krispie cereal and toss lightly in butter and marshmallow mixture until well coated.
  6. Using a spatula or wooden spoon, turn out the cereal mixture into the cake pan and press with the back of the spoon/spatula to get all of the cereal into the cake pan.
  7. Put the parchment paper on top of the cake pan and press down lightly to form the rice krispies into the pan in one even layer.
  8. Cool completely, then slice into squares and serve immediately.
Recipe by Grits and Chopsticks at