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Brown Butter Rice Krispie Treats

  • Author: Heather
  • Total Time: 21 minutes
  • Yield: 16 1x


Brown Butter Rice Krispie Treats is a classic treat with a sophisticated upgrade! All the flavors you remember from growing up turned up a couple notches with brown butter.


  • 1 Stick of Butter
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Salt
  • 1 Tablespoon Vanilla Extract
  • 10 Ounce Bag of Mini Marshmallows
  • 6 cups of Rice Krispie Cereal


  1. In a large pot, add 1 stick of butter and melt on medium heat. Let melt until browned, stirring occasionally and watching carefully. Brown for 6-10 minutes or until it is a deep amber color and you can smell the toasty and nutty notes.
  2. Remove from heat and add marshmallows, salt, and vanilla stirring constantly until the marshmallows are completely melted.
  3. Add in Rice Krispie cereal and stir until everything is mixed thoroughly and no dry cereal is left.
  4. Press into a 9x13 pan lined with parchment paper (or any size pan you have, I used one that is around 7x10. The smaller the size the thicker and smaller the bars are).
  5. Let cool and set for about 30 minutes, or pop in the freezer for 5 minutes, then slice.
  6. Enjoy!


  1. I cut 16 good sized bars out of my pan and could easily cut 32 for more bite sizes squares.
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 6 minutes
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: American


  • Serving Size: 1 square
  • Calories: 169
  • Sugar: 12.9 g
  • Sodium: 245.4 mg
  • Fat: 6.4 g
  • Carbohydrates: 27 g
  • Fiber: 0.1 g
  • Protein: 0.8 g
  • Cholesterol: 15.3 mg

Keywords: Rice Krispie Treats

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