Sea Salt & Browned Butter Rice Krispie Treats

photoKellogg’s now makes gluten free Rice Krispies cereal!  I made the recipe on the box a few weeks ago, but found that the cereal to marshmallow ratio was WAY off in my opinion.  They were too firm and crunchy.  I like my rice krispie treats gooey and soft.

So, I set off to discover the ultimate Rice Krispie treat.  Everybody has their own recipe, but here’s my take on these yummy childhood treats.

Marshmallowy, gooey, nutty, salty, sweet.  Think of your average Rice Krispie treat, but one-upped with nutty browned butter and surprising bits of sea salt.  You absolutely need to try these.

As with your average Rice Krispie treat, they’re simple to put together and perfect when you want something sweet but don’t have lots of time on your hands.

What you’ll need: cooking spray, butter, marshmallows, sea salt, Rice Krispies.

Coat an 8-inch square pan with cooking spray or butter.  In a large pot, melt the butter over medium heat.  It will melt, then foam, then turn clear golden and finally start to turn brown and smell nutty.  If possible, avoid using a non-stick pot because it makes it harder to see what color the butter is turning.  Stir frequently, scraping up any brown bits from the sides and bottom of the pot.  (Keep your eyes on the butter because it will burn quickly if you’re not careful!)


As soon as the butter takes on an amber-brown color and smells nutty, turn off the heat and stir in your marshmallows.  I used this entire bag.

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The heat from the melted butter should melt the marshmallows, but you can turn the heat on low if you need a bit more help to get the mixture melted and smooth.


Remove the pot from the stove and stir in the sea salt and cereal until it’s all combined.


Spread into your prepared pan. I liked to spray a piece of waxed paper with Pam and use that to press the mixture firmly into the edges and corners of the pan.  Let cool, then cut into squares or bars and enjoy!

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Sea Salt & Browned Butter Rice Krispie Treats 

Makes 16 2-inch squaresIMG_5557

Ingredients

  • Non-stick cooking spray
  • 1 stick of unsalted butter
  • 1 16-oz bag of marshmallows
  • 1/2 teaspoon coarse sea salt
  • 6 cups Rice Krispies cereal

Steps

  1. Coat an 8-inch square pan with cooking spray or butter.
  2. In a large pot, melt the butter over medium heat.  It will melt, then foam, then turn clear golden and finally start to turn brown and smell nutty.  If possible, avoid using a non-stick pot because it makes it harder to see what color the butter is turning.  Stir frequently, scraping up any brown bits from the sides and bottom of the pot.  (Keep your eyes on the butter because it will burn quickly if you’re not careful!)
  3. As soon as the butter takes on an amber-brown color and smells nutty, turn off the heat and stir in your marshmallows.  The heat from the melted butter should melt the marshmallows, but you can turn the heat on low if you need a bit more help to get the mixture melted and smooth.
  4. Remove the pot from the stove and stir in the salt and cereal until it’s all combined.
  5. Spread into your prepared pan. I liked to spray a piece of waxed paper with Pam and use that to press the mixture firmly into the edges and corners of the pan.
  6. Let cool, then cut into squares or bars and enjoy.

Hugs, kisses & yummy dishes… xoxo

Lauren

5 Responses to Sea Salt & Browned Butter Rice Krispie Treats

  1. llevy19 says:

    These are quite possibly my new favorite things. Can’t wait to make these at home…and not share with anyone.

  2. hugsnkitchen says:

    I’m so glad you liked them! You have to tell me how they turn out 🙂 You could also make them in a 13″ x 9″ pan and there would be more of them… They just wouldn’t be as thick and chewy.

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