The 12 Days of Holiday Cookies, Day 6: Salted Brown Butter Rice Krispy Treats

This is not me reinventing the wheel. This is me telling you to stop what you are doing, right now and make these. Forget everything you ever knew about Rice Krispy Treats. These are 1,000,000 times better than any you ever had.

The amount of butter from the original recipe is a bit more than doubled, and it’s BROWNED, people. For those of you that might be unfamiliar with this, butter when browned takes on a wonderful almost nutty flavor. It’s great in desserts and makes for a killer pasta sauce.

I discovered this wonderful idea from the ever talented Smitten Kitchen. The brown butter and salt gives them that salty-sweet combo that so many of us crave.

Your kids will love to help with this. Ava and I made two batches over the weekend. Between the two of us, it’s halfway gone already. I don’t know a single kid that doesn’t love these treats.

Get out your butter and start browning, kids!

krispy treats2 The 12 Days of Holiday Cookies, Day 6: Salted Brown Butter Rice Krispy Treats

Salted Brown Butter Rice Krispy Treats

6 cups puffed rice cereal
1 10z bag marshmallows
1 stick of butter
1/4 teaspoon sea or kosher salt
Step One: Melt butter in large saucepan. Continue to let it cook until it foams, then takes on a light brown color.

Step Two: Immediately remove from heat and add in marshmallows, stirring until melted.

Step Three: Add in cereal and salt and mix until well combined.

Step Four: Pour into greased pan ( can use either an 8×8 or 9×13 – only difference will be the thickness). Press down with lightly buttered hands.

Step Five: Let cool and cut into bite sized pieces.