Brown Butter Rice Krispie Treats

 Enjoy the ultimate Rice Krispie Treats. These bars are packed with the wonderful flavor and aroma of brown butter and also happen to be one of the chewiest and gooiest treats everr!


I know what you might be thinking. Rice Krispie Treats. Really? We all know how to make them since they have been around forever.

Because I thought the same thing. Before attempting to make these, I was brainstorming ideas what else I could possibly add to these bars to bring them over the top.

Wait a second. We’re talking brown butter here. Outrageously nutty, buttery and reminiscent hints of caramel. Surely that had to be enough.

And boy was it ever.


It had been years since I had a “regular” rice krispie treat and together with the brown butter upgrade, these definitely hit the spot.

I actually reduced the amount of cereal to make them extra ooey gooey and packed a relatively large amount of the rice krispie mixture into the smallest baking pan I could find. Thick and melt-in-your-mouth awesomeness.

Do I need to say more?


Ohhhh. That’s what I’m talking about. And let me tell you just how much I love food and you.

I made these fabulous treats last week after having all four of my wisdom teeth removed. Now I’m not going to bore you with details, especially since this is a food blog, but the worst thing about the extraction was the fact that I could barely eat. Which was to be suspected, of course.

Applesauce and smoothies were my best friends. But I could only wait so long until I started dreaming about any and everything I couldn’t have. Kit Kat candy bars and Rice Krispie Treats were at the top of my list.

So even though I couldn’t enjoy these right away, I whipped them up the day after my surgery and was told that they taste amazing :).


Which is also how I found out that these taste just as great (or maybe even better?) a couple of days later. I am pretty sure I will never take solid and crunchy food for granted.


Hope you love ’em as much as I did.

Happy Friday!

Brown Butter Rice Krispie Treats
Yields 12
Get ready to experience Rice Krispie Treats in a whole new way. Brown Butter turns these bars into something absolutely amazing.
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  1. 5 1/2 cups Rice Krispie cereal
  2. 8 tablespoons unsalted butter
  3. 1 10 oz. bag marshmallows
  4. 1/4 teaspoon salt
  1. Thoroughly grease an 8-x-8-inch baking pan.
  2. 1. Pour cereal into a large bowl. In a mid-sized saucepan over medium heat, brown the butter. Keep your eye on it while stirring frequently. As soon as the butter turns slightly brown, turn off the heat and add marshmallows to the pot. Stir until melted and thoroughly combined. Add salt.
  3. 2. Pour marshmallow mixture over the cereal and combine until fully incorporated. Press into the prepared baking pan. Let cool and cut into squares.
  1. Treats will keep up to 5 days stored in an airtight container.
Adapted from smittenkitchen
Adapted from smittenkitchen
Deliciously Yum!


  1. Love this recipe, I’ve made it many times! Seeing yours makes me want them again! Pinned

  2. Rice krispie treats are a classic dessert! And these look even better since they’re made with brown butter. Pinned!

  3. I need to put this on my to make this. looks delicious

  4. It’s crazy how browned butter can drastically change the flavor of something, eh?? I love this idea! Minor change to a classic, but I bet totally different flavor. Love the added salt too….I’m such a sucker for sweet and salty anything! Pinned for later, thanks Kathi! Have a lovely Friday!

  5. Brown butter? You’re a genius! I bet the nuttiness goes great with the sweetness. I might not make rice kirispie treats any other way!

  6. Brown butter. Gah these must be amazing. I went through a phase in college where I ate rise krispie treats all the time! haha But never with brown butter… must make these!

  7. What a fab spin on rice krispie treats! I bet they taste amazing with brown butter, and I love that you don’t need any extra ingredients to make them extra special. I have a big box of rice krispies that I need to use up – I think I know what I’m making!

  8. YUM! Okay Kathi, you’ve got me with this one. I know how amazing brown butter is and it’s like my kryptonite! These rice krispie treats look SO good! Pinning!

  9. Looks so yummy! I love brown butter because it adds an extra layer of flavor!

  10. Wow. This is totally taking up the same old Rice Krispie Bar to a new level! Epic!

  11. Sprinkle a little smoked salt over the top to send these into another galaxy! Wonderful!

  12. The only way I will ever eat a rice krispie treat ever again. This version is the way to go. I, too, love thick, gooey treats.

    I got my wisdom teeth out when I was 18. I was still in high school, so I had my mom to take care of me. 🙂 I was most excited for the mashed potatoes. I’m serious. Haha!

  13. Made these tonight and they are just amazing. I used up some marshmallows left some bonfires.

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