Brown Butter Salted Rice Crispy Treat

Posted: July 18

Time: 45 minutes

Yield: 12 servings

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Nostalgia has never tasted so bold! The Brown Butter Salted Rice Crispy Treat takes the classic rice crispy treat from childhood and turns it into something gourmet! Nutty and rich brown butter adds even greater depth to these sweet and sticky squares. Every bite of marshmallow is infused with smoky bourbon and flaky crunchy sea salt for an even more satisfying flavor. Serve up a Brown Butter Salted Rice Crispy Treat when you want a blast from the past that truly snaps, crackles, and pops!


• 1/2 cup butter • 1 (16 ounce) package miniature marshmallows • 2 tablespoons bourbon • 1 teaspoon sea salt • 8 cups crispy rice cereal • flaky sea salt, to taste


Step 1

Melt the butter in a saucepan over medium heat, stirring constantly, until it is golden brown and has a nutty aroma, about 5 minutes.

Step 2

Add the marshmallows to the browned butter.

Step 3

Reduce the heat to medium-low and cook, stirring occasionally, until marshmallows are melted, about 3-4 minutes.

Step 4

Stir the bourbon and the sea salt into the marshmallow mixture.

Step 5

Remove the saucepan from the heat.

Step 6

Add the rice cereal to the marshmallow mixture, mixing until the cereal is evenly coated with the marshmallow mixture. Transfer the mixture to a 9x13-inch baking dish.

Step 7

Place a sheet of parchment paper over the rice cereal mixture and press the mixture into the dish.

Step 8

Remove the parchment paper and sprinkle flaked sea salt over the top.

Step 9

Cool the treats to room temperature, at least 30 minutes.

Step 10


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