Saturday, May 28, 2011

Salted Brown Butter Crispy Treats

We have a marshmallow cupboard.  Well, it's not exclusively devoted to marshmallows but we call it the marshmallow cupboard.

I seem to have a knack for collecting marshmallows and there always seems to be like 5 bags of marshmallows in there at any given time. 

Truth be told, I don't even LIKE marshmallows.

So clearly it was time to use the marshmallows.

Did you know the Bible has the word marshmallow in it?  Job 6:6. Depending on what version of the Bible you use. 

So with marshmallows and a box of Rice Crispies in hand, I went searching the internet for a rice crispy treats. I wanted to find one with a twist to it. 

These were perfect.  Not too radical but it certainly elevated them up a notch or two. Browned butter seriously rocks!

The chocolate clump was my kids trying to decorate an already super sweet delicious bar with more sugar. 

Salted Brown Butter Crispy Treats Recipe
Recipe from Smitten Kitchen

4 ounces (1/4 pound or 1 stick) unsalted butter
1 10-ounce bag marshmallows
Heaping 1/4 teaspoon coarse sea salt
6 cups Rice Krispies cereal (about half a 12-ounce box)

Butter (or coat with non-stick spray) an 8-inch square cake pan with 2-inch sides.

In a large pot, melt butter over medium-low heat. It will melt, then foam, then turn clear golden and finally start to turn brown and smell nutty. Stir frequently, scraping up any bits from the bottom as you do. Don’t take your eyes off the pot as while you may be impatient for it to start browning, the period between the time the butter begins to take on color and the point where it burns is often less than a minute.

As soon as the butter takes on a nutty color, turn the heat off and stir in the marshmallows. The residual heat from the melted butter should be enough to melt them, but if it is not, turn it back on low until the marshmallows are smooth.

Remove the pot from the stove and stir in the salt and cereal together. Quickly spread into prepared pan.

Salted Brown Butter Peanut Butter Crispy Treats

Same as above, just add 1/2 - 3/4 cup of peanut butter with the marshmallows until melted.  Drizzle with chocolate if desired.  I let the kids drizzle with chocolate and use sprinkles. 

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  1. Debbi, what a great take on the classic. A great adult bar as well, thanks.

  2. Oh my, those look yummy. I will be bringing them to the congregation picnic today. Thanks for the recipe. I love your blog!

  3. This is my favorite crispy treats recipe! I agree, browned butter seriously rocks!

  4. Yum yum! They sound and look so GOOD!

  5. My husbands favorite can't let him see this have to type fast! Great post! thank you for reminding me to make them soon!!!!!

  6. Send me a few. Love brown butter add marshmallows and rice krispies and this is so perfect!! Thanks.

  7. Absolutely wonderful! I love salted brown butter crispy treats!!

  8. thanks for the recipe! i will definitely try those amazing bars! yummmmyyy..

    come to my blog, and say what you think about my dishes :)

    Have a nice weekend,

  9. After making homemade marshmallows it's hard for me to eat the store bought ones! But I do love a rice krispie treat and brown butter is one of the greatest things in the world!

  10. YUM! Brown butter and salt! Delicious!

  11. What a nice twist on the old rice krispie treat. Thanks for linking this up to Sweets for a Saturday.