Brown Butter Rice Krispy Treats

Sometimes it's nice to stick to the classics. It's been a while since I made Rice Krispy treats but they never disappoint. It's kind of amazing how the Rice Krispy cereal brand has made itself inseparable from the idea of making a puffed rice treat. Who knew the pinnacle of brand recognition would be covered in melted marshmallows? 

With only three ingredients to work with - I gave the butter a more complex flavor by browning it first. If you've never had browned butter - its taste is often described as slightly nutty. Of course adding the stick and chocolate drizzle made for a fun presentation but I could've 100% eaten these treats alone.  Both without chocolate and by myself - don't tempt me with a good time! 

Brown Butter Rice Krispy Treats | Becca Bakes (
Rice Krispy Treats | Becca Bakes (
Brown Butter Rice Krispy Treats | Becca Bakes (
Brown Butter Rice Krispy Treats | Becca Bakes (

Brown Butter Rice Krispy Treats


  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 10oz bag of mini marshmallows
  • 5 cups of Rice Krispy cereal
  • Chocolate sauce (optional)
  • Treat sticks (optional) 


  1. Place Rice Krispy cereal in a large bowl. Set aside. 
  2. Line an 8x8 square baking dish with tin foil so it overhangs on each side. Spray the tinfoil with non-stick cooking spray.
  3. Brown the butter by melting it in a sauce pan until it turns a light amber color
  4. Remove from heat and add marshmallows. Stir with a rubber spatula until smooth and melted. You can place over burner and let residual heat melt it down if you need a bit of help. 
  5. Pour the butter-marshmallow mixture over the cereal and mix until evenly coated
  6. Transfer to the baking dish and press down firmly. It is important to make these bars as solid as possible. The easiest way to do this is to spray a rubber spatula with cooking spray so the spatula won't stick to the marshmallow as you are pressing down.
  7. Allow to set at room temperature for 1-2 hours or speed up the process in the fridge.
  8. Cut into rectangles and insert sticks. You can also drizzle with chocolate sauce if desired. 
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