Thursday, December 8, 2011

Salted Brown Butter Rice Crispy Treat Recipe

Well I've had several friends ask me to post this recipe, and after making a pan of them for Joey this afternoon, I was inspired to share it.
The name might sound weird--salt in a rice crispy treat? brown butter??

But oh. It is so good.

Its just a couple minor things, but browning the butter and adding salt makes all the difference in the world. Just try to eat a normal rice crispy treat after having these--it'll never be the same. These are just too delicious!

Recipe and image from Smitten Kitchen

Salted Brown Butter Rice Crispy Treats

Makes 16 2-inch squares or 32 1- x 2-inch small bars

4 ounces (1/4 pound or 1 stick) unsalted butter, plus extra for the pan
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. I liked to use a piece of waxed or parchment paper that I’ve sprayed with oil to press it firmly and evenly into the edges and corners, though a silicon spatula works almost as well.
  • Let cool, cut into squares and get ready to make new friends.

1 comment:

  1. just made your treats to take into hopes I make new friends. So tasty.


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