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Salted Brown Butter Rice Krispies

The brown butter along with the slightly salty taste make these chewy treats a delight to eat.

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Equipment List

  • 3 qt non-stick pot
  • Silicone spatula
  • 9 x 9 pan
  • Parchment paper or cooking oil spray


  • 5 c rice krispies
  • 10 oz mini marshmallows
    - 1-10 oz bag. Set 2 c of mini marshmallows aside.
  • 1 stick salted butter
    - cut into 1 Tbsp squares , butter soften to room temperature
  • 1/8 tsp coarse sea salt
  • Royal Icing
    - optional
    • 4 c powdered sugar
    • 3 T meringue powder
    • 5 T warm water
      - add more water to get to the right consistency

Preparation Instructions

  • Measure and prepare ingredients. Set aside.
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  • Set 2 c of mini marshmallows aside. It will be added at the end of the recipe.
  • Line pan with parchment paper or spray with cooking oil spray

Cooking Instructions

  • Preheat to 179°F
  • Add 1 stick salted butter to pan
  • Stir ingredients
  • Stir ingredients
  • Stir ingredients
  • Note: When browning the butter, it will foam and there will be a nutty smell. Also, the butter will turn a golden brown color.
  • Stir ingredients
  • Add mini marshmallows except the 2 c set aside
  • Keep stirring till marshmallows melt completely
  • Turn off the heat
  • Add 5 c rice krispies to pan
  • Keep stirring till blended evenly
  • Add 2 c of mini marshmallows
  • Stir till marshmallows are blended evenly
  • Remove pot from cooktop

Finishing Instructions

  • If you want your rice krispies a little salty then add the 1/8 salt to rice krispies mixture and stir till blended
  • Place mixture into a parchment lined or cooking spray oiled pan
  • Lightly press down the mixture with a spatula, parchment paper or your hands.
  • Cool on counter for 5-10 minutes then cut the rice krispies using a knife.
  • Easter Rice Krispies - flatten the Rice Krispies to 1/2" (use a rolling pin). Cut out pieces with a cookie cutter. Then make Royal Icing - in a mixer, add powdered sugar, meringue powder and warm water. Add more warm water to get to the consistency you desire. Mix till blended well. Place Royal icing in a piping bag with a tip then decorate.
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  • Stars- Using a rolling pin, flatten rice krispies to a 1/2" thickness. Cut out stars with a star cookie cutter. Melt white chocolate a instructed on package. Place the melted chocolate in a piping bag and drizzle the stars. Then add sprinkles
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    Tracy C, Cooksy Creator

    These are absolutely amaxing! Cooksy helped me mail the browned butter that makes these sooooo good!