Fun fact. My Dad doesn’t like birthday cake. Maybe it’s not that he doesn’t like it but that he just prefers Rice Krispie Treats instead. So every year since I could reach the kitchen counter, I’ve made him Rice Krispie Treats for his birthday. He likes them a little bit more on the dry side. When I showed him this recipe I expected a comment from him saying that he’ll probably still love the regular good old fashioned Rice Krispie Treats…and I was right. But the second he tries one of these I can guarantee these will become a new tradition every December.
Salted Brown Butter Rice Krispie Treat Ingredients
These Salted Brown Butter Rice Krispie Treats aren’t packed with anything unusual, just made a bit differently. This slight difference takes these to the next level. I promise that you won’t be going back to the original Rice Krispie recipe days. We use all the same basics of butter and marshmallows but the big difference here is the browned butter and salt (shocker, it’s in the name).
Browning butter is the process of heating the butter until it begins to caramelize. Specifically, the milk solids in the milk. This process takes a couple of minutes but smells and tastes incredible. Not that I’m recommending you eat butter on it’s own. Browned butter adds a rich and toasty flavor to every dessert it has the joy of being in.
The butter will go from a regular light yellow shade of melted to a toasted golden color with a rich, nutty scent.Yum