Salted Brown Butter Rice Krispie Treats | The Squeaky Mixer

Salted Brown Butter Rice Krispie Treats

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 Treats | The Squeaky Mixer

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).

Salted Brown Butter Rice Krispie Treats | The Squeaky Mixer

Browning Butter

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.

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Salted Brown Butter Rice Krispie Treats

Recipe by Maddison Koutrouba –
4.8 from 5 votes


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  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter

  • 10 oz large marshmallows

  • 6 cups rice krispies

  • 1/2 tsp. salt (divided, 1/4 tsp. at a time)

  • 1/2 cup mini marshmallows (plus extra for topping)


  • Place the butter in a medium stovetop pot over medium heat and heat until melted. Once the butter is melted, reduce the heat to medium – low then allow the butter to simmer for about 6-8 minutes or until it turns a golden brown color and has a rich, nutty smell.
  • Add the marshmallows to the melted butter and continue to heat over low – medium heat until the marshmallows are completely melted.
  • Add the rice krispies to the melted butter and marshmallow mixture and use a silicone spatula to fold everything together.
  • As you fold everything in, sprinkle in the mini marshmallows throughout the entire mixture. Add 1/4 tsp. of salt at this point too. Mix until everything is evenly incorporated.
  • Transfer to a 9 x 9 inch pan lines with parchment paper. Use the silicone spatula to flatten and spread this mixture evenly.
  • Sprinkle on a few more mini marshmallows on top of the treats then place in the oven under broil for about 1-2 minutes just until the marshmallows are puffed up and soft. Use the back of a spoon to spread these marshmallows across the top of the pan evenly.
  • Sprinkle on some more rice krispies, add 1/4 tsp. of salt across the top then place back on broil until just golden brown on top.
  • Allow these to set and cool then enjoy!

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