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Course: Sweets
Keyword: Browned Butter Krispy Rice Treats, Desserts, Gluten-Free, Snacks

Browned Butter Krispy Rice Treats

Browned Butter Crispy Rice Treats
ACTIVE TIME: 20 minutes
TOTAL TIME: 40 minutes
Yield: 12 servings
This dessert is something we'd never make on Good Eats because it depends upon a very specific brand of cereal. If you're going to make Rice Krispie Treats, you better be using Rice Krispies, not "puffed rice cereal," because here the brand really makes a difference.
And while you're at it, use a couple of other name brands: Jet-Puffed mini marshmallows and Kerrygold butter. They make all the difference in the world.
I also like to toast two of these three ingredients — the butter and the actual cereal — and stash the entire dessert in a very clever mold.
This recipe first appeared in the Pantry Raid video series.
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  • 1 (18-ounce) bag Rice Krispies
  • 8 tablespoons unsalted Kerrygold butter
  • 2 (10-ounce) bags Jet-Puffed mini marshmallows
  • 2 big pinches kosher salt

Specialized Hardware

Large wok
Browned Butter Crispy Rice Treats
ACTIVE TIME: 20 minutes
TOTAL TIME: 40 minutes
Yield: 12 servings


  • Pour the Rice Krispies into a very large wok, reserving the box and bag. (If you don't have a wok, pull out the largest pot you've got.) Place over medium-high heat and cook, stirring frequently and adjusting the heat as needed, until the cereal has turned slightly darker brown and tastes toasted. Transfer to a large bowl.
  • Place the butter in the wok and return to medium heat. Cook, stirring and swirling the pan frequently, until the butter melts, foams, and turns light golden brown.
  • Reduce the heat to medium-low and stir in the marshmallows. Cook, now stirring with a rubber spatula, until melted and smooth. Stir in the salt.
  • Reduce the heat all the way to low and add the Rice Krispies back to the wok. Stir gently until all of the cereal is coated with the marshmallow mixture, then remove from the heat.
  • Spray the inside of the now-empty cereal bag with non-stick oil spray, then carefully pack the Rice Krispie mixture into the bag. Let cool before eating straight from the box.
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