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This is from the NY Times. I've tried this twice. Like most NY Times recipes it wasn't very specific. The first time I made it in a 9x13 pan but I thought they were too thick. The second time I made them in a half sheet pan with a Silpat on the bottom and they came out better. This comes out much crispier than regular Rice Krispie treats. You can use salted or unsalted butter.
- Line rimmed sheet pan with parchment paper or wax paper, or butter it well.
- 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. Watch closely and stir often.
- When butter is evenly browned, stir in marshmallows. (If using unsalted butter, stir in 1/8 teaspoon salt.) Melt and cook, stirring often, until mixture turns pale brown, then stir constantly until lightly browned but not dark, 3 to 5 minutes.
- Turn off heat, add cereal, and mix well, preferably with a silicone spoon or a spatula. Scrape into prepared pan (either 9x13 for thick pieces or a cookie sheet with a rim for thinner pieces) and press down lightly. If necessary, butter hands to press mixture flat. Let cool, and cut into squares or bars.