Salted & Spiced Brown Butter Rice Krispie Treats

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Recipe by the accidental glut

Adapted from Smitten Kitchen (, this adult variation on Rice Krispie Treats is amazing! You'll love the slight nuttiness imparted by the brown butter & the hint of sea salt & spice.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Spray an 8-inch square pan with non-stick cooking spray and set aside.
  2. In a large heavy-bottomed pot, melt butter over low heat. Keep a close eye on the butter, stirring constantly, until it turns a light caramel color and begins to smell nutty. Do not let the butter burn. Add the marshmallows and stir until the marshmallows melt & the mixture is smooth.
  3. Remove the pot from the heat and stir in the salt & pinch of cayenne pepper, followed by the Rice Krispies. If your pot isn’t very big, I find that adding the cereal in two batches helps you not make as much of a mess on the floor!
  4. Quickly turn the mixture into prepared pan and press into edges and corners using a piece of waxed paper.
  5. Let cool, cut into squares and enjoy!

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