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Rice Krispie Treats

Rice Krispie Treats with Browned Butter

Rice Krispies treats made with browned butter. Peanut butter is optional.
Course Desserts
Cuisine American
Keyword Browned Butter
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Cooling 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 12
Author Cookie Madness
Cost 5


  • 4 tablespoons butter, salted (56 gram)
  • 4 cups marshmallows (280 grams)
  • 1/4 cup peanut butter optional
  • 5 cups Rice Krispies cereal


  • Have ready an 8 inch square metal pan. In the past I’ve used a 9 inch square or 13x9 inch, but I like the look of tall krispie treats, so these days I use an 8 inch pan.
  • Rub a very large, light colored stainless steel saucepan or Dutch oven with butter to prevent sticking. Set over medium heat and melt the butter until it just starts to brown. This will happen at a different rate of speed depending on your stove. If it starts browning too quickly, remove from heat, swirl the pan, and put the butter back on at a very much reduced heat. Be careful not to burn it.
  • Stir in the marshmallows and reduce heat to low. Stir marshmallows until they begin melting. When melted, add the peanut butter (if using) and cereal and stir until coated.
  • Transfer mixture to pan and press down with a piece of greased foil or parchment. Let the treats cool completely then lift them out of the pan, place on a cutting board and score into giant size squares.


Serving size will vary depending on how big you cut them.