The best rice krispie treats ever

Seriously. Ever. And they’d make an amazing Thanksgiving dessert (or breakfast, for that matter).

Rice Krispie Treats | Megan's Island

Brandon and I were cleaning out the pantry over the weekend, which meant we had a half of a bag of rice krispies and a bag of marshmallows that were “going bad” and “needed” to be re-purposed into something delicious. That means rice krispie treats! And I had just gotten a new recipe!

I was recently at a Social Media Lunch event at where I had the best rice krispie treats ever. VoraciousGirl was kind enough to share her recipe with me. The following recipe is predominantly hers, with some Megan’s Island adjustments. I’d recommend you run to the store immediately and pick up the following ingredients.

Why are they so good? I blame it on the whole stick of browned butter. Delish.
Brown butter rice krispie treats | Megan's Island Blog
Brown Butter Salted Rice Krispie Treats
Yield: one pan
  • 1 stick unsalted butter
  • 1-16oz bag of mini marshmallows
  • 8 cups Rice Krispies
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla (the original recipe calls for Bourbon)
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  1. Melt and brown butter until its a golden brown and smells nutty over medium heat. It’s ok if there are some dark brown-black speckles.
  2. Grease all edges of the 9″ x 9″ pan.
  3. Add mini marshmallows and reduce heat to medium low. Stir until marshmallows are completely melted.
  4. Add vanilla and sea salt to mixture. Stir mixture.
  5. Remove pan from heat.
  6. Add Rice Krispies and mix well to combine.
  7. Spoon Rice Krispie mixture into pan.
  8. Use waxed paper and press mixture to evenly disperse.
  9. Clean the pan by eating what’s left. Careful: It’ll be hot and gooey!

Rice Krispie Treats | Megan's Island

Now, get up and head to the store to pick up some butter, marshmallows and Rice Krispies!! Enjoy!

My friend Emily claims that this Smitten Kitchen recipe is the best rice krispie treats, We’re going to have a rice krispie treat-off soon to crown the champion recipe. In the meantime, try out this one. It’s a winner.

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