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Brown Butter Crispy Treats

The easiest treats in the world, made extra special with brown butter.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 339kcal
Author Ann Otis


  • 1 cup unsalted butter
  • 20 ounces marshmallows (2 10-oz or 283 gram bags)
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • 9 cups crispy rice cereal


  • Spray a 9 x 13 inch pan with non-stick spray, or butter it.
  • Melt butter over medium heat in a large pot. I like to use a light-colored pot since it is easier to see the butter browning without burning it. Once melted, the butter will begin to foam. As the foam subsides, solids will begin to develop on the bottom of the pan and the butter will start to smell deliciously nutty.
  • As soon as the butter is browned, turn the heat down to low and add the marshmallows. Stir continuously until the marshmallows are fully melted.
  • Fold in the cereal with a rubber spatula or wooden spoon and mix until well combined.
  • Pour into prepared pan and pat into an even layer.
  • Let cool to room temperature - 30 minutes or so - and cut into squares. These treats freeze perfectly.


*Be sure to check the Best By date on your marshmallows because, take it from me, stale marshmallows take forever to melt and result in hard crispy treats. Slightly adapted from Flour by Joanne Chang


Calories: 339kcal | Carbohydrates: 50g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 40mg | Sodium: 137mg | Potassium: 20mg | Sugar: 27g | Vitamin A: 475IU | Calcium: 7mg | Iron: 0.5mg