Brown Butter Vanilla Bean Rice Krispies Treats

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Brown Butter Vanilla Bean Rice Krispies Treats

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Course Dessert
Servings 12


  • – 12 tablespoons butter plus extra softened butter for greasing the pan
  • – 24 ounces mini marshmallows we like Jet-Puffed
  • – 10 cups Rice Krispies cereal
  • – 1.5 tablespoons vanilla bean paste
  • – 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • – Flaky salt for topping


  • Grease a 9 x 13-inch pan with softened butter.
  • In a large non-stick saucepan, melt the butter over medium heat, stirring constantly until it turns slightly golden and has little brown flecks throughout.
  • Add the marshmallows and stir until completely melted. Remove from heat.
  • Stir in the vanilla bean paste and salt until well combined.
  • Add the Rice Krispies cereal and stir until well coated.
  • Using a buttered spatula or wax paper, evenly press the mixture into the greased 9 x 13-inch pan. Sprinkle with Maldon salt if desired.
  • Let cool, then cut into 2-inch squares using a knife sprayed with cooking spray or coated with softened butter.
  • Enjoy immediately or wrap each square tightly with cling wrap for later.

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