Salted Caramel Brown Butter Rice Krispie Treats
Everyone's favorite after school snack gets a sophisticated update with these salted caramel brown butter rice krispie treats.
Yield: 16 large squares or 32 normal squares
For the salted caramel
  • 1 cup sugar
  • ¼ cup water
  • ⅔ cup heavy cream
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • ½ tsp sea salt
For the treats
  • 1 cup unsalted butter
  • 20 oz marshmallows
  • 18 oz crispy rice cereal
  • flaky sea salt, for sprinkling
  1. In a small saucepan, stir together the sugar and water. Turn the heat to medium and cook, swirling every so often to make sure it is cooking evenly, until deep amber. Remove from the heat and add the heavy cream, whisking constantly. Return to low heat and continue to cook, stirring, until totally combined. Remove from the heat and stir in the vanilla and sea salt. Set aside while you prepare the rest of the treats.
  2. Grease a 9x13-inch baking pan.
  3. In a large pot, melt the butter over medium-low heat. Cook until it starts to brown, stirring frequently. Add in the marshmallows and cook until melted, stirring constantly. Mix in ⅔ of the salted caramel. Remove from the heat and stir in the rice cereal until thoroughly combined.
  4. Pack the mixture into the prepared baking pan. Drizzle the remaining salted caramel over the top and sprinkle with sea salt. Let cool for at least an hour before cutting and serving.
Slightly adapted from Completely Delicious
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1 square
Recipe by Joanne Eats Well With Others at