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Some small rice crispy treats on a baking sheet.

Browned Butter Krispies Treats

I mean, rice krispies treats. They're so 1977, amirite? And yet, here I am in the midst of a ridiculous rice krispies treat obsession. I can't stop. I don't want to stop. I just want to put all of this browned butter goodness in my face as fast as is humanly possible!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword back to school, kid-friendly recipes, no bake dessert recipes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings 12 servings
Calories 269kcal


  • 3/4 cups butter, divided 1 1/2 sticks
  • 6 cups Rice Krispies Cereal
  • 10 ounce bag marshmallows
  • 1 cup powdered sugar


  • In a large stock pot, melt 1/4 cup of the butter over medium. Whisk constantly until the butter turns a golden brown. Immediately add the marshmallows to the pan and continue stirring until the marshmallows have melted. Remove from the heat and pour in the cereal. Stir to coat.
  • Line a 9x13 pan with parchment or wax paper and press the cereal into the pan. Use another sheet of parchment or wax paper to press the treats into place in the pan.
  • In a small sauce pan, melt the remaining 1/2 cup of butter over medium heat. Whisk constantly until the butter turns a golden brown. Remove from the heat and stir in the powdered sugar until smooth.
  • Pour the hot glaze over the krispies treats and smooth it over the top. Let sit until hardened, about 1 hour.
  • Cut into small squares and serve.


Calories: 269kcal | Carbohydrates: 41g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 30mg | Sodium: 194mg | Potassium: 20mg | Sugar: 24g | Vitamin A: 1285IU | Vitamin C: 8.8mg | Calcium: 3mg | Iron: 4.3mg