Sunday, November 8, 2009

Smitten Kitchen's Salted Brown Butter Cripy Treats

Deb of Smitten Kitchen's post on Rice Krispie Treats last week left me craving gooey squares of marshmallow goodness. And when Deb mentioned this specific recipe making a quick but special treat for something like a Saturday party I thought, "Huh, is she talking to me, 'cause I need something to bring to my friend's Oregon vs. Stanford get together this Saturday? How did she know?"

OK, so I know she was not talking to just me (evident from the nearly 300 comments on the post), but the recipe did do the trick yesterday. I'm a big fan of Rice Krispie Treats in general (seriously, I'll even eat the single serving prepackaged ones), but these guys were special.

Made with sea salt and brown butter, they have a salty, nutty thing going on that tastes great with the sweet marshmallow. And they're still super easy to make. Though I did learn that you have to watch a pot of browning butter very, very closely. (Deb gave some words of caution on that bit; I just should have read that portion of the post a tad more carefully.)

I took a couple of pictures, but my camera is functionally challenged at the moment so the one at the top is about the only shot worth sharing. You can't see the grains of sea salt sprinkled over the top, but they did add a little something.

Sweet, salty, chewy, crunchy and definitely worth a try. Thanks for reading my mind, Deb.


  1. They look great. I am reminded of some greasy-bottomed treats that we made one December afteroon many years ago. Hooray for progress. :)

  2. They were delicious! I may have had 3...or 4...

  3. Chris--laughing as I read and remembered that. What was it I used to grease the pan? Like a cup of oil or something? So funny. Good times.

    Meliss--So glad you liked them. And thanks again for organizing/co-hosting Saturday. Off to read your taste test results now....

  4. They were so good! Good call on brining them to the game. They were perfect for watching football.