October 2nd, 2011

Browned Butter Cinnamon Spice Rice Krispies Treats

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Sure, these are a little more work than your basic Rice Krispies treats, but it is so worth it!  My husband, who claimed he would not like these, ate half the pan himself!  The rest of the family finished them off in a day.  Think of them as a sort of sophisticated version of the classic treat.  The spice is subtle and goes perfectly with the nutty flavor of the browned butter.  Honestly, they were so good, I might have to make all of my Rice Krispies treats this way from now on.

Browned Butter Cinnamon Spice Rice Krispies Treats

Browned Butter Cinnamon Spice Rice Krispies Treats

Preparation 10 mins Cook Time 15 mins Total Time 25 mins


  • 6 cups Rice Krispies cereal
  • 5 tablespoons butter
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • Dash of ground ginger
  • 5 cups miniature marshmallows


  1. Coat a 9x13 inch pan with non-stick cooking spray.
  2. Measure the Rice Krispies into a large bowl; set aside.
  3. Melt the butter in a large, heavy-bottomed saucepan over medium heat. Continue to cook, swirling the pan occasionally, until the butter browns lightly and smells slightly nutty, 10-15 minutes.
  4. Stir ocassionally to loosen brown bits on bottom of pan. Be careful not to let the butter burn.
  5. When the butter is browned, remove from heat and stir in the cinnamon, nutmeg and ginger.
  6. Add the marshmallows and return the pan to low heat. Continue stirring until the marshmallows are completely melted.
  7. Pour the marshmallow mixture over the cereal and working quickly, stir to coat the cereal.
  8. With the back of a buttered spoon (or buttered hands), press the mixture evenly into the prepared pan.
  9. Cool and cut into bars.
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Who Dished It Up First: This is my own twist on classic Rice Krispies Treats.



  1. those look yummy

  2. I have been waiting for this recipe!!! Cannot wait to try it.

  3. It sounds delish. I use to love rice krispy treats as a child.


  4. We recently made these without the browned butter and tossed in dried apples! They were wonderful, so I’m guessing the browned butter gave them exceptional flavor.


  5. I love browned butter rice krispies! The cinnamon sounds even more amazing!!!

  6. These sound wonderful! Browned butter is like liquid gold to me and with rice krispie treats, I can bet it’s absolutely delicious.

  7. These sound amazing! I need to ry these soon!

  8. I made these for my bible class since several of the ladies are gluten free. Boy were they yummy!!! I will never make plain rice krispies again! Great recipe!!!

  9. Made these tonight and they are super delicious! Love the spices with the browned butter.

  10. They are looking so yummy, so i tried. But my marshmellows didn’t melt i guess i burned the butter and the marsmellows turn to brown.. It is still yummy but where did i go wrong? ps. my marsmelows were old can it be the reason? 🙂

  11. OH MY YUM! These are sitting on my counter cooling as I type this….they smell heavenly.


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