Salted Caramel Browned Butter Rice Krispie Treats

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Impress any crowd with these easy and tasty Salted Caramel Browned Butter Rice Krispie Treats. This dessert recipe takes ordinary Krispie Treats to the next level!

Impress any crowd with these easy and tasty Salted Caramel Browned Butter Rice Krispie Treats. This dessert recipe takes ordinary Krispie Treats to the next level!

Happy Friday, everyone! I don’t know about you, but I will be entering into a baking frenzy this weekend and I bet I’m not alone. When you think about using salt as an ingredient in your recipes do you normally think a savory dish? In the last few years I have discovered my love for salt in and/or on top of baked goods (like in my Salted Caramel Kentucky Butter Cake). Sweet and savory together in one dessert is truly a beautiful thing. These Salted Caramel Browned Butter Rice Krispie Treats will be perfect for the holidays (any holiday, really) and as a fun alternative to pie or cookies on your dessert trays this year.

"Wow" any crowd with these easy and tasty Salted Caramel Browned Butter Rice Krispie Treats. This dessert recipe takes ordinary Krispie Treats to the next level!

A good sprinkling of some coarse salt brings out the flavors in sweets unlike anything else can and I’m really loving Morton Kosher Salt lately most of all! I have a variety of their salt in my pantry at all times and they all serve different purposes for cooking and baking and take my dishes to the next level. This salt would also be great on chocolate desserts! I always fall back on Morton Kosher Salt for everyday use because of it’s taste and its savoriness. I like that little bit of texture to my cookies, pie crusts and on steaks.

Rice Krispie treats couldn’t possibly be boring even if they tried (like my Cake Batter version), but I found a way to make them bigger, badder, and better. I recently made chocolate chip cookies using browned butter and knew I had to try it with Rice Krispie treats. To take it even one step further, I just needed to add some sort of salted caramel flavor to the mix. I love my salted caramel desserts, as you know!

Impress any crowd with these simple Salted Caramel Browned Butter Rice Krispie Treats. This dessert recipe takes ordinary Krispie Treats to the next level for the holidays or any occasion!

Have you ever baked with browned butter before? Basically, you “toast” the butter until it gets a brownish color and a nutty aroma. I was super intimidated by it the first time I tried this, but it’s really easy.  As long as you take the butter off the heat as soon as you see a decent amount of those brown bits, you are golden. I created a step-by-step video (included below) for the visual learners out there!  I know sometimes following recipes is so much easier when you can actually see the steps as opposed to just reading the words.

Impress your holiday guests with these easy Salted Caramel Browned Butter Rice Krispie Treats. This dessert recipe takes ordinary Krispie Treats to the next level for the holidays or any occasion!

Not only is the Morton Kosher Salt incorporated into these Salted Caramel Browned Butter Rice Krispie Treats, but it is also sprinkled on top. I did this so that you get the perfect amount of delicious salt in every single bite. I chose the Kosher salt for this dessert because it gives me the ability to pinch and sprinkle the salt for complete control and precise placement. Also, the coarse salt sitting on top of each treat tells you exactly the flavors you will be enjoying before you even bite into these babies. Trust me when I say that a little bit of the right kind of salt really goes a long way in elevating the flavor or your food – whether sweet OR savory!

You may also like to see the Morton Salt Next Door Chef video where they paired a home cook with a seasoned chef and Kosher and Sea Salt to turn a home cooked meal into a gourmet dining experience.  I loved watching it because I could totally relate to Cara and how intimidating cooking for a group of people can be at times! They have wonderful Next Door Chef recipes that they prepared that include a turkey brine, turkey stock, brussels sprouts, sweet potatoes and spicy rice all using a variety of Morton delicious salt.

Salted Caramel Browned Butter Rice Krispie Treats
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Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Serves: 12
 
Impress any crowd with these easy and tasty Salted Caramel Browned Butter Rice Krispie Treats. This dessert recipe takes ordinary Krispie Treats to the next level!
Ingredients
  • ½ cup (1 stick) unsalted butter
  • 1 10 ounce bag mini marshmallows
  • ⅓ cup caramel sauce (store bought or homemade)
  • ¼ teaspoon Morton coarse Kosher salt
  • 6 cups crispy rice cereal
  • Extra caramel sauce, for drizzling
  • Extra course salt, for sprinkling
  • Spray an 8-inch square cake pan well with non-stick cooking spray.
  • Melt butter over medium/low heat in a large heavy-bottomed pot. Stir frequently to prevent burning. The butter will foam and eventually start to get brown bits and smell nutty. Soon after you see the brown bits appear, remove from heat (be very cautious not to let it burn).
  • Stir in marshmallows until they melt in with the butter. Stir in salt.
  • Immediately spread into prepared pan and push down with a spoon or spatula to even out.
  • Let them cool, drizzle with extra caramel sauce, sprinkle lightly with course sea salt, and cut into squares.
Instructions
  1. Spray an 8-inch square cake pan well with non-stick cooking spray.
  2. Melt butter over medium/low heat in a large heavy-bottomed pot. Stir frequently to prevent burning. The butter will foam and eventually start to get brown bits and smell nutty. Soon after you see the brown bits appear, remove from heat (be very cautious not to let it burn).
  3. Stir in marshmallows until they melt in with the butter. Stir in salt.
  4. Immediately spread into prepared pan and push down with a spoon or spatula to even out.
  5. Let them cool, drizzle with extra caramel sauce, sprinkle lightly with coarse sea salt, and cut into squares.

Recipe source: adapted from smittenkitchen.com

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Morton Salt. The opinions and text are all mine.

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Author:Ashley

These are a few of my favorite things: cooking, baking, Broadway musicals, cruises, Disney World, Christmas, thunderstorms, 80's and country music, and my favorite pastime has ALWAYS been baseball. Go Yankees!

4 Responses to “Salted Caramel Browned Butter Rice Krispie Treats”

  1. December 16, 2016 at 6:50 AM #

    These look SO good! I wish I could reach through the screen and grab one right now!

  2. December 16, 2016 at 7:42 AM #

    Ashley, I’ve seen a lot of variations of rice krispie treats – but this is the first Salted caramel brownie one I’ve come across! So unique and so decadently deeeeeelicious! Happy Baking this weekend and in case I don’t get to tell ya next week, Merry Christmas!

  3. December 16, 2016 at 8:27 AM #

    Brown butter anything is amazing. I love that you used it for rice krispy treats! Can you please send me a batch so I don’t have to make them myself? (lazy girl here) 🙂

  4. December 19, 2016 at 7:29 PM #

    THESE ARE EVERYTHING! omigosh, obsessed!

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