The Best Brown Butter Salted Rice Krispies® Treats


The best Rice Krispies® treats you'll ever eat! The flavor enhanced by a few additions turns these into a crowd-pleaser.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Additional Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
50 mins
12 servings


  • ½ cup butter

  • 1 (16 ounce) package miniature marshmallows

  • 2 tablespoons bourbon

  • 1 teaspoon sea salt

  • 8 cups crispy rice cereal (such as Rice Krispies®)

  • 1 pinch flaked sea salt (such as Maldon®)


  1. Melt butter in a saucepan over medium heat, stirring constantly, until golden brown and has a nutty aroma, about 5 minutes. Add marshmallows to browned butter, reduce heat to medium-low, and cook, stirring occasionally, until marshmallows are melted, 3 to 4 minutes.

  2. Stir bourbon and 1 teaspoon sea salt into marshmallow mixture and remove saucepan from heat. Add rice cereal to marshmallow mixture and mix until cereal is evenly coated with marshmallow mixture; transfer to a 9x13-inch baking dish.

  3. Place a sheet of parchment paper over rice cereal mixture and press into dish. Remove parchment paper and sprinkle flaked sea salt over the top. Cool treats to room temperature, at least 30 minutes.

Cook's Note:

You can use vanilla instead of bourbon.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

275 Calories
8g Fat
47g Carbs
1g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 275
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 8g 10%
Saturated Fat 5g 25%
Cholesterol 20mg 7%
Sodium 417mg 18%
Total Carbohydrate 47g 17%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Total Sugars 23g
Protein 1g
Vitamin C 12mg 60%
Calcium 3mg 0%
Iron 8mg 46%
Potassium 24mg 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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