Classic Rice Krispies Treats taken to the next level! the secret weapon? brown butter and caramelized marshmallows! and in the middle, a layer of melted dark chocolate chunks. These brown butter chocolate chip Rice Krispies Treats will become your favorite treats in no time!
Also known as beurre noisette (hazelnut butter) or liquid gold, brown butter is butter that’s been cooked past its melting point until solids separate. It’s the secret weapon for many savory and sweet dishes! it’s simple enough to make, only one ingredient and will ramp up any dish.
Even though beurre noisette sounds intimidating, it’s super simple to make. You’ll need a light colored pot so you can see more clearly the change of color while the butter cooks; keep a close eye, brown butter burns quickly!
You’ll have to stir or swirl the pan constantly to prevent the milk solids sticking to the bottom of the pan. Your butter will start to boil and foam, and slowly start to change to a darker color and smell nutty and fragrant.
Keep a close eye, it could burn very easily! When reaching desired color, add marshmallows and vanilla extract.
This is pretty straight forward, just cook your marshmallows until they turn a lighter brown color, stirring constantly.
Do not let them turn to a darker brown or your Brown Butter Chocolate chip Treats will turn very hard! for a color guide take a look at my video tutorial below.
Butter: make sure it’s salted butter, if you only have unsalted at hand, add 1/8 tsp salt
Marshmallows: use fresh marshmallows, old marshmallows won’t melt as well!
Rice cereal: any brand will do! Alternatively, try swapping it for any non sugary cereal like corn flakes and it should work as well
Vanilla extract: the better the quality, the better the flavor
Chocolate Chunks: look for dark chocolate, it balances the sweetness! I liked using big chocolate chunks, however feel free to use normal sized chocolate chips
And last but not least, cut your treats after chocolate is set, or it could ooze out while cutting.
There’s a video tutorial below if you need to see more specifically the colors for your butter and melted marshmallows, and the steps, as well as the recipe.
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