Brown Butter Churro Rice Krispies Treats. A fast and easy dessert that everyone is going to LOVE! Nutty brown butter, cinnamon and a pinch of salt really elevate this treat to another level! #FreakyFriday
It is that time of year friends! It is time for our Freaky Friday Cookie Exchange Blog Hop! Some of my blogger friends get together every few months to put together a really fun recipe swap where we all were assigned a blog to bake from and today we are ALL sharing our posts, and who we had! It’s been TOP SECRET and now I finally get to share this fantastic recipe for Brown Butter Churro Rice Krispies Treats from my friend Justine over at Fully Belly Sisters.
I truly loved browsing through the Full Belly Sisters blog because it is just jam packed with great recipes! Choosing a sweet treat to make and share with you all was not an easy choice but I thought these would make for an incredible addition to any cookie swap party. A few other recipes that I think you should check out… Flourless Peanut Butter Dark Chocolate Chunk Cookies, Healthier Thin and Crispy Salted Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies and her Almond Joy Cowboy Cookies.
This recipe is pure genius honestly! Taking the time to brown the butter adds a wonderful subtle nuttiness to these. Then you add in a generous amount of cinnamon and just a pinch of salt and WOW, talk about elevating the flavor to a whole other level! They are tender, gooey and so flavorful. Wrap these in treat bags with some pretty ribbon and bring them to the swap… you are going to look like a rockstar!
- 1 stick unsalted butter, plus additional for greasing the pan
- 1 Tablespoon cinnamon
- ¼ tsp salt
- 1 package (10 oz) mini marshmallows
- 6 cups crispy rice cereal, such as Rice Krispies
- Grease an 8 x 8 inch baking pan.
- Place butter in large saucepan on medium-low heat. Let it melt, then get foamy. It will then turn a clear golden color and then, finally, the butter will start to turn brown and smell nutty. Stir it often throughout this process and watch it closely, so it doesn't burn.
- Once the butter is evenly browned, turn down the heat to low and add the cinnamon and salt until fully combined. Stir in the marshmallows; cook, stirring often, until the marshmallows are fully melted.
- Turn off the heat and stir in the cereal (I find a silicone spoon works well for this). Scrape into the greased pan and press down—greased hands make this easier. Let cool completely, then cut into 9 huge treats or a more modest 16.
Angela! I’m SO excited you got me and that you made these! They’re a serious favorite around here and your holiday-themed pix of them are so fun and lovely. Thank you, my friend xoxo
It was all my pleasure!! This is an incredible recipe Justine and we enjoyed them SO much!!! Love all of your recipes!
These sound like the most outrageously delicious rice krispie treats! I love them as normal but the additions to these ones takes them to a whole new level of amazing! YUM!
Exactly, the flavors are incredible in these.
The brown butter and cinnamon have to make these treats out-of-this-world yummy!
Yes!!! A real great variation on the traditional.
Julie is Hostess At Heart
These treats sound amazing! I think you picked a winner. Brown butter is a good thing!
Oh I think so too. The flavor is absolutely fantastic
You had me at brown butter!!!!
I know right? So good!
Kris ~ Big Rigs 'n Lil' Cokies
What a fun twist! I wish I had marshmallows on hand so I could make these tonight!
They are a winning recipe for sure!
I can smell this right now and it’s making me want to gather the ingredients to make this right now! Brown butter is so rich and delicious. What a tasty way to doctor up rice krispy treats!
I know the feeling!!! The aroma while mixing them up was unreal!
Great minds think SO alike! We love this recipe from Full Belly Sisters and have made it a part of our regular treat list. Your version looks out of this world-delicious and so very festive. Whenever I need a pick-me-up, I can always turn to your site for wonderful food ideas and great energy – this post is the perfect example! Thanks for sharing this one.
I remember you saying that! They really are a fantastic treat!! My kids LOVED them! I so appreciate your kind words!
Christie Campbell (@AKitchenHoor)
I’m a sucker for any and all treats! These look delicious!
Me too! These are especially tasty!
These look delicious! I’ve wanted to try them ever since Full Belly Sisters posted them. Yummy yummy!
They are a must!! So tasty!
These sound absolutely FANTASTIC!! I can’t wait to try them!
You’re going to love them!
Jenny | Honey and Birch
Brown butter AND churros?!! I’m sold!
I know!! Its genius!
These sound simply delish! I love the flavors, bet they are hard to resist!!!
They are amazing!! Just a perfect treat
Jennifer A Stewart
I didn’t think you could make these treats any better but I think you just proved me wrong. Brown butter is a genius way to elevate them!
I know!! Its such a great idea with the brown butter, pinch of salt and all that great cinnamon
What a yummy treat! I know my kids would love those! Brown butter is the best!
Thanks, these really are so fantastic!