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Change up a classic childhood treat with these gooey, buttery, caramelly Salted Brown Butter Biscoff Rice Krispie Treats!
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It’s hard to believe that the summer is quickly coming to an end and that school will be back in session in just a couple of weeks!
While many things this time of year make me nostalgic for the beginning of a new school year – a bouquet of freshly sharpened yellow No. 2 pencils, seeing bright yellow school busses stroll through the neighborhood and the anticipation of cooler weather – nothing reminds me more of my school days than a classic PB&J sandwich and a Rice Krispie Treat!
Today I’m sharing a more sophisticated twist on that classic childhood, lunch box treat – Salted Brown Butter Biscoff Rice Krispie Treats! These crispy treats start with rich and nutty browned butter that is then mixed with the perfect ratio of marshmallows and crispy rice cereal.
Then spiced Biscoff cookies and caramelly Biscoff Cookie Butter Spread are mixed in for a punch of flavor, which is then topped with a dusting of sea salt. A gooey, rich and indulgent treat all packaged up in a delightful little square!
Not only are these cereal treats a fancy pants version of a simple old school treat, they are the perfect no bake dessert for a hot summer day!
HELPFUL TIPS AND INFORMATION:
HOW TO MAKE GOOEY RICE KRISPIE TREATS:
- There are several important tips to making perfectly gooey, pull apart Rice Krispie Treats! First, start with FRESH ingredients. Stale or old marshmallows and/or cereal will create hard and dry Rice Krispie Treats.
- Second, increase the amount of butter and marshmallows called for in the original Rice Krispies Treat recipe. I also reserve some of the marshmallows and stir them in with the cereal so that there are little “pockets” of semi-melted marshmallows scattered throughout.
- Next, I don’t make my cereal treats too thick, as I’ve found this makes them harder and crunchier, not soft and gooey.
Do you put Rice Krispies Treats in the fridge?
Rice Krispie Treats should be stored in an air-tight container at room temperature for 3-5 days.
Can you freeze Rice Krispies Treats?
Rice Krispie Treats can be frozen for later. To freeze, cut cereal treats into individual bars and wrap bars with plastic wrap. Place wrapped treats in a freezer safe container and freeze for up to 2 months.
To enjoy, simply remove cereal bars from freezer and let thaw at room temperature.
How to make Rice Krispies Treats:
- Generously spray an 8×8-inch baking dish with non-stick cooking spray. Set aside.
- In a large sauce pan, melt butter over low heat. Spray a rubber spatula with cooking spray and once butter has melted, stir in 5 cups of marshmallows. Continue cooking over low heat, stirring constantly, until marshmallows and butter are fully melted together.
- Once marshmallows are melted, stir in vanilla extract and salt and continue cooking for an additional 30-60 seconds.
- Remove from heat and stir cereal and remaining 1 cup marshmallows into melted marshmallow mixture, stirring until well combined. Note: It is ok if the additional marshmallows only partially melt.
- Using a rubber spatula, sprayed with non-stick cooking spray, spread marshmallow covered cereal evenly into prepared 8×8-inch baking dish. Set aside.
- Allow treats to sit for at least 20-30 minutes before slicing into bars. Store cereal treats in an air tight container for 4-5 days.
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- Generously spray an 8x8-inch baking dish with non-stick cooking spray. Set aside.
- In a medium sized bowl, stir together crispy rice cereal and broken Biscoff cookies. Set aside.
- Place the butter in a large heavy bottom saucepan and cook over medium-low heat, stirring constantly, until the butter begins to boil up and becomes foamy. Continue cooking and stirring until butter starts to smell nutty and turn golden brown in color, about 6-8 minutes. Note: Watch butter carefully so that it doesn’t turn dark brown/black and burn.
- Spray a rubber spatula with cooking spray and once butter has melted and turned brown, stir in 5 cups of marshmallows and Biscoff cookie spread. Continue cooking over low heat, stirring constantly, until marshmallows and cookie butter are fully melted together.
- Remove from heat and stir in cereal, broken Biscoff cookies and remaining 1 cup marshmallows, stirring until well combined. Note: It is ok if the additional marshmallows only partially melt.
- Using a rubber spatula, sprayed with non-stick cooking spray, spread marshmallow covered cereal evenly into prepared 8x8-inch baking dish. Sprinkle as desired with fleur de sel.
- Allow treats to sit for 15-30 minutes before slicing into bars. Store cereal
treats in an air tight container for 4-5 days.
*PLEASE SEE THE "HELPFUL TIPS AND INFORMATION" SECTION ABOVE FOR ADDITIONAL RECIPE NOTES.
adapted from Bakerella as seen on Lick the Bowl Good
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