flour brown butter vanilla bean rice krispie treats I love Rice Krispie Treats. Love. Them. I was flipping through one of my newest cookbooks, Flour: Spectacular Recipes from Boston’s Flour Bakery + Cafe, and I saw this recipe. I immediately knew that this was the recipe I would christen my cookbook purchase with. If it is possible to make a Rice Krispie treat elegant, this is how you do it. And on a side note, this is a great cookbook. I was hard-pressed to find something that I didn’t want to make in it. If you like to bake, and maybe want to try some more advanced things, this is a great book to have. I digress.

Browned butter. Vanilla bean. Marshmallow. Heaven.

Not only is the flavor amazing, from the browned butter and vanilla bean, but the marshmallow/Rice Krispie ratio is perfect. One of my peeves is a weak marshmallow-to-cereal ratio. I like heavy marshmallow, and this recipe delivers.

If you have never browned butter before, do not let it scare you. It is really easy, but is a lot like caramel. You have to pay attention. You cannot leave it to fold a load of laundry or step away to get the mail. It goes from perfect to I-need-throw-away-two-sticks-of-butter-and-start-over-this-stinks in about 2 seconds flat.

flour brown butter vanilla bean rice krispie treats 1 cup butter
1/2 vanilla bean
2 (10-ounce) bags marshmallows
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
9 cups Rice Krispies

flour brown butter vanilla bean rice krispie treats Spray a 9×13 pan with cooking spray. Find a really big bowl and measure out 9 cups of cereal. Set aside.

flour brown butter vanilla bean rice krispie treats Melt butter in a large saucepan over low heat.

flour brown butter vanilla bean rice krispie treats Cut the vanilla bean in half, and scrape the seeds with the back of a knife.

flour brown butter vanilla bean rice krispie treats Add the vanilla to the melting butter.

flour brown butter vanilla bean rice krispie treats The butter will foam and make some noise. It will bubble and crack.

flour brown butter vanilla bean rice krispie treats It will start to turn a golden brown color. Watch it carefully because it can burn very quickly.

flour brown butter vanilla bean rice krispie treats When the butter is ready, the bubbling will stop and will be brown. It takes about 5 to 7 minutes.

flour brown butter vanilla bean rice krispie treats Add the marshmallows and salt.

flour brown butter vanilla bean rice krispie treats Stir over low heat until marshmallows are completely melted.

flour brown butter vanilla bean rice krispie treats See the flecks of brown butter and vanilla beans? You have no idea that a Rice Krispie treat could be this good.

flour bakery rice krispie treatsPour the mamarshmallow over the Rice Krispies. Coat completely with marshmallow.

flour brown butter vanilla bean rice krispie treats Press into the prepared 9×13 pan. A trick that makes packing them into the pan easy – I always have disposable gloves on hand. I use them for everything. Spray your gloved hand with cooking spray and press the treats tightly in the pan. Let sit for 2 hours at room temperature before slicing.

flour brown butter vanilla bean rice krispie treats

Brown Butter Vanilla Bean Rice Krispie Treats [Week 4 of 12 Weeks of Christmas Cookies]
 
Ingredients
  • 1 cup butter
  • ½ vanilla bean
  • 2 (10-ounce) bags marshmallows
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • 9 cups Rice Krispies
Instructions
  1. Spray a 9×13 pan with cooking spray. Find a really big bowl and measure out 9 cups of cereal. Set aside.
  2. Melt butter in a large saucepan over low heat. Cut the vanilla bean in half, and scrape the seeds with the back of a knife. Add the vanilla to the melting butter. The butter will foam and make some noise. It will bubble and crack. It will start to turn a golden brown color. Watch it carefully because it can burn very quickly. When the butter is ready, the bubbling will stop and will be brown. It takes about 5 to 7 minutes.
  3. Add the marshmallows and salt. Stir over low heat until marshmallows are completely melted. Pour the mamarshmallow over the Rice Krispies. Coat completely with marshmallow.
  4. Press into the prepared 9×13 pan. Let sit for 2 hours at room temperature before slicing.

Week 4 of 12 Weeks of Christmas Treats hosted by Meal Planning Magic.

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