Brown Butter Berry Rice Krispy Treats

Brown Butter Berry Rice Krispy Treats
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I think we can all agree, butter makes everything better. But brown butter? That stuff would make even cardboard taste decadent. It's nothing but pure, golden magic that just makes your tastebuds sing with joy. Today, it also happens to be making these rice krispie treats sing with all the voices of the mountain and colors of the wind (or something like that).

Yes, that's right. I took the oh-so-delicious classic rice krispy treats, dazzled them up a bit and made them even more delicious (Who knew that was possible?!). When I say you won't be able to stop eating these brown butter berry rice krispy treats, truly, you WON'T be able to stop eating them (Try, I double dog dare you!). It doesn't matter if it's breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks, dessert, you'll want to stuff your face with an embarrassingly large amount of these. 

Side note- since these are made from cereal and fruit they're totally an acceptable, well-balanced breakfast. I mean, ya know, if you're into eating healthy things like fruit and GF cereal for breakfast ;) I know, I know. The things I do for you guys. Testing recipes with GF cereal. I mean, c'mon?! What's a girl gotta do around here to get some cream and flour in her life?! Sheesh!

Ok, and not to be all cliche or anything, buuuuuuuut with Memorial Day and Fourth of July and all the other fancy shmancy summer plans coming up, what is a better dessert to whip up than something that is red, white and blue and gluten-free too?! I'd say you're welcome, but you don't even need to thank me. Just let me know anytime you decide to make these. I may or may not come on by to help you, ya know, cook (ahem, eat/confisciate every last rice krispy treat). #dessertstalker

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BROWN BUTTER MIXED BERRY RICE KRISPY TREATS

yields 12

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 stick unsalted butter (you can use salted butter, but if you do, omit the additional salt)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 bag (10.5 ounces) mini marshmallows
  • 1/2 cup of each freeze-dried strawberries, blueberries and raspberries
  • 5 cups rice krispy cereal

 

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Line a 9"x9" baking dish with foil. Then grease the foil and set the pan aside.

  2. In a large pot, set over medium heat, melt the butter, stirring constantly. Continue cooking for a few minutes after the butter has melted, allowing it to brown. The whole process should take about 5-7 minutes.

  3. Once the butter has finished browning, remove the pan from the heat and add in the marshmallows and salt. Mix until the marshmallows have completely melted. The heat from the butter should be enough to melt them, but if you're having any issues, just pop the pan on a low heat burner for a minute or two, while you continue to stir.

  4. Once the marshmallows have melted, quickly mix in the fruit and cereal and continue stirring until everything is well combined and the cereal and fruit is coated with marshmallow.

  5. Pour the mixture into the lined baking sheet and use a spatula to really press the mixture it firmly into place.

  6. Allow the pan to sit at room temperature for at least 2 hours, or until everything has set. Then, slice into squares and serve. Store additional rice krispy treats covered, at room temperature (I kept mine in a covered cake stand).

NOTES

  • You can find freeze dried fruit in the produce, bulk or health food section of your grocery store.

  • Feel free to use whatever combination of fruits you prefer, or, use only one at a time (I mean, brown butter strawberry rice krispy treats doesn't sound like a bad option, either, right?!).