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Browned Butter Peanut Butter Rice Krispie Treats

  • Total Time: 0 hours
  • Yield: 9 to 12 bars 1x


Browned Butter Peanut Butter Rice Krispie Treats are quite possibly the best Rice Krispie treats ever! Browned butter, peanut butter and marshmallows melted together . . . they’re seriously amazing!


Units Scale
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter
  • 1 bag (10-ounce) marshmallows (mini or regular work)
  • 1/2 cup smooth peanut butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 5 1/2 to 6 cups Rice Krispie Cereal


  1. Butter an 8-inch square baking pan. Set aside.
  2. In a large saucepan, melt butter over medium heat constantly swirling/stirring the butter until it is light brown in color (the butter will start to get foamy at one point and then begin to brown along the bottom — watch it carefully because it can turn brown quickly!)
  3. Just as the butter begins to brown add the marshmallows, peanut butter and vanilla. Stir with a spatula until the marshmallows are melted and the mixture is sticky smooth.
  4. Remove the pan from the heat and immediately stir in the Rice Krispies.
  5. Scoop the mixture out into the prepared pan and press to fill all sides of the pan with a spatula. Let cool for at least 30 minutes before slicing into 9 or 12 squares.
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 8 to 10 minutes
  • Category: Desserts