Brown Butter Vanilla Bean Rice Krispie Treats

  • Yield: 20-24 squares 1x


The ultimate Rice Krispie Treat with brown butter, double the marshmallow and vanilla bean.


  • 1 cup (2 sticks) butter
  • 1 vanilla bean
  • 2 (10-ounce) bags marshmallows
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 9 cups Rice Krispies cereal


  1. Coat a 9×13 pan with a little bit of butter.
  2. In a large bowl, measure out 9 cups of Rice Krispies cereal; set aside.
  3. In a large saucepan, melt butter over medium-low heat. After 5 minutes or so, the butter will start to foam and turn a golden brown. It will bubble and crack. Keep a close eye on it as it can burn easily. Cut the vanilla bean in half, and scrape the seeds with the back of a knife. Add the vanilla to the melting butter.
  4. When the butter is nice and brown, add the marshmallows. Stir over low heat until marshmallows are 90% melted. I like it when not all the marshmallows are melted. Pour the marshmallow mixture over the Rice Krispies and stir to coat evenly.
  5. Press the treats into the prepared 9×13 pan. Let sit for 2 hours at room temperature before cutting into 20 or 24 squares.
  6. Devour.


I like to cut the treats and then wrap them individually in plastic wrap. They’ll stay soft and fresh for up to 3 days.