Rice Krispie Treat Recipe

Rice Krispie Treat Recipe – thick, gooey, perfect & the BEST EVER. The browned butter make them taste 100x better than the classic version.

Rice Krispie Treat Recipe

This is not your grandma’s recipe. It is SO MUCH BETTER.

What makes this rice krispie treat recipe so delicious:

  • Browned butter. Trust me. I don’t know what it is. But the browned butter gives the BEST flavor ever. It takes them from delicious to addicting perfection.
  • Extra marshmallows. Homemade version never have enough marshmallows. I love adding a whole extra bag at the end. That way the marshmallows keep their shape and add some extra gooeyness.
  • Butterscotch chips. It’s not an overwhelming flavor. But they complement the browned butter so well.

Why are my homemade Rice Krispie Treats hard?

The heat is too high! It will take a little bit longer, but do brown the butter over medium heat, not high heat. And then turn the heat off when you add the marshmallows. So you will let the residual heat melt the marshmallows. That will keep them soft and chewy.

Rice Krispie Treat Recipe

How far in advance can I make this rice krispie treat recipe?

These are a great make ahead treat! If needed, you can make them up to 3 days in advance.

Tip: If you’re making these for a crowd, I cut them into bite size. So they are poppable!

Do they need to be refrigerated?

Nope! They are best when stored at room temperature.

Other easy sweet treat recipes:

7 layer bar macaroons!

Pretzel hugs! These are my fav during Christmas time. But also great all year round!! My cowork brought these to a fall gathering and they were a hit.

And these cookies and cream pretzels!

Rice Krispie Treat Recipe

Thick, gooey, perfect & the BEST EVER. The browned butter make them taste 100x better than the classic version.


1 1/2 sticks (3/4 cup) unsalted butter, sliced
3 (10-oz bags) mini marshmallows (about 18 cups), divided
10 cups (one 12-oz box) rice crispy cereal
1/2 cup butterscotch chips
3/4 teaspoon salt


Add butter to a large non-stick pot and cook over medium heat for 2-3 mins, stirring constantly, until butter turns golden brown and smells nutty.

Turn off heat and add 2 bags (12 cups) of marshmallows. Stir until smooth and marshmallows melt

Add the cereal, butterscotch chips, remaining bag of marshmallows, and salt to the pot. Stir continuously until cereal is evenly coated. (The butterscotch chips will melt!)

Pour into a 10-inch x 15-inch baking sheet (or a 9×13 inch pan if you want them thicker). Place a piece of parchment paper on top & press hard to compress bars. Let cool & slice into bars. Refrigerate before cutting if you want super clean cuts.

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