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Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Brown Butter Pumpkin Spice Rice Krispie Treats

Whoo!  What a mouthful that title is.  Now I know what you're thinking....  

"Mary those just look like regular rice krispie treats."

I know I know, but this is just one of those times when you're going to have to trust me and by the end of this you'll be converted as well.

These rice krispie treats are truly, truly, phenomenal.  Now this isn't going to be the part where I sit here and bash pre-packaged rice krispie treats.  They're pretty good as a snack and are convenient and I have nothing against them. But here's a secret,

1.) These are better.
2.) By the time it takes you to go to the store and buy them, these could already be done.  Really they are that quick.

Ok, that was two secrets, but you know what I'm ok with it.

The world has this strange phenomenon.  When September and October roll around everyone is in full blown pumpkin mode and that is all you see for three months.  Then suddenly, just as swiftly as it enters, pumpkin disappears from our plates completely.

And you know what I'm not a fan of this trend because I love myself some pumpkin on these chilly days.  The flavor in these is subtle, but oh so amazing.  Just enough to know this rice krispie is special, but not enough to be overpowering.

So break the rules with me and make these.  I guarantee you won't be disappointed.

Maybe you'll never go back to the store bought versions again!

Brown Butter Pumpkin Spice Rice Krispie Treats
Servings: 9 large or 16 small (I went for the big puppies!)

1/4 cup unsalted butter
dash of salt
1 (10.5 oz) bag of mini-marshmallows
6 cups rice krispies cereal
1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice


Spray an 8x8 pan with cooking spray.  Melt the butter and salt in a saucepan over medium heat.  Continue to cook until butter has turned brown and smells nutty.  Be careful not to burn.  Add marshmallows and pumpkin pie spice.  Stir until combined and marshmallows have melted.  Stir in rice krispies cereal.  Press into the pan and let cool completely.  Cut and enjoy!

Adapted from: Cookies and Cups

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