Salted Brown Butter Rice Krispies Squares


  • Prep Time10 mins
  • Total Time10 mins
  • Makes32 squares
*PLUS 1 hr cooling time
Salted Brown Butter Rice Krispies Squares

Photo, Erik Putz.

Chatelaine Triple Tested

You’ve had all the rest, now make the best. This upgrade takes just a few minutes more: Let the melted butter get all nutty and brown, and then add salt. Boom.


  • 1 cup butter

  • 1 tsp vanilla

  • 1/2 tsp salt

  • 2 250-g bag miniature marshmallows

  • 10 cups puffed rice cereal


  • LINE a 9×13-in. pan with parchment, leaving overhang on 2 sides.

  • MELT butter in a large pot over medium-high. Stir as butter foams up, then becomes nutty brown, 5 to 6 min.

  • REDUCE heat to low, then quickly add vanilla, salt and marshmallows, stirring until completely melted. Remove from heat and stir in cereal until well-coated.

  • PRESS into prepared pan and let cool at least 1 hour. Cut into squares.

Nutrition (per serving)

Calories 118, Protein 1g, Carbohydrates 17g, Fat 6g, Sodium 84mg.

Kitchen tip: This recipe is easily halved. Press into an 8-in. pan or stick with a 9×13-in. pan for thinner squares.

Kitchen tip: Use wet hands or a wet spatula to press mixture into pan to prevent sticking. Use the bottom of a measuring cup to evenly press the squares.