I saw this post yesterday and it inspired me to make these salted brown butter rice krispie treats. I have an unspoken (I guess now it is spoken) goal for 2012 to conquer things I have never made before. I am talking simple things that most people don't even give a second thought - for example, last week I bought some pre-seasoned chicken quarters in the meat department at our grocery store. They looked good, they were a good price, so I snatched them for dinner. I realized when I got home that I have never just baked chicken. I've baked chicken in casseroles and other ways, but never just the chicken, so I did it and now it's not on the list. Yesterday after seeing that post, I wanted to make these because I've never made rice krispie treats. So far that's two things conquered...hopefully I can keep this up:)
Salted Brown Butter Rice Krispie Treats, seen here, originally here
1 stick of unsalted butter
1/4 tsp course sea salt (heaping)
6 cups Rice Krispies
1 10oz bag marshmallows
Spray your pan with nonstick cooking spray (I used an 8"x8" but will probably do bigger next time to get them thinner).
Melt butter in a large pan over medium/low heat. It will melt, then foam, then turn clear golden and finally start to turn brown and smell nutty. Stir frequently, scraping up any bits from the bottom as you do. Don’t take your eyes off the pot as while you may be impatient for it to start browning, the period between the time the butter begins to take on color and the point where it burns is often less than a minute.
Remove from heat, add marshmallows. Stir until they are melted - you may have to return to low heat. Add cereal and salt and mix together. Spread out into pan and press it in evenly. Let cool and cut apart.
I really liked the little something extra that the sea salt added. I'll definitely be making these treats again!