Salty Sweet Brown Butter Rice Krispy Treats

March 10, 2023

Crunchy, chewy, salty, sweet and packed with delicious flavor! This updated take on rice krispy treats is perfect for camping, too!

Salty Sweet Brown Butter Rice Krispy Treats


  • 6 cups crisp rice cereal
  • 2 cups crushed mini pretzel twists
  • ½ cup butter (1 stick)
  • 16 ounces mini marshmallows
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ¾ cup peanut butter chips
  • ¾ semi sweet or bittersweet chocolate chips
  • 2 tsp. flaked sea salt for sprinkling, optional



  1. Pour crisp rice and pretzels into a large, greased bowl.
  2. Melt butter in a large pan over medium heat. Continue cooking until butter foams and begins to brown and smell nutty.
  3. Turn off heat and add marshmallows in two batches, stirring until fully melted and smooth. (You may need to turn heat back on low to fully melt marshmallows)
  4. Stir in vanilla and salt and pour marshmallow mixture over the crisp rice and pretzels and stir to combine.
  5. Add peanut butter and chocolate chips and stir until incorporated.

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