Feb 14, 2012

Brown Butter {Pink!} Rice Krispie Treats

Happy Valentine's Day!!!


Who doesn't love Rice Krispie Treats?  I mean, really? They are sweet, gooey, and crispy and they bring you right back to childhood.  I will confess that while I was still teaching, I enjoyed one or many of these if they were sent in by parents for a treat/snack.  Guilty pleasure all the way.

These basically came about because I have marshmallow fluff staring at me and Rice Krispie's leftover from these granola bars.  With Valentine's Day right around the corner, I thought that a pink version would be highly appropriate.  :)

Brown Butter {Pink!} Rice Krispie Treats
Printable Version

¼ cup unsalted butter
7 ½ oz. marshmallow fluff
pink gel food coloring
5 cups crispy rice cereal

1. Butter a 13x9x2-inch pan and set aside. Melt butter in large saucepan over low heat until it melts. Continue cooking until butter begins to brown. Watch carefully and stir often.
2. Add marshmallow fluff and cook over low heat for about 5 minutes, stirring constantly. Remove from heat and stir in a few drops of gel food coloring, until desired tone is reached.
3. Add crispy rice cereal to a very large bowl and then add in marshmallow mixture. Stir until well coated.
4. Using buttered spatula or waxed paper, press mixture evenly into buttered pan. Cut into squares when cool. Store in an airtight container.

adapted from Fluffernutter and smitten kitchen

3 comments:

Julie @ Sugarfoot Eats said...

Love this cute variation!!

Heather said...

I love rice krispie treats, and even better. pink!

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