Brown Butter White Chocolate Rice Krispie Treats

Brown Butter White Chocolate Rice Krispie Treats

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Last Updated on October 21, 2020 by Chenée Lewis

You’ve had Rice Krispie treats. You may have even had brown butter Rice Krispie treats. But these brown butter white chocolate Rice Krispie treats will change your life! They’re the same easy, no-bake treats you love, only MUCH better. Decadent enough for a party, but quick and easy enough for a work-from-home snack on a Wednesday!

To me the combination of brown butter and white chocolate is LEGENDARY. And because these brown butter Rice Krispie treats are a no-bake recipe, the rich, nutty brown butter flavor really stands out! Add to that the white chocolate ganache, and you get the ultimate soft, gooey, rich, buttery Rice Krispie treats!


You might think you know how to make Rice Krispie treats, and actually, you do! There are just a couple of extra steps, but in essence, these are as easy as any Rice Krispie treats you’ve made. First, you’ll need to gather together your ingredients:

  • Crispy rice cereal – grab a 12-ounce box
  • Mini marshmallows – you’ll need a one-pound bag
  • Salted butter – I like to use salted butter to bring out the flavors in the marshmallow and the white chocolate!
  • Pure vanilla extract
  • White chocolate chips
  • Heavy whipping cream
  • Flaky sea salt

Step by Step

To start with, you’ll need to melt your white chocolate with heavy cream to make a ganache. White chocolate ganache sounds super fancy, but it’s just white chocolate and heavy cream melted together. It’s so simple, and in this recipe, it gives these Rice Krispie treats their perfect gooey-ness! Plus the rich white chocolate flavor just deepens the deliciousness.

First, you’ll heat your white chocolate and the heavy cream in the microwave, whisking every 10 seconds until melted and smooth.

Brown the butter in a light-colored pan — I use this 6.5-qt. Dutch oven. For more images and details on how to brown butter, check out my Brown Butter Appreciation Post.

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Add the white chocolate to your brown butter, and then stir in marshmallows until most of them are melted.

brown butter Rice Krispie treats

Stir in your crispy rice cereal until coated. Gently press into a buttered 9×13 pan. Let them cool, and cut into squares.

And that’s it! This is such an easy recipe. In fact, the hardest part about it will be stopping yourself from eating them all immediately!!

Best of all, with only a few ingredients that are mostly non-perishable, this is a perfect treat to make if it’s hard to find fresh ingredients in stores.

Related Recipes

If you want more gooey white chocolate, I know just the thing! Try my sparkling peppermint sugar cookies with a white chocolate ganache. They’re a perfect holiday cookie, but anything with that creamy ganache on top is perfect for any time of year!

You might also like my raspberry white chocolate blondies, full of melted white chocolate, white chocolate chunks, AND a white chocolate ganache on top, and bursting with fresh raspberries. You can’t go wrong!

Brown Butter White Chocolate Rice Krispie Treats

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How to make the only Rice Krispie treats recipe you'll ever need! These browned butter rice krispie treats have white chocolate ganache mixed in for the best, most gooey rice krispie treats that are so easy! And you can freeze them!
Prep Time: 3 minutes
Cook Time: 7 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine :American
Servings: 12 squares
Recipe Source: Chenée Lewis

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  • Line a 9×13 pan with foil and spray with cooking spray; set aside.
  • In a small bowl, heat heavy cream and white chocolate in microwave by 10 second intervals until just melted. Stir in vanilla extract until smooth; set aside.
  • In a large light-colored dutch oven or stock pot over medium heat, heat butter until it starts to foam, stirring. Continue to cook until the butter is golden brown and has a nutty aroma. Turn off heat and add marshmallows. Stir until marshmallows are mostly melted.
  • Immediately stir in white chocolate mixture.
  • Fold in cereal and stir to coat completely.
  • Gently press mixture into prepared pan. Be sure not to press down to hard to keep the treats from getting too hard.
  • Top with flaky sea salt, if desired.
  • Allow to cool for at least 1 hour before cutting into squares.


Storage and freezing: These Rice Krispie treats contain a bit more moisture than typical Rice Krispies, due to the white chocolate ganache. Be sure to let them cool completely so any excess liquid can evaporate before storing.  They should be good for up to 4 days in an airtight container, or they can be frozen, well wrapped, for up to 2 months.
Gluten-free: Double check your cereal, marshmallows, white chocolate and vanilla to make sure that the brand you purchase is gluten free.  In my research I found that Jet-Puffed Marshmallows, Ghirardelli white chocolate ,and McCormick vanilla extract are made without gluten and do not have cross-contamination, but if you are strictly gluten-intolerant you should double check for each ingredient.
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