If you're ever in need of a wham, bam, thank you ma'am recipe, this is it! Fancy Rice Krispie treats! They are one of the easiest desserts to make in the whole wide world and require only a handful of ingredients. That's why when it came time to knock out a Baked Goods Basket, they immediately sprung to mind!
This was actually my first time ever making any kind of Rice Krispie treat! I've eaten the standard version before but it never occurred to me how they're a perfect canvas for creativity. Plain rice cereal and some marshmallow fluff as the base? The possibilities are endless! There are some super creative recipes out there, you could make a cook book with this Pinterest board alone.
I selected this classy version from Baked Bree: Brown Butter, Vanilla Bean. In the title of this post I added the word salted because... well... I forgot to add the salt. They still tasted good - the cereal has a touch of sodium built in. Just to be on the safe side, I lightly sprinkled 1/4 teaspoon of sea salt on top and voila! A whole new dimension to the yumminess!
The aroma of the vanilla while you brown the butter is pure heaven. The bars have a slightly nutty after taste that contrasts with the subtlety of the vanilla. The flavor is mature while the texture is fun! The end result is a dessert that's easy to make, serve, keeps well in an air tight for container, and is an addictive crowd pleaser. It's a whole new perspective to a childhood classic!
The recipe for these awesome Brown Butter, Vanilla Bean Rice Krispie Treats can be found on Baked Bree!