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Thursday, February 14, 2013

Brown Butter Strawberry Krispies

Happy Valentine's Day!
It would only be fitting for me to give your something pink today.  And delicious, I might add.  So, I'm curious how many of you actually celebrate Valentine's Day?  Do you love it, hate it or just kinda like it?
Give me your thoughts.

When I found strawberry marshmallows on sale at the store last week, I knew they would be perfect in some kind of dessert.
First off the Little Man loves marshmallows.  Anytime we go to the store he is begging for them {along with many other things}.  So as a treat, I got them.
Then of course, to take these krispies up another notch, I used brown butter.  Ah, the glorious browned butter craze.  I am seeing cookies, pastas and basically every food known to man circling Pinterest these days with some sort of browned butter involved.
Want the fancy definition of browned butter?  See here.
Basically you melt unsalted butter over low heat, stirring continually, until it reaches a hazelnut color and has a fragrant nutty smell.  Then you put this melted butter in whatever dish you had planned.  In this case, these krispies.  It gives your dish a nutty, caramel flavor.

Brown Butter Strawberry Krispies
6 c. Rice Krispies cereal
10 oz. strawberry marshmallows {1 large bag}
3 T. unsalted butter
In a large saucepan over low heat melt the butter.  Stir continually until butter becomes light brown in color, bubbly and fragrant {usually a few minutes}.  Pour in marshmallows and stir until completely melted.  Pour in rice krispies and quickly stir into marshmallow mixture to coat the cereal.
Pour into a greased 9x13 pan and press down with hands to make flat.  Allow to cool and cut into bars.  Store covered to stay fresh.
*I doubled my batch to make my bars extra big and thick.

We took these to a play date last week and shared with another family, plus the husband has his FAIR share.  He was most definitely a fan.
The only thing I regretted was not having sprinkles to adorn them with, I was all out.  Sprinkles make everything more fun, right???
I hope everyone has a great day today - whether single, married, dating or a single mother of four, please know you are loved!

Would you like to comment?

  1. I love rice krispy bars. And I really need to make these since I now have a huge craving for them.

  2. Ally's Sweet & Savory EatsFebruary 14, 2013 at 5:08 PM

    Trust me, these will cure your craving!

  3. Jolene (www.everydayfoodie.ca)February 14, 2013 at 11:05 PM

    Happy Valentine's Day!