It’s the summer of 1997, I’m nine years old and hanging out by my Aunt Lakay’s pool. Aunt Kay walks out with a warm casserole dish full of rice crispy treats. Me, my sisters, and my cousin fight with our wet hands to get the first of the gooey treats….. We all have foods that bring us back to a memory, a place, a time…. This is one of those foods for me. What is one to do to possibly make, melted marshmallows and cereal an age appropriate desert? Brown the butter……sounds simple right? It is…..but it’s flavor magic… Grown Up Rice Crispies 6 cups of rice crispy cereal 10 oz bag of mini marshmallows 3 Tbsp Butter 1. Brown your butter… WARNING… If you have never cooked with browned butter, this is a life changing moment… Your welcome…
You’ll know its ready by the nutty smell and the color changes to the carmel color in the picture above.
2. Pour the browned butter over the marshmallows, don’t forget to get the brown bits (that’s where all the flavor is)
3. Microwave the marshmallow mix for 3 minutes, mix about half way through
4. Pour in a well greased or parchment lined pan. Cut into squares and enjoy with grown-up friends….. With no shame at all….
Second WARNING… People will want to know what your secret it is but don’t worry it’s safe with me. From my home to yours, happy eats!
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