I would hunt for eggs every day if this was the prize.
I’m going Paula Deen on y’all, sorry in advance. Don’t question the butter – accept it, especially in this case. And we’re going to brown the butter, which makes it okay for an adult to eat, like, five of these, right? Because they’re sophisticated? Let’s go with that.
Brown butter has become one of my favorite things – it adds so much yummy and nutty flavor. I was intimidated by the process at first, but it really is simple and worth the couple extra of minutes! Just make sure when you’re browning the butter to watch it carefully – it can burn quickly. You need to stir it pretty much constantly. The butter will foam, then clear up and start to turn a golden/brown (hello, duh) color and it will become quite fragrant and nutty. Once you hit that point, remove it from the heat. Don’t blame me if you get addicted to this stuff.
Rice krispies are also some of my favorite things – so, why not combine the two for an easy and fun Easter treat?
Brown Butter Rice Krispie Treat Eggs
- 1 stick unsalted butter
- 1, 10 oz. bag marshmallows
- 6 cups rice krispie cereal
- Blue food coloring, if desired
- Sprinkles, if desired
- Melt the butter on medium-low heat. Stir the butter constantly. It will foam, become clear, then turn golden/brown and smell nutty.
- Once the butter has browned, add marshmallows. Melt them over no heat if possible. If needed, turn stove on low and stir until the mixture is completely melted. Add a few drops of food coloring now if desired.
- In a large bowl with the 6 cups of cereal, pour in the marshmallow mixture. (I do this in about 3 batches). Mix until completely combined.
- While the mixture is still a little warm, grab handfuls and form into egg shapes. Roll in sprinkles if desired. (If not wanting to make “eggs”, place the mixture in a well-greased 9″x13″pan, and cut into squares once set).