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Salted Brown Butter Cereal Bars – Yes!

I’ve always been a fan of the Rice Krispie Treat. I mean, what’s not to like? Cereal, marshmallows, butter — it’s all good.

But guess what?

It just got better:

salted brown butter cereal bars

Just three little changes — but no additional work — elevate these tried-and-true treats to (dare I say?) heights of greatness:

1. Salt. Just a little gives that wonderful sweet-salty edge that you never knew was missing.

2. Cornflakes. More flavor and better texture than “those” pellets, and you’ll definitely appreciate the difference.

3. Brown butter. Need I say more?

So what do you say? Are you ready to step up the cereal bar?

salted brown butter cereal bars

Salted Brown Butter Cereal Bars

adapted from Smitten Kitchen

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: no-cook

Ingredients
4 oz. (1 stick) unsalted butter
(1) 10 oz. bag marshmallows
heaping 1/4 t. sea salt
6 c. cornflakes

Instructions
Grease an 8 x 8 pan and your largest spatula; set aside.

In a large pot, melt butter over medium-low heat. Once it turns clear and golden, watch carefully and begin stirring be sure to scrape up any bits that form at the bottom of the pan. As soon as the butter turns brown and smells nutty remove it from the heat.

Add the marshmallows and stir continuously until melted and smooth (you can put the pot back over a low heat if needed).

Add the salt and cereal and stir until the cereal is well coated immediately pour into your prepared pan. Using your spatula, gently but firmly press the mixture evenly into the sides and corners. Let cool and cut into 16 squares.

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