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Toasted Marshmallow Krispie Treats

Toasted marshmallows and browned butter make the tastiest rice krispie treats yet! Once you try these Toasted Marshmallow Krispie Treats, you’ll never want to go back to the traditional recipe!

Toasted Marshmallow Rice Krispie Treats Recipe

It’s actually been a while since I shared a krispie treat with you…

I know, it doesn’t feel like a long time, but I promise it’s been months.  MONTHS!

And actually I didn’t even think of this idea.  Kristan did.  She called me up and was like, “you should totally make Toasted Marshmallow Rice Krispie Treats”.

And I did.

Because she can be scary sometimes.  And bossy.

Ok not really.

Anyhow, I was all, “how did I not think of these sooner?”  because they’re basically perfection.

I’m telling you, I love me a fancy krispie treat, but I will always come back to the tried and true Plain Jane Basic Krispie Treats.

Until now.

For real, y’all.  For real.

Toasted Marshmallow Krispie TreatsHere’s the thing.  I literally toasted the marshmallows instead of melting them.  Annnd I added browned butter into the mix to amp up the toasty flavor.

These are a major win, folks.

Simple and special.

How to Make The Best Rice Krispie Treats

First brown your butter over medium low heat until it becomes a deep golden color.  Remove it from the heat and set aside.

Browned Butter in a SaucepanNext up, line your baking sheet with parchment paper and turn your oven onto broil.

Mini Marshmallows on Parchment Paper

Pop them under the broiler for about a minute.  That’s how long mine took, but watch closely because it can go from toasted to burned in a jillionth of a second.

Toasted Marshmallows on Parchment Paper

Immediately scrape the marshmallows off the parchment paper into the pot with the browned butter and stir together.

Perfectly Toasted Marshmallows

Next add in your krispie cereal and dump that into a lightly greased 9×9…

Toasted Marshmallow Krispie Treat Batter in a Bowl

Let them cool and that’s it.

A Pile of Two Toasted Marshmallow Krispie TreatsHonestly, you’ll never want krispie treats another way.  Ever.

And I’m basically an expert.

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Three Stacked Toasted Marshmallow Krispie Treats

Toasted Marshmallow Krispie Treats

  • Author: Shelly
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 6 minutes
  • Total Time: 21 minutes
  • Yield: 20 krispie treats 1x
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Stove
  • Cuisine: American


Toasted marshmallows and browned butter make the tastiest rice krispie treats yet! Once you try these Toasted Marshmallow Krispie Treats, you’ll never want to go back to the traditional recipe!


  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1 (10.5 oz) bag mini marshmallows
  • 6 cups Rice Krispie Cereal


  1. Grease a 9×9 pan lightly with cooking spray. I actually lined mine with foil and then sprayed, for easiest removal.
  2. In small saucepan over medium-low heat melt butter. Continue cooking butter, swirling pan until it becomes a nice brown color (this will take about 5 minutes). Remove from heat. Transfer browned butter into a large bowl or pot where you will be able to easily stir your krispie treats together, and set aside.
  3. Turn oven onto broil.
  4. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Evenly spread your marshmallows onto lined baking sheet.
  5. Place under broiler for 45 seconds to 1 minute until marshmallows are puffed and deeply golden. Watch them closely because they will burn quickly.
  6. Using a rubber spatula lightly greased with cooking spray and immediately scrape marshmallows into bowl with butter. Stir to combine quickly. Pour krispie cereal into toasted marshmallow mix and stir to combine.
  7. Press evenly into the prepared pan.
  8. Allow to cool before cutting into squares and serving.


store airtight for up to 2 days, but best if served same day.

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45 comments on “Toasted Marshmallow Krispie Treats”

  1. I ended up with extra marshmallows after a planned “roast” during a women’s retreat was rained out. They’ve been in the freezer forever…seriously, don’t ask…but I tried one and they tasted fine. Decided to look for a recipe for crispy treats. I bought the cheaper Publix version of the cereal…and my marshmallows were the big ones. Tried your Toasted Marshmallow Treats, and they are awesome!

  2. I just tried this Toasted Marshmallow Krispie Treat and I seemed to have a crunchier crispy than usual. Maybe because the rice cripsy never actual had contact with heat. Was it just me or did I miss a step?

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