Brown Butter and Malt Rice Krispy Treats

I love Easter for the brightness and cheeriness that comes with it. The decorations are nostalgic and bring me back to vicious egg hunts in the living room and backyard of my childhood home. Egg hunts were typically followed by a fabulous brunch and then, lastly, a gluttonous meal that always included lamb. Easter is different nowadays but I still thoroughly enjoy the season of pastel eggs and yummy food.

I have been wanting to make a version of Rice Krispie treats for the blog for a while now but haven’t found the right flavors or reason but Easter feels perfect. I went for a malty and brown butter side of things after seeing Robins Eggs in store, my favorite Easter delight. Now a quick word about why I love Robins Eggs: they are colorful, have a lightly crunchy coating, they are malty, and they are the epitome of Easter to me. So here we go, a perfect Easter treat!

rice krispies

These are inspired by Joy the Baker's recipe.

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Brown Butter and Malt Rice Krispie Treats
Easter themed malty rice krispie treats.
  • 3/4 C Whoppers (or malt balls)
  • 6 T salted butter
  • 10 ounce bag of large marshmallows (about 40)
  • 5 C Rice Krispie cereal*
  • 1 C Robins Eggs
  • Sprinkles, optional
1. In a food processor, process the Whoppers until it becomes a fine dust. Set aside. 2. Lightly grease a 9x13 inch pan** with cooking spray 3. In a large pot, melt the butter over medium and swirl until amber (do not stir). Once lightly browned, add the marshmallows and use a spatula to stir and help melt the marshmallows. 4. After marshmallows are melted, turn off heat, and take off heat, and add Whopper dust and Rice Krispies. Mix with the spatula to coat Rice Krispies and once fully mixed dump into prepared pan. Use the spatula to evenly flatten. 5. Quickly sprinkle Robins Eggs over the warm treats and use your hands to gently press them in. Apply sprinkles as seen fit. 6. Cool and cut! *I use less cereal because I love a gooey, marshmallowy bar but the original recipe calls for 6 cups so if you like a stiffer bar, add more cereal.  ** an 8x8 or 9x9 pan can be used for a thicker Rice Krispie Treat
Prep time: Cook time: Total time: Yield: 24 treats
rice krispies

These can be made as an everyday treat if you swap out the Robins Eggs for Whoppers.

Listening to: Big Little Lies soundtrack