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caramelized white chocolate rice crispy treats cut into squares stacked on top of one another.
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Caramelized White Chocolate Rice Crispy Treats

These over the top rice crispy treats are made with caramelized white chocolate gooey marshmallows, brown butter, and puffed rice cereal!
Cook Time1 hr 30 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 12
Calories: 569kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 12 oz box puffed rice cereal
  • 8 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 2 16 oz bags mini marshmallows
  • 1/2 tsp salt

Caramelized White Chocolate

  • 1 12 oz bag white chocolate chips I prefer a higher quality white chocolate like Guittard or Valrhona.

Instructions

Caramelized White Chocolate

  • Preheat your oven to 250F. Spread the white chocolate chips in an even layer into an oven safe baking dish.
  • Bake for 30 minutes then use a spatula to stir the chocolate around. It may appear lumpy or chalky at first but don't worry about that, it will smooth out eventually. Continue cooking for another 30-45 minutes or until the chocolate is deeply golden brown and caramelized.
  • Take the caramelized white chocolate out of the oven and give it a good stir, its ok if it's not perfectly smooth, once it's added to the marshmallows it will all smooth out.

Rice Crispy Treats

  • Line a 9x13-inch baking dish with parchment or wax paper. Set aside.
  • In a large pot melt the butter over medium heat. Let the butter get golden brown and nutty then add in the marshmallows, caramelized white chocolate and salt. Reduce the heat to low and continue stirring until completely melted then fold in the puffed rice cereal.
  • Pour the mixture into the prepared baking dish. Press GENTLY with your fingertips just until completely spread out (the harder you pack them in, the harder they are to eat). Allow to set, about 30 minutes. Cut into squares and enjoy!

Notes

Ingredient Notes:
  • Puffed Rice Cereal: You can use brown or regular puffed rice.
  • Marshmallows: I highly recommend mini marshmallows. They melt so much easier than the large.
  • White Chocolate: Higher quality white chocolate is better. I tried this recipe once with a store brand and it was fine but not spectacular. The brand I prefer and recommend is Guittard.
FAQs:
  • Can I make this recipe in advance? Yes! Rice crispy treats will stay fresh for 1-2 days. Wrap tightly with plastic wrap and store at room temperature.
  • Should I refrigerate Rice Crispy Treats? Nope! Rice crispy treats should be stored at room temperature.

Nutrition

Calories: 569kcal | Carbohydrates: 103g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 26mg | Sodium: 185mg | Potassium: 120mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 60g | Vitamin A: 242IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 64mg | Iron: 1mg