Brown Butter Bourbon Rice Krispie Treats (Rice Whiskey Treats)

brown butter bourbon rice krispie treat square with another one in the background.

These easy 4-ingredient brown butter bourbon rice krispie treats (aka rice whiskey treats) take your favorite childhood treat and upgrade them with brown butter, a splash of bourbon, and sea salt. You’ll love this fun fall dessert that’s made in just 10 minutes! (nut-free)




  1. Prepare a square baking dish by lining with parchment or by lightly greasing it.
  2. In a large saucepan, melt the butter over medium-low heat. Keep cooking, stirring, and let it get golden and foamy.
  3. Turn off the heat and stir in the marshmallows. As soon as the marshmallows are melted, stir in bourbon.
  4. Quickly fold in rice cereal until evenly coated. Pour mixture into prepared pan, pressing down with a spatula.
  5. Sprinkle the top lightly with flaky sea salt. Let treats cool and set up for 30 minutes to an hour before cutting into squares.


Keywords: bourbon rice krispie treats, brown butter rice krispie treats, rice whiskey treats

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