Vegan Chai-Spiced Coffee Creamer

Your mornings are about to get a LOT cozier thanks to our new chai-spiced coffee creamer. Made with dairy-free milk, maple syrup, and warming spices in a blender in just 5 minutes, it’s like having a coffeehouse in the comfort of your own home! 
A…

Vegan Chai-Spiced Coffee Creamer

Your mornings are about to get a LOT cozier thanks to our new chai-spiced coffee creamer. Made with dairy-free milk, maple syrup, and warming spices in a blender in just 5 minutes, it’s like having a coffeehouse in the comfort of your own home! 

Add this EASY, versatile creamer to black tea for a quick chai latte, to a cup of coffee for a dirty chai, or to roasted dandelion root tea for a cozy, caffeine-free option.

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Creamy Cashew Jalapeño Sauce (6 Ingredients!)

Introducing a tasty new sauce for your next taco night or burrito bowl lunch: creamy cashew jalapeño sauce! This subtly spicy, savory sauce comes together with just 6 ingredients and 5 minutes active prep time. 
Inspired by a restaurant called Har…

Creamy Cashew Jalapeño Sauce (6 Ingredients!)

Introducing a tasty new sauce for your next taco night or burrito bowl lunch: creamy cashew jalapeño sauce! This subtly spicy, savory sauce comes together with just 6 ingredients and 5 minutes active prep time. 

Inspired by a restaurant called Harlow, it’s a versatile flavor addition to bowls (recipe coming soon), quesadillas, and so much more! Get ready to level up your next meal. Let us show you how it’s done!

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No-Bake Cinnamon Roll Bites

Craving cinnamon rolls but not ready to commit to the hours of wait time? SOLUTION: no-bake cinnamon rolls! These naturally sweetened treats combine the ease of energy bites with the flavor of cinnamon rolls. Not to mention, how cute are they?!
They’re…

No-Bake Cinnamon Roll Bites

Craving cinnamon rolls but not ready to commit to the hours of wait time? SOLUTION: no-bake cinnamon rolls! These naturally sweetened treats combine the ease of energy bites with the flavor of cinnamon rolls. Not to mention, how cute are they?!

They’re the perfect treat for lunch boxes and mid-day energy slumps. Just 8 ingredients, 20 minutes, and 1 food processor required! Let’s get rolling.

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Chocolate-Covered Peanut Butter Balls

Chocolate-covered peanut butter balls are a festive treat that transports easily to all your holiday parties. Use your favorite chocolates, candy melts, and sprinkles to decorate these sweet little bites. This time of year is perfect for little poppable treats. Peppermint oreo balls, homemade truffles, bourbon balls, and these chocolate-covered peanut butter balls are some …

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Chocolate-covered peanut butter balls are a festive treat that transports easily to all your holiday parties. Use your favorite chocolates, candy melts, and sprinkles to decorate these sweet little bites.

Close up of a white plate filled with white and dark chocolate-covered peanut butter balls. Red and white mugs of coffee are in the background.

This time of year is perfect for little poppable treats.

Peppermint oreo balls, homemade truffles, bourbon balls, and these chocolate-covered peanut butter balls are some of my personal favorites. 

These festive little guys are easy to make and you can’t go wrong with that classic combination of chocolate and peanut butter.

Add adorable red, white, and green sprinkles, and you’re on to something truly fun. 

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Old-Fashioned Peanut Butter Balls

These peanut butter balls are an old-fashioned treat! Enjoy them as-is, roll them in a variety of toppings, or dip them in chocolate for a sweet holiday treat. This post contains affiliate links. If you weren’t already in the holiday baking mood, it’s now officially holiday cookie season! I love to make platters of traditional …

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These peanut butter balls are an old-fashioned treat! Enjoy them as-is, roll them in a variety of toppings, or dip them in chocolate for a sweet holiday treat.

Tissue paper-lined tin filled with peanut butter balls rolled in rainbow nonpareil sprinkles, chopped nuts, and powdered sugar.

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If you weren’t already in the holiday baking mood, it’s now officially holiday cookie season!

I love to make platters of traditional Christmas cookies like peppermint mocha cookies, gingerbread cookies, and peanut butter blossoms. But I also like to make some old-fashioned treats that aren’t quite cookies, but fit in perfectly on a holiday cookie platter.

I’m talking recipes like rum balls or bourbon balls, peppermint oreo balls, or these old-fashioned peanut butter balls.

These simple no-bake treats are always fun to make and make everyone nostalgic for the days of baking with their grandmas.

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No Bake Pumpkin Cheesecake

No bake pumpkin cheesecake is an easy, creamy dessert for the holidays! Full of pumpkin and spice flavors, these mini cheesecakes are perfect for entertaining. When it comes to the holidays, the last thing I want to do is be fussing around in the kitchen.  Don’t get me wrong, I love a good meal. But …

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No bake pumpkin cheesecake is an easy, creamy dessert for the holidays! Full of pumpkin and spice flavors, these mini cheesecakes are perfect for entertaining.

Glass dish filled with no-bake pumpkin cheesecake set on a white coaster.

When it comes to the holidays, the last thing I want to do is be fussing around in the kitchen. 

Don’t get me wrong, I love a good meal. But give me quick and easy dishes so I can spend time with my family, not focused on the oven.

That’s why I absolutely love no bake cheesecakes. Yes, I love all my cheesecake recipes, but with no-bake cheesecake you get the luscious, creamy flavors you expect with a fraction of the time.

No bake cheesecakes are just as customizable as regular ones too, so you can make no-bake peach cheesecake in the summer and this creamy pumpkin spice cheesecake in the fall and winter.

This no bake pumpkin cheesecake is a little different from my classic no-bake cheesecake because pumpkin puree is folded into the batter in place of some of the cream cheese. 

We also amp up the flavor with classic pumpkin pie spice and a Biscoff cookie crust. Honestly, I might like this dessert even better than baked pumpkin pie!

Plus, because these cheesecakes are made in individual servings, they’re great for serving at parties or part of a dessert spread. 

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Ridiculously Good Snickers Energy Bites

What else is there to say, friends? These energy bites taste like Snickers! They have all the caramelly, nougaty, peanutty, chocolaty goodness of the classic candy bar, but in a more wholesome, bite-sized form. They’re salty, sweet, and eye-rollingly d…

Ridiculously Good Snickers Energy Bites

What else is there to say, friends? These energy bites taste like Snickers! They have all the caramelly, nougaty, peanutty, chocolaty goodness of the classic candy bar, but in a more wholesome, bite-sized form. They’re salty, sweet, and eye-rollingly delicious!

Grab 9 simple ingredients from your pantry and you’re ready to make these delicious portable treats. Let us show you how it’s done! 

How to Make Snickers Energy Bites

These tasty treats have four essential elements: chocolate, “nougat,” “caramel,” and peanuts.

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Brown Butter Rice Krispie Treats

Brown butter rice krispie treats take your favorite marshmallow treats to the next level with brown butter and maple flavors for a fall-themed treat that is as easy as can be. This post contains affiliate links. I don’t know about you, but I love seeing nostalgic childhood treats recreated at bakeries. Of course, I love …

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Brown butter rice krispie treats take your favorite marshmallow treats to the next level with brown butter and maple flavors for a fall-themed treat that is as easy as can be.

Two brown butter rice krispie treats stacked on a white plate.

This post contains affiliate links.

I don’t know about you, but I love seeing nostalgic childhood treats recreated at bakeries.

Of course, I love treating myself to a fancy macaron or chocolate croissant because, let’s be honest, I might be a baker but those are high-maintenance recipes that aren’t coming out of my kitchen on the regular.

But I really enjoy seeing delicious goodies inspired by childhood favorites at bakeries. Things like oatmeal cream pies or cereal milk ice cream that remind you of your favorite childhood sweets, but taken to a whole new level.

Recently, I spotted brown butter rice krispie treats at a local bakery. They were super thick and gooey and just eyeing them in the bakery case had me craving rice krispie treats for days afterwards. 

They were everything I loved about classic rice krispie treats as a kid but made even better. Hello, brown butter.

Hand pulling apart the two halves of an iced brown butter rice krispie treat.

BAKERY-WORTHY BROWN BUTTER RICE KRISPIE TREATS

Just like the ones I saw at the bakery, these brown butter rice krispie treats are like the cereal treats we all grew up with, taken to a whole new, more sophisticated level.

When I was recreating these, I decided that I wanted to go beyond brown butter and add a maple twist as well.

Yes, that’s right. Why stop with brown butter when you can combine brown butter with maple?

By using just a bit of maple extract, I was able to add a subtle maple flavor that pairs perfectly with the brown butter in these brown butter rice krispie treats.

To make these treats even more decadent, I stirred in some extra mini marshmallows right at the end to get pockets of fluffy marshmallow, just like with my chocolate rice krispie treats

I also put them in a 9×9-inch pan so they’re twice as thick – just like you’d get them at a bakery.

Finally, they’re topped with a super simple glaze. The glaze adds a sophisticated touch that totally makes these treats bakery-worthy.

Ingredients for brown butter rice krispie treats arranged on a countertop.

HOW TO MAKE BROWN BUTTER RICE KRISPIE TREATS

These brown butter rice krispie treats may look and taste like they came from a bakery, but they’re one of the easiest recipes to make. You’ll want to make them over and over again all fall long!

What is brown butter?

Brown butter is what you get when you brown the milk solids in butter. The solids fall to the bottom of the pan and the butter gives off a delightfully nutty aroma and flavor.

Browning butter is a simple trick that adds amazing flavor to your butter and takes it from a simple ingredient to a sauce all on its own. 

Stirring brown butter with a wooden spoon in a large dutch oven.

Brown butter also adds a great flavor to all sorts of recipes that already use butter, such as hollandaise, chocolate chip cookies, or frosting.

I love brown butter in my brown butter chocolate chip cookies, brown butter maple nutmeg cookies, and brown butter blondies.

In brown butter rice krispie treats, the brown butter adds a warm nuttiness which pairs perfectly with the sweet marshmallows and maple extract. It’s a flavor combination that makes me think of fall every time.

If you have never made brown butter butter, don’t worry! I have a whole post that will teach you how to brown butter.

Melted marshmallow and brown butter mixture being stirred in a large dutch oven.

Are these rice krispie treats gluten free?

Even though you might not realize it, if you make your brown butter rice krispie treats with Kellog’s Rice Krispies, they won’t actually be gluten free!

The name-brand Rice Krispies that are made by Kellogg’s contain malt, which is made from barley, so they are not gluten free.

That said, you can find other brands of crispy rice cereal that are labeled as gluten free. Just be sure to check the label if you need your treats to be gluten free!

Marshmallows do not naturally contain gluten, but make sure to check the label closely if you need a brand that is certified gluten free so that you know it’s free of any cross contamination.

Melted marshmallows and rice krispies cereal being stirred together in a dutch oven.

Making this recipe

To make the treats themselves, you will need:

  • ¾ cup (12 tablespoons) salted butter
  • 2 (10 ounce) packages mini marshmallows, divided use
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½ teaspoon maple extract (optional)
  • 8 cups Rice Krispies cereal

Start by measuring out 2 cups of the marshmallows. This is what will get stirred in at the end, so set them aside for now.

Line a 9×9-inch cake pan with parchment paper or foil and spray with cooking spray. The treats are going to be super sticky, so lining and greasing the pan will make it easier to get them out after they set.

Maple icing for brown butter rice krispie treats in a small white bowl next to cooled krispie treats.

In a large Dutch oven, brown the butter over medium heat. Once the butter has browned, turn the heat to low and add the rest of the marshmallows. Stir this until the marshmallows are melted and well combined with the butter.  

Take the pan off the heat and stir in the vanilla and maple extracts, then gradually add the cereal. 

Once the cereal is well coated with the marshmallow mixture, fold in the reserved mini marshmallows. Some of them will melt a bit, but some will retain their shape. This is what we want!

Sliced brown butter rice krispie treats, drizzled with icing, set on a wire cooling rack.

Use a greased spatula to gently press the mixture into the prepared pan. I try not to press too firmly; I like my rice krispie treats to be nice and gooey.

Once the treats cool, we can whisk together a simple icing.

Unlike my Halloween rice krispie treats that use a thick frosting, I opted for a thin maple icing for these brown butter rice krispie treats.

To make the icing, whisk together powdered sugar, maple extract and vanilla extract, and 1 tablespoon of milk. You can always add a bit more milk if you prefer a thinner consistency.

You can spread or drizzle the icing on top of the treats either before or after cutting them – it’s totally up to you!

Two brown butter rice krispie treats arranged on a white plate with a glass of milk in the background.

STORAGE TIPS

Store brown butter rice krispie treats in an airtight container at room temperature. They will last for about a week!

If you remember the rice krispie treats of your childhood turning into hard bricks after a few days, don’t worry about that here. Because we didn’t pack the mixture down into the pan, they will stay nice and soft for several days!

You can technically freeze these krispie treats if you want to. Wrap each cooled treat in plastic wrap and store them in a zip-top freezer bag in the freezer for up to a month.

I would recommend avoiding the freezer if you want the treats to stay nice and soft, though. And they are so simple to whip up, you really can have brown butter rice krispie treats any time the craving strikes!

Two brown butter rice krispie treats stacked on a white plate. The top treat has a bite taken out of the corner.
Two iced brown butter rice krispie treats on a white plate.

Brown Butter Rice Krispie Treats

Yield: 9 large bars
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cooling Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 20 minutes

Brown butter rice krispie treats take your favorite marshmallow treats to the next level with brown butter and maple flavors for a fall-themed treat that is as easy as can be.

Ingredients

  • ¾ cup (12 tablespoons) salted butter
  • 2 (10 ounce) packages mini marshmallows, divided use
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½ teaspoon maple extract (optional)
  • 8 cups Rice Krispies cereal

For the icing:

  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ¼ teaspoon maple extract (optional)
  • 1-2 tablespoons milk

Instructions

  1. Measure out 2 cups of the marshmallows; set aside.
  2. Line a 9 x 9-inch baking pan with parchment paper or foil and spray with nonstick cooking spray. 
  3. In a large Dutch oven over medium heat, melt and brown the butter. (Instructions for how to brown butter.) 
  4. Once the butter is brown and smells nutty, turn the heat to low and add the remaining mini marshmallows. Stir until the marshmallows are melted and the mixture is well combined.
  5. Remove from the heat and stir in the vanilla and maple extracts. Gradually add Rice Krispies cereal; stirring until well coated. Fold in the reserved 2 cups of marshmallows until thoroughly incorporated.
  6. Using a greased spatula, gently press the mixture into the prepared pan. Don’t push too firmly or you’ll lose a bit of the ooey-gooey factor that we’re looking for. Cool completely at room temperature.
  7. In a bowl, whisk together the powdered sugar, extracts, and 1 tablespoon of milk. Add additional milk as needed to reach desired consistency. Spread or drizzle the icing over the cooled Rice Krispie treats. Let set before cutting and serving.

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Nutrition Information
Yield 9 Serving Size 1 krispie treat
Amount Per Serving Calories 155Total Fat 2gSaturated Fat 1gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 1gCholesterol 3mgSodium 140mgCarbohydrates 34gFiber 0gSugar 15gProtein 2g

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10-Minute Mushroom Avocado Toast

Avocado toast? We’re not over it. It’s hard to beat the quick, easy, and savory goodness of this breakfast staple, but topped with subtly spicy sautéed mushrooms?! It’s a must-try, friends!
We love this mushroom avocado toast on its own as a snack, but…

10-Minute Mushroom Avocado Toast

Avocado toast? We’re not over it. It’s hard to beat the quick, easy, and savory goodness of this breakfast staple, but topped with subtly spicy sautéed mushrooms?! It’s a must-try, friends!

We love this mushroom avocado toast on its own as a snack, but it’s also perfect for breakfast with greens or alongside a fried egg. Just 1 pan, 7 ingredients, and 10 minutes required.

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Easy White Chocolate Mousse

Think that mousses are difficult to make? Think again! This easy white chocolate mousse is made with cream cheese and without eggs for an amazingly delicious treat that’s perfect for any day. I love discovering that things I thought were complicated to make are actually super easy. Remember how I taught you all how to …

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Think that mousses are difficult to make? Think again! This easy white chocolate mousse is made with cream cheese and without eggs for an amazingly delicious treat that’s perfect for any day.

Spoon in a dish of white chocolate mousse.

I love discovering that things I thought were complicated to make are actually super easy.

Remember how I taught you all how to brown butter and we discovered that just because a food is French doesn’t have to mean it’s hard to make?

The same thing applies to this white chocolate mousse!

This recipe came from my friend Erin from Texanerin Baking. We originally brought you this recipe several years back, but I decided it was time to remind everyone of how simple and delicious it is.

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