What is brown butter you ask, to put it simply it's butter on crack.  Brown butter adds a nutty flavor and heavenly aroma to your dish.  By using brown butter you will enhance the flavor of any dish from pasta and vegetables to delicious baked goodies.  I had my first experience using brown butter this weekend, making a batch of brown butter sea salt rice krispie treats for the PD.  I was hooked as soon as I could smell that nutty aroma.  Find more directions, recipes, and pictures below.  Enjoy!

Simply melt butter in a saucepan on medium heat.  It's best to use a light colored pan so you can see the color change.  Swirling the pan occasionally the butter will start to foam and the color will begin to darken.  Once you see the yellowish color turn to a nutty brown remove the pan from the heat.  When using the butter try to leave as much of the sediment in the bottom of the pan as possible.  However some people may enjoy the slightly burnt taste this will give the butter.

Brown Butter Sea Salt Rice Krispies by Bran Appetit.


  • 4 Tbsp butter
  • 12 oz. marshmallows
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 6 cups crisp rice cereal


  1.  Melt butter over low-medium heat, letting it cook until the butter is completely melted and is starting to brown,   about 4-5 minutes.
  2. Stir in the marshmallows and sea salt and cook, stirring constantly, for about 5 minutes until the marshmallows are totally melted and the mixture is smooth.
  3. Pour in the cereal and stir, quickly, until all the cereal is coated with the marshmallow.
  4. Dump the mixture into a greased 9×13 baking dish, top with a sheet of parchment paper, and press on top of the parchment with your hands to get the bars into an even layer in the dish.
  5. Remove the parchment paper and let the bars sit for at least 30 minutes before cutting.
More Recipes:

Brown Butter, Brown Sugar Cookies by The Novice Chef.

Pasta with Brown Butter and Fried Sage by The Kitchn.

Brown Butter Glazed Cinnamon Donuts by Buns in my Oven.

Pumpkin Gnocchi in Brown Butter and Sage Sauce by Closet Cooking.

Brown Butter Pound Cake by Sweet Sensations.

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