Dessert · egg-free · Snack · Vegeterian

Brown Butter, Coconut and Vanilla Bean Rice Krispies Treat

Brown Butter, Coconut and Vanilla Bean Rice Krispies Treat


It might get chilly and wet this weekend, so what better way to pass the time with the kids then to make rice krispies treats! This is a twist on a classic recipe as it becomes almost a grown-up indulgence but kids will still love it no worries!

Start by toasting the coconut over high to medium heat in a dry pan, stir until golden and remove from pan to cool and stop browning process. In a big pot over medium heat, melt butter until bubbles subsides and butter becomes  a golden brown color.  Scrape seeds from vanilla bean and add to butter, whisking so that they are evenly distributed throughout the butter.

Add the marshmallows to the butter and stir until melted.  Off the heat, add the rice krispies and the toasted coconut and stir until well combined with the marshmallows.  Add to a buttered baking dish and flatten out so that it is even.

Make sure to work quickly once adding the rice krispies as it sets fast.  Another little trick to even out the mixture into the pan is to use a spoon that was dipped in very cold water and dried off.  Do this a few times until you’ve pressed all the rice krispies evenly.

A couple of hours later, dig in!!!!



  • 6 cups of rice krispies
  • 1 bag (10 ounce) of marshmallows
  • 1 cup of unsweetened shredded  toasted coconut
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) of salted butter
  • 1 vanilla bean

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