These homemade rice krispies are ultra flavorful with two star ingredients: brown butter and condensed milk! Plus for an added zhuzh, a drizzle of white chocolate. While the store-bought counterparts will always have a special spot in my heart, making rice krispies at home is wildly simple and can be modified to whatever you want it to be!
I always lean into boosting flavor, so my version of the classic rice krispie treat has a few special ingredients that make it the best-tasting treats ever:
- toasted rice cereal – generic toasted rice ceral or brand name Rice Krispies.
- large marshmallows – one 10 oz bag of large white marshmallows. The small ones or colored ones are fine too.
- unsalted butter – to make it into brown butter, we’ll toast it ever so slightly to make that yummy, nutty, golden brown color!
- condensed milk – the last special ingredient is condensed milk. Once added to the melted marshmallow and brown butter, it gets darker and turns into dulce de leche.
- pinch of salt – to balance out the sweetness.
- pure vanilla extract – optional but add for additional flavor!
- melted white chocolate – also optional for drizzling on top.
Delicious homemade rice krispie treats, decorated with white chocolate to make Halloween mummies!
- 1 recipe for brown butter rice krispie treats (makes 8–10 treats) or storebought treats
- 6 oz (or 1 cup) white chocolate baking chips
- 1–2 tbsp poppy seeds to make eyes, or purchase candy eyeballs
- Cut treats + freeze. Cut homemade treats into rectangles, approx 3″x4″. Lay on a flat surface like a cutting board and place in freezer while you prep the chocolate.
- Melt white chocolate. Pour white chocolate into a glass measuring cup or heatsafe bowl. Microwave in 30-second increments, stirring in between, until the white chocolate is smooth and a little glossy. Spoon white chocolate into a large ziploc bag or piping bag with a small round tip. Cut the corner of the ziploc to create a hole for piping.
- Make eyeballs. Remove the entire board of treats from the freezer. Pipe two eyeballs onto each treat, and smooth off the tops if needed with a toothpick. The chocolate should stiffen quickly since the treats are cold. If they don’t, stick them in a freezer for 2 minutes. Pour the poppy seeds onto a shallow plate or parchment paper. Pipe one dot of chocolate onto each eyeball to create a pupil. Doing one treat at a time, dip the chocolate dots into the poppy seeds to stick. Repeat with the rest of the mummies.
- Wrap the mummies! Now that the mummies have eyes, use the same bag of white chocolate to pipe zigzag lines over the mummy treats. Leave their eyes peeping out! Allow treats to set for at least 15 minutes before serving. Enjoy!
Make-Ahead Instructions. These rice krispies can be made 2-3 days in advance as long as they are covered and refrigerated. Otherwise, these are best eaten the day of or the day after they are made.
Keywords: gluten-free, rice krispies, brown butter, condensed milk, dulce de leche