Prep 10m Cook 10m Additional 30m Ready In 50m
Servings 12 servings Calories 274.9

The best Rice Krispies® treats you’ll ever eat! The flavor enhanced by a few additions turns these into a crowd-pleaser.

Recipe Ingredients

  • ½ cup butter
  • 1 (16 ounce) package miniature marshmallows
  • 2 tablespoons bourbon
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 8 cups crispy rice cereal (such as Rice Krispies®)
  • 1 pinch flaked sea salt (such as Maldon®)

Cooking Directions

  1. 1 Melt butter in a saucepan over medium heat, stirring constantly, until golden brown and has a nutty aroma, about 5 minutes. Add marshmallows to browned butter, reduce heat to medium-low, and cook, stirring occasionally, until marshmallows are melted, 3 to 4 minutes.
  2. 2 Stir bourbon and 1 teaspoon sea salt into marshmallow mixture and remove saucepan from heat. Add rice cereal to marshmallow mixture and mix until cereal is evenly coated with marshmallow mixture; transfer to a 9x13-inch baking dish.
  3. 3 Place a sheet of parchment paper over rice cereal mixture and press into dish. Remove parchment paper and sprinkle flaked sea salt over the top. Cool treats to room temperature, at least 30 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories 274.9
  • Carbohydrate 46.8 g
  • Cholesterol 20.3 mg
  • Fat 7.9 g
  • Fiber 0.1 g
  • Protein 1.3 g
  • Saturated Fat 4.9 g
  • Sodium 416.9 mg
  • Sugar 22.8 g

Chef's Notes

You can use vanilla instead of bourbon.


  1. I'm a salted snack fan but I didn't care for these with the salt. It leaves an after taste. I will stay with the original Rice Krispie recipe.
  2. I've made this recipe many many times, and each time it took all of my willpower not to gobble the entire pan immediately. Friends and strangers have approached me just to rave about these treats. The one recommendation I do have is to use salted butter. The recipe doesn't specify which kind to use. I - Read more ...
  3. Woah! Those are incredibly better than your standard butter sugar and marshmallows! For those who don't keep alcohol in the house, substituting 1tablespoon of vanilla extract and 1 tablespoon of almond extract for the bourbon worked fantastically. Really good recipe!
  4. I loved these rice krispies were amazing. I used vanilla instead of bourbon and it was still wonderful.
  5. Tip: Start with a pan roughly 5 quarts in size so that everything will fit in one pot and you have room to stir (I use a dutch oven). I've made this recipe with bourbon and with substituting vanilla. Both are great, but the bourbon gives a more complex flavor. The slight saltiness is really - Read more ...
  6. WOW WOW WOW! Who knew that Rice Krispies bars could have that much flavor? These are FANTASTIC. A little, very little, extra work over traditional Rice Krispies bars, but well worth it. You cannot taste the bourbon at all, but you can taste the salt just a bit. The perfect amount actually. It's the perfect - Read more ...
  7. I love Rice Krispy® Treats - in fact, they are one of my two food 'guilty pleasures' in life. This is a delicious recipe. As soon as you add the 2 tablespoons of bourbon to the pan, it bubbles up and you don't taste it in the recipe. The sea do taste and I - Read more ...
  8. I made these for fellowship at church tomorrow. As far as Rice Krispy treats go these are by far the best I've ever tasted! The browned butter really gives it a wonderful depth of flavor as well as the bourbon. (It gives just the tiniest hint of bourbon flavor). The only thing I might change - Read more ...
  9. I'm not a big fan of Rice Krispie treats; they just don't taste all that great to me. This recipe, however, is fantastic. They have a deep, rich flavor that has changed my mind about Rice Krispie treats and will have me making these on a regular basis! Don't use vanilla instead of the bourbon--trust - Read more ...
  10. This is the best rice krispies treat I have ever had!!! Trust me you need to try it. Nice spin on an old classic.

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