Lemon & Browned Butter Rice Krispie Treats

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Lemon & Browned Butter Rice Krispie Treat from www.laurenslatest.comI’m a big fan of rice krispie treats. So much so that I used to buy the premade kind and eat a whole box of them in one sitting. Literally eat all 8 at once. I was in college and obviously gained the freshman 15.

Thankfully my husband wasn’t THAT interested in me at the time to pay attention to my awful eating habits. #praisethelord

Then I wised up, dropped the weight and promised myself I would never ever buy the premade kind again AND if I did want some rice krispie treats, I’d make them myself. That’s what I promised myself waaay back when and I still do it to this day.

Since mon petit bebe has a sensitive stomach, I can’t really have dairy, chocolate or spicy food without him reacting in a bad way.

Screaming babies and I don’t really…..jive.

Anyways, I really wanted something chocolatey the other day and knew I couldn’t have it. WORST NIGHTMARE EVER.

But then I remembered that I like lemon a whole lot more, so I jumped aboard that train and made these little devils. Light, crispy, sweet and buttery! Just as good or maybe better than the original and ready in just a few minutes. My idea of a yummy treat.

IMG_0071Here’s the printable! Hope you enjoy 🙂

{And no I didn’t eat the entire pan, although it was close.}

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Lemon & Browned Butter Rice Krispie Treats

Lemon and browned butter rice krispie treats are a light, crispy, sweet and buttery twist on an old favorite!

servings 12
Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 40 mins


  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 3 cups mini marshmallows
  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon extract
  • 4 cups rice krispies


  • In a small pot, melt butter over medium low heat. Continue to cook butter, swirling occasionally until golden brown, 7 minutes or so. Stir in marshmallows and stir until completely melted. Stir in lemon extract and cereal.
  • Once rice krispies are coated evenly with marshmallow, pour into a greased 8x8 square dish. Press down with buttered fingers. Cool to room temperature and cut into bars.


Calories: 109kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 10mg | Sodium: 93mg | Potassium: 12mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 739IU | Vitamin C: 6mg | Calcium: 1mg | Iron: 3mg
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: rice krispie treats
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8 Responses
    1. Fatima Royer

      Thank you Lauren for making life easy, always have a hard time thinking of what to make for dinner,love you and your beautiful family especially the new baby.❤

  1. Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar

    Whoa. I don’t know anything about screaming or non-screaming babies, but not being able to eat chocolate sounds wild!! Thank goodness you can still add lemon to your sweets.

  2. Jessica Prather

    Oh. My. Gosh.

    I must make these, after my wedding… Can’t have rice crispy’s showing when I wear my strapless gown.. HAHA

  3. Chris

    I saw this and had to try it! OMG! Now I am addicted…they are soooooo good! I didn’t have lemon extract so I finely grated the rind from 1 lemon along with the juice, which I added to the browned butter and they turned out AWESOME!

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