If you follow me on Facebook, then you probably caught a glimpse of these rice krispie treat favors I posted last week. Totally adorbs, right? They hold a special place in my heart, and not just because they were made for my baby nephew's welcoming party, but because they were the first rice krispie treats I've made with actual marshmallows.
You see, I've always made rice krispie treats with marshmallow creme because my religion restricts me from eating pork, and most gelatin comes from pork, and ALL marshmallows have gelatin. But my marshmallow creme failed me when I needed it the most and I ended up using these kosher marshmallows that my friend had literally just given me earlier that same day. Talk about a lifesaver!
It was a such a big difference using real marshmallows! The mixture was all stringy and gooey, something I never experienced when using marshmallow crème. And the treats themselves turned out to be a near carbon copy of the ones I loved as a kid. At that point, I swore to never go back to marshmallow creme and with the extra Rice Krispies I had on hand, I knew I needed to share a blog worthy version of them.
And so, I came up with apple pie rice krispie treats, with BROWNED butter. Holy moly, if you've never smelled brown butter combined with marshmallows, you need to. I want to make it into a candle. It's shove-your-nose-into-the-saucepan good. And it elevates these rice krispie treats to a whole new level.