Salted Brown Butter Crispy Treats

by autumn on August 1, 2010

Lately, I’ve been feeling like I lost my touch in the kitchen. Sure, no one cooks much in the summer, but I’ve been concerned that I haven’t pulled off something that made me feel like a super-skilled kitchen ass-kicker in a while. Which lead me to the following realization: really, deep-down, I’m a baker. I love to cook (ANYTHING!), but I’m lost when I’m not sticking pans of stuff in the oven and wondering what they’ll look like when they come out.

I don’t know why I didn’t think of rice crispy treats earlier this summer (it’s already August?!), but these are a fine no-bake stand-in for a batch of successful baked goods. You even have to wait for them to firm up, like you’d have to wait for something to come out of the oven. I wouldn’t tell if you put them in a turned-off oven with the light on to wait for them to set.

The recipe isn’t mine. It’s from Deb over at Smitten Kitchen. I followed it exactly, so I won’t bother re-printing it here. Not surprisingly, the only adjustment I made was to use gluten-free crispy rice cereal, pictured above. So these aren’t just Salted Brown Butter Crispy Treats, they’re Gluten-free Salted Brown Butter Crispy Treats. If these sound like your new secret weapon, it’s because they are.

I am taking these to share at BKSwappers today.

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