Brown Butter & Roasted Pistachio Krispy Treats

with Vietnamese cinnamon

There has been an on going trend with food lately where simple and everyday recipes are jazzed up by using special ingredients or techniques.  I have pretty much jumped on the bandwagon and decided to experiment a little in my kitchen with some iconic recipes from my childhood.

Rice Krispy Treats are one of my favorite sweets to eat. Not only are they addicting, but also, there is something very nostalgic about watching the gooey richness of the melted marshmallow stretch as you pull it apart, that brings me back to my childhood to relive the excitement I had as little kid.

The brown butter is definitely and upgrade and what elevates these sweet treats to “Oh my gosh delicious!” It creates that extra melt in your mouth richness that only brown butter is capable of doing.  Salted nuts never hurt anyone and they absolutely enhance the buttery goodness and savory vanilla in the marshmallows.

These are given an extra pinch of love with the secret ingredient of Vietnamese cinnamon that is mixed in and sprinkled over the top.  Vietnamese cinnamon is definitely NOT your mom’s cinnamon.  This little treasure adds a vibrant pop of sweetness that is more intense than the commonly everyday brand found in most super markets.

So just remember, the next time you want a blast from the past sweet treat, try these revamped Rice Krispy Treats!


  • 1 c. Unsalted Butter
  • 1 box of Rice Krispie Cereal
  • 1 bag of Marshmallows, mini or medium sized
  • 1 c. Roasted & Salted Pistachios, either chopped or whole
  • 1-2 tsp. Ground Vietnamese Cinnamon


  1. Melt butter over medium heat. Use a pan with a light-colored bottom so you can keep track of the color. Swirl the pan occasionally to be sure the butter is cooking evenly. As the butter melts, it will begin to foam.
  2. Add in the marshmallows, cinnamon, and then continuously stir until melted.
  3. Fold in the cereal and pistachios until blended evenly.
  4. Transfer the mixture into a nonstick pan and sprinkle with the remaining teaspoon of cinnamon. Allow to set for 1-2 hours.
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