Rosemary Rice Krispies Treats

by Dorothy Reinhold on May 14, 2011

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Really, is there anything else to say, except that if you (like 99.9% of the population) love Rice Krispies Treats, you MUST try these?

Rosemary pairs so well with sweet things that this is a natural. See the tiny little green flecks in the cookies? That’s the rosemary.

After you make and cut them, bring them somewhere, because oh Lord, you had better not keep them at home or you’ll eat them all yourself.

Recipe: Rosemary Rice Krispies Treats

Summary: Fresh rosemary gives these sweets a wonderful fragrance and flavor. It will be a new classic at your house!


  • 4 ounces (1 stick) unsalted butter
  • Heaping 1/4 teaspoon coarse sea salt
  • 1 (10-ounce) bag marshmallows
  • 2 teaspoons finely minced fresh rosemary
  • 6 cups Rice Krispies cereal


  1. Lightly mist an 8-inch square pan (with 2-inch sides) with nonstick spray. Set aside.
  2. In a large, heavy pot, melt butter over medium-low heat. It will first melt, then foam, then become clear golden and finally start to turn brown and smell nutty. As this transformation occurs, add salt and stir frequently, scraping up any tiny brown bits from the pot bottom. Don’t walk away from the pot because once the butter begins to take on color, it browns quickly. Once the process begins, it may burn in as little as a minute, so watch carefully.
  3. As soon as the butter becomes nutty brown, turn the heat off and stir in the marshmallows and rosemary. The residual heat from the butter should melt the mallows, but if not, turn the heat back on low and stir until the marshmallows are smooth and glossy. (Then turn heat off if you have turned it back on to melt the mallows.)
  4. Quickly stir in the cereal and scrape sticky contents out into prepared pan. Use your greased hand, an offset spatula or the back of a spoon to gently press the mixture evenly into the pan.
  5. Cool completely and cut into squares.
  6. Makes 16, 25 or 32 pieces, depending on how piggy you are.

Recipe source

Dorothy Reinhold | Shockingly Delicious

Preparation time: 5 minutes
Cooking time: 5 minutes
Diet type: Vegetarian
Number of servings (yield): 25
Culinary tradition: USA (Nouveau)
My rating 5 stars:  ★★★★★  

If you really, really like rosemary, as I do, you might also like to try these:

Grilled Potato Salad

Rosemary-Lemon Shaved Ice

Rosemary Rice Krispies Bars from

{ 7 comments… read them below or add one }

Marilee Reyes May 27, 2011 at 9:15 pm

I asked my sister if she agreed that this is a keeper and she said “YES!” and to laminate it.


Dorothy May 30, 2011 at 9:51 am

You know when someone wants to laminate a recipe, it is a total keeper! Thank you!


Kim May 22, 2011 at 9:10 pm

OK. Checking back in. Because you know what?!?!?!

I ate a minimum of TEN of these squares over the weekend. The salted brown butter, I think, and the 3x butter, is what mades these SCARY GOOD.

I couldn’t stop myself.



Dorothy May 22, 2011 at 9:18 pm

Plus, rosemary just goes so well in sweet things, too. I ate about 6 of these on the drive home (and my drive home was only half an hour, so it wasn’t like I was starving or anything!).


Kim May 15, 2011 at 6:35 pm

Ooh… almost a savory rice krispy treat! Very RGB with the incorporation of rosemary. 🙂



Dorothy May 15, 2011 at 6:37 pm

I know! These are just scary good. Even my kids think so!


Maris(In Good Taste) May 15, 2011 at 10:46 am

A lovely twist on an old favorite!


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