I’ve got a quick little treat for you all today. Particularly this Churro Rice Krispie Treats recipe.
A churro is a fried pastry that’s often rolled in cinnamon and sugar. They’re golden and crispy on the outside and light and airy within. These Churro Rice Krispie Treats are far from the traditional pastry, but they do hit all the right flavor notes. Warm brown butter infuses the treats with a golden toastiness while the cinnamon-sugar topping brings a sense of familiarity. Each bite is pure churro bliss. Continue reading for the recipe.
The inspiration for these Churro Rice Krispie Treats comes from a local baking company, Bliss & Baker. I tried their El Churro Crispie several months ago, and immediately fell in love. I just knew I had to recreate them at home.
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1 stick (4 ounce) unsalted butter, plus extra for the baking dish
- 1 10 ounce bag marshmallows
- Heaping 1/4 teaspoon flaky sea salt
- 6 cups Rice Krispies cereal
- Add sugar, cinnamon and kosher salt in a small bowl, stirring to combine. Set aside. Also butter a 9″ x 13″ baking dish and set aside.
- In a large pot, warm butter over medium low heat. The butter will melt, then foam and bubble, then start to brown. You will notice little brown bits forming at the bottom of the pan. Stir frequently during this process and keep your attention on the pot. The butter can go from wonderfully brown to burnt in just a few moments. You will know the butter is done when it gives off a nutty aroma and turns a golden brown.
- Turn off the heat and add the marshmallows, stirring until smooth. Add half of the cereal and stir to incorporate. Sprinkle in the flaky sea salt and remaining cereal and continue stirring until everything is fully mixed together.
- Transfer mixture to the prepared baking dish. Using a silicon spatula (or piece of parchment paper), press mixture into the dish in an even layer. Sprinkle 1/4 cup of the cinnamon-sugar evenly over the treats. Shake the baking dish around so that the cinnamon-sugar gets into all of the nooks and crannies. Save remaining cinnamon-sugar for another batch of treats.
- Let cool, cut into 12 treats and enjoy!
Here are some other tasty treats on Kitchen Konfidence: