Brown butter AND butterscotch? I mean, you can’t really go wrong here. What’s even better is that these come together super quickly, so making them in the middle of the week isn’t out of the question. You can even experiment with different cereals and toppings, so go crazy! - Duff

Makes one 9 x 13-inch pan


  • 1 stick (½ cup) butter

  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt

  • 4 cups mini marshmallows

  • 1½ cups butterscotch chips

  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • 6 cups crispy rice cereal

  • 2 tablespoons milk or cream


  1. Butter a 9 x 13-inch pan with your hands or line it with wax paper.

  2. Brown the butter in a large saucepan over medium heat. Keep a close eye on it and don’t let it get too dark! When just golden brown, add the salt, ½ cup of the butterscotch chips, the marshmallows, and the cinnamon. Stir until everything is all melty and smells awesome.

  3. Remove the pan from the heat and add the cereal. Start to stir very gently to coat the cereal.

  4. Press the mixture into the prepared pan. Let it cool for 20 minutes.

  5. Meanwhile, in a double boiler (a heatproof bowl set over a small saucepan of simmering water), melt the remaining 1 cup of butterscotch chips with the cream. Stir until smooth, then use a spoon to drizzle the butterscotch over the bars like Jackson Pollock.