Brown Butter Lobster, Bacon + Crispy Kale and Fontina Pasta
Tis the season for browned butter.
Everyone can now do the happy dance!
No really, I am being serious. Do the happy dance, I promise it’ll make this Tuesday (that really feels like a Monday) a million times better.
So I accidentally have a line up of browned butter recipes for you guys.
I promise that it was not intentional and just happened, but I have to say that the timing is good. The month of September to me means the start of all things fall-like. Brown butter being one of those things. Although, I am pretty sure I managed to use some brown butter over the summer in this ice cream.
Don’t worry, it’s good stuff.
I made these bars for a certain now five-year old’s birthday.
The little cupcake, yeah that is what she has asked us to call her this month – in honor of her birthday. Next up, pumpkin (yep, you guessed it – Halloween), then on to “ornament” (I think you can figure that one out too). Over the summer it was butterfly. She is used to being adorned and she has her little names of endearment all figured out!
Anyway, Cupcake needed a treat to bring to school for her class. I racked my brain all week as to what I should make. Cupcakes, decorated sugar cookies, homemade doughnuts and pretty much every other dessert you can think of. I was highly considering the doughnuts, but I did that last year and I would have done some “cupcakes”, but then all of the sudden it was the day before her birthday. Time goes too fast!
You see, I’d had quite a day in the kitchen. Err, more like a morning, but gosh it felt like a whole twenty-four hours and by the end of the morning I smelled like one giant pot of caramelized onions. Yeah, those are coming your way soon. They are good.
But I have to say, my onion hating family was not all that pleased with the smell.
Anyway, I was not even close to being done with my never-ending “To Do” list, I had to think and make quickly.
Rice Krispie Treats are every kid’s best friend. Marshmallows and butter. Nothing simpler, and in a kid’s mind nothing better. Of course until they meet these Rice Krispie treats and realize Rice Krispie treats actually can get better.
So much better.
Me being me, I could not just leave a recipe as is. Simple, original and classic.
Don’t get me wrong, I love the classics and am even a die-hard for them, but sometimes they are fun to mess with and we all know I really like messing with food.
Plus, I really wanted to make something Asher would love and the girl loves Nutella more than anything.
Ok, so the title is a little misleading.
These are not really swirled with Nutella. They are more liked stuffed, but originally I really wanted to try to create swirls.
Yeah, obviously that did not really work.
But the holes on the top layer of Rice Krispies that let the Nutella poke through sort of look like swirls and that is what I was going for. Oozing Nutella!
Typically I am not the biggest fan of using Nutella in dessert since I prefer straight chocolate, but in these it works.
And I honestly think every kid has a thing for Nutella. It’s weird.
Or maybe it is not. I never had Nutella growing up. Is that weird? Did everybody have Nutella growing up or is this Nutella craze a new thing?
Whatever, all I know is that everybody loved these. Kids, teachers, brothers – everyone. Extra bonus, they are EASY and the ingredient list is SHORT. Which if you guys have been reading for any amount of time, you know that is somewhat of a rare thing with me. While I generally cook easy and quick food, sometimes I can throw in a lot of spices, veggies, herbs and cheese. I get a little excited.
Sometimes, it’s a problem.
The only problem with these though is finding the will power to stop eating them.
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These were absolutely delicious! I made these for a Nutella party and won best looking! So cool how the top layer works with the ooozing Nutella on top. I actually did half cocoa crispies for extra chocolate! I found it good to sprinkle on some sea salt on top the Nutella to cut down if the sweetness and goes with the browned butter.
Happy Sunday!!🌸 Thanks so much for making this recipe and sharing your review, I love to hear that it was a winner! xT
These. Look. Incredible. I don’t know if Nutella is a craze or not but I’m in my 30s and grew up on the stuff, mom would just spread it on toast. Its so good!!! I can’t wait to try this recipe, none of your stuff has ever failed me- I was wondering if there is any great sub for the actual vanilla bean? These are so spendy and I would never use other than this recipe- is vanilla paste or extract an option at all? If yes what quantity?
Thanks Tieghan, I can’t wait to share how they turn out!
I have only tested this recipe with vanilla beans, if anything I would use about 1 teaspoon of the paste. I hope you love the recipe, please let me know if you give it a try! xTieghan
So sorry, saw my last question answered above. Thanks!
In the recipe do you mean 2 10-ounce bags of mini marshmallows?
Yes, sorry for the confusion! I hope you love the recipe, please let me know if you have any other questions! Happy Holidays! xTieghan
Is it 2 ounce bag of mini marshmallow or 2 10 ounce bags of marshmallow?
Sorry for the confusion, it is (2) 10 ounce bags. I hope you love the recipe, please let me know if you have any other questions! xTieghan
I see vanilla extract in the ingredients but not used in the recipe, where is this added?
Hi Noelle! So sorry, that is a typo. Recipe all fixed. Please let me know if you have any other questions. I hope you love this recipe! Thank you! xTieghan
Delicious!!! Made with puffed kamut cereal and homemade Nutella ?. Thanks for the inspiration!