Browned Butter Toffee Marshmallow Treats

Contributed by JC of Recipes From The Birdcage

If there was one flavor that makes me weak in the knees, it is browned butter and toffee.

Wait. That’s two flavors. Anyways, I’m a sucker for Heath bars and my favorite texture is anything toothsome and chewy. Al dente pasta, macaroni and cheese, and……Marshmallow Treats. Yum!

I was at Target in the checkout lane, waiting patiently to be rung up. Like a bald eagle spotting a salmon jumping in mid-air, upstream in a river, I spotted a clearance sign. (It’s a hunting skill I’ve honed over many, many shopping trips.) That clearance sign was attached to a Heath bar. So, of course, I grabbed five. There are four members in my family, but they don’t need to know about the extra one, right?

On my way home, I decided to make Marshmallow Squares…with crushed Heath bar….AAAAND browned butter. While not completely reinventing the wheel, the addition of a little vanilla, a hefty dose of crushed Heath bars, and browned butter takes the childhood standard Marshmallow Square and gussies it up a bit.

Browned Butter Toffee  Marshmallow Treats recipe by Sweet Lovers University (SLU) Contributor JC. SLU is the official blog of Sweet Fest.

In a large pot, you’ll brown four tablespoons of unsalted butter. Don’t go far, such a small amount browns very quickly. As soon as little brown flecks appear and butter smells “nutty”, you’ll need to act FAST. Mix in your ‘Mallows and 1 tsp. pure vanilla extract. When I said you need to act fast, I meant it. This explains the shoddy camera work below. Once your marshmallows are melted, pour in your rice crisp cereal and give it a good stir. Once completely coated, stir in your crushed Heath bars.

Browned Butter Toffee  Marshmallow Treats recipe by Sweet Lovers University (SLU) Contributor JC. SLU is the official blog of Sweet Fest.

You’ll be setting up your treats in a parchment paper lined pan. I like to clip the edges in place with clothespins or chip clips. Press mixture firmly and evenly into pan.

Browned Butter Toffee  Marshmallow Treats recipe by Sweet Lovers University (SLU) Contributor JC. SLU is the official blog of Sweet Fest.

Sprinkle reserved crushed toffee bits onto top and press in. Let cool completely. Cut bars into squares using a chef’s knife that has been sprayed with cooking spray. This helps avoid sticking.

Browned Butter Toffee  Marshmallow Treats recipe by Sweet Lovers University (SLU) Contributor JC. SLU is the official blog of Sweet Fest.

Pretty simple, right? Try it out and let us know what you think in the comments below.

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Carrot Spice Donuts with Citrus Cream Cheese Glaze

Contributed by JC of Recipes From The Birdcage

Occasionally, it is necessary to have a sweet jump start to the day, especially if its a Monday after an extended weekend. We figured sharing this carrot spice donut recipe would help you get this week started off on a good note. Your welcome! 😀

Carrot Spice Donuts with Citrus Cream Cheese Glaze recipe by Sweet Lovers University (SLU) Contributor JC. SLU is the official blog of Sweet Fest.

The wonderful thing about this recipe is that it comes with some flexibility. These treats can be made as donuts or muffins.

Carrot Spice Donuts with Citrus Cream Cheese Glaze recipe by Sweet Lovers University (SLU) Contributor JC. SLU is the official blog of Sweet Fest.

They can be covered in frosting or dunked in a glaze. The choice is yours…take it whichever direction you please!

Carrot Spice Donuts with Citrus Cream Cheese Glaze recipe by Sweet Lovers University (SLU) Contributor JC. SLU is the official blog of Sweet Fest.

Share these irresistible morning treats with your family, friends, and coworkers this week, and let us know how much they loved them!

Carrot Spice Donuts with Citrus Cream Cheese Glaze recipe by Sweet Lovers University (SLU) Contributor JC. SLU is the official blog of Sweet Fest.