Sesame Brown Butter Rice Krispie Treats
"In short, beloved Fried Sesame Balls (jeen doy) from dim sum meet your childhood favorite. It comes together in no time. Sweet red bean paste is available at your specialty Asian grocery store or you can order online."
-- @petersom


Prep time 10mins
Cook time 30mins
Serves or Makes: 24 Squares


  • 1 stick unsalted butter
  • 1/ 2 cup sesame seeds, plus 2 tablespoons
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/ 2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 10 oz bag mini marshmallows
  • 2 cups sweet red bean paste
  • 6 cups Rice Krispie cereal


  • Step 1

    Grease 1 9x13 pan with 2” sides and line with parchment with overhang on the long sides.

  • Step 2

    In a large saucepan, add butter, vanilla, salt and sesame seeds. Melt butter on medium until nutty and golden brown. Remove from heat and stir marshmallows until combined, then add in Rice Krispies and stir until combined.

  • Step 3

    Turn on broiler. Press 1/2 mixture into pan. Spread red bean paste in an even layer on top using an offset spatula. Spread out remaining half of the cereal mixture and press into an even layer. Sprinkle with 2 tbsp sesame seeds. Place under broiler for 2 minutes till top layer is light golden brown. Let cool in pan for 20 minutes, then using parchment overhang, lift out of pan, cut into squares and serve.