Peter Som’s Rice Krispie Treats with a Twist

Sweet (Lunar New Year) dreams are made of this.

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Elise Etem

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This Lunar New Year, we’ve teamed up with award-winning fashion designer and beloved culinary creator, Peter Som, to help you ring in the Year of the Tiger in style with our Lunar New Year Box. A one-stop shop of tabletop essentials and decor, this entertaining kit commemorates the beauty and tradition of a holiday that is recognized by over 1.5 billion people worldwide.

Lunar New Year marks the arrival of spring and the beginning of a new year on the lunisolar calendar, and is a time of celebration and gathering with loved ones. One of the centerpieces of the holiday is a large dinner where sweet rice balls are served as a symbol of family unity, which is why we’re thrilled to share with you Peter’s take on the traditional dessert. Follow along as Peter teaches our very own Jess Latham how to make his signature Brown Butter Rice Krispie Treats…


Step 1: Gather your ingredients

3 tbsp Unsalted Butter

1½  tbsp Five Spice Powder

½ tsp Kosher Salt 

10 oz Mini Marshmallows

6 cups Rice Krispies Cereal

1 cup Roasted Salted Peanuts

1 cup Roasted Sesame Seeds

Edible Gold Leaf Flakes (optional)

Step 2: Bring the heat

In a large saucepan over medium heat, melt butter for approximately 2-3 minutes, until deep brown in color.

Step 3: Spice things up

Add five spice powder and salt and stir to combine.

Step 4: Make way for the minis

Remove pan from heat and add in the mini marshmallows, stirring until smooth.

Step 5: Get Krispy and go nuts

Pour the Rice Krispies into the bowl, then add in peanuts and mix to combine.

Step 6: Round it out

Form mixture into balls and coat with sesame seeds.

Step 7: Go for the gold

Garnish with gold flakes, serve and enjoy!


For more of Peter Som’s recipes for Lunar New Year and beyond, click here!


DATE
January 10, 2022
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