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Black Sesame Rice Krispy Treats

Black Sesame Rice Krispy Treats are a twist on the classic with nutty, gentle bitterness that balances and pops in these crunchy treats!
Prep Time 20 minutes
Resting Time 15 minutes
Servings 24
Calories 158kcal


  • 3 tbsp black sesame seeds
  • 12 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1/8 tsp kosher salt
  • 20 oz marshmallows approx 4 cups
  • 9 cups crispy rice cereal


  • In a small pan on low heat, gently toast the sesame seeds for 30-60 seconds until just fragrant. Place into a spice grinder or pestle and mash into a paste. *Amount of oils in the seeds can vary. It may look more like crushed seeds rather than a paste and that is ok.
  • In a large pot, melt butter and stir in vanilla, salt and sesame seed paste until well combined. Then add marshmallows and stir until melted and all ingredients are combined.
  • In a large bowl, stir together melted marshmallow mixture with rice cereal until well coated. Press into a 9x13in dish or something similar. Let rest and cool for about 20 minutes. Then cut and enjoy! Store in air tight container for a week.


Sodium: 32mg | Calcium: 13mg | Vitamin A: 175IU | Sugar: 14g | Fiber: 1g | Potassium: 16mg | Cholesterol: 15mg | Calories: 158kcal | Trans Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Fat: 6g | Protein: 1g | Carbohydrates: 26g | Iron: 1mg