Oh dear mom please close your eyes and stop reading now because this would just stop your heart. (FYI for all you others out there, my mom is a bit of a health nut and seeing this would kill her.)
This is a lot of butter in a pan bubbling just before it turns clear and browns. And no I didn’t burn it.
And this is why you need it.
It looks like an innocent treat from your childhood, but this one is loaded with fancy salt and butter toasted until it’s just like a caramel-hinted version of butter and of course it’s a recipe I found on Smitten Kitchen (Oh goodness, does everything I make come from that blog?? Or maybe this is the year I gain way too many pounds because I’m finally taking the time to learn to cook better. And the year I installed a treadmill in the kitchen-we’ll see.)
It is currently a popular snack in this house anyways. And mom if by chance you ignored prior warnings and continued to read, I have been trying to reduce the amount of butter in this recipe, if only to make myself feel less guilty, but I can’t figure out the ratio where the cost of removing butter affects the delightful taste too much. (Maybe you’ll have to try and make them too?) I guess I’ll have to keep on making them and eating them for research sake.