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!