Puppy Chow Krispie Treats

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Here I am, almost going on a full week with my kitchen in shambles.  It is still “technically” operable, but who wants to cook in a construction zone…

I mean, I could possibly get the vanilla confused with battery acid or something and poison my whole family and die without ever seeing my new cabinets.

Well, I guess my husband isn’t officially using battery acid for any aspect of the remodel, but it’s better to be safe than sorry.

 

Also, speaking of my husband, remember back when we talked about his carpenter jeans?  Well, I guess he got embarrassed that I made fun of them.  So you wanna know what he went and did?

If you’re gonna say he went to Macy’s and bought some brand new denim, well, you’d be wrong.  He didn’t even go to Kohls.

What he DID do, however, was repurpose said carpenter jeans without my prior knowledge or approval.

Let’s take a gander as he empties out our pantry…

So there you see, folks…he has just done the impossible.  He took an already bad fashion choice and made it worse by leaps and bounds.

Not only are denim shorts bad, but they are cut-off, carpenter jean, denim shorts.

 

Lord, please. Let this kitchen be done soon, so I can dispose of these shorts and never ever think of my husband in this way again. Ever.

Oh yeah, and to also have my oven back.

The end.

 

Now, let’s talk about important stuff…

Puppy Chow Krispie Treats.

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Puppy Chow is a delicious snack mix that a neighbor of mine makes for parties.  Some people call them Muddy Buddies.  Whatever you call it, it’s Rice Chex cereal coated in chocolate and peanut butter and dusted in powdered sugar.

I took the same idea and turned it into a Krispie.

 

I was going to use Chex instead of Rice Krispies but when I told my son what I was doing, he strongly disagreed.  He told me that Chex in a krispie bar is no good and if bitten at the wrong angle you could basically stab the inside of your mouth.

Well then.

I certainly don’t want any mouth stabbing incidents on my conscience, so I took his advice and went with Rice Krispies.

It worked out well.

 

All you have to do is melt some chocolate…

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Then add your cereal…

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And I added in some whole marshmallows for added measure.  I mean, isn’t the defining characteristic of a kripie treat the marshmallows?  Ok, maybe it’s the krispies, but marshmallows are a definite second.

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After I spread that into the pan I gave it a good healthy dose of powdered sugar.

For prosperity.

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Then I ate.

About 15.

I have no self control.

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Puppy Chow Krispies
 
makes 20 squares
Ingredients
  • 2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • ¾ cup peanut butter
  • 4 cups crispy rice cereal
  • 1 cup miniature marshmallows
  • ½-3/4 cup sifted powdered sugar
Instructions
  1. Line a 9x9 pan with foil and spray lightly with cooking spray. Set aside.
  2. Over a double boiler, melt chocolate chips. When melted, remove from heat and stir in peanut butter until incorporated.
  3. Stir in your crispy rice cereal until it's evenly coated with chocolate/peanut butter mixture.
  4. Stir in your miniature marshmallows.
  5. Press into prepared pan.
  6. Sift powdered sugar over top of krispie treats evenly.
  7. Chill in refrigerator for 30 minutes until chocolate is set.
  8. Cut into squares and serve at room temperature.

 

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Kelley
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Kelley
August 2, 2012 7:33 am

Anything with peanut butter and chocolate is alright by me (you can skip the marshmellows – I’m one of the odd ducks out when it comes to those. Looks delish!

Aimee @ ShugarySweets
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August 2, 2012 7:57 am

You’re killing me! These look awesome! Pinned!

Janine (sugarkissed.net)
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August 2, 2012 7:59 am

The sugar looks like snow on top. Gotta pin these to do something cute for the holidays… Hhmmm… Wheels turning :) Love the pic with the powdered sugar coming out of the sifter. Ive never had much success trying to get that shot! Do you have a good sifter you recommend? Mine is a workout!

Averie @ Averie Cooks
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August 2, 2012 9:05 am

I love puppy chow AND RKTreats. This is a perfect marriage! And I love the bright white marshmallows hiding within that dark chocolate….mmmm, so good!

Maria
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August 2, 2012 9:26 am

Love these! And the things our husbands wear. Josh always surprises me and not in a good way:)

Carrie - Carrie
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August 2, 2012 9:53 am

I have a weakness for puppy chow. These are like a fancy step up!

Victoria
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Victoria
August 2, 2012 10:10 am

Why do men try to wear shorts that far above the knee. It’s just awkward when they sit down. Even more awkward if it’s on a 3 hour plane ride and your stuck next to them. O.o….. But the treats look awesome!

Sandra
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Sandra
August 2, 2012 10:11 am
Your son is very wise. Can’t have a treat stabbing us in the mouth now, can we? Your husband–he’s working and creating a dream for you–who cares what he wears? Wouldn’t you rather he get paint and battery acid on the cut up carpenter jeans that can be thrown AWAY after than something else he’d try to wear again? Your plate is GORGEOUS! Love it–pier one or somewhere else? Now to the treats-OMG-must try these. Your desserts are all amazing. Going to make the skillet chocolate chip cookie this weekend. I’ve been promising my daughters to make it since you… Read more »
sally @ sallys baking addiction
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August 2, 2012 10:28 am

“Jorts” are never a good look on a man…! And Shelly… you combined two of my favorite simple loves in life with today’s RKTs. :) Puppy chow ANYHTING is a guaranteed addicting treat. That gorgeous thick dusting of powdered sugar is the best part!

JulieD
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August 2, 2012 10:44 am

I’m so dying over these…why can’t we be neighbors? I need these in my life stat!

Hayley @ The Domestic Rebel
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August 2, 2012 10:58 am
So my boyfriend wears “Jorts” as Sally said… they aren’t carpenter jean cutoffs but they’re denim cutoffs all the same. While I am not a huge fan of the look (it lacks that… polish every guy needs a little bit of) my boyfriend was born with the chickenest legs EVER so therefore, regular ol’ khaki shorts look like they’re being worn by a weird farm animal all the time. Sigh. Men will do their jorts thing while women will eat these awesome bars. Glad your son stepped in with the Chex save–there could have been some fatalities.
Margaret
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Margaret
August 2, 2012 11:02 am

Oh my! I’m pretty sure there’s nothing worse in the world than cut-off carpenter jorts. Good thing this recipe makes up for it :) Hope the reno is done soon!

Ashton @ Something Swanky
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August 2, 2012 11:18 am

I as laughing SO HARD at this one! Ah, the things we endure for our menfolk…

Anyway. These krispies look killer! Love, love, LOVE!

Kim @ Treats & Trinkets
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August 2, 2012 12:16 pm

Huh, I always wondered what puppy chow was. When I first heard of it, I thought it was for the super trendy bakers that make treats for their dogs too, since that’s really popular now. I never thought it was an especially appetizing name. But this sounds totally yummy.

And I like the powdered sugar on top. For posterity.

DessertForTwo
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August 2, 2012 12:50 pm

I am a certified puppy chow addict. Now there’s a phrase I thought I’d never say.

I like your husbands ‘jorts.’ (Jean shORTS…make fun of him for that too!) 😉

Joy
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August 2, 2012 1:50 pm

I just died and went to chocolate heaven… those look divine

Kate H.
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August 2, 2012 1:51 pm

Oh yum! I love puppy chow, I can’t wait to try these : )

luv what you do
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August 2, 2012 1:55 pm

I was just working on a Puppy Chow Love blog post. I never thought to turn them into krispy treats. These look Awesome!

Erin @ Dinners, Dishes, and Desserts
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I love puppy chow. Even as adult, I can not stop eating the stuff. These bars are such a great idea!

Jocelyn
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August 2, 2012 3:32 pm

Ok, this was so funny! I love that you took a picture to document the bad fashion choice:-) And then shared it with all of us so we could have a chuckle at his expense!!! Love that your son gave you some awesome advice on how to make this treat. He is very smart…I wouldn’t want to stab my mouth with something as delicious looking as those!!!!

Jennifer
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August 2, 2012 3:54 pm

Wow, those look sweet! And props to your hubby for trying to be creative. Right? Right?! Bueller?!

Nick @ Beardybaking
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August 2, 2012 4:08 pm

I will admit, when I saw puppy chow on my newsfeed, I thought “oh, no way!” But the end result looks great!

Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar
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August 2, 2012 4:12 pm

You did whaaa??? OMG. These look so, so, delicious!

Anne @ Have a Cookie!
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August 2, 2012 6:20 pm

Nice set of legs on that husband of yours . . .

Lucy
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Lucy
August 2, 2012 6:27 pm

Wow I think we are connected or something… I was debating whether to make rice krispie treats or puppy chow, I come here and bam puppy chow krispies best of both worlds

suzanne
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suzanne
August 2, 2012 7:32 pm

i remember how messy, dirty and crazy it was when my kitchen was under construction. . My new kitchen is a piece of heaven and I love every single second of it. Good luck and think of all the amazing food masterpieces you’ll be creating in your new kitchen. enjoy Suzanne

Colleen @ What
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You cannot top the ingredients in this recipe – chocolate, pb, and marshmallow? Ummm, YES.

Carla @ Carla
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Carla @ Carla's Confections
August 2, 2012 8:26 pm

I hope your kitchen is done soon too! But these look fantastic in the mean time!!! I wouldn’t have any self control either!

Julie @ Table for Two
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August 2, 2012 8:54 pm

holy sweetness. i hope your kitchen is done soon too! can’t wait to see what you make in the new beauty :)

Lynna
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August 3, 2012 2:03 am

Looks so good!

And your son is adorable!

Michelle @ Brown Eyed Baker
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August 3, 2012 4:10 pm

Okay, first of all, a total LOL at your hubby’s cut-off jeans. Poor guy 😉 But, whoa for this creation! I love puppy chow and you just took it to a whole new level. Must make this!

Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious
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August 3, 2012 4:47 pm

Oh goodness! You have no idea how badly I want this right now!

Joanne
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August 3, 2012 5:59 pm

I would have no self control if my kitchen was in shambles either. Plus, these just look really good.

Lauri
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August 4, 2012 12:54 am

These sound so good!! I love puppy chow and this is a great take on it. I’ve never seen anything like it.

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[…] Puppy Chow Krispie Treats (Cookies & Cups) Do you know about puppy chow? You take Rice Chex, coat a whole bowl with melted chocolate and peanut butter, and then dust it with powdered sugar. It’s super addicting. This Rice Krispies treat version looks insanely good! […]

Lindsay @ The Live-In Kitchen
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August 4, 2012 8:56 am

Haha, my husband does the same thing with his jeans, except he’s a “skinny jean” kinda guy! Its just that much funnier. I have a ton of marshmallows I need to use up and I will definitely be making these bars soon!

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August 4, 2012 10:38 am

[…] Puppy Chow Krispie Treats (Cookies & Cups) Do you know about puppy chow? You take Rice Chex, coat a whole bowl with melted chocolate and peanut butter, and then dust it with powdered sugar. It’s super addicting. This Rice Krispies treat version looks insanely good! […]

Colleen, The Smart Cookie Cook
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August 4, 2012 3:09 pm

Hahaha, oh my, your poor husband! You should buy him some new shorts. On another note, these puppy chow krispie treats are genius! I can’t believe I never thought of that before.

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August 4, 2012 3:46 pm

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Amanda
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August 4, 2012 7:54 pm

WOW – my daughter is going to freak out when she sees these! She is a puppy chow fanatic, can’t wait to show her :)

Stuart
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Stuart
August 5, 2012 12:43 pm

How simple are these? But they look so delicious – they put my krispie treats to shame!!

sweetsugarbelle
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August 7, 2012 1:12 am

Golly wow, these look AHMAZING…ad for the shorts, no comment, LOL!

Allie
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Allie
September 23, 2012 5:56 pm

Just made these for our football spread…delicious!!! And super easy, too. :^)

Sue
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Sue
September 24, 2012 12:39 pm

These were wonderful! I added a bit more marshmellows. Will make for my chrurch’s bake sale.
Thanks for sharing this recipe!

Capturing Joy with Kristen Duke Photography
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wow–delicious!!!

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Ela
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Ela
January 31, 2013 12:54 am

Thanks for the recipe! I tried your recipe today. I like it. Next time I will try to do 1cup semi-sweet and 1 cup milk chocolate to add a little bit more sweetness and more marshmallow. I will definitely try the other rice krispies recipes you have. Thanks again!

Angies Southern Ktichen
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February 11, 2013 10:56 pm

Your pin on this is not working for Pinterest….I want to post this wonderful thing! Please! Thanks

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