Double Marshmallow Fruity Pebble Krispy Treats

My husband is one of those guys who isn’t super concerned with style.  If it’s comfortable, he will wear it.

Except sweatpants, he won’t wear those, which makes no sense to me.


For the most part he’ll wear what I buy for him.  BUT left up to his own devices, even the most carefully and lovingly selected items can quickly go awry.

For example, the cargo pant.  My husband is the one with his cargo pant pockets fully loaded.  I have told him that you’re not supposed to actually fill the pockets, that they’re just a style.  This logic makes no sense to him.  If a pocket is there, surely it is meant to be used.

He’s trying to help the pants live up to their full potential, he says.


Next up, work-out wear.  To him, this can be anything.   He came home from a “run ” the other day dressed in jeans, a belt, boots and a tucked in T-shirt.  He literally went running in a belt.   I was telling my girlfriend about it and how weird it is to run in jeans and she asked me who he was running from…because the only time anyone should be running in jeans and a belt is when they fear for their life.  I tried to explain to him that if there are buttons or a belt loops you shouldn’t be exercising in them, but my logic fell on deaf ears.

This brings me to my next point…jeans.  My husband has yet to retire the “carpenter style” jeans that were popular back in the early 2000’s.   My husband isn’t a carpenter and doesn’t regularly carry around a hammer, so any pant with a hammer loop is really unnecessary in our daily lives. BUT since these jeans are so baggy I am assuming that running in them isn’t as hard as say, a pair of skinnys.

He doesn’t understand why I get embarrassed.  And honestly, the more embarrassed I get, the more he tried to push the envelope.

A few weeks ago we had a cold day…in the 20’s.  He and I had to run to the store together and he went to get in the car dressed in a shirt and shorts.  Basically like it was Spring Break.  I told him to go put on his clothes, to which he replied, “Yeah, this is what I am wearing.”

He refused to change into weather-appropriate attire.  I was so embarrassed.  I tried to pretend that he was my father when we went to the store, instead of my husband…shaking my head and calling him “dad” really loud…which totally backfired when he started saying completely inappropriate sexy-time comments to me.  I can’t win.


So anyway, I ask you, I the only wife who has to deal with this?

I need intervention tips!


Now to comfort myself from the carpenter jeans humiliation I have to endure daily I make sweet treats.  It’s a coping mechanism.

Today we have my most favorite thing of all, the Fruity Pebble Krispie Treat.

I have been making krispie treats with Fruity Pebbles for years and years and years.  It’s my most favorite variation on the usual krispie.  And in the case of trying to keep things fresh I adapted my recipe slightly to accommodate for more marshmallows.  Because the more the merrier.  Plus, when I saw these mini “Mallow Bits” at Target a few weeks ago I knew exactly how I wanted to use them.


Here are the stars of the show…

Being the self-proclaimed krispie expert that I am, I like to use a combination of the cereals.  Through years of research I have perfected the ratio of Rice Krispies to Fruity Pebbles.  *ahem.

Once you do the usual krispie business: melting the butter, melting the marshmallows, stirring in the cereal you will need to take these to the next level by adding the Mallow Bits…

Stir that up and press the yumminess into a greased pan.

And if you bought an extra jar of the Mallow Bits you can pour some more on top for a pretty garnish.  Pretty garnishes are important.

Cut them up and eat to help soothe the pain of living with your fashion crime of a spouse.

My husband begrudgingly approved this message.


Double Marshmallow Fruity Pebble Krispy Treats


makes 35 krispie treats


  • 8 cups Rice Krispies
  • 4 cups Fruity Pebbles
  • 1/2 cup butter (1 stick)
  • 2 (10.5 oz) bags of mini marshmallows.
  • 1 container of Jet Puffed Mallow Bits, plus more for garnish


  1. Spray a 9×13 pan with cooking spray
  2. In a large sauce pan melt butter over low heat. When butter is melted add both bags of mini marshmallows (not the Mallow Bits). Stir until melted, remove from heat.
  3. Pour in your krispies and Fruity Pebbles, stir to combine evenly.
  4. Pour in your entire container of Mallow Bits and stir until incorporated.
  5. Press evenly into your prepared pan.
  6. * optional garnish ~ sprinkle extra Mallow Bits on top and press gently to secure.
  7. Let cool for 15 minutes and cut into squares.


Store in an airtight container for up to 2 days

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Hi! I’m Shelly and I’m an addict. Of the buttercream sort. I started this site a few years ago as a way to justify my sugary, buttery obsession with desserts. It has worked out well for me so far, because as it turns out you guys all love sugary, buttery desserts too! It feels good to know you're not alone, doesn’t it?

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79 Responses
  1. Laurie

    I think we are married to the same man!!!! My hubby wears cargos too… and fills all the pockets. I really dislike the style. After 24 years of marriage and baggy jeans, we finally got rid of the jeans last fall after I told him he had a nice a** and it would look good in some updated jeans. POOF! The baggies were gone and we are lookin’ better in 2012! He refused to give up the cargo pants though. Thank goodness he doesn’t have Zubas! Love the recipe! I think this is a must make for spring break!

  2. Christina

    You are not alone. My husband refuses to get rid of clothing until it literally falls apart. He has horribly ugly shirts from the late 80s, early 90s that are “still good”. He wears socks with his (biking) sandals. AND, he refuses to purchase or wear any pant that is not a tapered leg. I’ve tried and tried purchasing straight leg jeans and slacks, but he just takes them back. Oh, and don’t even get me started on the pleats……dress pants must have pleats. NO ONE wears pleated pants!!

  3. I love rice krispie treats..the more marshmallow the merrier!! And…while i wish i could help you out on the embarrassing husband deal..I can not! My husband is the King of embarrassing me..not because of the clothes, he has other ways..LOL! I have learned after 20 years to just grin and bear it. 🙂

  4. so pretty! love these 🙂

    Well maybe you’d prefer mine, who HAS to have all the gear necessary if he gets into something….bike riding….loads of cash on a new bike, the tight lance armstrong clothes (he doesn’t really have that biking bod either) and some weird “biking shoes” that you lock into the bike…you lock your feet into the bike while riding a bike? and yeah, guess what he fell in a parking lot while locked into the bike—that’s a cool move 🙂 now he’s into baseball and told me he needs more gear…..

  5. Shelly,
    Tell your husband about my blog – – where people take pictures of people running and exercising in jeans! Maybe that will shame him into buying some “normal” workout pants. Or maybe someone already took his picture and it is here. 🙂

    Love your site (I’m an addict too).

  6. these would be a perfect, kid-friendly springy dessert – I’m thinking EASTER!!! they’re just pale enough to be pretty but yummy enough for some awesome deliciousness!

  7. Hilarious! Who the heck runs in a tucked in shirt and belt!? hahaha!

    The treats look great! LOVE fruity pebbles. When I was in high school I’d get up in the middle of the night and have a bowl of fruity pebbles.

  8. Chloe

    Very good post. I think most often husbands are like this in behave. my ex husband was also like your. what is his behave about your cooking?

    thanks for share,

  9. One of my good friends in college insisted on wearing Rainbow flip flops. All the time. Any season. During the winter…in BOSTON. For real.

    Sometimes all you can do is throw up your hands and eat rainbow colored rice krispie treat-like items. It happens.

  10. Scott tries to wear khaki on khaki (shirt with pants) all the time. I used to ask him if he was about to go on a safari or asked to see his large machete (THAT was a mistake to ask a man with a 12 year old’s brain).
    I have since just given up.

  11. That is truly hilarious!! I can’t even imagine running in jeans, boots, and a belt. Although it was probably a sight to see and sure wish I could have been there to laugh:-) I have to agree…he is just giving you so much to blog about!!! Awesome job on the yummy marshmallow treats…I am loving the extra top layer of marshmallows!!!

  12. …and I thought my husband’s love of black socks with EVERYTHING was bad.

    I’d ignore him. I’d say one-up him and start going places looking like you’re working at the Moulin Rouge…but I have a feeling that would backfire.

  13. Mary

    My friends and i have a rule that if youre wearing cargo shorts, you MUST carry cargo, and we are allowed to fill your cargo pockets with whatever we want 🙂

  14. Katrina

    You are a complete crack-up!! Thanks soo much for my morning chuckles 🙂 So refreshing!
    That poor hubby of yours….at least he doesn’t weart threadbare singlets and jocks like mine.
    Why of why don’t the men of our lives aspire to impress their women and only think they need a mere few items of clothing?? 🙂

    Anyway, I will be sharing your hilarious story with my hubby tonight – you’re just too funny. Actually maybe your man deserves a big hug for providing you with such wonderful blogging material!! That jeans n jogger one is a classic!! Katrina, Perth Western Australia

  15. After we got married (at age 25), I had to take my husband shopping for “post-college” clothes. He still can’t understand why dark, fitted jeans look better than his nearly-white-from-being-washed-so-much-and-way-too-baggy/thin jeans, and he only just started wearing long-sleeved shirts. “Why can’t I just put a jacket on over my polo in 20-degree weather?”

    Also, yay for finding endless ways to add more sugar to Rice Krispy treats and giving us an excuse to buy our favorite cereals (cereals are one thing that don’t have to change post-college!)

  16. i totally understand the husband going-on’s … my hubby he loves to pack his shirt pocket full of items & i always tell him honey that is a pocket for decoration nothing else. makes him look like he has one huge boob & all droopy. so funny. (:

  17. My husband has been wearing a coat since he got home a 4:30. He even took a nap in it. My brain is crying.

    I need to try these krispie treats!! I love Fruity Pebbles, and since you’ve done all the math, It’ll be easy peasy.

  18. I could eat a pan of these! And I believe Fruity Pebbles actually count as a real fruit serving, right? Good luck with your husband! I can’t buy mine anything. I try to buy him something identical to what he already owns, just in a different color, and he looks at me like I just bought him a tutu-“Why would I wear this?!” I give up! Live with the same 3 shirts! 🙂

  19. I want five now!!!
    And I lol’d at the running situation. He really ran in jeans, a belt and boots? I’m laughing but I’m also really impressed.

  20. Oh, the carpenter pants! I seriously wish they would stop making those. Every time my husband needs jeans, he specifically requests the carpenter style. He insists that they are the most comfortable – of course they are comfortable, they look 3 sizes too big. Last time I went shopping, I lied and told him they were all out of his size. I just cannot buy those ugly things anymore!

  21. Sandy

    I had to laugh reading this because my husband sounds very similar!! He’s stuck in the 90’s/200’s as far as dress; well, in most things! He wears the sweatpants with the elastic ankles out in public (major embarrassment!!). I did score this week, though, when I got him to retire his swimsuit that ends mid-thigh! It was faded and so embarrassing!! I got him to buy a new one this week and it actually goes to his knees. He bought it, but hasn’t worn it yet…he HATES it, but couldn’t find one as short as he wanted! {sigh} So much molding to do in him yet, but after 22 years, I think it’s impossible!!! :-/ Enjoyed your post and glad to know I’m not alone! 🙂

  22. Ljs

    Your husband sounds like a funny guy! I have also been making fruity pebble rice crispies for years with one variation, full on fruity pebbles!!!! So, I guess mine technically aren’t rice crispies, lol.

  23. “helping them live up to their full potential” HA HA HA HA HA! I laugh because that logic resides at my house as well. Cargo pants are like the male purse. Last week, my husband fully pulled a hard bound NOTEBOOK out of one of his pockets.

    PS — Are the Mallow Bits soft like regular marshmallows or crunchy like hot chocolate marshmallows?

    1. shelly

      They are small and crunchy just like the ones you get in hot chocolate or lucky charms…so they don’t melt really into the krispies 🙂

    2. I have said the EXACT same thing about the cargo pants! I told my husband – y’all just wear your purse on your legs instead of on your shoulder. He has all kinds of stuff in them.

  24. This post had me giggling like a crazy person!! I think my favorite part is about the cargo pants. I can totally picture someone with all of those crazy pockets filled to the brim. Hilarious.

    These look delicious!! Using fruity pebbles is sort of genius!

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