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


79 Responses

  1. 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!

  2. “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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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! 🙂

  5. 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!

  6. 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.

  7. 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! 🙂

  8. 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.

  9. 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. (:

  10. 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!)

  11. 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

  12. 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 🙂

  13. …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.

  14. 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!!!

  15. 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.

  16. 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.

  17. 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,

  18. 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.

  19. 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!

  20. 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).

  21. 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…..

  22. 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. 🙂

  23. 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!!

  24. 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!

  25. Mollie

    You just had me laughing out loud at my desk. My dad is a HUGE fan of the cargo pants, and like your husband, fills them to the brim. At one point he even carried around a couple of CDs in his pockets…And don’t get me started on his “lawn” clothes. Teal sweatpants and loafers. My mom is horrified.

  26. Renea

    Hello! I found your blog on a picture/link from Amanda (Kevin & Amanda blog) from blissdom. I really liked your post today. Funny story & and a great looking tasty treat. My 2 1/2 year old will LOVE it!! Renea.

  27. Tanya

    So funny…. glad to know my dear Husband isn’t the only fashion disaster walking around out there… just the other day he tried to leave the house in hiking boots, camo cargo shorts and a camo tee shirt. He got sent back in the house to change! 🙂

  28. Sugargirl

    I laughed SO HARD!!! I use to pester my husband about the exact same things and it would go terribly! He would get all defensive about his clothes and then it was impossible to get him to separate from them. Then I learned a trick! When he wears something I don’t like I just eye the offending item and let a little distaste show. And he says, “WHAT!?” and I say, “Nothing.” and look away and then in a minute I look back and he says, “What is wrong with my ragged tee shirt with a band that hasn’t been popular since 1992?!” and I say, “Nothing, it’s………….fine.” And then we go to the store and I smile at every single guy that is wearing a nice shirt, the kind I wish my husband would wear. I don’t flirt, or anything, just smile. Within a few days I find the item of clothing I didn’t say a word about in the trash and the next time we shop he asks which shirt I like better and holds up two nice shirts:)!

  29. Stephanie

    Ha hahahaha. My boyfriend lives for comfortable clothes too, and he’s pretty good at choosing simple but nice-looking outfits. But he doesn’t really wear gym clothes to the gym, though! He’ll wear like…normal shorts (with belt loops) and a t-shirt. I’m like…you HAVE basketball shorts, right?

    Don’t. Understand.

    🙂 Those look like great springtime treats!

  30. Your husband and mine must be long lost twins – except add to the “uniform” a grey t-shirt. Cargo pants/carpenter jeans and a grey t-shirt. You wouldn’t know my husband owns any other clothes. I keep telling him that there is more to life than grey t-shirts, but he just stares as me like I am speaking another language.
    I have gotten over being embarrassed and just let him do his thing. After all, he doesn’t complain when I wear socks and one of his (grey) t-shirts to bed…

  31. Jules

    Love the ones made with fruity pebbles!!!! but have you ever tried using Special K with berries instead??? This crispy treat is the bomb…gotta try it!

  32. laura

    thanks for the laugh…
    my husband wondered what I was laughing about, and I said, “you” because this could have been written about him.
    running in a belt? 🙂

  33. I saw these tiny marshmallows at the store and swooned! They are the whole reason I buy cocoa mixes! I love mini marshmallows. Dehidrated and all!

    But I passed them up. I will not do that next time. Now I have an excuse to buy them…

  34. Leslie B.

    Oh honey, you are not alone. My husband will SLEEP in a tucked in shirt, jeans, and belt. Don’t ask me how. Thanks for the funny and the recipe, too!

  35. Victoria

    Howling with laughter at your description of your husband and his state of dress with which I can so relate only it was my ex-husband who appalled me with his state of undress. Barefoot, shirtless and in raggedy cut-offs in the winter months, and at the dinner table. Lord, help me! We once stopped at a gas station to air up my nearly flat tire and he squatted down and I couldn’t believe my eyes when I saw the family jewels falling out of his raggedy cut-off jeans!!! I never could understand it. lol! And I no longer have to with that one, thank God! My wonderful present hubby is much more well-dressed, most of the time. But I can’t understand why he comes home from work and won’t change into something more comfortable. He can leave his nice work clothes on until bedtime when I can’t wait to get into my yoga pants and comfy shirt. Guess I better leave well enough alone since I don’t have to see the shirtless wonder and dangling family jewels any longer.

    And thanks for all the wonderful recipes! I’ve been a committed lurker until now.

  36. Stephanie

    Are theyalready too sweet to add cake mix? These look like great Funfetti bars…the marshies on top look fabulous. Thank you for such a great idea/recipe

  37. Don’t fret, you are not alone. My husband does not own tennis shoes/running shoes, etc. He prefers his hiking shoes. If he takes the dog for a walk, he puts on his cargo shorts and a tee and his hiking shoes. If he wears sweats, he considers them Pajamas. I feel your pain.

  38. Tia

    I love the story about your fella but I reckon I beat the lot of you hands down for embarrassing other halves. My 37 year old fella’s favourite outfit is a pair of 3/4 length purple nike joggers circa 1990. A mustard yellow timberland sweater that is three sizes too big (it’s comfy that way apparently) that is fraying at the cuffs and a pair of authentic Indian slippers he bought on a post college trip sometime in the nineties (the REALLY long pointy ones!)that are gold and red!! I swear, What planet is he on?? He will even go to the supermarket dressed like that!!
    And he wonders why our daughters refuse to go anywhere with him in public? Can you imagine being 10 and having a dad who dressed like that? It’s bad enough being almost married to him!

  39. I love these teeny tiny marshmallows! I am going to be on the lookout for some:)

    Let’s see, When my brother(at least it’s not my husband), who lives a mile away, wears shorts , they are SHORT, like basketball shorts from the 70’s, short. Yikes!

  40. Rebecca Ednie

    My dad is horrible like that! He wears long sleeved shirts with shorts, made worse with dress shoes and socks and by wearing same in cold/bad weather. But I must say, if my overweight hubby would exercise, by running no less, I’d let him wear anything short of a gorilla costume! I’m guessing your guy’s belly doesn’t outdistance that of an 8 month pregnant woman (me,4 months ago) or you wouldn’t care! But I agree, it is highly disturbing to see Someone in jeans and a belt exercising. Sorry, no intervention tips. My dad is as stubborn as ever and hubby listens to me already. Not stylish but he listens to me or else! I have him pretty well trained in most ways. My dad does clean up nice in a suit and tie for church but then takes his shoes and even once his socks off for all to see! Fortunately his feet don’t stink or my mom would have divorced him by now with her blood hound sense of smell.

  41. Erica H.

    I don’t really like marshmallows but because I saw this new way of making a good recipe out of these mallows, I’m thinking twice now. How much did you spend for everything?

    Thanks for sharing.


  42. Sarah

    My husband definitely had a love for the carpenter jeans! I will not allow them in public anymore. He wears the few pairs he has left for work and has even gone as far as getting out the sewing machine himself to sew the holes in them.

  43. Heather

    Oh, this is all too hilarious. The original post was to die for, and several of these comments have me laughing out loud. I’m not going to elaborate, but let’s just say I feel your pain, deeply, and my husband loves his carpenters also!

  44. Brian

    So, I may be the only male cook on the planet that has come across this blog, but while looking for a “recipe” for fruity pepple treats, I came across this. I have to admit, I laughed as well at your husband story, it’s good to know I’m not the only one! I guess once we become husbands, we lose our “sense of style”. I love your site and your wonderful pictures of all of your creations. Looking forward to making the fruity pepple treats with the kids this weekend. Thank you!

  45. Kelly

    I love this recipe! I have made it twice, and everyone absolutely loves these!! Thank you so much for your creative, yummy recipes–they are so fun and inspiring! I can’t wait to make more of them–I am so glad that you share your ideas!

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