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, please..am 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.

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Double Marshmallow Fruity Pebble Krispy Treats


Description:

makes 35 krispie treats


Ingredients:

  • 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

Instructions:

  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.

Notes:

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. 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!

  2. 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!

  3. 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!

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

    -Erica

  6. 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.

  7. 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!

  8. 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!

  9. 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.

  10. 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

  11. 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.

  12. 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!

  13. 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…

  14. laura

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

  15. 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!

  16. 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…
    🙂

  17. 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!

  18. 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:)!

  19. 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! 🙂

  20. 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.

  21. 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.

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