Cinnamon Toast Crunch Krispies

I will preface this entire message with:  I love my husband.  He is a great father, partner and best friend.
BUT he is addicted to craigslist.

I don’t know how to make it stop.
For the 3 of you out there who are unaware of what craigslist is…it’s basically an online garage sale, except there really is no limit to what you can sell: junk, valuables, jobs, personal services (if you catch my drift) etc.
Well, my husband is addicted..not to the, a-hem, personal services, but to cheap and/or free stuff.
They say one man’s junk is another man’s treasure.  My husband is the “another” man.
He finds all sorts of free/cheap “treasures” that now reside in our basement or my the side or our house.
Who knew that we needed multiple grills, or loads of bricks, or slightly used televisions?
Well, I certainly didn’t.
I understand that the items that hubby rescues are brought to our loving home with all the best intentions, but somethings gotta give!
If craigslist was around before we got married I might have gotten a glimpse of my husband’s inner-hoarder.  We certainly could have worked a clause into the vows..maybe something like this:
“I promise to love, honor and  cherish you.  And visit craigslist only once a month.”
Right?  That’s fair.
SO yes, it’s become an issue.  Not a serious one, but certainly one that needs to be handled before I find my husband buried under all his free craigslist junk scraping the mold of last March’s cauliflower claiming it can still be eaten.  It’s a fine line folks.
Until I can get the cajones to stage an intervention, I will bury my angst in sugar.
That’s normal, right?
Keeping with the theme of “trashy” here’s a cereal treat that is so bad it’s good.
Cinnamon Toast Crunch Krispies
4 cups Cinnamon Toast Crunch cereal
2 cups Rice Krispies
1 10.5 oz. bag mini marshmallows + 2 cups mini marshmallows reserved
1/4 cup butter
1/2 cup white chocolate ( or white almond bark) melted

Spray 9×9 square pan with cooking spray and set aside

In large pot over low heat melt butter.
When melted add the 10.5 oz bag marshmallows. Continue cooking and stirring until melted.
Remove from heat.
Stir in both cereals and reserved 2 cups marshmallows.
Spread in prepared pan and with waxed paper press down evenly.
Drizzle melted white chocolate over top.

I use a ziplock bag to drizzle…

 Let set.

Cut into squares when chocolate is set.
 Store in air-tight container.

Yummmm…comfort food!

*My husband did NOT approve this message

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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40 Responses
  1. Ed

    Hello. My name is Ed and I am a craigslist-aholic. It has been 20 seconds since the last time I was on craigsllist. My latest project I am looking for is a used door with character to change into a set of shelves. 🙂

    I love rice crispy treats and the wife loves Cinnamon Toast Crunch. I think this is a wonderful way to combine both of our loves.

    Thank you. now I must go check back in with craigslist again to see what I missed during the time it took me to look at this recipe. 🙂

  2. bridget {bake at 350}

    My husband just sent my an article on someone who "traded" his way through Craig's List. I think he started with a Pez dispenser and 50 trades and 5 years later, ended up with a Porsche. Something like that. Anyhoo…I'm going to make him these bars, hoping that the sugar coma makes him forget abut that article.

    PS…who is that naked man in the top comment? 😉

  3. Monica H

    I can totally relate 🙂

    I started reading the first line of your post aloud and my husband started laughing and came ocer to sit by me. He, too, is addicted to Craisglist. I'm talking several times a day! Only he's not bring free junk home, he's buying epensive tools that he gets a "good deal" on. help!

    I say we stage an intervention. ha ha!

  4. Avanika [YumsiliciousBakes]

    Heheh I love how you tied the recipe into the story 😉 I'm one who would actually LOVE to use Craigslist, but here in Bombay, it's pretty slow!

  5. Lucie

    Oh wow. I need one of these right now! Craigslist can get pretty addictive, I've gotta say…I spent weeks looking for an apt when I lived in ny–and then got sidetracked by all the junk people were giving away!

    Your bars look…heavenly!!

  6. Ingrid

    lol, can I tell you I "know" what craigslist is but have never actually been there. I'm not into my own junk let alone someone else's even if it is free. :)What I am into is delish treats like this it's. It's actually kinda like one I make…mine is more like a s'more. Check it out, it was before you may have visited.

    (I don't know how to make that a link in my comment. Sorry!)

  7. grace

    it's easy to get addicted to things like craigslist. me? i'm more apt to become addicted to easy, quick, and delightful little treats like this. a better use for cinnamon toast crunch, i couldn't tell ya. 🙂

  8. Mimi

    These look perfectly delicious. You might try the bring something new home and something old has to go approach(it works with clothes).

  9. Bridgett

    So….will I be seeing you guys on that Hoarders show anytime soon? LOL, just kidding of course. I used to be addicted to ebay for dishes but was able to stop the habit in time. You might want to break his computer.
    These bars would turn you into an instant jukie, no problem.

  10. Kate

    This is a fabulous idea! I'm hugely addicted to Cinnamon Toast Crunch, no milk though, just straight out of the box. Can't wait to try these!!

  11. Pink Little Cake

    This looks delicious! I think your husband could be my best friend.I love free stuff that people don't want any more.I alway find some good use for it … or I think one day I will.

  12. Monet

    Haha…my husband is addicted to Craigslist too, so I feel your pain. We are trying to work on it though. This pan of treats looks amazing, by the way. I loved Cinammon Toast Crunch growing up, so these are a perfect nostalgia treat.

  13. Amy K

    Sorry to hear that. These little goodies are sure to lift up your spirits! They look delicious. I'm guessing Cinnamon Chex would be good in these too! Mmmm….


  14. Linda V @ Bubble and Sweet

    Looks great but we don't get cinnamon toast cereal here is Australia.

    I do feel your pain. In our house we have come to a kind of mutual understanding where I ignore his hoarding of books, dvds, cd's and other 'stuff' and he pays no attention to the masses of cake decorating equipment and party table styling must have items I collect.

  15. Leah Rubin

    How'm I supposed to stay on a diet when you show me stuff like this??? I gained two pounds just READING about it! Yikes!

    –I'm still going to make some!

  16. Kerri

    Oh My!!! I had a heck of a day and I need these now. But I don't have any of the items. 🙁
    That is my luck today, find yummy ideas on blogs and can't make a single one.

  17. Kristan

    First off, I'd really love one, or seventeen, of these treats. They look super fabulous.
    Secondly, I'm so sorry to hear about the craigslist addiction. I've only used Craigslist once (to sell a car) but I think I'd be afraid to get free stuff from people. I'd always be expecting one of them to be the next Craigslist Killer.

  18. Raina

    Too funny! My husband was addicted to e.bay, buying toys and planes from his childhood. I actually did have to intervene after he had taken over every closet in our

    Your treat looks really yummy..krispie treats taken up a few notches for sure:)

  19. Joanne

    Craigslist can be a dangerous dangerous thing. It's like me and a used bookstore. Not compatible. Or too compatible. As the case may be.

    I love cinnamon toast crunch cereal…mega love. So I obviously have to try these!

  20. Sweet Sins

    My husband is not that bad but we have "the penny saver" here which is like craigs list printed out and I get multipul texts a day about all the goodies he has found that he wants and that he is going to get and I cringe I am sure the same way that you do! When I ask the question "ok so where are you gonna put that?" and he looks at me like I just said I had the swine flu you know it is bad! In his head he thinks "what do you mean? We will MAKE room!" notice the WE… yes even though I do not want it I still have to help find a home for it! Like the extra washer and dryer in my entry way that need to be sold but he is "going to get to it" sure sure! Yummy treats though! They look great!

  21. x3baking

    So pretty and delicious! I loved eating cinnamon toast crunch when I was little, now I don't eat cereal for breakfast at all but I still love eating it. I never would have thought of doing that. 🙂

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Shelly 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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