Peanut Butter Cup Krispies

Dear Kate Middleton,

I think you’re super pretty and skinny and I am sure very smart.

It’s awesome you are a Princess now and get to do all kinds of Princess things.

I also think it’s great that you are trying hard to be “regular”.  Like wearing denim and doing your own food shopping.

Because I will tell you..if I became a Princess I would SO not food shop.

Ever again.

I also love the fact that your sister is named Pippa.

It makes me want to have a little girl and name her that.  Because I just like saying it.

But there is something we need to talk about, you and I.

Everyone is loving all your super chic fashion choices…

People are clamoring to dress like you.  You have a lot of power right now.

But I need to say this.

Because it’s been bothering me.

Please…PLEASE stop trying to bring panty hose back.  PLEASE.

I’m not quite sure why you are doing it…your motivation, if you will.

I have read my weekly glossy magazines and it appears that you are trying hard to make panty hose happen again.

No one wants this.

I am sure that I speak for the masses here.

Maybe panty hose are comfortable for you…but for 99% of the women out there they are a torture device.

We have evolved as a gender…Spanx have been invented, as well as tanning creams.

There is no place for the nude pantyhose in 2011.  No place at all.

Especially the shimmery nude ones.

We are not vampires.  We don’t need our legs to shimmer in the daylight.  That’s why God invented glitter.

Please make it stop Kate.

I really want to like you and I am afraid if you continue on this path I will have to disown you as my thinspiration.

Thank you for your consideration on this very importation matter.

Your friend,


ps – I will totally fly over to the castle and talk this out with know, if you’re interested in discussing this further.  Hugs.


Now, on a completely unrelated note.

Peanut Butter Cups Krispies.

Because it’s a good idea.


Start with Peanut Butter Cups.  Like 21 of them.

Unwrap them all and put them upside down in a foil lined 9×9 pan.

Then you’ll need some more peanut butter.  It’s protein.  I’m trying keep you healthy.

Add your protein to the delicious marshmallow and butter concoction.

Then stir in your krispie cereal and dump on top of your unassuming peanut butter cups.

Press the krispies evenly and let them get to know the peanut butter cups.  Their introductions will take about 15 minutes.

Then turn their world upside down.

Carefully peel the foil off and welcome them into your home.

If you’re feeling extra crazy drizzle them with melted peanut butter chips.

You have to wait a few more minutes now.  Let the peanut butter chips set.  It won’t take long.

Then you should eat them.

The end.


Peanut Butter Cup Krispies

  • Author: Cookies & Cups


  • 8 cups puffed rice cereal (Rice Krispies)
  • 1 (10.5 oz) bag mini marshmallows
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1/4 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 21 peanut butter cups unwrapped
  • 1 cup peanut butter chips (melted)


  1. Line a 9×9 pan with foil, and spray lightly with cooking spray.
  2. Place your unwrapped peanut butter cups face down in your prepared pan. (You might need to cut some in half to make them fit nicely.)
  3. Over low heat melt your butter.
  4. Add your marshmallows to the melted butter and stir until marshmallows are melted.
  5. Remove from heat and stir in your peanut butter.
  6. When the peanut butter is incorporated stir in your krispies.
  7. When combined dump the krispie mixture on top of the peanut butter cups and press evenly in to pan.
  8. Let sit for at least 15 minutes to cool and then flip the pan upside down releasing the krispie treats.
  9. Peel foil back off krispies.
  10. Drizzle your melted peanut butter chips on top of the krispie treats and let set before cutting into squares.

69 Responses

  1. Jenny

    Sorry, but I’m on Team Kate. I am only 38 but I have ugly, ugly, ugly legs, and I need pantyhose. I need them desperately. Don’t you dare get in the way of the pantyhose revolution.

    1. I’m with you! I’m only 28 but I don’t think anything can make legs look the way a good pair of panty hose does. Especially after eating an entire 9×9 pan of these treats. 🙂

  2. Shelly, Shelly, Shelly….WHAT are you doing to my waistline?!? Oh wow, are these ever a brilliant idea!

    I have to say…I LOVE Kate! I LOVE her style….so pretty and modern and…unlike most of our celebrities….not trashy! (J-Lo with the cut-out dresses, I’m talking to you) 😉 But, I’m with ya on the pantyhose. (I hope she reads your letter.)

  3. This is without a doubt the fulfillment of all my peanut-butter-loving hopes and dreams. I mean, seriously now. Smitten.

    Also, my deepest and most sincere thanks for informing Kate that panty hose Are Not Welcome Here. No matter how fabulous she is.

  4. Shelly. I think you must take some measure of responsibility for Kate’s advocating the return of pantyhose. Perhaps she has been besieged with recipe after recipe of tasty treats (that she makes herself for Wills, or course) and the need for pantyhose is the result of those indulgences. Now that the wedding is over, maybe she’s put on a few pounds?

    Additionally, if your MIL was the Queen of England…you might feel a need to put glitter everywhere possible to fight the forces that would have you become boring.

    Just a thought. And a damn fine looking take on what now seem to be boring Rice Krispie treats.

  5. Natalie

    Well, firstly, did it just get fatter in here? ‘Cause I could have sworn I just saw 21 Reese’s and marshmallows and more peanut butter…

    And, secondly, you KNOW Kate’s not down with the hose! I have to believe that she had to sign (under duress) some sort of princessy contract about always wearing pantyhose to high-falutin’ fancy to-dos. She probably can’t even talk about it, much less rebel! However, Kate, if you are wearing them of your own free will…well, we need to have a little chat, girlfriend.

  6. Love the letter to Kate!
    Love more the recipe!
    Do have to say though, that after eating a pan of these treats, hose and or spanx are probably a must!

    Thanks for the Post!

  7. OHMYGOD! I HATE Pantyhose. As a teacher, we are made to cover our legs with the stuff…. I RIP it all the time. It seems cruel to tell anyone to wear it… it pushes on the tummy in all the wrong places and seems to sag in the bum. I am totally with you on this!

  8. I just snorted the biggest snort EVER!!!!!!! LOL! *snort*

    I used to wear the super strength expand-o-matic panty hose that indeed shimmer…I. Am. Dying. It was the ’80’s but STILL. I’m so not going back even if Kate does succeed.

    P.S. YUM.

  9. when I was young and dumb I tried to dress to impress in the hospital on rounds which involved the frequent nuisance of panty hose that would run and make me sweat in unmentionable places…. now I roll out of bed wearing my clothes (scrubs) and go to work in my clown suit as my daughter calls it…..pnb cups and krispies are like thelma and louise…so bad…so good.

  10. I am going to need control top extra dark suntan to hold in my gut and hide the cellulite if I keep reading your wonderfully delicious blog! Thanks for the calories and the giggles.

  11. oh man these look awesome! 2 out my 3 have nut allergies so i hardly ever bake with peanut butter stuff…but i wish i could! may have to make a batch all for me! thx for sharing!

  12. Wow, do you think Kate was listening? I really hope you get to go to the castle. and on a more worrying note, I had NO IDEA that panty hose was a fashion crime. We Brits are just so far behind the fashion game… 🙂
    Pig x

  13. Lord, I love peanut butter. Thanks for that.

    Also, I read that it’s a rule…royals are required to wear hose…with certain exceptions. Like the beach. You can find loads of hose-free pictures from before the engagement. Poor girl. She must really love her husband!

  14. i, for one, am soooooooo thankful pantyhose are a thing of the past . . . well at least to the majority of the world . . . have no idea what’s up w/Kate but i’m sure she’ll listen to you . . . btw, did you know that peanut butter cups were one of my favorite candy bars in the universe?? snickers, butterfingers, baby ruth bars, almond joy bars, big hunks . . . huh. it appears that i had quite a few ‘favorites’ on my list . . .

  15. My brother said the other day, “I’m so glad Kate Middleton is bringing back eyebrows…” Me too. But the pantyhose thing is quickly overshadowing it. And Dear Kate. You are gorgeous, and I would love to be as thin as you are, but it would be okay if you had just a few of these. Since every one is listening, I think it would be perfectly okay for you to start the “a bit of meat on your bones look” Pretty please, for me =)

    Seriously though, Shell, YUMMY!

  16. I’ve read that she has to wear the pantyhose due to royal protocol. If you look at pictures of all the royals together they all have them on. This recipe looks delicious..can’t wait to try!!

  17. Oh my WOW! I want to make these to torture my husband. He hates rice krispy treats (hates marshmallows and the cereal) but he LOVES PB cups. I could make them and eat them in front of him and he could drool and retch at the same time. Priceless.

  18. I am totally on the side of Kate – pantyhose for my incredibly pale legs is a must….

    They are SO pale, I have a five o’clock shadow if I’m not careful! PLEASE bring panty hose back!

    Actually, it doesn’t matter – I’d wear them anyway…

    Peanut butter cup krispies look amazing!

  19. I’m with everyone else on the raves for this yummy treat. I’m with Danielle on the pantyhose. Since retiring, I’m rarely ever *dressed up* but when I am, I’m in my pantyhose. Feeling my *dressy* outfit is unfinished without them and because I can’t stand wearing heels without hose.

  20. Katie


    I don’t know you, and yet I love you. That post was brilliant. I know you are going through some hard times and I am so very sorry. My heart breaks with each post of your I read, but when I saw this one, I was overcome with happiness. Your concern for my health is most appreciated, as is your completely correct opinion on pantyhose. I try to justify her choice with the fact that perhaps, it is a rule that the royal must endure, like no gum in public, ever saying the word toilet or having privacy. I must say, for the swap, I’d wear them, but I’d also grocery shop. I heart grocery shopping, it’s one of my simple pleasures. Now if I only had Kate’s budget to do it.

    Keep sharing the love,


    1. Katie

      Lol..I tried to catch this after I pushed post. A girlfriend of mine sent me two blogs, yours and Jennie’s Kitchen and I unfortunately got them confused! I’m so sorry! I was overwhelmed by her post of losing her husband and the next day read the next e-mail I was sent, which was yours and just connected them because I couldn’t get it off my mind.

      On a much brighter note, I’m instantly a big fan of yours and look forward to keeping up with your posts, and keeping straight who is who!

      Thanks for the laugh,

  21. Katie


    I don’t know you, and yet I love you. That post was brilliant. Your concern for my health is most appreciated, as is your completely correct opinion on pantyhose. I try to justify her choice with the fact that perhaps, it is a rule that the royal must endure, like no gum in public, ever saying the word toilet or having privacy. I must say, for the swap, I’d wear them, but I’d also grocery shop. I heart grocery shopping, it’s one of my simple pleasures. Now if I only had Kate’s budget to do it.

    Keep sharing the love,


  22. I don’t know why I’m just getting around to reading this, but it’s got to be your funniest post yet. I was on the floor reading it. And, on a more serious note, I completely agree.

  23. Jess

    I just found your blog and I have to say I heart you! 🙂 I think your writing is fantastic and I want to try every recipe on here! Needless to say I have become a follower of your blog! I am going to try the Whopper Brownies this weekend, I’ll let you know how it goes. Thank you so much for sharing! 🙂

  24. Hayley R

    What are pantyhose?For once Google has no answer! I’m from England so I don’t know. Are they tights? Tights are actually pretty big over here. Plus I found out earlier that American Milkty Ways are our versions of Mars bars so I’m still in awe.

  25. Oh, this recipe sounds wonderful! But, I don’t have the full size Reese’s cups. I only have the mini unwrapped ones in the 8oz. bag. So, how many of those would I use for this same recipe? I want to be sure I have enough, before I’d start making it. Sounds yummy & can’t wait to make it! 🙂

    1. shelly

      Probably about 2-3 cups of minis…They just need to line the bottom of the pan. You could even coarsely chop them up to cover the bottom too!

  26. Bethany

    Why can’t I pin this??? Not only does the recipe look freaking amazing but I laughed so hard I got funny looks from my family reading your letter to Kate. I’m with you on this. Pantyhose are just ridiculous. It’s inevitable you will get a run in them within the first hour.

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