Puppy Chow Krispie Treats

Here I am, almost going on a full week with my kitchen in shambles.  It is still “technically” operable, but who wants to cook in a construction zone…

I mean, I could possibly get the vanilla confused with battery acid or something and poison my whole family and die without ever seeing my new cabinets.

Well, I guess my husband isn’t officially using battery acid for any aspect of the remodel, but it’s better to be safe than sorry.


Also, speaking of my husband, remember back when we talked about his carpenter jeans?  Well, I guess he got embarrassed that I made fun of them.  So you wanna know what he went and did?

If you’re gonna say he went to Macy’s and bought some brand new denim, well, you’d be wrong.  He didn’t even go to Kohls.

What he DID do, however, was repurpose said carpenter jeans without my prior knowledge or approval.

Let’s take a gander as he empties out our pantry…

So there you see, folks…he has just done the impossible.  He took an already bad fashion choice and made it worse by leaps and bounds.

Not only are denim shorts bad, but they are cut-off, carpenter jean, denim shorts.


Lord, please. Let this kitchen be done soon, so I can dispose of these shorts and never ever think of my husband in this way again. Ever.

Oh yeah, and to also have my oven back.

The end.


Now, let’s talk about important stuff…

Puppy Chow Krispie Treats.


Puppy Chow is a delicious snack mix that a neighbor of mine makes for parties.  Some people call them Muddy Buddies.  Whatever you call it, it’s Rice Chex cereal coated in chocolate and peanut butter and dusted in powdered sugar.

I took the same idea and turned it into a Krispie.


I was going to use Chex instead of Rice Krispies but when I told my son what I was doing, he strongly disagreed.  He told me that Chex in a krispie bar is no good and if bitten at the wrong angle you could basically stab the inside of your mouth.

Well then.

I certainly don’t want any mouth stabbing incidents on my conscience, so I took his advice and went with Rice Krispies.

It worked out well.


All you have to do is melt some chocolate…

PhotobucketThen stir in some peanut butter…


Then add your cereal…


And I added in some whole marshmallows for added measure.  I mean, isn’t the defining characteristic of a kripie treat the marshmallows?  Ok, maybe it’s the krispies, but marshmallows are a definite second.


After I spread that into the pan I gave it a good healthy dose of powdered sugar.

For prosperity.


Then I ate.

About 15.

I have no self control.




Puppy Chow Krispies


makes 20 squares


  • 2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 3/4 cup peanut butter
  • 4 cups crispy rice cereal
  • 1 cup miniature marshmallows
  • 1/23/4 cup sifted powdered sugar


  1. Line a 9×9 pan with foil and spray lightly with cooking spray. Set aside.
  2. Over a double boiler, melt chocolate chips. When melted, remove from heat and stir in peanut butter until incorporated.
  3. Stir in your crispy rice cereal until it’s evenly coated with chocolate/peanut butter mixture.
  4. Stir in your miniature marshmallows.
  5. Press into prepared pan.
  6. Sift powdered sugar over top of krispie treats evenly.
  7. Chill in refrigerator for 30 minutes until chocolate is set.
  8. Cut into squares and serve at room temperature.


51 Responses

  1. Kelley

    Anything with peanut butter and chocolate is alright by me (you can skip the marshmellows – I’m one of the odd ducks out when it comes to those. Looks delish!

  2. The sugar looks like snow on top. Gotta pin these to do something cute for the holidays… Hhmmm… Wheels turning 🙂 Love the pic with the powdered sugar coming out of the sifter. Ive never had much success trying to get that shot! Do you have a good sifter you recommend? Mine is a workout!

  3. Victoria

    Why do men try to wear shorts that far above the knee. It’s just awkward when they sit down. Even more awkward if it’s on a 3 hour plane ride and your stuck next to them. O.o….. But the treats look awesome!

  4. Sandra

    Your son is very wise. Can’t have a treat stabbing us in the mouth now, can we?

    Your husband–he’s working and creating a dream for you–who cares what he wears? 🙂 Wouldn’t you rather he get paint and battery acid on the cut up carpenter jeans that can be thrown AWAY after than something else he’d try to wear again?

    Your plate is GORGEOUS! Love it–pier one or somewhere else?

    Now to the treats-OMG-must try these. Your desserts are all amazing. Going to make the skillet chocolate chip cookie this weekend. I’ve been promising my daughters to make it since you posted it.

    Thanks as always! Sandra in NM

  5. “Jorts” are never a good look on a man…! And Shelly… you combined two of my favorite simple loves in life with today’s RKTs. 🙂 Puppy chow ANYHTING is a guaranteed addicting treat. That gorgeous thick dusting of powdered sugar is the best part!

  6. So my boyfriend wears “Jorts” as Sally said… they aren’t carpenter jean cutoffs but they’re denim cutoffs all the same. While I am not a huge fan of the look (it lacks that… polish every guy needs a little bit of) my boyfriend was born with the chickenest legs EVER so therefore, regular ol’ khaki shorts look like they’re being worn by a weird farm animal all the time. Sigh. Men will do their jorts thing while women will eat these awesome bars. Glad your son stepped in with the Chex save–there could have been some fatalities.

  7. Margaret

    Oh my! I’m pretty sure there’s nothing worse in the world than cut-off carpenter jorts. Good thing this recipe makes up for it 🙂 Hope the reno is done soon!

  8. Huh, I always wondered what puppy chow was. When I first heard of it, I thought it was for the super trendy bakers that make treats for their dogs too, since that’s really popular now. I never thought it was an especially appetizing name. But this sounds totally yummy.

    And I like the powdered sugar on top. For posterity.

  9. Ok, this was so funny! I love that you took a picture to document the bad fashion choice:-) And then shared it with all of us so we could have a chuckle at his expense!!! Love that your son gave you some awesome advice on how to make this treat. He is very smart…I wouldn’t want to stab my mouth with something as delicious looking as those!!!!

  10. Lucy

    Wow I think we are connected or something… I was debating whether to make rice krispie treats or puppy chow, I come here and bam puppy chow krispies best of both worlds

  11. suzanne

    i remember how messy, dirty and crazy it was when my kitchen was under construction. . My new kitchen is a piece of heaven and I love every single second of it. Good luck and think of all the amazing food masterpieces you’ll be creating in your new kitchen. enjoy Suzanne

  12. Carla @ Carla's Confections

    I hope your kitchen is done soon too! But these look fantastic in the mean time!!! I wouldn’t have any self control either!

  13. Ela

    Thanks for the recipe! I tried your recipe today. I like it. Next time I will try to do 1cup semi-sweet and 1 cup milk chocolate to add a little bit more sweetness and more marshmallow. I will definitely try the other rice krispies recipes you have. Thanks again!

  14. Jenalee

    I was just scrolling down not reading and then I saw those shorts-oh heavens no! Ha. I felt bad laughing so hard about his shorts so I was glad to go back and read you weren’t letting this fashion no-no go unspoken. 🙂 not to worry though- I have a plan: feed him lots and lots of the puppy chow Rice Krispies and then the Shorts won’t fit him anymore. “Sorry honey, time to donate (to someone else who makes unfortunate clothing choices :)”

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