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Puppy Chow Krispie Treats

These peanut butter Puppy Chow Krispie Treats are such a fun and yummy dessert! Puppy chow meets everyone’s favorite marshmallow snack in this simple dessert recipe!

Puppy Chow Rice 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.

Top view of Puppy Chow Krispie Treat squares topped with powdered sugar on a plate

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.

How to Make The Best Rice Krispie Treats

All you have to do is melt some chocolate…

Melted chocolate in a double boilerThen stir in some peanut butter…

Melted chocolate with a glob of peanut butter in a mixing bowl

Then add your cereal…

Krispie cereal added to a bowl of melted chocolate peanut butter mixture

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.

Mini marshmallows added to a bowl of melted chocolate and cereal mixture

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

For prosperity.

Powdered sugar being sifted over a square pan of chocolate krispie treats

Then I ate.

About 15.

I have no self control.

Chocolate Puppy Chow Krispie Treat squares topped with powdered sugar on a plate

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Puppy Chow Krispie Treats

  • Author: Shelly
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 20 squares 1x
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Stove
  • Cuisine: American


These peanut butter Puppy Chow Krispie Treats are such a fun and yummy dessert! Puppy chow meets everyone’s favorite marshmallow snack in this simple dessert recipe!


  • 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.


  • Serving Size:
  • Calories: 235
  • Sugar: 25.6 g
  • Sodium: 92.1 mg
  • Fat: 11.4 g
  • Carbohydrates: 33.2 g
  • Protein: 4.1 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg

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50 comments on “Puppy Chow Krispie Treats”

  1. WOW – my daughter is going to freak out when she sees these! She is a puppy chow fanatic, can’t wait to show her 🙂

  2. Colleen, The Smart Cookie Cook

    Hahaha, oh my, your poor husband! You should buy him some new shorts. On another note, these puppy chow krispie treats are genius! I can’t believe I never thought of that before.

  3. Lindsay @ The Live-In Kitchen

    Haha, my husband does the same thing with his jeans, except he’s a “skinny jean” kinda guy! Its just that much funnier. I have a ton of marshmallows I need to use up and I will definitely be making these bars soon!

  4. These sound so good!! I love puppy chow and this is a great take on it. I’ve never seen anything like it.

  5. I would have no self control if my kitchen was in shambles either. Plus, these just look really good.

  6. Michelle @ Brown Eyed Baker

    Okay, first of all, a total LOL at your hubby’s cut-off jeans. Poor guy 😉 But, whoa for this creation! I love puppy chow and you just took it to a whole new level. Must make this!

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