Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Chubby Hubby Rice Krispies Treats

No I can't help myself so just get over it.  Besides, these are delicious and you know you want to try them.  Seriously--chocolate, pretzels and peanut butter all rolled into an amazing little cereal treat?  Your head may say no but your heart (and tongue) say yes.  These were a "just because" kind of treat.  Or a way for me to celebrate getting the kitchen in a reasonable facsimile of "order."  Either way they were well deserved and Dave and I may or may not have finished the whole pan without sharing.  I can't remember.  If I didn't share I meant to, but, stuff happens.  Don't judge, it's not becoming.

I'm convinced that Michelle at Brown Eyed Baker is my kindred Rice Krispies Treats spirit.  She has such good ideas about how to make these simple treats completely over the top, this time using her favorite Ben and Jerry's flavor as inspiration.  I followed the recipe for the treats, adding 1/2 cup of chocolate chips to the treats and instead of melting chocolate chips on top, I spread some canned chocolate frosting over them because a) I had it in the fridge and wanted to use it up and b) because I can.  Admittedly, the melted chocolate chips would probably be better with a more intense candy flavor and texture, but mine were tasty and I would do the same thing again.  If you need a quick treat for a Chubby Hubby lover, these will win you major points.  And I like to think when people taste a different type of Rice Krispies Treat, they forget that they're just cereal treats and simple to whip up, thus earning you points for "slaving away" in the kitchen.

Chubby Hubby Rice Krispies Treats


3 Tablespoons unsalted butter
1 10.5 ounce bag miniature marshmallows
½ cup creamy peanut butter
4 cups Rice Krispies cereal
2 cups crushed pretzel pieces
½ cup peanut butter chips
1/2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
1 cup canned chocolate frosting

In a small bowl, measure out and crush pretzels into pieces.

In a large bowl measure out cereal.  Add pretzels, chocolate chips and peanut butter chips and stir to combine.

Melt butter in a medium saucepan.  Add marshmallows and stir until completely melted.

Remove from heat and stir in peanut butter until combined and smooth.

Pour marshmallow mixture over cereal mixture.  Working quickly, stir to coat evenly.

Turn cereal mixture into a greased 9 x 13 inch pan and press evenly across pan to create a smooth top.

With an offset spatula, evenly spread prepared frosting across top of treats.

Allow to set about 1 hour, then cut into bars.

Makes 24 bars.

Happy Baking,
The Cookie Princess

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1 comment:

  1. I have heard great things about these, but have never tried them. Yours do look tasty and picture perfect. It is amazing how far the original rice crispy treat has come! This is a tasty choice for an afternoon snack-yum!