Friday, July 5, 2013

Puppy Chow Krispies Treats

Can you believe it took me all week to bring the chocolate?  Kinda crazy right?  So I'm making it up to you by bringing the chocolate, pair with it's sole mate--peanut butter.  And then I mixed in marshmallows.  And tossed an obscene amount of powdered sugar on top.  The researchers at work also got to enjoy these and as expected, the winning combination of peanut butter and chocolate was the clear winner.  Plus the serious sugar rush from all that powdered sugar was probably a welcome way to power through the rest of the work day.  At least that's how I felt about the leftovers.

Funny, muddy buddies and puppy chow are synonymous, and I've made these puppy chow krispies treats and muddy buddy truffles, but I've not actually made the traditional cereal snack coated in chocolate and peanut butter and dusted with powdered sugar.  I guess I should get on that?  In the meantime, this version of the treat from Shelly at Cookies and Cups will just have to do.  I had to limit myself this week to just one of Shelly's krispies treats, which was hard since she has so many amazing variation.  I decided to make these in a rectangular pan rather than Shelly's suggestion of a square 9 x 9 pan, resulting in a thinner bar.  Next time I might drop the amount of powdered sugar back to 1/3 a cup or so because there was plenty of the sweet stuff to leave it's mark (on my lips, clothes, all over the desk, etc.).  And if you do use the suggested amount, just be careful when you inhale.

Puppy Chow Krispies Treats


2 cups semi sweet chocolate chips
3/4 cup peanut butter
4 cups crisp rice cereal
1 cup mini marshmallows
1/2 to 3/4 cup powdered sugar.

Measure cereal into a large bowl and set aside.  In a medium saucepan, melt chocolate chips and peanut butter over medium low heat, stirring often to combine and taking care not to burn. Once melted, pour over cereal and stir quickly to combine.

Stir in mini marshmallows to distribute.

Transfer mixture to a 9 x 13 inch pan lined with aluminum foil and lightly greased.  Gently press into an even layer.

Evenly sift powdered sugar over the bars and chill for 30 minutes until set.  Allow to come to room temperature before cutting into bars.

Makes 24 bars.

Happy Baking,
The Cookie Princess

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