When my brother saw me in the kitchen, he stopped me and said “Jen, I’m craving puppy chow. You should make that for your blog.”
I told him “No way, twerp.” Okay, I didn’t. But I did say “But I have to make Rice Krispie treats! I can’t make Puppy Chow…”
And then it hit me. The idea, of course, not the puppy chow. What about a puppy chow Krispie treat? After all, puppy chow is the same set of basic ingredients, no matter what cereal you add…
Start by lining a 9×9 pan with foil and grease it lightly. Melt 2 cups of semi-sweet chocolate chips in the microwave, stirring every 30 seconds. Once it’s melted, stir in 3/4 cup creamy peanut butter until it’s totally incorporated. Then, stir in 4 cups of Rice Krispies until they’re evenly coated with the chocolate and peanut butter.
Press that mixture into your prepared pan. Sift half a cup of powdered sugar over the top of the treats, then chill those in the fridge until the chocolate is totally set, about 30 minutes. From there, cut it into bars and serve it at room temperature.
These were probably the easiest recipe I made for my Rice Krispies Party, and you know what? It was almost everyone’s favorite Rice Krispie treat I served that day! You can’t beat a good twist on Puppy Chow… everyone loves it!
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