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Chubby Hubby Rice Krispies Treats

Do you remember the amazing Chubby Hubby Truffles from a month or so ago? The truffles that I fashioned after my favorite ice cream of all time – Ben & Jerry’s Chubby Hubby? For those of you who may not have heard of it, Chubby Hubby consists of vanilla ice cream chock full of peanut butter-filled, chocolate-covered pretzels. It got me through college, and I still can’t get enough of that flavor combination to this day. Given how much I loved the truffles, and how much you all said you loved the truffles, I started brainstorming about other things that I could put a chubby hubby spin on and came up with these peanut butter-pretzel Rice Krispies treats topped with chocolate. Talk about addicting!

Regular Rice Krispies treats get some peanut butter added to the melted marshmallows, and then in place of some of the Rice Krispies, you add pieces of crushed up pretzels, and I threw in some peanut butter chips for even more peanut butter flavor. Then, of course, they are topped with chocolate. If you want to up the chocolate factor, you could always throw some chocolate chips in with the peanut butter chips (or swap them). I think these have an awesome balance of all three flavors, and can’t stop eating them. Although that’s not necessarily surprising since I am a huge fan for Rice Krispies treats and am always a sucker for any fun variation on the classic recipe.

Do you have a favorite version of Rice Krispies treats? I always love finding new varieties!

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Chubby Hubby Rice Krispies Treats

Yield: 24 treats

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 15 minutes

Ingredients:

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
2 cups semisweet chocolate chips

Directions:

1. Grease a 9x13-inch baking dish; set aside.

2. Melt the butter in a large saucepan over low heat. Add the marshmallows and stir until completely melted. Remove from heat.

3. Off the heat, add the peanut butter and stir until completely melted and smooth. Add the Rice Krispies cereal, pretzel pieces and peanut butter chips, stirring gently until all dry ingredients are coated. Turn the mixture into the prepared baking dish and press it into the pan, creating an even top.

4. Microwave the chocolate chips on 50% power in 30-second intervals, stirring after each, until completely melted and smooth. Pour the chocolate over the treats and spread in an even layer with an offset spatula. Let cool at room temperature until set, about 1 hour. (You can also refrigerate the treats for about 30 minutes to speed up the process.) Store leftovers at room temperature in an airtight container.

(Recipe adapted from Cookies and Cups)

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59 Responses to “Chubby Hubby Rice Krispies Treats”

  1. Maggie @ A Bitchin' Kitchen on January 20, 2012 at 12:27 am

    These look amaaaazing. I think fancy Rice Krispie treats are becoming a thing. I’ve been drooling over a caramel macadamia Rice Krispie treat I saw on a blog a few days ago, and now I’m coveting these as well!

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  2. Choc Chip Uru on January 20, 2012 at 3:07 am

    What a delicious take on a gorgeous ice cream (which I am now craving actually :D)

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  3. Kim on January 20, 2012 at 3:23 am

    First time, long time :) Your chubby hubby krispies sound great. Have you heard of mars bar slice? It is something of an institution here in Australia, a no bake slice based on rice bubbles (krispies) and mars bars! Happy to share if you’re keen.

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    • Michelle on January 20th, 2012 at 5:22 pm

      Hi Kim, I have never heard of those, but they sound amazing! I’d love the recipe if you’d like to share!

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      • Kim on January 20th, 2012 at 5:32 pm

        Michelle, here is the link to a Mars bar slice recipe :) Some of the quantities are in metric, but shouldn’t be too hard to convert. Hope you enjoy it!

        http://www.taste.com.au/recipes/25327/mars+bar+slice

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        • Michelle on January 21st, 2012 at 2:43 pm

          Thank you Kim! I’m wondering if there is a good substitute for the Copha, as you can’t get it here in the U.S. (although I saw it is available on Amazon). Could coconut butter or oil be used? Or vegetable shortening? What do you think?

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          • Kim on January 21st, 2012 at 7:24 pm

            Hi Michelle. To be honest, I would just omit it. I’ve made mars bar slice many times and have never bothered to melt copha into the chocolate and I generally don’t bother to use cooking chocolate for the topping either – just a good quality “eating quality” milk chocolate (that would be cadbury’s here in Oz!)

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  4. Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga on January 20, 2012 at 3:39 am

    I love RKTreats..the more add-in’s, chips, extras, PB and the like I can add, I do. I love basically making every but the kitchen sink bars :)

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  5. Lauren at Keep It Sweet on January 20, 2012 at 6:19 am

    Love this! Definitely another great way to get peanut butter and chocolate into a delicious dessert for me:-)

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  6. Kiri W. on January 20, 2012 at 6:22 am

    Oooooh, I go weak in the knees for this! :) Looks amzaing.

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  7. Rodzilla on January 20, 2012 at 6:43 am

    yeah, these could never be bad

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  8. Jessica @ Portuguese Girl Cooks on January 20, 2012 at 7:45 am

    These look and sound amazing!

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  9. Katrina on January 20, 2012 at 8:02 am

    I am in love.

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  10. Blog is the New Black on January 20, 2012 at 8:07 am

    I forget how much I love rice krispie treats….

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  11. Emilie @ Emilie's Enjoyables on January 20, 2012 at 8:26 am

    We used to make this exact thing all the time in college-LOVE rice krispie treats, they are so addicting!

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  12. Cookbook Queen on January 20, 2012 at 9:31 am

    Can you believe that I can’t find Chubby Hubby Ice Cream here ANYWHERE? They have New York Fudge Superchunk…Chunky Monkey…no CHUBBY HUBBY!! :(

    I’ll have to satisfy myself with these instead. They look great!!

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  13. Amber, RD on January 20, 2012 at 9:39 am

    I think I have saved every Rice Krispie treat recipe you have posted. I loved the Reece’s peanut butter cup ones. Sooo addicting!
    I also love making Rice Krispie treats with seasonal marshmallows. I have posted a few on my site like Pumpkin Spice with Maple Cream Cheese Frosting. Those are always fun!
    And sometimes I actually like the simplicity (and fewer calories) of plain old Rice Krispie treats!

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  14. Anita on January 20, 2012 at 10:39 am

    Wow…these sound good. I make traditional RK treats but I add peanut butter to melted chocolate and spread that over the treats. The addition of pretzels
    sounds really good! I would love to see the recipe from Austrailia…Mars Slice! Bring it on!

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  15. bridget {bake at 350} on January 20, 2012 at 10:54 am

    I could devour those all in one sitting.

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  16. Erika on January 20, 2012 at 11:15 am

    Wow! These look incredible! My favorite rice crispie treat recipe involves mixing a heaping 1/2 cup of cake mix into the marshmallow. It doesn’t quite taste like cake exactly, but they taste really amazing :)

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  17. Jennifer @ Peanut Butter and Peppers on January 20, 2012 at 11:19 am

    OMG! I always though Chubby Hubby was how you referred to your Husband! lol These look fantastic!! I think I need to make these, anything with peanut butter and chocolate is going to be good, hopefully I won’t eat the whole pan. I’ll be calling you when I gain 5 more lbs. :)

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  18. Jen of My Tiny Oven on January 20, 2012 at 11:28 am

    Wow, I could use a pan of these for breakfast today! They look amazing!

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  19. Deborah on January 20, 2012 at 11:29 am

    I love this!!

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  20. Erin on January 20, 2012 at 11:37 am

    These sound SO good! I like making cake batter rice krispie treats- just add 1/4 cup of cake mix to the marshmallow mixture before adding the rice krispies. They are best when topped with sprinkles, and they go over VERY well! :)

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  21. janie c on January 20, 2012 at 11:44 am

    none

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  22. Ashley @ Wishes & Dishes on January 20, 2012 at 1:03 pm

    I’m SO sending this to a friend who is obsessed with rice krispie treats. YUMMO!

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  23. Ally on January 20, 2012 at 1:05 pm

    Love the addition of salted pretzels! Fabulous recipe.
    xo
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  24. Beth on January 20, 2012 at 2:21 pm

    My mother will melt butterscotch chips in with the chocolate topping! To die for!

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  25. Lindsay @ The Live-In Kitchen on January 20, 2012 at 4:05 pm

    The most delicious things always seem like they should have been obvious all along, right?! Why are all Rice Krispie treats not made this way?!

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  26. Geraldine Saucier on January 20, 2012 at 6:41 pm

    What great tasting Rice Krispie treats. I love the addition of the peanut butter chips. Great recipe.

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  27. Steve @ the black peppercorn on January 20, 2012 at 8:36 pm

    oh crap – I just gained three pounds reading this. Looks amazing!

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  28. Living The Sweet Life on January 20, 2012 at 9:58 pm

    Confession: I’ve never had Chubby Hubby Ice cream. I know, it’s terrible – - your description of the ice cream alone has me drooling. In the mean time, I’ll make do with this killer rice krispy treats

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  29. Dena @ 40 Fit In The Mitt on January 20, 2012 at 11:49 pm

    those look great!

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  30. Kara @ Reservation for Two on January 21, 2012 at 9:25 am

    These look amazing!! I’m definitely going to have to try these

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  31. jules on January 21, 2012 at 9:28 am

    These just sound delish!!! Have you ever tried using special K cereal with the strawberys in them in place of the rice krispies? The strawberrys end up flavoring the marshmallows and are so yummy. My mother use to make something like this with reg. Special K cereal and pb. and chocolate on top though. Will have to hunt for this recipe too! Oh I am sooo hungry now!!!

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  32. Rachael Cook on January 21, 2012 at 8:58 pm

    Have you tried scotcheroos before? It’s the same idea as these bars but with butterscotch chips melted into the chocolate on top. So. Good. The recipe is on the Rice Krispies website (it’s super simple and only needs one measuring cup!).

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  33. Amy @ Gastronome Tart on January 22, 2012 at 9:27 am

    I absolutely LOVE Chubby Hubby and I love homemade Rice Krispies treats (pre-packaged from a store?! Forget it!) So, I’m sure this is amazing!

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  34. Katie on January 22, 2012 at 10:25 am

    Oh, these sound just incredible. They use so many of my favorite ingredients!

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  35. CouponClippingCook on January 22, 2012 at 1:51 pm

    Love the idea of including the pretzels. That salty sweet taste is the best.

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  36. Lyn on January 22, 2012 at 4:59 pm

    Great recipe Michelle! My father was Italian, and my mother was French/Canadian. Food was front and center at every French/Canadian event. I know I will love this recipe, because I like the crunch of crushed pretzels in any gooey dessert. I can’t wait to look at your other recipes! My favorite rice krispie square is the Butterscotch Treats at ricekrispies.com that incorporate a bit of butterscotch pudding mix into the recipe, which I change up by pouring on my favorite chocolate frosting. I don’t like to wait for the squares to cool, and this frosting can be poured on the hot squares, or on hot brownies, or hot baked cakes, right out of the oven. Enjoy! Lyn
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  37. kita on January 22, 2012 at 9:46 pm

    Why yes, I do see these awesome krispy treats in my future! I have to admit though, my favorite are the kinda stale plain old fashioned ones you find in the wrapper at gas stations and things. They age like a fine wine ;)

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  38. Rachel @ My Naturally Frugal Family on January 23, 2012 at 10:14 am

    My hubby would kill for these. He loves all of these elements!

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  39. Tracy on January 24, 2012 at 11:28 am

    These sound amazing! Must make with SunButter!

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  40. April on January 25, 2012 at 3:22 am

    I too love rice Krispy treats. I love to use other cereals instead of rice krispys. I especially like to use multi grain Cheerios, mix in dried cherries, dark chocolate chips and slivered almonds.

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  41. Javelin Warrior on January 27, 2012 at 12:59 pm

    These treats look awesome! I feel compelled to feature you in my Friday Food Fetish roundup and on Pinterest. Let me know if you have any objections and keep the amazing food coming…

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    • Michelle on January 27th, 2012 at 8:50 pm

      Hi there, No objections, thank you for including me!

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  42. Lisa on January 28, 2012 at 11:21 pm

    I made these and brought them to work.. GONE… yup.. they were a hit..

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  43. Joanne on January 31, 2012 at 12:36 am

    Just found your blog and am excited to explore!
    These do sound delicious. For me, a key flavor in Chubby Hubby is the malt in the vanilla ice cream. I’m going to try these with some malt powder stirred in. I’ll let you know how they turn out.

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  44. RisaG on January 31, 2012 at 7:27 pm

    My favorite version is a Pumpkin Spice Krispie Treats that I make with Erewhon’s Crispy Brown Rice Cereal. My son ate 2 batches really quickly and wants more. Made me make a batch to bring to our friends house on Christmas Day. She loved them too.

    This looks amazing too. I may make these for Valentine’s Day – for my Valentine – Hubby of 22 years who is a PB fanatic. Thanks for making me sooo hungry.

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  45. Phoebe on February 25, 2012 at 1:05 am

    Making me so hungry! Those look deelish

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  46. Patricia Miller on March 13, 2012 at 6:05 am

    I made these last night and they were absolutely delicious! Thanks for sharing!

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  47. Mickey on March 31, 2012 at 7:17 pm

    I made these tonight and your focaccia! These came out fantastic! I mistakenly purchased chocolate and peanut butter morsels but they turned out awesome! Just a little more peanut butter deliciousness! The focaccia I tweeked a bit (having worked in a bakery for years) but still came out great! Great website!! Thanks for sharing all your recipes!

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  48. Erin on April 9, 2012 at 6:36 pm

    I have made 5 batches of them and have eaten at least 4 of them myself! As a new mom who is not getting much sleep and relying on sugar to keep me awake, these have come in handy at all hours of the day! I have even upped the pretzel/krispie ratio because I love the addition of the salty. Everyone goes crazy for them, on the rare occasion to choose to share! Thanks for this one!!

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  49. Rachel on April 21, 2012 at 11:46 pm

    Help! This recipe totally frustrates me. I’m a pretty avid and adventurous cook/baker and thought these would be easy to whip up. I’ve tried twice now and always encounter the same problem…when I take the butter/marshmallow mixture off the stove and add the peanut butter, the mix starts to stiffen to the point that nothing can be added to it. What am I doing wrong? Please help. Thanks!

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    • Michelle on April 23rd, 2012 at 10:56 am

      Hi Rachel, It sounds like either the heat was too high or the mixture is on the heat too long if it seizes up.

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  50. Jill on October 30, 2012 at 12:32 pm

    does anyone know if it is okay to use ” natural peanut butter” or does it have to be standard no stir kind in order for recipe to work?

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    • Michelle on November 1st, 2012 at 11:19 am

      Hi Jill, You could use the natural peanut butter that does not require stirring or refrigeration – I believe that JIF and Skippy both make versions of this. I would stay away from the natural varieties that require stirring and refrigeration, as it’s generally too oily.

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  51. Aisha Ellis on June 16, 2013 at 10:19 am

    Hi,
    Thanks for this recipe! Another one of your posts led me here, I love the embedded links. These were so good, I made them for a movie party. The pb was so creamy plus salty crunchy pretzels! The chocolate chips on top put me over the edge. I can’t get enough. I keep walking by and cutting off another little hunk, and another . . . I think it will be a staple in the house! Thanks for this creative delicious recipe!

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