When you need a fast treat that will please everyone, make these Muddy Buddy Krispie Treats. They’re like eating muddy buddies in rice krispies treat form!

I feel like it’s been awhile since I told you what I’ve been reading. I’ve read a few books lately that were amazing, so I want to share my list with you. Let me know what you’re reading in the comments; I’m always looking for good books!

(I read on exclusively on my kindle. I now think real books are annoying and heavy. #firstworldproblems)

Most of these books can be read for free on Kindle Unlimited. If you read a lot, it’s totally worth the monthly fee.

I have more in my queue to read…but these got me through the summer.

Now…let’s talk about how I turned muddy buddies into rice krispies treats. !!!

At the end of summer I let Jordan throw a pool party with her girlfriends. I always have treats on hand but I needed to make something dairy-free because a friend who is allergic to dairy was coming over. Now, if you’re thinking to yourself that Rice Krispies Treats are not dairy-free, don’t worry. They can be!

(Note: the dairy allergy we deal with is intestinal, not respiratory, and she is not affected by chocolate.)

I actually made versions of these all summer long – they’re my new favorite go-to dairy-free dessert because they’re done in just a few minutes with no baking. I simply replace the butter called for in the normal krispie treats recipe with vegetable oil. You can also use coconut oil! I add peanut butter to the mix as well, because I’ll never say no to peanut butter.

That last day of summer I was wondering what I could do to the treats to make them different and I immediately thought of muddy buddies!

Muddy Buddies are a sweet treat made with Chex cereal that’s coated with chocolate and peanut butter and then shaken in a bag of powdered sugar. It’s a messy heavenly snack that I cannot be around. Seriously, put me near a bowl of muddy buddies and they’ll be gone in 2 minutes flat.

So of course I decided to marry two iconic treats. I made my rice krispie treats with peanut butter and melted chocolate chips, and then I rolled the treats in powdered sugar before serving.

These disappeared very quickly, let me just tell you. #winner

I think Rice Krispies Treats are the easiest no-bake treat to make. Literally they take about 10 minutes. And when you add the flavors of puppy chow (what midwesterners call muddy buddies)…it’s priceless. You MUST try these!



yield: 24 BARS

total time: 30 MINUTES

Muddy Buddy Krispie Treats – an easy no bake rice krispies treat with peanut butter and chocolate coated in powdered sugar!


  • 2 tablespoons butter or vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 1 (10 ounce) bag marshmallows
  • 2 cups (about 12 ounces) chocolate chips
  • 6 cups crispy rice cereal (or any cereal)
  • Powdered sugar, for dipping


  1. Line a 9×13” pan with foil and spray with nonstick cooking spray.
  2. Place butter, peanut butter, marshmallows, and chocolate in a large bowl. Heat in 30 second increments, stirring between each, until the mixture is melted. Quickly stir in the rice krispies. If the mixture starts to seize, add 1-2 tablespoons more of butter.
  3. Press into prepared pan. Let them cool, then cut into squares.
  4. Place about 1 cup powdered sugar in a bowl and coat each square with powdered sugar. Serve.
  5. Store in an airtight container for up to 3 days.


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