Posted by: aauntiem | May 19, 2010

Peanutbutter Cocoa Crispy Treats

I am making so many yummy things in my kitchen this week that I don’t even know where to start.

To give you sweet?

To give you the spicy?

How is a girl ever to choose?

With so much chipotle talk around here that some of you all either  stopped listening or can’t feel your tongue anymore, I have decided to give you a treat.

And, boy do I love the sweet life.

About as much as I love chipotle. I swear on the secret blogger-bloggie oath book thingy that I will stop saying chipotle (chipotle, chipotle, chipotle) in this post…starting now.


Ok, now. I really swear this time.

But, watch out for tomorrow.

As you know, last week was a foray into my starry eyed fan obsession with Pioneer Woman. I won’t torture you with that anymore (right now) except to say that after making all that yummy snack mix I still had cereal left.

Hard to imagine, I know.

So, the most logical thing to do with the leftovers from a salty and savory snack mix is to make its peguinesque soul mate, the sweet flavored yang to its ying.

With points and chocolate on the brain, I set out to use up all that cereal. And, this is what I found.

(harp strings in the background, queue choir and bright lights)

So, for this sweet-sweet drama your players will include:

Peanut Butter Cocoa Crispy Treats Serves 24

3 weight watcher points

3 cup(s)  Corn Chex
3 cup(s)  Rice Chex
1 cup pretzels
1 cup(s) chocolate whole-grain Cheerios
1 Tbsp butter
1/2 cup(s) chocolate chips
7 oz  marshmallow creme
1/4 cup(s) Natural peanut butter
1/4 cup(s) peanuts
3 Tbsp cocoa powder

1 tsp vanilla extract

Alright. Go ahead and line a rectangular baking sheet (11X13) with aluminum foil, making sure the sides stick out (for easy removal). You can do it without the foil but you need to PAM it or everything gets to be a big’ol sticky mess.

Then, in a super large bowl melt a tbsp of butter and ½ cup chocolate chips.

Start with 20 seconds and then do 10 second bursts. Now, while the chocolate is melting, in another super bog bowl, pour your pretzels



and Nuts.

Your chocolate should be good now. You want the chocolate pieces to loosen in shape but not become soupy—you stir them to mix it all up.

So, recap:

You have two bowls: one dry goods mix and the other melted buttery-chocolate goodness.

To the buttery-chocolate add:

Marshmallow fluff

and Peanut butter.

I am sorry for such inappropriate pictures. Oh-my.

Stop looking. Quick add 3 tbsp. Cocoa Powder and Vanilla Extract.

Microwave again, to get your fluff all fluffy. About 20 seconds should do.

Then, stir all that goodness around

and get it all chocolate lava like.

Here is where you take a BLT if needed. I’ll wait.

Once that is all stirred up, scrape it into the cereal mix.

This just looks naughty. And, chocolaty.

Yum, yum.

Now, for the gross part.

Just think, all good things in life require sacrifice. Like babies, education, and other important matters like chocolate crispy snacks.

Spay your hands with PAM (or else it sticks to everything) then roll up your selves and get in there.

Mix it all up. You only have one shot before it is all chocolate dried in that spot and just cereal in another. Make me proud.

Pour the mixture into your prepared pan and then mash it into place (careful, don’t break your cereal).

Hey, look at the food and not the shirt. Don’t let it hear you talk about it that way.

a-hu-hum, isn’t this gross looking and also magical chocolaty goodness?

How can something be so wrong and so right at the same time? Questions to ponder for another time.

While you try and decipher my brain, let your crispy treats get all solid and cooled. Then, cut into 24 little treats and serve.




  1. Pardon me as try not to drool. Reminds me of those eee-vil chex muddy buddies (so yum).

    • What are these chex muddy buddies you speak of? They sound delicious.

      • Oh, they are delicious. Very delicious. Imagine Rice chex, chocolate, peanut butter and powdered sugar. Mm. You can find the recipe at The Chex website, but beware: they are eeeeee-vil.

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