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A recipe for Cracked Out Rice Krispies Treats. Cracked Out Rice Krispies Treats recipe. Rice Krispies treats with peanut butter and white chocolate. Its kinda cold here in LA (47 degrees, don’t laugh). In fact, this is the first time ever in this apartment that I have lived in for three years, that I turned the heat on. It was scary. The fire alarm went off a lot. I was expecting a lot of bad smells because the gas heater would have to burn through cat hair and dust that made it through the vent, but that didn’t happen. It was great. Now my apartment is super warm. So this whole cold thing makes it feel a bit more holiday like. I’ve watched Elf 5 times already this month. Such a good movie. I have my mini pink Christmas tree up with the ornaments secured to the tree (my cats are brats), and a couple of strings of lights up. I am looking forward to going to some Holiday parties, and seeing my family in cold ass Idaho. Mostly though, I am looking forward to going to parties where you have to bring food. Then you show up, and food destroy everyone. What does food destroy mean you ask? It means your food tastes better and looks better than what everyone else brought. You know it, and they all know it. The girl that brought the gross orange looking dip will stare you down because her casserole dish of nastiness is still in tact while your stuff is gone. This may seem childish and stupid, but whatever. Its my thing, and yes, I secretly judge you as a person for whatever food you bring to a party. So I encourage you all to go to parties with the intent to food destroy everyone. These Cracked Out Rice Krispies Treats are a pretty good start. The creative and funny name will give you extra points.
♥ Teri

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Cracked Out Rice Krispies Treats
Makes 24

3½ cups Rice Krispies cereal
1 cup dry roasted peanuts, chopped
1 cup small pretzel sticks, broken up
1/3 cup smooth peanut butter
6 ounces white chocolate chips, melted

1. Place cereal, peanuts and pretzels into a large mixing bowl and gently toss together.
2. In another bowl stir together the peanut butter and melted chocolate until smooth.
3. Pour the peanut butter mixture over the cereal mixture and fold together until well coated.
4. Drop 2 tablespoon sized mounds of the mixture onto a parchment lined baking sheet and top with the sprinkles, if using.
5. Place in the refrigerator for 1 to 2 hours to allow the treats to set quicker.
6. Once the chocolate/peanut butter has set carefully peel the treats from the sheet of parchment and serve.

  1. Amy Powell Not Specified Not Specified

    That looks so amazing! Adding pretzels totally won me over!! Totally making these for a snack this weekend… though I’m going to leave out the peanuts. I’m not really a nuts-in-desserts girl.

    And it’s been 40 degrees here in Texas & I’ve been freezing too. So I’m right with you, girl!

  2. Adrianna from A Cozy Kitchen Not Specified Not Specified

    FOOD DESTROYER!!! P.S. All rice krispies should have sprinkles on ’em. Fact.

  3. mayssam @ Will Travel for Food Not Specified Not Specified

    Ok now I want to see a photo of your cats trying to wrestle with your mini pink Christmas tree. I am a food destroyer as well (can’t believe I just admitted that!) but hey, whatever… These treats are on my food destroying list now, thanks!

  4. Claire Not Specified Not Specified

    Hahaha! I try to do the same thing when I go to holiday parties. I have one next week I was debating just taking Trader Joe’s potstickers to because I’m feeling lazy and broke, but after reading this I think I need to up my game and take something amazing!

  5. jacquelyn | lark + linen Not Specified Not Specified

    these sound all kinds of delicious

  6. Emily Not Specified Not Specified

    I’m glad there’s now a term (besides pwning noobs) to describe winning the Battle of Hors D’oeuvres that is the holiday season.

  7. Kelsey | K&K Test Kitchen Not Specified Not Specified

    Love the “food destroy” concept. I definitely need to keep it in mind for the cookie exchange I’m going to next week! Also love Elf and wish that I had already watched it 5 times this month… it is finally on the agenda for this weekend – and maybe these rice krispie treats should be too!

  8. nicole {sweet peony} Not Specified Not Specified

    food destroy- that is awesome!! and i totally do it too :) love these rice krispies treats!

    ps* we tried to turn on our heater & totally set off the fire alarm. we got super scared that we were going to explode so we’ve just been using our space heater & snuggies to get through this frigid l.a. winter ;)

  9. Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar Not Specified Not Specified

    I need some crack.

  10. tracy Not Specified Not Specified

    oh I’m so glad there’s a name to it. I’m totally a FOOD DESTROYER.

    Cats are dicks.

    Heaters are stinky at first. But so welcoming.

    Elf is the best holiday movie ever.

    THE END.

  11. kellie b Not Specified Not Specified

    i am a guilty food destroyer. its a guilty pleasure.

    hey, if you’re good at it…

    happy christmas

  12. Ace Not Specified Not Specified

    food destroy is an awesome concept and definite fact of life. love it. and i agree with @Adrianna, all crispy treats should have sprinkles.

  13. Anne @ Baking Me Not Specified Not Specified

    My cat climbed my tree last year and broke it, he had probably been eating too many sweets. I like this idea of being the food destroyer, it will give me something to strive for this year.

  14. Jen Not Specified Not Specified

    Food destroying should ALWAYS be the intention. I am glad you are nice and toasty warm!

  15. talktomyshoes Not Specified Not Specified

    I cannot wait to try making these this weekend! The pretzel part sounds delicious!!!

    And I understand what you mean about wanting your food to destroy- I want to win at everything I do too. I secretly race people walking down the street.

  16. Lori Not Specified Not Specified

    I am totally the food destroyer. In fact, people know it and expect me to food destroy them and don’t even try to compete. Truthfully, I’ll only judge you if you buy something instead of make something.

    Or live in LA and complain about the cold. pah leeze!

    luv from Canada ;)

  17. Cynthia Not Specified Not Specified

    Teri, you crack me up, you food destroyer!

    OMG, I think that I have watched ELF more than 5 times within the last month too. Last night I had to promptly turn off the television and I found myself watching it again. I had work to do.

    Happy Holidays.

  18. Sheena S. Not Specified Not Specified

    Food destroying. I like the way you operate.

  19. Leslie Not Specified Not Specified

    Never seen this variation – they look amazing!

  20. Rachel @ Not Rachael Ray Not Specified Not Specified

    Love all of the additions in these—they look delicious!

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  22. Cookie and Kate Not Specified Not Specified

    yowza! It’s been a long time since I had a rice krispie treat. Your cracked out version sounds so much better than the sticky marshmallow kind!

  23. Jenny Not Specified Not Specified

    Did you press the rice krispies in the photos into an actual pan? Dropping them on mounds wouldn’t make such nice slices like that and I really like the effect of the slices of rice krispie. Almost makes it seem like I’m eating cake!

  24. Sara Not Specified Not Specified

    These look so decadent! I am stuck between food-destroy mode and survival mode. I totally have the desire to destroy, but not sure I could pull it off with the buh-zillion other things I have going on right now. But these. . . . these could be ammo in my arsenal. They’re easy AND delicious – that seems to be a recipe for total annihilation. . . . Love it!

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  26. Sheeple Liberator Not Specified Not Specified

    These sound so decadent! Oh GAWD I love Rice Krispies Treats. I’m making these this weekend.

  27. Jellybean's Momma Not Specified Not Specified

    Love the “food destroyer” term! I totally play that game esp. during the holidays!

    I have to make these crispies for holiday parties! Anything with white chocolate is my crack! :)

    And cats-no offense, but I’m a dog lady myself. And you think 47 is cold? Come to Indiana darlin! :)

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  29. Pamela Not Specified Not Specified

    We don’t go to many holiday parties… Too many small children… But the one we do attend is my mother’s family gathering, and they are the sort to hump the leg of the person who brings the green beans swimming in mushroom soup. Not really any point to being a food destroyer there. I brought some chess I made last year and they all just wrinkled up their noses and walked away.

    But. I am the food destroyer at church dinners.

  30. Mary Not Specified Not Specified

    Thanks for giving me a name. Everyone always waits for my contribution. Somes the party is on ‘hold’ until i get there. I guess there is a reason for living after all.

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  35. Karly Martin Not Specified Not Specified

    Made these for a Christmas food competition and they did not come out at all! While the flavors were incredle, they really lacked the stickiness from the melted butter and marshmallows in a traditional rice crispy treat. Mine did not bind at all and ended up being a crumble – not competition worthy. I’d certainly make them again with the addition of marshmallows.

    • Jenny Park Not Specified Not Specified

      That’s so strange, I’ve never had that issue in this super simple recipe! The chocolate is the big binder in this recipe. I would suggest adding a little bit more in the future. Also, if you drop mounds of them onto a parchment lined baking sheet, it may help them to hold together. They’re not really supposed to be sticky at all, but have more of the consistency of a white chocolate and peanut butter “crunch” bar with extra bits studded through it.

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