Muddy Buddy Rice Krispie Treats

Published April 12, 2012. Updated February 22, 2024

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Muddy Buddy Rice Krispie Treats combine the chocolate-peanut-butter-powdered-sugar-goodness of Muddy Buddies with the sweet and sticky delight of Rice Krispie Treats. It’s a dream for kids and adults alike—perfect for after-game treats, after-school snacks, class parties, or family gatherings! 

Two of my all-time favorite treats are Muddy Buddies and Rice Krispie Treats. Who doesn’t love the both of them? I’ve been making each of them since I was little and I could barely reach the counter to prepare them. There is something so nostalgic about Rice Krispie Treats, and they’re so easy to make with holiday or seasonal themes (like red and green Krispies for Christmas!). Muddy Buddies are a perfect grazing snack, and the peanut butter makes them a little more satisfying than other sugary treats.

Both Muddy Buddies and Rice Krispie Treats are household staples, especially because it’s so easy to keep all of the ingredients on hand. Nearly all of the ingredients are shelf-stable or always stocked in my home. Plus, both treats are super fast to whip up and kid-friendly if your children like to help in the kitchen.

Muddy Buddy Rice Krispie Treats

Recently I was thinking rather than always having to choose one over the other I would just combine the two into one, because after all they both begin with rice cereal so they do have something in common. You’ll get the delicious satisfaction of Muddy Buddies in a bar form (so no hands swirling in a bowl, touching all the food you’re sharing).

Let me just say these are seriously delicious! Now you, like me, won’t have to choose one treat over the other, with these you get two in one. Got to love that! Enjoy!

Muddy Buddy Rice Krispie Treats

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Muddy Buddy Rice Krispie Treats

Two delicious, classic treats in one! People of all ages will love these!
Servings: 16
Prep15 minutes
Cook15 minutes
Ready in: 30 minutes



  • Butter a 13x9 baking dish, set aside. Melt butter in a large saucepan over medium low heat. Add in marshmallows and cook, stirring constantly until marshmallows have melted. Remove from heat and stir in Rice Krispies Cereal. Pour Rice Krispie Treats into prepared baking dish and spread into an even layer using a buttered spatula.
  • In a microwave safe bowl, combine chocolate chips and peanut butter. Microwave mixture on HIGH power in 30 second intervals stirring after each interval until melted and smooth. Stir in vanilla. Pour melted chocolate mixture over Rice Krispie Treats and spread into an even layer. Using a fine mesh sieve, sprinkle powdered sugar over chocolate layer. Cut into squares, store in an airtight container.
  • Recipe Source: Cooking Classy