Peanut Butter Pretzel Rice Krispie Treats


Aren’t Rice Krispie Treats one of the greatest treats of all time?  Indeed they are, and their possibilities for alternate variations are endless.  I have so much fun creating new flavors of Rice Krispie Treats because it’s so simple to do and they are always incredibly easy to make,  not to mention how quickly you can be enjoying a flawlessly delicious dessert in no time.

These treats are perfect for snacking or dessert and they are even fancy enough for parties.  It’s always a delight for people to enjoy a new twist on one of their favorite treats.  Can you ever go wrong adding peanut butter to treats and desserts?  Then, you add in even more flavor with the slightly salted pretzels, smooth, rich chocolate and a hint of pure vanilla.  These are an exciting party for you mouth.  They are everything I’d imagine a gourmet candy bar to be.  Lets just say, WARNING: Highly addictive.

If you love Rice Krispie Treats you  may also like to try Sugar Cookie Rice Krispie TreatsCookie’s and Cream Rice Krispie Treats or Cinnamon Roll Rice Krispie Treats (I’m a Rice Krispie Treat Lover can you tell? =).


Peanut Butter Pretzel Rice Krispie Treats

Yield: 20 squares


  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1 (10.5 oz) package miniature marshmallows
  • 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 4 1/4 cups Rice Krispies Cereral
  • 1 1/2 cups coarsely crushed pretzel pieces


  • 1 cup milk chocolate chips
  • 2 Tbsp creamy peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup coarsely crushed pretzel pieces


  1. Butter a 9x13 dish, set aside. Melt butter in a large non-stick saucepan over medium-low heat. Stir in marshmallows and cook, stirring constantly until marshmallows have melted. Remove from heat and stir in 1/2 cup peanut butter and vanilla. Pour Rice Krispies Cereal and 1 1/2 cups coarsely crushed pretzel pieces in to melted marshmallow mixture and gently fold mixture until cereal and pretzels are evenly coated. Spread mixture evenly into prepared 9x13 dish and spread into an even layer with a butter spatula.
  2. Melt chocolate chips with 2 Tbsp peanut butter in a microwave safe bowl, in 30 second intervals stirring after each interval until melted and smooth. Pour melted chocolate mixture into a piping or ziploc bag, snip the tip of the end and drizzle mixture evenly over Rice Krispie Treats. Sprinkle evenly with 1/4 cup coarsely crushed pretzel pieces, enjoy immediately with melted chocolate topping or cover and refrigerate until set for a set chocolate topping.
  3. Recipe Source: Cooking Classy


  • emma: oh my yum. i love a good salty/sweet treat. February 22, 2012 at 1:04pm Reply

  • Jen @ Jen’s Favorite Cookies: I’m having a rice krispie treat contest with my cousin at the family reunion this year. This looks like a good addition to my repertoire! Got any other good krispie treat ideas? February 23, 2012 at 3:35pm Reply

  • Katie Mar: there is NO way you can go wrong with the addition of peanut butter! these are so pretty. February 23, 2012 at 7:49pm Reply

  • Jaclyn: Thanks so much Aly! Sorry I somehow deleted your comment and cant find them now =), anyway I don’t have a button yet.
    And Jen, I do have more rice krispie treats recipes if you check in the categories widget on the left hand side. I love these and the cookies and cream, I love them all but I think if I had to pick one it may be cookies and cream because I love everything cookies and cream. February 23, 2012 at 9:27pm Reply

  • Aly Porter: It’s all good Jaclyn!

    Let me know when you have a button! :) February 27, 2012 at 5:56pm Reply

  • Tanya: These were so delicious but mine turned super hard the next day. Does anyone have any idea what I did wrong? The only thing I did different is use large marshmallows. March 2, 2012 at 8:18pm Reply

  • Jaclyn: Tanya, mine were a bit chewier the next day too, I think it’s just the addition of peanut butter in them? I think they are one of those things that are just best eaten the day they are made, like donuts. March 2, 2012 at 8:51pm Reply

  • Buy Right Daily: A great idea for a beautiful breakfast! Your photos are just lovely. April 2, 2012 at 1:18am Reply

  • Anonymous: nice idea.. thanks for sharing. May 21, 2012 at 12:28am Reply

  • MaryAnn: I don’t cook my marshmallows too long and then my bars stay soft for days! March 24, 2016 at 12:03pm Reply

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