Peanut Butter Pretzel Rice Krispie Treats

Published February 22, 2012. Updated January 12, 2024

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Level up your basic rice krispies. These Peanut Butter Pretzel Rice Krispie Treats take the classic treat and make them even more crave-worthy with creamy peanut butter, salty pretzels, and the melty marshmallows you’ve always loved. Make these for an after-school snack and you’ll be a hero!

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.

Rice Krispie Treats with Peanut Butter and Pretzels

Peanut Butter Pretzel Rice Krispie Treats

These treats are perfect for snacking or dessert and 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 your mouth.

They are everything I’d imagine a gourmet candy bar to be. Sometimes the standard Rice Krispie Treat is a little too sweet, so adding more sophisticated flavors like peanut butter and pretzel make it a more complex and interesting dessert. WARNING: Highly addictive.

Rice Krispie Treat Lovers

If you love Rice Krispie Treats you may also like to try some of these fun remixes on the classic recipe:

(I’m a Rice Krispie Treat Lover can you tell?) You can also create your own version by adding your favorite ingredients and flavors. Some of my best recipes come out of a wild craving, so definitely give it a try!

Peanut Butter Pretzel Rice Krispie Treats

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Peanut Butter Pretzel Rice Krispie Treats

Upgraded rice krispies treats with pretzels, peanut butter and milk chocolate. Everyone will love these!
Servings: 20
Prep15 minutes
Cook10 minutes
Ready in: 25 minutes




  • 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.
  • 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.


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  • Buy Right Daily

    A great idea for a beautiful breakfast! Your photos are just lovely.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Katie Mar

    there is NO way you can go wrong with the addition of peanut butter! these are so pretty.

  • 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?