Peanut Butter and Chocolate Pretzel Rice Krispie Treats

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I realize that everyone probably thinks that their Mom makes the best Rice Krispie Treats. But my Mom really does. Want to know why? She doesn’t follow the standard recipe and she changes the marshmallow to krispie ratio. She also adds peanut butter. Recently I was hosting a girls night for a couple of my friends, and I wanted to make some snacks, and my sister suggested that I make Rice Krispie Treats. Perfect – they are quick and easy to make and I am pretty sure that everyone with a heart beat loves them. I added my own little twist – chocolate covered pretzels – to create these Peanut Butter and Chocolate Pretzel Rice Krispie Treats.

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These rice krispie treats have a layer of chocolate covered pretzels in the middle, plus more pretzels on the top. They had a nice extra crispy texture, and chocolate, peanut butter, and pretzels has to be one of the best flavor combinations out there. I love how Rice Krispies have become cool again. They are so quick to make, and you can add in your favorite candies! The options are really endless.

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I have seen Rice Krispie Treats with M&Ms and Oreos added in. Do you have a favorite additional ingredient? Share your favorite Rice Krispie add in with us in the comments.

Peanut Butter and Chocolate Pretzel Rice Krispie Treats

Yields 10

10 minPrep Time

10 minTotal Time

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  • 3 Tablespoons Butter
  • 4 cups Mini-Marshmallows (equivalent to a 7 ounce bag)
  • 1/2 cup Peanut Butter
  • 4 cups Rice Cereal
  • 2 cups Chocolate Covered Pretzels


  1. Line a 8x10 pan with parchment paper.
  2. Melt the butter in a large pot over medium heat. Then add the marshmallows and peanut butter, and stir until melted.
  3. Stir in the rice cereal, making sure to evenly coat the cereal in the melted marshmallows.
  4. Pour half of the mixture into the pan. Use a spoon to spread out the rice krispie mixture, creating an even layer. Next add a layer of the chocolate covered pretzels. I added a thick layer, fitting as many as I could.
  5. Then add the remaining rice krispie mixture, and again use a spoon to spread it out and pack it down.
  6. Add some more chocolate covered pretzels on top.
  7. Let the rice krispie treats cool and set for an hour before slicing.

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  • Yum! What an easy way to take them up a notch.

    • thekittchen

      So easy, right?

  • Little Sunny Kitchen

    You just put all of my favourite ingredients in this recipe! Sounds very yummy!

    • thekittchen

      Great minds think alike 😉

  • Can’t go wrong with PB&C. I became addicted to PB rice krispie squares in uni – can’t quit them. 🙂

    • thekittchen

      I get disappointed if Rice Krispies don’t have peanut butter in them!

  • My kids would be in heaven if I made this!! So fun!

    • thekittchen

      Hope they love it!

  • Peanut butter is SO good in Rice Krispie treats (and most other things…). Love the idea of adding pretzels too! I don’t think these would last long in my house 😉

    • thekittchen

      I think you could even crush the pretzels a bit and mix them right in with the krispies!

  • Hungry_Healthy_Happy

    These sound amazing! Chocolate and peanut butter just go SO well together. Plus, anything with pretzels is good.

    • thekittchen

      I am a big chocolate & peanut butter fan!

  • A friend of mine used to make a peanut butter chocolate rice krispie treat recipe and it is my all-time favorite! Adding pretzels sounds like the best thing ever. I can’t wait to try this!

    • thekittchen

      I was pretty pleased with the outcome – hope you are too!

  • The Lazy Gastronome

    What pretty treats! Thanks for sharing on the “What’s for Dinner” linky!

  • Love this recipe, Kit! What a great idea to add peanut butter AND chocolate covered pretzels. YUM! Thanks so much for sharing this on #shinebloghop this week

  • Quinn Caudill (Dad Whats 4 Din

    My kids would love these. Thanks for sharing with us at Throwback Thursday. Pinned and shared!

    • thekittchen

      Thanks Quinn! I think everyone loves Rice Krispie Treats!

  • Jana | Merlot Mommy

    Oh my! I need to in these for later!. Thanks for stopping by the Best of the Blogosphere Linky Party, on

  • Frugal Hausfrau

    What a darling idea! The best rice krispy treats I’ve ever seen!! Thanks for linking up with us on Throwback Thursday!



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