Peanut Butter Pretzel Krispie Treats

Some days you wake up and can’t stop thinking about Cheesy Bacon and Ranch French Fries.

THEN on that same day you go to the gym.

So you think that maybe you have earned those Cheesy Bacon and Ranch French Fries…

I mean you don’t do biceps curls and squats for lettuce.


So maybe after the gym you go to the mall to think about possibly-maybe ordering some Cheesy Bacon Ranch Fries.

But then you get there.

And the food court is crowded.

And the Cheesy Bacon Ranch French Fry line is really long.

You decide the universe is telling you not to sabotage your post-holiday diet.

So you turn around and leave cursing the universe.


Then you notice…the Cinnabon line is short.


What is a girl to do?


This whole story was completely hypothetical.  *ahem


On a completely unrelated note, I wanna share some yummy krispie treats with you.

Salty, sweet and peanut buttery.

They might not be Cheesy Bacon Ranch Fries or a Cinnabon, but really, what is?


First start with some pretzels.

Crush those babies up into smallish, medium pieces.  Make sense?

Melt some butter on your stove top. Then some marshmallows.

You’ll need peanut butter.

Add that in the melty goodness…

Remember those crushed pretzels?  Yeah, you’ll need those now…

And of course the krispies…

Press that beautiful disaster into a greased up pan.


Now, if you’re feeling fancy, you can get your drizzle on.

Melt some chocolate chips…

And get all loosey-goosey…

Drizzle ’til you can’t drizzle no mo’.

Let the chocolate set up and you are done.  Dunzo.  Dun-duh-duh-Dun.


Peanut Butter Pretzel Krispie Treats

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makes approx 20 squares


  • 4 cups Rice Krispie cereal
  • 2 cups “rough” crushed pretzels
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1 (10.5 oz) bag of mini marshmallows
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips, melted ~ optional for garnish


  1. Prepare a 9×9 pan by spraying with cooking spray. Set aside.
  2. Crush your pretzels (it will take approximately 2/12 cups of pretzels to make 2 cups crushed). I put my pretzels in a ziplock bag and with a rolling pin crushed. Don’t crush them until they are dust.
  3. In a large sauce pan over low heat melt your butter.
  4. When the butter is melted, add your marshmallows and stir until almost melted.
  5. Add the peanut butter and stir until smooth.
  6. Remove from heat. Immediately add your pretzels and krispie cereal.
  7. Stir until combined.
  8. Press evenly into prepared pan.
  9. If desired drizzle melted chocolate on top of krispies.
  10. When chocolate is set, cut into squares.


Store in an airtight container for up to 2 days.


Remember back in October when I told you I was getting a brand new Frigidaire Gallery® Range with Symmetry™ Double Oven?  Well I have been using it for 2 1/2 months now.  Can I tell you I love it?  LOVE.  Over the holidays it was perfection.  The large cooking surface on the stove top really made it easy to juggle many pots at one time.

And the ovens?  Having the Symmetry Double ovens were really a savior for me.  I was able to cook my entire Prime Rib Roast in the bottom oven while I used the top to roast vegetables and keep everything warm.

So if you are in the market for a new oven I highly recommend the Frigidaire Gallery® Range with Symmetry™ .  Even if you only make krispie treats the range space is awesome.  The larger burners are the perfect size for my big old sauce pot!  Or, as I like to call it, my krispie making pot 🙂

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Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga

These look awesome. They remind me of two things I made recently and thought of you both time! I made some rice krispy bars with tons of add in’s included and PB, too. AND..I just made peanut and pretzel stuffed peanut butter cookie dough and coated it all with chocolate in a truffle. I love peanuts/pretzels and the salty/sweet combo.

These look delish!

Lauren at Keep It Sweet

I’m pretty sure I could take myself through a batch of these!

And anyone who says they go to the gym for a reason other than being able to eat more is lying…

Glory/ Glorious Treats

Oh boy these look delicious! Sounds like a perfect afternoon treat! And I love that red and white enamel pan you put them in.


Why oh why did you have to say cheesy bacon ranch fries?! I was doing all goodish on trying to eat right, then you say cheesy bacon ranch fries? Don’t get me wrong the krispies look awesome but oh now I NEED those fries.

Cookbook Queen

Cinnabons are Heaven on Earth. They’ve started selling them at Schlotzky’s (my favorite lunch place) and now I always leave the drive thru feeling slightly dissatisfied, as the smell drifts out when they pass me the change back from my sandwich.

That’s it. Next time I go, I’m getting a Cinnabon. I won’t say no!!

Pretzels in Krispie treats is the best idea ever. EVER!!!


I worked extra hard at the gym today and even the grocery store bakery smelled good. Sad, I know.
I love this post, just sayin’


Genius! Salty, sweet, crunchy, and chocolate!!! Why did I never think of this? I am literally making these right now 🙂 Yummy!


You are a true krispy treat sensei.

Christina @ Ovenadventures

I love, love these. I have made my own version and the sweet and salty is a fabulous combo.

Oh and I have never even heard of Cheesy Bacon and Ranch Fries. Where do you even get them???


I think I found my dinner:)

Emily ~SoDomesticated~


I know what you mean… about eating right… it sure is a struggle, for me anyway.


That was a great story. I don’t do squats and bicep curls to eat lettuce for sure! These look awesome Shelly!

Cookie Sleuth

So glad to hear you are enjoying your new appliances! These look delicious. You can’t go wrong with pretzels, peanut butter, and chocolate.

Blog is the New Black

LOVE the addition of pretzels! I die!


PRETZELS in rice krispies?! What a FANTASTIC idea! I can’t wait to try it. Especially with peanut butter. And now I am obsessed with that oven and will spend the rest of my morning “researching” it.

Ashley @ Kitchen Meets Girl

I say I owe these to myself after trying Zumba for the first time today.

sue @ Cakeballs, cookies and more

you crack me up. I so would have gotten the cinnabon. But these sound pretty yummy too and no line up. And the stove, I am drooling!


I feel your pain. That’s what happens every time I walk past the Ben+Jerry’s section at the supermarket when I go grocery shopping post workout (bad move, by the way).

I would be addicted to these.

Erika - The Teenage Taste

This might be a weird compliment buuuuut you are the best chocolate drizzler ever! Seriously, that picture of the pan of krispie treats looks like art! Whenever I have to drizzle chocolate it ends up looking like a baby accidentally spilled the chocolate all over and started finger painting with it! 😛


I sure the hell hope you got that Cinnabon! Oh and rub it in that you have a nice fancy new stove!!!!! Mine only half works..nice gas leak(I know dangerous, right?) and only 3 burners work. It’s fine to get out the violin and start playing a sad song for me…or better yet, send me some of the peanut butter kris pie thing-ies!

Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar

Pure deliciousness. I’m in love!


I am SO MAKING THESE!!! And, can I just say I’ve done that EXACT same thing after working out….go for a treat! Why else do you work out in the first place?!! LOVE YOUR POSTS!


These sound so good – another keeper! Thanks for sharing!

Living The Sweet Life

… I need these in my life, as soon as possible 😉

Kate H.

These look A-mazing! Oh my, oh my! I can’t wait to make these! You come up with the best recipes!

Heather (Heather

i adore this – salty peanut buttery heaven!


1st off – YUM! These look amazing…

Also, great pictures…

Ondina Maria

Fell in love with this recipe and am looking fwd for the weekend to arrive. Now that I saw it, I have to try it 🙂


Now I kind of want both bacon ranch cheese fries AND those rice crispy treats. I’ll have to settle for the yogurt I brought to work.

Mackenzie@The Caramel Cookie

I would take a cinnabon over fries any day! These treats look great, sweet and salty!


These krispie treats look awesome. Peanut butter and chocolate and pretzels and rice krispies and marshmallows, oh my! =)
Also I just looked at the link of that oven/range, and it looks totally awesome, definitely want one like that when I actually own my own place.

Jessica @ How Sweet

i can hardly take the deliciousness that this post contains.


Fries and cinnamon rolls…I’m sorry, I have no idea what you’re talking about. 😉 These rice krispie treats look like the perfect way to lure in my kids and all their friends.

Karen @ Sugartown Sweets

I’ve tried several versions of the Rice Crispy Treats..and these look terrific! Thanks for another great idea 🙂

Ann @ Suburban Prairie Homemaker

These look so delicious, and it will be easy to sub in gluten free Krispies and pretzels! Thanks for sharing!

Krissy @ Krissy

Love the story at the beginning. You are the not the only one 🙂 {I’m assuming that the story is about you haha}. Anything rice crispie related, I love. SO I am loving these!


I’m gonna need you to stop posting these ridiculous rice krispy treats, mkay? Too dangerous.

Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust

You really are my hero, you know that? These are awesome! {That Cinnabon line always calls to “my friends” too..}



Jennifer Hazard

We had a snow day in Maine today, so I figured why not try this recipe? Here’s the delicious results:

Thanks so much for sharing! Happy to have discovered your fun (& funny) blog!


Oh goodness WANT. I have a jar of SunButter that’s just begging to be put into these!


How in the heck do you think this stuff up?! Genius! You just gave me the best idea!

Sally @ sally

yum!! i bet these would be great with pretzel m&ms inside. 🙂

Sharlan floyd

I made these and they were quick and yummy. I think mine needed more marshmallow as they were kinda dry. Thanks for the recipe!