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

  • Author: Cookies & Cups


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.

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Hi! I’m Shelly and I’m an addict. Of the buttercream sort. I started this site a few years ago as a way to justify my sugary, buttery obsession with desserts. It has worked out well for me so far, because as it turns out you guys all love sugary, buttery desserts too! It feels good to know you're not alone, doesn’t it?

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Sharlan floyd
Sharlan floyd
April 8, 2012 11:08 am

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

Sally @ sally
March 21, 2012 4:11 pm

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

January 14, 2012 3:41 am

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

January 13, 2012 2:10 pm

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

Jennifer Hazard
January 12, 2012 9:32 pm

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!

January 12, 2012 11:15 am


Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust
January 11, 2012 9:32 pm

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

January 11, 2012 9:25 pm

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

Krissy @ Krissy
January 11, 2012 5:39 pm

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!

Ann @ Suburban Prairie Homemaker
January 11, 2012 5:37 pm

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

Karen @ Sugartown Sweets
January 11, 2012 5:28 pm

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

January 11, 2012 4:41 pm

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.

Jessica @ How Sweet
January 11, 2012 4:29 pm

i can hardly take the deliciousness that this post contains.

January 11, 2012 3:29 pm

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.

Mackenzie@The Caramel Cookie
January 11, 2012 8:39 am

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

Shelly Hi! I’m Shelly and I’m an addict. Of the buttercream sort. I started this site a few years ago as a way to justify my sugary, buttery obsession with desserts. It has worked out well for me so far, because as it turns out you guys all love sugary, buttery desserts too! It feels good to know you're not alone, doesn’t it?

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