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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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 🙂

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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50 Responses
  1. 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.

  2. Kathy

    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!

  3. 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!

  4. 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! 😛

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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!!!

  8. Victoria

    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.

  9. 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!

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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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