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Chocolate Peanut Butter Pretzel “Rice Krispie” Treats

by Emma on August 11, 2011

in Dessert

I know, I know-what a long title for a very simple dessert. It has (at least) three adjectives and… ahem… quotation marks in the name.

But what’s in a name, anyway? A rose by any other name would be just as, like, sweet. (Pretty sure I just quoted Shakespeare verbatim there.)

Although ‘rose’ is a four letter name, and this dessert is a 45 letter title plus punctuation. But hey, do we all come together here for the concise and well-thought-out writing… or for, like, pretty pictures of delicious food + recipes.

I’m sure it’s a little of both…. sure. :)

I had to put quotation marks around rice krispie though because technically you don’t use rice krispies in this delicious no-bake dessert. I used, the ever fancy, Cocoa Pebbles. Name brand, with Fred Flinstone on the box.

I spare no expense for my foodie ways. I’m a total snob like that.

I adore the flavors of chocolate and peanut butter together and I wanted to make something with a little salty crunch to it as well. And I (surprise) didn’t want to turn my oven on. It’s still really hot outside, ya’ll. These super fun and kid-friendly treats were the result. Try em, serve them to your 1 1/2-year-old niece, she’ll love them (mine did!).

Chocolate Peanut butter Pretzel “Rice Krispie” Treats, makes 1 square pan, slice however big you desire.

Needed: 1 box cocoa pebbles, 1 bag (12 ounces) marshmallows, 4 tablespoons butter, a couple handfuls of pretzels and 4-5 tablespoons peanut butter.

In a pan melt the butter and marshmallows on low/medium heat. Pour over cocoa pebbles in a bowl and then mash into a square baking dish. I covered my dish with parchment paper so the treats would be easier to remove later. I also lightly coated my (clean) hands with shortening so I could easily mash the treats in to the dish without them sticking all over my fingers.

Lightly press pretzels on top in a pretty pattern, or go crazy. Go with your gut. And last, melt peanut butter in a microwave safe dish and pour over the top. Try to be artistic with that peanut butter, it makes it a totally fulfilling experience.


xo. Emma


Jessie August 11, 2011 at 3:10 am

this looks like a absolutely delicious snack or dessert. can never go wrong with a combination like this!! thanks for sharing :D

jacci August 11, 2011 at 5:42 am

i have no words, except thank you :)

Nicole August 11, 2011 at 5:49 am

Great dessert! Love it!

Kisses from Hong Kong,

Gaby August 11, 2011 at 6:12 am

whoa. whoa. whoa. too many of my favorite things in the title of this post. literally. i die.

Laura Whelan August 11, 2011 at 7:02 am

That looks fantastic! I can’t wait to give this a go! :)

Cheray Natalie August 11, 2011 at 1:00 pm

Chocolate & peanut butter are the perfect marriage of food types ;)
Can’t wait to try this one (possibly on Sunday when my boyfriend goes o/s for 6weeks :( yes…chocolate and peanut butter will most definitely be needed!)
Thanks Emma :)

Amanda August 11, 2011 at 2:12 pm

oh my word!!!!!!!!!! i need these! my husband would TEAR INTO THESE!!!! haha!

Amy Rene August 11, 2011 at 4:19 pm

Oh my goodness, I think I just died. Those look amazing!

Jessica Ann August 11, 2011 at 7:05 pm

You have combined the four best foods in the world into one amazing thing.

grace August 11, 2011 at 9:11 pm

woah – these look fantastic


Jenna August 12, 2011 at 1:35 am

Your blog is AMAZING. It seriously makes me want to eat some sweets and like NOW! I found it via bloglovin!
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Kelly Elizabeth August 12, 2011 at 4:01 am

These look insanely delicious…I will definitely be making them tomorrow

gina August 12, 2011 at 1:03 pm
Jessica August 12, 2011 at 4:17 pm

This is such a great idea. I’m pretty excited about the no-baking required part too! I think I’m going to use chocolate-covered pretzels just to make sure I have a sugar-overload! Thanks again Emma, for another great recipe!

Kelly August 12, 2011 at 4:57 pm

Those look to die for!! pb and chocolate is one of my fave combos!!

Miranda August 12, 2011 at 4:59 pm

chocolate, peanutbutter, and marshmallows… sounds like my childhood dream…

teddi August 12, 2011 at 9:39 pm

i may try this. it looks mighty tasty!

chelseabird August 13, 2011 at 5:25 pm

WOW! These look AMAZING! When the weather cools down I’m going to have to make them (Arizona heat and stove tops are not kind to my house).

Connie S August 13, 2011 at 8:37 pm

Oh boy; you had me at ‘chocolate’.

Jo August 14, 2011 at 11:01 pm

Super excited! Just made these for a BBQ I’m heading too, can’t wait to see peoples reactions, they look so delicious!

Katherine August 15, 2011 at 10:17 am

So yummy! I saw these today and instantly went out to buy all the ingredients!! It was so good, the salty pretzels were a great kick. Although mine didn’t look quite as nice because we don’t have that shape pretzel in Australia, well not that I’ve seen anyway! Thank you! X

Sentimental Journey August 15, 2011 at 7:12 pm

Looks soo good! :) Have to try this one.

Katarzyna August 15, 2011 at 10:26 pm

delicious! I wanna some it! mmm.. <3

Shadow August 17, 2011 at 1:37 pm

Completely new to your blog and when I saw this last week I was like yep gonna have to make this happen! I cooked supper for my parents, sister, a few other family members, and my boyfriend last Friday night and they all loved it! We finished it off over a game of dominos! I melted a good bit of peanut butter for the top..a bit too much….so I dipped pretzels in it! They were a good extra dessert (especially since I forgot my dad doesn’t like chocolate). Thank you! :)

irene wibowo August 22, 2011 at 6:06 am

look delicious!! i wanna try!!! :)
Irene Wibowo

Nyssa August 26, 2011 at 7:47 pm

Absolutely genius! I never would have thought about adding pretzels! This looks so delicious. I can’t wait to try this!

Dayna September 13, 2011 at 7:23 pm

I went straight home from work and made these. So. Excellent. I actually had everything but pretzels at home, so I subbed in crumbled graham cracker and added some fancy finishing salt to the top. These totally made my week. Thanks!

Danielle October 4, 2011 at 12:23 am

Just made two pans one for my apartment and one for my boyfriends household! it was super easy and super delicious!