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.