Chocolate Cereal Treats with Crushed Pretzels

I’m always looking for delicious treats to share with friends and family. And especially around the holidays, simple and easy is key. Not much could be simpler than Rice Krispies treats, and this version adds a chocolaty twist to the original.

Chocolate Cereal Treat with Crushed Pretzels

The recipe starts with butter, a bag of marshmallows, and cereal. In this case, Cocoa Pebbles are swapped out for the Rice Krispies but you could use any chocolate puff cereal like Cocoa Krispies or Cocoa Puffs.

Like a pineapple upside down cake, chocolate chips and crushed pretzels line the bottom of the pan and the cereal-marshmallow mixture is layered on top. When the bars are ready to serve, they are inverted to show the melted chocolate and pretzel topping.

Use this recipe as a guide and feel free to mix things up – swap out white chocolate or peanut butter chips for the chocolate chips. Add finely chopped nuts or festive sprinkles to the topping. Whatever you create, people will love it!

Chocolate Cereal Treat with Crushed Pretzels