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Chocolate Pretzel Rice Krispie Treats

  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 9 x 9 pan 1x


Dairy-free Rice Krispies Treats are kicked up a notch to Chocolate Pretzel Rice Krispie Treats.  This sweet-salty-chocolatey riff on the classic is so easy.  It doesn’t take any longer than the classic and it’s so good


  • 3 T. dairy-free margarine
  • 1 10-oz bag marshmallows
  • 3 cups rice krispies cereal
  • 3 cups broken-up pretzels
  • 1/4 cup dairy-free chocolate chips  or 4 ounces of chopped chocolate bar (I used an Enjoy Life Dark chocolate bar today).
  • Flaky salt


  1. Prepare a square baking pan, 9 x 9 or 8 x 8, doesn’t matter. Glass, Pyrex, metal, all ok. Spray with cooking spray. My cake pan is a nice Sur La Table non-stick pan, and I don’t want to cut the treats in the pan and ruin the coating. So I make a “Parchment Belt” to lift the square out when cool. I fold a sheet of parchment paper in the bottom, letting the edges hang over the sides. That way I can lift the block of treats out before cutting.
  2. In a large microwave safe bowl, heat the margarine and marshmallows, 30 seconds at a time, until they melt. Stir until smooth, heating more as needed to get all the lumps out. 
  3. Add the cereal and pretzels and stir until coated well.
  4. Allow mixture to cool slightly before adding the chocolate. 
  5. Sprinkle half the chocolate over the marshmallow-cereal mixture, mix quickly so it doesn’t melt everywhere, and then dump into the pan. Sprinkle the rest of the chocolate on top and press down into the pan. 
  6. Sprinkle with some flaky salt, cool, cut and serve. 


I used Blue Bonnet Lactose Free Margarine in this recipe. See my post on dairy-free butter alternatives if you need some ideas on what to use. 

I used Snyder’s Pretzel Snaps in this recipe. 

  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Microwave
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: dairy free dessert, no bake dessert, rice krispy treats