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Chocolate Cereal Treats with Crushed Pretzels

  • Author: She's Almost Always Hungry
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 36 1x


These chocolaty cereal treats were inspired by a recipe created by Milk Bar. It features chocolate cereal, chocolate chips, and pretzels for a sweet-salty-chocolaty bite.



1 cup chocolate chips

10 pretzel rods

Coarse sea or kosher salt, optional

5 tablespoons unsalted butter

10.5 ounce bag mini-marshmallows

8 cups Cocoa Pebbles* cereal


Spray a 9” x 13” baking pan with baking spray.

Place pretzels in a sealed zip top bag and break into small chunks, enough to equal 1 cup of pretzel pieces.

Sprinkle the chocolate chips and pretzels pieces onto the bottom of the pan, spreading to make an even layer. Lightly sprinkle salt (not too much, just a light sprinkle).

In a heavy bottom pot, melt the butter and bag of marshmallows together over low heat. When the mixture is smooth, remove from heat. Add the Cocoa Pebbles and stir until the cereal is well coated.

Spread the cereal mixture over the chocolate chips and pretzels. Lightly press down the cereal mixture using a greased spatula or with waxed paper. Let cool until firm, 15 to 20 minutes**.

Cut the treats into 36 small bars (6 rows of 6 bars each). Store in an airtight container on your counter for up to 5 days (if they last that long).


*Cocoa Krispies or Cocoa Puffs can be used instead of Cocoa Pebbles

**Depending on the weather and humidity, the treats may set up better in the refrigerator

  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Inactive Time: 20 minutes
  • Category: Dessert, Candy
  • Cuisine: American


  • Calories: 103.93
  • Sugar: 9.72 g.
  • Sodium: 99.60 mg.
  • Fat: 3.42 g.
  • Saturated Fat: 2.10 g.
  • Carbohydrates: 18.18 g.
  • Fiber: 0.46 g.
  • Protein: 0.96 g.
  • Cholesterol: 4.24 g.

Keywords: chocolate cereal, chocolate chips, pretzels