Do they still sell those Kellogg’s Rice Krispie treats in the blue wrappers at the grocery store? Ugh, I remember they had a really strange aftertaste. I never really understood why anyone would buy them since Rice Krispies are the easiest dessert to make at home – you only need the microwave and about 10 minutes to whip up a batch!
I like Rice Krispie treats well enough but never really go out of my way to make them. That might change now though now that I created a batch with Nutella and chopped pretzels. Nutella obviously makes everything better and the salt and extra crunch from the pretzels is just divine.
Nutella and Pretzel Rice Krispie Treats
4 cups Rice Krispie cereal
2 cups coarsely chopped mini pretzels
1 10.5-ounce bag mini marshmallows
1/4 cup unsalted butter
1 cup Nutella
Place Rice Krispies and chopped pretzels in a large bowl and mix well. Place mini marshmallows and butter in a large microwave safe bowl and microwave on high for 1 minute; stir until smooth. Add in Nutella and stir until smooth, microwaving an additional 10 to 20 seconds, if needed. Pour in cereal/pretzel mixture and stir together with a greased spatula until well combined; pour into a greased 9×13-inch pan and press down with the spatula. Let cool to room temperature, about 30 minutes, and then cut into squares. Makes 16 squares.
Nutrition: 227 calories, 8.5g fat, 0.7g fiber, 2.6g protein per square
Cost: $0.34 per square