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White Chocolate Peppermint Pretzel Rice Krispie Treats

Thick and chewy Rice Krispie treats loaded with marshmallows, pretzels, white chocolate, and candy cane pieces. These easy Rice Krispie Treats are the perfect treat for the holidays!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Christmas, holiday
Servings: 12
Calories: 386kcal


For the Rice Krispie Treats:

  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 16 ounce bag mini marshmallows plus 2 cups, divided
  • 1/4 teaspoon peppermint extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt, plus more for sprinkling
  • 8 cups crispy rice cereal
  • 2 cups chopped pretzels
  • 3/4 cup white chocolate chips
  • 2 candy canes, smashed

For the Topping:

  • 1/2 cup white chocolate chips
  • 1/4 teaspoon oil
  • 1/4 cup chopped pretzels
  • 1 candy cane, crushed
  • Flaky sea salt, for sprinkling on top


  • For super thick Rice Krispie Treats, grease an 9x9-inch baking pan with nonstick cooking spray. For regular Rice Krispie Treats, grease a 9x13-inch baking pan with nonstick cooking spray. You can also line the pan with parchment paper to make it easier for them to come out of the pan. Set pan aside.
  • In a large pot, melt the butter over medium high heat. Add the 16 oz bag of marshmallows and stir until the marshmallows are completely melted.
  • Remove the pan from the heat and stir in the peppermint extract and the sea salt. Add the cereal and pretzels; gently stir until well coated with the marshmallows.
  • Stir in the remaining 2 cups of mini marshmallows, white chocolate chips, and crushed candy cane pieces.
  • Transfer mixture to the prepared pan. Lightly press the mixture into the pan, using a greased spatula. You can also lightly grease your hands and press the mixture into the pan.
  • For the topping, place white chocolate chips and oil in a small bowl. Heat in microwave in 30 second intervals, stirring in between, until melted and smooth.
  • Drizzle the white chocolate over the Rice Krispie Treats. Top with chopped pretzels, crushed candy cane, and flaky sea salt.
  • Let the Rice Krispie Treats sit until chocolate is hard, about 1 hour. Cut into squares and serve.
  • Cover pan with plastic wrap or put the treats in an airtight container and store on the counter for up to 3 days.


Calories: 386kcal | Carbohydrates: 67g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 19mg | Sodium: 335mg | Potassium: 86mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 35g | Vitamin A: 175IU | Calcium: 44mg | Iron: 1mg