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Marshmallow Pretzel Treats with M&Ms (No Bake!)

Looking for a delicious Christmas treat you can make in just a few minutes? Try these M&M marshmallow pretzel treats! No baking required. And only four ingredients!

Marshmallow Pretzel Treats with M&Ms

I don’t know about you, but I’m a big fan of treats that are no bake. Treats that are delicious. Treats that come together in just a few minutes. And that’s exactly what these pretzel bars are! Are they a cookie – are they a dessert?

pretzel marshmallow treats

They’re a little bit of a both. These dessert bars combine the best of sweet and salty with a bit of chocolate (in the M&Ms) for good measure.

Keep reading to learn how to make these easy and yummy marshmallow pretzel bars! Here’s what you’re going to need to make them.


  • 3 cups crushed pretzels
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 5 ounces marshmallows
  • 3/4 cup mini M&Ms, divided

Tips and Thoughts for This Recipe

  • If you have a food processor, that is another way to crush the pretzels besides using the plastic bag method.
  • Feel free to use any M&Ms, not just the itty bitty ones. The white chocolate or caramel ones could be interesting in these treats!
  • It took me 2 minutes to microwave the marshmallows, but it really depends on the microwave. Watch your marshmallows so they don’t explode.
  • My “secret trick” to press the bars into the pan is to cover my hand with a sandwich bag that is coated with cooking spray. I use my hand to press the bars firmly.
  • If you double this recipe, you can easily put it into a 9 x 13 pan. You’ll only need 3 tablespoons of butter if you double.
no bake marshmallow desserts

Now is your chance to wrap these pretzel marshmallow treats up for gifting. You can use little cellophane bags with stickers/ties, or put them in dessert boxes.

OR put them in a Tupperware container and hide them in the pantry so that they are all yours (I won’t tell).

m&m pretzel treats

Make a bunch of these pretzel bars and bring them to a party or cookie exchange! Everyone’s going to love them – I promise.

Yield: 12 bars

Marshmallow Pretzel Treats

no bake christmas treats with marshmallows

Looking for a delicious Christmas dessert you can make in just a few minutes? Try these M&M pretzel marshmallow treats! No baking required.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 2 minutes
Set Time 30 minutes
Total Time 12 minutes


  • 3 cups crushed pretzels
  • 2 T butter
  • 5 oz marshmallows
  • 3/4 cup Mini M&Ms (divided)


  1. Lightly grease an 8x8 square baking pan and set aside.Square-baking-pan-greased-with-butter
  2. Crush the pretzel pieces for your treats. Do this by putting the pretzels into a plastic bag. Use a rolling pin or glass to break the pretzels into smaller pieces.Pretzel pieces, marshmallows, and mini M&Ms
  3. Add butter and marshmallows to a microwave safe bowl. Microwave for 2 minutes, or until marshmallows are fluffy and double their size. Stir until butter is completely melted.Melting butter in the microwave
  4. Pour the crushed pretzels and 1/2 cup M&Ms into the bowl. Stir well to coat mixture.Stirring in crushed pretzel and M&Ms
  5. Spoon into prepared pan and press with greased fingers. Top with additional 1/4 cup M&Ms.Pretzel and M&M mixtured pressed into the pan
  6. Let set for about 30 minutes and cut into bars using a sharp knife.Cutting the pretzel treats into small bars

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:

1 bar

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 166Total Fat: 5gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 7mgSodium: 188mgCarbohydrates: 29gFiber: 1gSugar: 15gProtein: 2g

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