Crunchy Chewy Pretzel Treats

Everyone has had a rice crispy treat… Right? If not, maybe you should consider hooking yourself up STAT! Crispy, gooey, buttery, goodness is what is waiting for you! My girlfriend Wendy once said the silliest thing! And I quote “Marshmallows are a waste of calories. Like eating sugar air.” Clearly, she has not enjoyed the perfection of a 3 day stale Peep! Obviously, she doesn’t “get” the finer nuances of the perfect rice crispy treat. She must never have experienced the amazingness that IS the See’s Scotch Mallow… and she most certainly hasn’t tried this amazing concoction. Hi Wendy! 🙂

I decided to up the ante and go salty sweet. That’s what’s “in” and it’s “in” because it’s legit. These crunchy, chewy treats are the perfect blend of flavor and texture. Seriously good here. Plus, it doesn’t get much easier than this. I would be hard pressed to even get to the store and back in the time that it took to make these.

You will need the following:

  • 5 cups crushed pretzels. I used a combination of sticks and twists
  • 4 cups mini marshmallows
  • 1/2 stick salted butter


  1. In a large, heavy bottomed pot, melt butter over medium heat. Add marshmallows and stir constantly until melted and combined. Remove from heat and stir in crushed pretzels until thoroughly coated.
  2. Turn pretzel mix out onto parchment paper and flatten to an inch or inch and a half thickness and allow to cool. Once cooled, cut into 2×2 inch pieces.

These can be made ahead and stored in an airtight container with parchment or waxed paper between layers.

IMG_3261It was super easy to crush these with a rolling pin in a ziploc. Do take care that the pretzels don’t poke through your bag, though! Learned that the hard way 🙂

IMG_3262If it wouldn’t burn me like molten lava, I might have eaten this butter/marshmallow soup with a spoon!

IMG_3263Mmmmmmarshmallowy, pretzelly goodness!

DSC_0329The end result will be these beautiful and delicious bars. Enjoy! Swearing Mom out.


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