Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Chocolate Caramel Pretzel Rice Krispie Treats

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Well, we are still trying to sell our house.  That meant another open house this past weekend.  So I had a lot of cleaning to do, not much time for baking.  But I still needed some pick-me-up treats to keep me going.  Rice Krispies are always the easiest way to go.  And you can customize them to almost any flavor.  I have not yet run out of ideas of what to put in mine.  This week's flavor is Chocolate Caramel Pretzel.  I already had all the ingredients in the house, so it was a breeze to whip up and it made all my little taste testers happy.


I used Baker's chocolate because it was what I had in the house, but feel free to use semi-sweet chocolate chips.

I also chopped my pretzels very finely in the food processor, but if you want a more crunchy bar, you can chop them more coarsely.

Due to the chocolate, you don't need to place these in the fridge to set.  They will set just fine at room temperature.  If you put them in the fridge they will harden too much and you won't be able to cut them or bite into them.  At room temperature, they are perfect.

In case you didn't know me by now, I always have to add a topping to my Rice Krispie treats.  In keeping with the theme, I added more caramel, dark chocolate candy melt, and little bits of pretzels.

I used a Ziplock bag to drizzle the candy melt, but due to the stickiness of the caramel, I just drizzled it on with a fork.

Then I added some sprinkles of pretzel bits for the finishing touch.  I really love the sweet and salty taste of these bars.  I bet you can't eat just one!



Chocolate Caramel Pretzel Rice Krispie Treats

by The Sweet Chick
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Keywords: no bake snack dessert caramel chocolate pretzels marshmallow bits rice krispie treats bars American

Ingredients (35 bars)
    For the Rice Krispies
    • 3 tablespoons butter
    • 5 cups mini marshmallows
    • 5 cups Rice Krispies cereal
    • 5 oz. semi-sweet chocolate
    • 1/4 cup caramel
    • 1/2 cup chocolate Jet Puffed Mallow Bits (optional)
    • 1 cup crushed pretzels
    For the topping
    • 1/2 cup dark chocolate candy melt, melted
    • 1 tablespoon caramel
    • 1 tablespoon pretzel bits
    Instructions
    For the Rice Krispies
    In a large sauce pan, melt butter and marshmallows over low heat. Stir until completely melted.
    Remove from heat and add chocolate and caramel. Stir until completely mixed and chocolate is melted.
    Then add the crushed pretzels, Mallow Bits and the Rice Krispie cereal. Mix until all is well incorporated.
    Then pour the mixture into a greased 9 x 13 pan or a cookie sheet and spread it evenly with a piece of waxed paper.
    Put aside for about a 1/2 hour to set at room temperature.
    For the toppings
    When the treats have set, melt the candy melt wafers per directions on package and place in a piping bag or Ziplock bag with tip snipped off. Drizzle the melted chocolate in diagonal pattern across the Rice Krispie treats.
    Then with a fork drizzle the caramel in thin lines over the chocolate. And sprinkle with pretzel bits.
    Let the candy melt harden at room temperature for about 15 minutes, then cut and serve.
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    10 comments:

    1. Absolutely love the chocolate, caramel, and pretzel combination!

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      1. Salty and sweet are my favorite kinds of treats.

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    2. These look fantastic, and I love the sweet/salty factor in a rice krispy treat. Would have never thought of it! Definitely trying these out this summer!

      Justine @ Cooking and Beer

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      1. Thanks Justine. I am sure you can find a beer to go along with this. You have some great looking pairings on your site!

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    3. You are the Rice Krispie Queen. I love them! Pinned it! Thanks for linking up to Two Cup Tuesday on Pint Sized Baker.

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    4. These look delicious!! Once I get my hands on some marshmallows, I need to make these!
      -Rachel @ Bakerita.com

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      1. I always need to have marshmallows and Rice Krispies on hand. I never know when the mood might strike for a new idea!

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