White Chocolate, Sea Salt & Pretzel Krispie Treats

There is a simple and dependable equation by which us foodies like to live.  I would like to introduce you to the Baking Law of Addition.  You would be wise to memorize this formula.

The Baking Law of Addition states that the equation salt + sugar + fat will always equal everything wonderful and delicious. 

Foodies are a little predictable.  We take something classic, apply our super fancy non-mathematical law, and create something classic that has increased in both calories and deliciousness.  It is the best kind of predictable. 

White Chocolate, Sea Salt & Pretzel Krispie Treats {Pedantic Foodie}

I am a great admirer of the cereal family.  Ironically, though its a breakfast food, I find cereal much more appealing when I am wearing pajamas and watching Netflix.  Give me a bowl of Frosted Flakes and a hearty dose of cold milk and I will eat cereal all night long.  Well, at least until 10:30, let’s not be too crazy.  

Cereal becomes increasingly delicious when covered in melted marshmallows and butter - who would have guessed?  Apply the Baking Law of Addition and this really cannot get any better. 

White Chocolate, Sea Salt & Pretzel Krispie Treats {Pedantic Foodie}

Our sugar comes from a combination of buttery white chocolate and marshmallows.  Sea salt and crunchy pretzel crisps form the salty team and I think we all know what team the butter is on.  

White Chocolate, Sea Salt & Pretzel Krispie Treats {Pedantic Foodie}

Pretzels are crushed, marshmallows are melted and everything gets reeaallyy sticky...

White Chocolate, Sea Salt & Pretzel Krispie Treats {Pedantic Foodie}

This recipe makes twelve treats.  Initially, you may think that these servings are way too big.  Just take a bite and you'll understand.

White Chocolate, Sea Salt & Pretzel Krispie Treats {Pedantic Foodie}

Sweet and salty, chewy and crunchy, the Baking Law of Addition never disappoints.

White Chocolate, Sea Salt & Pretzel Krispie Treats {Pedantic Foodie}

Add some fancy to your cereal this week.  


  Pedantic Foodie

Sea Salt, White Chocolate & Pretzel Krispie Treats  

makes 12 large treats

- 6 cups rice cereal

- 2 cups pretzel crisps, crushed 

- 1 1/3 cup white chocolate chips, divided use 

- 1 1/2 teaspoon sea salt 

- 12 ounces marshmallows

- 3 tablespoons unsalted butter, plus extra for greasing the pan

- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract 


Grease a 9x13 baking pan with butter.  

In a large bowl combine rice cereal, crushed pretzel crisps, 1 cup of white chocolate, and sea salt. 

In a large saucepan melt butter over medium heat.  Add marshmallows and stir until completely melted.  Stir in vanilla and remove from heat.  

Stir the rice cereal mixture into the melted marshmallows until all the dry ingredients are evenly coated in marshmallow.  

Transfer the Krispie treat mixture into the prepared pan.  Press down gentle to evenly distribute the mixture.  While the treats are cooling, melt the remaining white chocolate.  

In a microwave-safe bowl, place remaining 1/3 cup white chocolate chips.  Microwave the chips for 10 second increments, stirring after each, until the chocolate is smooth. 

Drizzle melted chocolate over the krispie treats and allow to set for 30 minutes before slicing into squares.  Enjoy!