No milk needed for this cereal, just melted ooey gooey marshmallows, pretzels and butter to make scrumptious marshmallow krispie treats.

Captain Crunch Pretzel Krispies

These krispie treats are all about sweet, salt, sticky, crunch and repeat.

They’re the ultimate finger food that’s perfect for get-togethers and parties, or just because.

I love how pretty the Crunch Berries are in these krispie treats especially on the sides when they’re cut into squares.

About this Recipe

In this recipe the marshmallows are melted where they turn creamy but still have some unmelted marshmallows left.

The random bright white marshmallow pieces within the krispie treats are a nice contrast with the bright colors of the cereal.

Captain Crunch Krispies

And they taste pretty darn good too.

Let’s check out the ingredients.

Captain Crunch Pretzel Krispie ingredients

Captain Crunch with Crunch Berries cereal, mini salted pretzel twists, butter, and mini marshmallows

HOW TO MAKE THIS RECIPE

A printable recipe with the measurements and instructions is located at the bottom of this post.

Casserole Dish:

Greased baking dish with butter

Grease the bottom and all sides of a casserole dish with butter (13 x 9 x 2- inch casserole dish).

Set aside.

Cereal and Pretzels:

Add Captain Crunch cereal to bowl

To a large bowl,

Add Captain Crunch cereal to bowl

add Captain Crunch with Crunch Berries cereal…

Add Captain Crunch cereal to bowl

…and…

Add pretzels to bowl

Add pretzels to bowl

…pretzels.

Gently mix the cereal and pretzels together and set aside.

Marshmallows and Butter:

Mini Marshmallows in bowl

To a large microwavable bowl, add marshmallows…

Add butter to marshmallows

…and…

Butter and marshmallows in bowl

…butter.

Melted marshmallows in bowl

Heat the bowl of marshmallows in the microwave for just 30 seconds.

With a large sturdy spoon, give the marshmallows a quick stir (they will be sticky).

Then put the bowl of marshmallows back in the microwave.

And heat them for another 20 seconds or just until they’re almost creamy but still have some marshmallow lumps in them (the small pieces of unmelted marshmallow add a nice contrast to the colorful cereal and pretzels).

Mix Together:

Add pretzels and cereal to marshmallows

To the bowl with the marshmallows…

Add cereal to bowl with marshmallow

…add the cereal and pretzel mixture.

Cereal pretzels and marshmallow in bowl

Captain Crunch and Pretzel Krispies in bowl

with a large sturdy spoon,

Captain Crunch and Pretzel Krispies in bowl

…gently mix together until the cereal and pretzels are coated with the melted marshmallows.

Transfer Mixture to the Casserole Dish:

Captain Crunch and Pretzel Krispies in dish

Transfer the mixture into the greased casserole dish.

Use a buttered spatula, wax paper, or water to your hands and fingers to gently press the mixture evenly into the dish so that it’s lightly compressed on the bottom and all sides.

TIP – Don’t press directly on the pretzels or they could break; the more whole pretzel twists there are the better to add garnish on top if each krispie treat.

Cool:

Captain Crunch and Pretzel Krispies in dish

Let cool completely.

If pressed for time, chill in the refrigerator to speed up the cooling process.

Cut into Squares:

Captain Crunch and Pretzel Krispies in dish

Cut evenly into 12 squares.

Serve:

Captain Crunch and Pretzel Krispie Treats on plate

Captain Crunch and Pretzel Krispies on plate

It’s time for the chef to do a taste test and sample the goods.

Captain Crunch and Pretzel Krispies on plate

…yum…

Captain Crunch and Pretzel Krispies on plate

These festive krispie treats are perfect for…

Captain Crunch and Pretzel Krispies on plate

…hungry coworkers who didn’t have time to eat breakfast, or who need a pick-me-up snack around 3pm;

Captain Crunch and Pretzel Krispies on plate

…parties for kids and grown-ups…

Captain Crunch and Pretzel Krispies on plate

…a just-because-gift for a neighbor, friend or someone special…

Captain Crunch and Pretzel Krispies on plate

…a lunch box surprise…

Captain Crunch Krispies

…a late-night snack…

Captain Crunch and Pretzel Krispie Treats

…or a snack any time of the day.

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Captain Crunch Krispie Treats

Captain Crunch & Pretzel Krispie Treats

No milk needed for this cereal, just melted ooey gooey marshmallows, pretzels and butter.   
5 from 1 vote

Ingredients

  • 4 cups Captain Crunch with Crunch Berries cereal
  • 2 cups salted mini whole pretzel twists
  • 1 bag (10 ounces) miniature marshmallows (equal to 4 cups)
  • 3-1/2 tablespoons butter (salted), cut into cubes (for the krispie treats)
  • 2 teaspoons butter, softened (for greasing the casserole dish)

Equipment

  • Rectangular casserole dish (13 x 9 x 2 inches)

Instructions

  • Grease the bottom and all sides of a casserole dish with butter (rectangular; 13 x 9 x 2-inch casserole dish). Set aside. 
  • To a large bowl, add the Captain Crunch with Crunch Berries cereal and pretzels. Gently mix the cereal and pretzels together and set aside. 
  • To a large microwavable bowl, add the marshmallows and butter. Heat the bowl in the microwave for just 30 seconds.
    With a large sturdy spoon, give the marshmallows a quick stir (they will be sticky). 
  • Put the bowl of marshmallows back in the microwave and heat for another 20 seconds or just until they're almost creamy but still have some marshmallow lumps in them (the small pieces of unmelted marshmallow add a nice contrast to the colorful cereal and pretzels).
  • To the bowl with the marshmallows, add the cereal and pretzel mixture. With a large sturdy spoon, gently mix together until the cereal and pretzels are coated with the melted marshmallows. 
  • Transfer the mixture into the greased casserole dish. Use a buttered spatula, wax paper, or add water to your hands and fingers to gently press the mixture evenly into the dish so that it's lightly compressed on the bottom and all sides.
    Don't press directly on the pretzels (so not to break them). 
  • Let cool completely. If pressed for time, chill in the refrigerator to speed up the cooling process. 
  • Cut evenly into 12 squares and serve.

Notes

TIP:

Don't press directly on the pretzels or they could break; the more whole pretzel twists there are the better to add garnish on top if each krispie treat.

This recipe was originally posted on December 15, 2017.

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