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Malted Pretzel Crunch - a sweet and salty snack that is so easy to make. the-girl-who-ate-everything.com

Malted Pretzel Crunch

This Malted Pretzel Crunch is filled with pretzels, brown sugar, malted milk powder, and butter. The salty/sweet combination is great for snacking.

Course Snack
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Yield 12 servings


  • 4 cups salted mini pretzels - about ½ of a 16-ounce bag
  • ½ cup packed brown sugar
  • ¼ cup granulated sugar
  • cup milk powder (like Nestle)
  • cup malted milk powder (see Note)
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 14 tablespoons butter (1 stick, plus 6 tablespoons), melted


  1. Preheat oven to 275 F.
  2. Pour the pretzels in a ziplock bag and hammered them with a mallet - or anything hard, breaking them up into one-quarter of their original size. Add the milk powder, malt powder, sugar, and salt, toss to mix. Add the butter and toss to coat.
  3. Spread the mixture on a parchment lined baking sheet and bake for 20-22 minutes. It should look toasted a little toasted. Cool completely and break into clusters.
  4. Stored in an airtight container at room temperature, the crunch will keep fresh for 1 week; in the fridge or freezer, it will keep for 1 month. You can drizzle chocolate on top for an even more decadent treat.

Recipe Notes

Malted milk powder can be found by regular milk powder, canned milk, hot cocoa, and condensed milk.
Source: Parsley Sage Sweet