Ragtag Candies: A Crunchy, Sweet, and Salty Treat

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Prepare Time

  • Preparation Time: 10 minutes
  • Cooking Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes


  • 1 (12 oz) bag white chocolate chips
  • 4 cups rice krispie cereal
  • 3 cups pretzel sticks, slightly crushed
  • 1 ½ cups roasted peanuts


  1. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat.
  2. In a microwave-safe bowl, melt the white chocolate chips in 30-second intervals, stirring between each until smooth.
  3. In a large mixing bowl, combine the rice krispie cereal, crushed pretzel sticks, and roasted peanuts.
  4. Pour the melted white chocolate over the cereal mixture. Stir gently but quickly to coat everything evenly.
  5. Using a spoon or scoop, drop clusters of the mixture onto the prepared baking sheet. If desired, adjust the shape with your fingers or the back of a spoon.
  6. Allow the candies to set at room temperature until firm, about 1 hour. Alternatively, you can refrigerate them for 30 minutes to speed up the setting process.
  7. Once set, store the candies as recommended or serve immediately.

Cook Notes

For a smoother chocolate coating, consider adding a teaspoon of coconut oil to the white chocolate chips before melting. This can help achieve a more fluid consistency, making it easier to coat the mix-ins.


  • Keto Version: Substitute the white chocolate chips with a sugar-free version, use a keto-friendly cereal in place of rice krispies, and opt for sugar-free pretzels. Adjust the peanuts as necessary to fit your dietary needs.
  • Low-Carb Version: Follow the keto version’s guidelines, focusing on reducing the overall carb content by selecting the lowest carb alternatives for each ingredient.

Nutrition Information

Due to the variability in ingredient brands and substitutions, providing exact nutritional values can be challenging. However, for a general estimate based on the original recipe and typical ingredient choices, one serving (approximately 1/12th of the recipe) might contain:

  • Calories: 300-350
  • Fat: 18g
  • Carbohydrates: 30g
  • Protein: 5g
  • Sugar: 20g

For more precise nutritional information, consider using a nutritional calculator with the specific brands and quantities of ingredients you use.

Ragtag Candies are a delightful treat that combines the best of sweet, salty, and crunchy elements in one. Whether you’re making them for a party, as a gift, or just as a treat for yourself, they’re bound to be a hit with their irresistible flavor and texture combination.

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