Sweet & Salty Pops Summer Time Saver Recipe

Summer is upon us so it’s time to start thinking about celebrating Memorial Day and barbecue season! I love to create simple summer time saver recipes with my favorite Lay’s Classic potato chips, ROLD GOLD® pretzels, and a refreshing Pepsi. During my recent visit to the store I grabbed my favorites to create a sweet & salty recipe to celebrate summer.

Sweet & Salty Pops

Sweet & Salty Pops


  • Lay’s Classic potato chips
  • ROLD GOLD® pretzels
  • Chocolate Chips – use dark, light or white chocolate
  • Large or Jumbo Marshmallows
  • Pop Sticks

I also have a piece of foam board on hand to place the sticks in so the chocolate can easily dry.

Sweet & Salty Pops


Crush Lay’s Classic potato chips and ROLD GOLD® pretzels. I put mine in the food processor.

Sweet & Salty Pops

I place the chips and pretzels aside in dishes to use shortly.

Sweet & Salty Pops

Melt chocolate. I place mine in the microwave for 30-40 seconds, stir and repeat until melted through.

Sweet & Salty Pops

Place a marshmallow on one of the sticks.

Sweet & Salty Pops

Roll the marshmallow in chocolate and cover in Lay’s Classic potato chips or ROLD GOLD® pretzels.

Sweet & Salty Pops

Allow to dry.

Sweet & Salty Pops

You can decorate your sticks any way you like. Add a ribbon or color your sticks. You could even add cute tags. Be sure you make them easy for guests to grab. You could place them in a cute mason jar like I have below or decorate a piece of foam and stick them in it for a unique display.

The great thing about this recipe is that it takes little time and you’ll be ready to enjoy your guests for a fun Memorial Day barbecue. The sweet and salty pops on a stick will be great washed down with a refreshing Pepsi. We love to enjoy ice cold Cherry Pepsi with our summer treats.

Sweet & Salty Pops

Since you’ll have plenty of Lay’s Classic potato chips and ROLD GOLD® pretzels after creating your recipe, use the remaining to set out for snacking. Add your favorite dips to a platter so guests can enjoy the delicious flavor of the chips and pretzels.

Sweet & Salty Pops

What’s your favorite summer time saver recipe? Let us know below in the comments.

Sweet & Salty Pops Summer Time Saver Recipe

Melanie Kampman

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  • Nikolina Vukelić

    This looks sooo delicious! I must give this recipe a try, and soon! 🙂

  • lauriedamrose

    That looks good,I might make this soon.

  • Richard Char

    Yes, yes, yes! This looks freaking delicious!

  • Sue M.

    These really look yummy; thanks for posting the recipe!

  • Cynthia Willingham

    These look delicious and easy to make. Thanks!

  • These would be fun to make. Could do a lot of different ways too. Thanks for sharing the idea!

  • slehan

    That’s an interesting change from all sweet things.
    slehan at juno dot com

  • Joanne Donaldson Frank

    this is amazing i will be trying these Thanks

  • RT

    I have EVERYTHING but the marshmallows…going to grab them next week. They look good, but better yet….EASY! Thanks for posting this.

  • These look delicious and would be fun to make with the kids! Can’t wait to try it.. Thanks for sharing! 🙂

  • Julie Wood

    These Sweet and Salty Pops look amazing and I want to make these! Thanks for the recipe!

  • anne marie

    Fantastic sweet and salty recipe! I want to try this with my students next week, their last week of school this year!

  • Rachel Beltz

    Chocolate… pretzels… potato chips… marshmallows?! What more could you ask for!? These are the perfect treat heh!

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