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Crispy Pretzel Bars Recipe
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Crispy Pretzel Bars Recipe

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I often make a big batch of these peanut butter-flavored cereal bars on days that I don't want to heat up the kitchen. Kids especially love them, so they're great for picnics, potlucks and school bake sales. —Jane Thompson, Eureka, Illinois
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES:60 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES: 60 servings


  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup light corn syrup
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 5 cups Rice Krispies
  • 2 cups pretzel sticks
  • 1 cup plain M&M's


  1. In a large microwave-safe bowl, combine the sugar and corn syrup. Microwave on high for 2 minutes or until sugar is dissolved. Stir in peanut butter until blended. Add the cereal, pretzels and M&M's; stir until coated. Press into a greased 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-in. pan. Cut into bars. Yield: about 3 dozen.
Editor's Note: This recipe was tested in a 1,100-watt microwave.
Originally published as Crispy Pretzel Bars in Quick Cooking March/April 2001, p19

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Reviewed Jun. 12, 2013

"awe I expected it to be better."

Reviewed Dec. 12, 2011

"Awesome recipe! Reminds me of Take 5 Candy bars."

Reviewed Aug. 18, 2010

"Quick, easy, and versatile! Easy to change/tailor the recipe to suit your tastes- reese's peices instead of m & ms, cheerios instead of rice krispies, so many options! Love the "cheating" with the microwave and not having to use the stove- genius!"

Reviewed Jan. 28, 2010

"easy and fun to make with young children. Everyone loved them including the adults"

Reviewed Jan. 20, 2010

"these are excellent! i made them for a family reunion, and i didn't want to share them. i will be making these again. they are very easy to make."

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