Crispy Pretzel Bars
Total TimePrep/Total Time: 20 min.
Makesabout 3 dozen
- 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
- 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 15x10x1-in. pan. Cut into bars.
Editor's NoteThis recipe was tested in a 1,100-watt microwave.
Nutrition Facts1 bar: 74 calories, 2g fat (1g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 50mg sodium, 14g carbohydrate (11g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.
Dec 10, 2019
These were tasty but got hard too quickly. I'm wondering if adding melted butter to the corn syrup and peanut butter mixture would help keep them softer for longer. I liked the idea that someone suggested about substituting rice krispies for cheerios.
Mar 11, 2015
I would would make these for sure. But definitely not for school, too many kids with peanut allergies
Mar 11, 2015
Try with half the sugar and corn syrup, doubling the peanut butter. We are the guardians of sweet snacks for our children and grandchildren., so it's up tp us to lower the chances of obesity and diabetes, not to mention the many other health problems years doen the road. I've used a similar variation for many years and know your famlily won't even notice athe taste of a slightly healthier variation.
Jun 12, 2013
awe I expected it to be better.
Dec 12, 2011
Awesome recipe! Reminds me of Take 5 Candy bars.
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!
Jan 28, 2010
easy and fun to make with young children. Everyone loved them including the adults
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.
Oct 7, 2009
These were okay. The kids liked these but the adults did not. I think if I were to make these again, I would use 3/4 c. peanut butter to add more flavor and maybe use Cheerios instead of Rice Krispies. I liked the idea of using pretzels since I like the sweet and salty combo but was not thrilled with this recipe.
Jul 22, 2009
These were a huge hit with my family. The only thing I did differently was drop the mixture onto waxed paper to make individual no bake cookies!! We love to take these camping!! Yummy!!!