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Crispy Pretzel Bars

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
    about 3 dozen

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

  • 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 Note
This recipe was tested in a 1,000-watt microwave.
Nutrition Facts
1 bar: 74 calories, 2g fat (1g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 50mg sodium, 14g carbohydrate (11g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.

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