Sunday, February 12, 2023

Peanut Butter and Pretzel Crispy Treats #SundayFunday

Looking for a quick easy snack to serve up or take to the Super Bowl gathering?  This Peanut Butter and Pretzel Crispy Treats are sure to be a hit.

Sweet and Salty Crispy Treats

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Peanut Butter and Pretzel Crispy Treats

I found a recipe for Sweet and Salty Peanut Butter Bites at Taste of Home.  I decided to make some adaptations and turn them into bars instead of bites.  Truth be told, there is a reason they were bites instead of bars.  When I went to cut this treat it fell apart.  I would have been better off plopping the mixture onto parchment in dollops and letting them set into bites.  

So I ended up just putting the whole conglomeration into a bowl and serving them as a snack, much like chex mix.  My son in law Doug, who always passes on dessert, grabbed a handful as he walked by and said "I don't know what this stuff is but it is delicious".  

Peanut Butter and Pretzels Crispy Treats

He was right and while it wasn't much to look at and not very beautiful it all got scarfed down. The flavors were perfect.  There is not much familiar between this dessert and the one found in Taste of Home that inspired it which contained chopped peanut butter cups and a lot more corn syrup.  Maybe that corn syrup would have helped the bars stick together.

Snacks, Desserts, Quick, Easy, peanut butter, sweet, salty, chocolate, pretzels
Yield: 12 servings
Author: Wendy Klik
Peanut Butter and Pretzel Crispy Treats

Peanut Butter and Pretzel Crispy Treats

Crunchy Peanut Butter, Chocolate Chunks and Pretzels combined with Crispy Cereal to make a Sweet and Salty Snack.
Prep time: 10 MinCook time: 5 MinTotal time: 15 Min


  • 1 c. semi-sweet chocolate chunks
  • 1 1/3 c. extra crunchy peanut butter
  • 1 c. sugar
  • 1/2 c. light corn syrup
  • pinch of salt
  • 4 c. crispy rice cereal
  • 1 c. broken pretzel pieces


  1. In large saucepan, set over low heat, combine the peanut butter, sugar, corn syrup and salt. Cook and stir until melted and blended.
  2. Stir in the cereal and pretzels until coated and then stir in the chocolate chunks.
  3. Drop by dollops onto a piece of parchment paper and allow to set. Alternately, spread into a 9x13" baking pan that has been lined with parchment and allow to set, breaking into chunks and pieces when ready to serve.


Inspired by a recipe found at Taste of Home

Nutrition Facts



Fat (grams)

20.25 g

Sat. Fat (grams)

5.44 g

Carbs (grams)

52.15 g

Fiber (grams)

3.78 g

Net carbs

48.39 g

Sugar (grams)

35.45 g

Protein (grams)

8.9 g

Sodium (milligrams)

235.97 mg

Cholesterol (grams)

0.88 mg


  1. Ahhh, the sweet taste of failure! Hey, if it tastes good, who cares what it looks like??? Certainly not me...and these sound delicious! - Faith, Hope, Love, & Luck - Colleen


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