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Crispy Pretzel M&M Bars

Crispy Pretzel Bars are an easy dessert bar to make loaded with peanut butter, crispy rice cereal, pretzels, and M&M chocolate candies.
Prep Time10 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Dessert, Snack
Keyword: Crispy Pretzel Bars
Servings: 12 bars
Calories: 432kcal
Author: Amanda Rettke--iambaker.net


  • 1 cup (341g) light corn syrup
  • 1 cup (200g) granulated sugar
  • 1 cup (258g) creamy peanut butter
  • 4 cups (116g) crispy rice cereal
  • 2 cups (100g) pretzels, roughly chopped, divided
  • 1 cup (203g) M&M candies, divided


  • Spray a 9x13-inch baking dish with nonstick cooking spray. Set aside.
  • In a large pot over medium heat, add corn syrup and sugar, stirring frequently until sugar is dissolved (4-5 minutes).
  • Remove from heat and add peanut butter. Stir the mixture until creamy.
  • In a large bowl, combine the cereal, 1¾ cups pretzels, and ¾ cup M&M's. Pour the peanut butter mixture over the top. Using a rubber spatula, stir until fully coated.
  • Pour the mixture into the prepared pan and top with the remaining pretzels and M&M's. Allow the bars to set at room temperature before cutting and serving.


Calories: 432kcal