Thursday, December 5, 2013

Speedy Pretzel Cereal Bars

(I am taking a breather this week...if you want to link up at our Weekend Potluck party, go to Brandie's website - www.thecountrycook.net) 

 A yummy cereal bar with only a few simple ingredients...this is one of many in my newest cookbook,
"Love at First Bite". 
(on sale until 12/15/13) 1 - $13 or 2 - $25.
Click here for ordering info. 
(This is just a friendly reminder....Don't want to bug you, but time is getting by and the sale will be over soon...)

I've made these to give as samples at a few of my book signings and it always tickled me when folks HAD to know what page of the book the recipe was on. 

EVERYONE needs a quick and easy recipe like this one! 

 FIVE Ingredients...ready in less than 5 minutes! 

Cereal and pretzels mixed together with a sugar/syrup/peanut butter base.
M & M's thrown in for color and sweetness. 

Tasty and speedy for sure! Great for a bake sale or the kid's lunch or after school snack...or for any gathering.


SPEEDY PRETZEL CEREAL BARS - Page 98

1 c. white sugar
1 c. light corn syrup
1 c. peanut butter
4 c. crispy rice cereal (or squares)
2 c. pretzel sticks, coarsely crushed
(I placed them in a ziploc bag and just broke them with my fingers) 
1 c. M & M's or nuts, optional 

In a large microwaveable bowl, combine sugar and corn syrup.  Microwave on high for 2 minutes, or until sugar is dissolved.  Stir in peanut butter until blended smooth.  Add cereal, pretzels and M & M's, stiring until evenly coated.  Press into a greased 9" X 13" pan (or 10" X 15" X 1" for thinner bars). 
Cool; cut into bars.  Yield: 4 - 5 dozen