Salty, Crunchy No-bake Peanut Butter Squares

a tower of peanut bars surrounded by unshelled peanuts and pretzels.

By: Sherry Coleman Collins, MS, RDN, LD

1 hour, 5 minutes

5 minutes

Total Servings: 16, Serving Size: 1 square



2 cups quick-cooking oats

1 cup crispy rice cereal

1 cup peanut butter

1/4 cup butter

1/4 cup honey

1/3 cup pretzels, broken up

1/3 cup potato chips, broken up

1/4 teaspoon salt

Optional Chocolate Peanut Butter Drizzle

1/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

1 tablespoon peanut butter

1/4 teaspoon coconut oil


In a large bowl, mix oats and rice cereal. In a separate bowl, microwave peanut butter and butter together in 15-30 second increments until pourable. Mix in honey and salt. Pour this mixture over the oats and rice cereal and quickly mix everything together. Fold in pretzels and potato chips. Pour into an 8” square dish that has been prepped with parchment paper or butter. Press the ingredients into the pan firmly using buttered hands or using parchment paper to prevent ingredients from sticking to your hands. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour until firm, then cut into squares to serve.

Optional Chocolate Peanut Butter Drizzle: Mix all ingredients together in a microwave safe bowl. Heat in the microwave in 15-30 second increments until smooth and pourable. Using a spoon or small spatula drizzle chocolate mixture over peanut butter squares.

Nutrients Per serving

Calories from Fat125
Trans Fats0

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