Pretzel M&M Cookies Recipe

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This easy Pretzel M&M Cookies recipe is a tasty no bake cookie recipe ideal for hot summer days! You can also use seasonal colors other times of the year!

Pretzel M&M Cookies Recipe

I dedicate this cookie recipe to my granddaughter Elly. She just recently tried the new pretzel M & M’s and loved them so as soon as I saw this recipe I knew she would love it.

This Pretzel M&M Cookies recipe is another great no bake cookie recipe. It’s perfect for summer but don’t forget to use different colored M & M’s for other seasons: pastels for Easter, red and green for Christmas, etc.


Pretzel M&M’s Cookies

1 cup sugar
1 cup white corn syrup
1/2 cup peanut butter
5 cups rice crispy cereal
2 cups pretzel sticks
1 cup plain M&M’s

In a large microwavable bowl, heat sugar and syrup on high for 2-3 minutes, stirring until sugar is dissolved. Add peanut butter and blend. Mix in remaining ingredients. Press into a well greased 15×10 x1 pan.



    • says

      Jana I don’t think applesauce would work as well. Usually applesauce is often used in cookie recipes to replace the oil so this is something different and more like a candy recipe. It would effect the texture and how the cookies are stuck together etc.

  1. Grizzly Bear Mom says

    I also belive that the water in the applesauce will reduce the cruncy components in this recipe to glop. Syrup won’t do so because it has much less water. I’m guessing that I would leave these on the counter. Refridgerating them may make the impossible to get out of the pan.

    • says

      Yes don’t put them in the fridge. The humidity in the fridge will make them very sticky and the cold of the fridge will make them hard. Both are no no’s

  2. Bea says

    Jill, Here are a couple of cookie recipes I thought you and Tawra might like:
    Potato Chip Crispies
    1 cup butter (2 sticks)
    2/3 cup sugar
    1 teaspoon vanilla
    1-1/2 cups flour
    1/2 cup crushed potato chips
    Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Cream butter, sugar and vanilla in bowl. Add flour and potato chips and mix well. Drop teaspoonfuls onto cookie sheet. Bake about 12 minutes or until light brown.

    Praline Grahams
    1/3 of the box of graham crackers
    3/4 cup butter
    1/2 cup sugar
    1 cup pecans
    Separate each graham cracker into the four sections. Arrange in jelly roll pan with edges of crackers touching.
    Melt butter in saucepan and stir in sugar and pecans. Bring to a boil and cook for 3 minutes. Stir frequently. Spread mixture evenly over crackers. Bake for 10-12 minutes at 300 degrees. Remove from pan and cool on wax paper. Break up to serve. Makes 20-24 pieces.

    • says

      Thanks Bea for both of these recipes. I made something similar to the second one only used soda crackers. It was really good but I bet the grandkids would like it even more with the grahams .

  3. Bea says

    I’m glad you like the recipes Jill and Rose. Yeh, I bet your grandkids would like the version with the Graham Crackers. Here is another cookie recipe for you.
    Apple Molasses Cookies
    3 cups flour
    1-1/2 teaspoons ground ginger
    1 teaspoon baking soda
    1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
    1 cup brown sugar
    2 eggs
    1/2 cup molasses
    1/4 cup apple juice OR apple cider
    Mix together flour, ginger, baking soda and nutmeg. Cream butter and sugar. Add eggs and mix well. Beat in the molasses and apple juice or cider. Stir in the flour mixture and mix until smooth. Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Using a tablespoon, drop dough 2 inches apart onto greased cookie sheet. Bake 10 minutes or until lightly browned around edges. Cool.

    • says

      You could maybe substitute some other type of chunky cereal because this is sort of a basic rice crispy treat recipe with a twist. Just be aware that the pretzels are one of the main ingredients and when you start removing the main ingredients in a recipe like this, the taste will be totally different then from the original recipe. It is like having a recipe for meat lovers pizza and substituting all the meat with veggies and trying to convince the kids it still tastes like pepperoni and sausage. Go ahead and give it a try. What you come up with might taste just as good only in a different way.

  4. Karyn says

    What I’m hearing described sounds more like a no-bake bar cookie, but the picture is a round “drop” cookie that looks like it has baked browned edges. Am I missing a step somewhere?

    • says

      We had a hard time finding a bar cookie picture like this but you can use the recipe as a drop cookie too. The bar cookies are just faster and easier.

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