Nerds Pretzel Bars

Level: Easy
Prep Time: 5 min
Cook Time: 3 min
Cooling Time: 20 min
Yields: 36 bars


Nerds Pretzel Bars are a quick and easy treat.


  • Nonstick cooking spray
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup light corn syrup
  • 1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter or margarine
  • 6 cups toasted rice cereal
  • 2 cups pretzel sticks
  • 2 boxes (1.65 oz. each) any flavor WONKA NERDS, any flavors


SPRAY 15 x 10-inch jelly-roll pan with nonstick cooking spray.

COMBINE sugar and corn syrup in large microwave-safe bowl. Microwave on HIGH (100%) power for 3 minutes or until sugar is dissolved. Stir in butter until melted.

STIR in cereal and pretzels; stir to coat. Stir in Nerds. Spread into prepared baking pan. Cool until firm. Cut into bars.

nerds pretzel bars

by k. kathi , LANCASTER, OH on Mar. 2005

easy to make. a big hit with my son and his teenage buddies.

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by D. DK , VISTA, CA on Dec. 2004

This is a child's dream snack. It corporates two favorite snacks: candies and pretzels. It is so easy to prepare too! It is a definite try...

Nerds Pretzel Bars

by J. JENNIFER , LACROSSE, WA on Aug. 2004

These were easy to make! After letting the kids each pick the box of nerds of their choice we dumped them in with the pretzels and 5 minutes later they were waiting for them to cool. I would add 1 cup of peanut butter to the corn syrup and sugar next time. I would also break the pretzel sticks in 1/2, still using 2 cups to start with. It would be fun to add additional candies. This is a great one to do with kids and they love to see the candy they picked all mixed in.

nerd pretzel bars

by d. dawn , Tonawanda, NY on Sep. 2002

Easy to make, my kids devoured them!