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peanut butter pretzel cookie balls and a glass of milk

No Bake Peanut Butter Pretzel Cookies with Chocolate Chips

No Bake Peanut Butter Pretzel Cookies are salty, sweet, and have chocolate in them! They're easy to make using ingredients you already have in your pantry! These are one of the most popular cookie recipes on my site!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 30 cookies
Calories 177kcal
Author Amy


  • 1 cup light corn syrup
  • 1 1/4 cup peanut butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • dash sea salt
  • 3 cup rice crispy cereal
  • 1 cup coarsely chopped pretzels
  • 1 cup semi sweet chocolate chips
  • dash of sea salt for tops


  • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Measure cereal and pretzels into a large measuring cup or a bowl.
  • Add peanut butter, sugar and corn syrup to a large pan. I used a 5 quart pan. Cook over medium heat until smooth and creamy, stirring occasionally.
  • Remove from heat. Add vanilla and a dash of sea salt. Stir.
  • Add cereal and pretzels. Gently toss until coated.
  • Let cereal mixture sit for 3-5 minutes until it has cooled a little. It needs to be cooled enough that the chocolate chips don't get completely melted (a little is okay) but you want to move to the next step before the cookies are completely set up too. It's a little tricky!
  • Add chocolate chips and quickly and gently toss to incorporate.
  • Scoop cookies onto lined baking sheet.
  • Let sit until cool and firm.


Prep all the ingredients before starting to make the cookies because timing is important!
Whatever you do make sure you don't boil the peanut butter/sugar mixture. It will make the cookies hard!


Calories: 177kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 106mg | Potassium: 111mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 19g | Vitamin A: 189IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 10mg | Iron: 2mg