Line a 9x11-inch baking dish with parchment paper or spray with cooking spray.
In a large mixing bowl, toss together
Rice Cereal (5 cups)
Pretzel Sticks (3 cups)
. Set aside.
In a medium saucepan, stir together
Granulated Sugar (1 cup)
Light Corn Syrup (1 cup)
. Place over medium-low heat and cook until mixture comes to a light boil, stirring occasionally. Let boil for 1 minute.
Remove from heat and immediately stir in
Peanut Butter (1 cup)
Vanilla Extract (1 tsp)
. Stir until smooth. Pour hot peanut butter mixture over rice cereal and pretzels, stir with a wooden spoon until evenly combined.
Empty mixture into prepared baking dish and press mixture firmly into pan. Placing your hand in a small sandwich bag works well - nothing sticks! As rice krispies treats cool, prepare topping.
70% Cacao Chocolate Chips (2 cups)
Peanut Butter Chips (2 cups)
in a microwave-safe bowl and heat in a microwave oven in 30-second bursts, stirring between each time interval, until the chips are completely melted and smooth.
Pour topping over rice krispie treats and spread evenly. Sprinkle with extra broken pretzel pieces. Place in refrigerator until chocolate is firm, about 1 hour, or freezer for speedier results.
Cut into bars and enjoy! This will make 16-24 bars depending on size.