1 cup corn syrup
1 cup sugar
1 cup creamy peanut butter, plus 4 tablespoons (divided)
6 cups regular Special K cereal
3 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips, divided
1 1/2 cup pretzels, broken into pieces plus more for garnish
1/2 cup peanut butter baking chips
Grease a 9 x 13-inch baking pan and set aside.
1. In a saucepan over medium-high heat combine corn syrup and sugar. Slowly bring mixture to an almost boil. Right before it starts to boil, reduce heat to low and let simmer for 5 minutes or until sugar is dissolved. Add 1 cup peanut butter to the saucepan and incorporate with the sugar mixture. Remove from heat.
2. Pour the Special K cereal into a large mixing bowl and add hot peanut butter mixture to the bowl. Stir until everything is well incorporated with a rubber spatula. Pack cereal into prepared baking pan.
3. On the stove or in the microwave, melt 1 1/2 cups of chocolate chips and add 2 tablespoons creamy peanut butter. Stir well. Pour over cereal and spread evenly. Sprinkle broken pretzel pieces over the chocolate layer as well as peanut butter chips. Let cool in the fridge for 10 minutes.
4. Meanwhile, melt remaining 1 1/2 cups of chocolate chips and another 2 tablespoons of peanut butter. Pour over the bars and spread evenly. Break a couple of pretzels in half and place on top. Return to fridge and let cool for at least 1-2 hours. Cut into equal squares and serve.