How to Make It
Heat oven to 350°F. Line an 8-inch square baking pan with 2 crisscrossed pieces of parchment, leaving an overhang on all sides.
In a large bowl, mash the bananas with a fork.
In a saucepan set over medium heat, combine the peanut butter, honey, and dates. Cook until the peanut butter melts, 2-3 minutes, stirring frequently. Pour over the bananas and mix to combine.
Stir in the oats, rice cereal, salt, and pretzels until combined. Pour mixture into prepared pan. Press 16 whole pretzels into the top of the bars, spacing them evenly so there is one per bar.
Bake until firm and lightly brown around the edges, 15 to 20 minutes. Cool completely, then slice into 16 squares.