I had some leftover mini bags of pretzels from Halloween and wanted to use them up before they got stale. I found this quick and easy recipe for no bake peanut butter pretzel bars and whipped them up last night. My son helped me make them and enjoyed pouring the pretzel “sugar” into the mixture.
The bars are packed full of peanut butter flavor! The crunch of the pretzels are perfect and you can’t go wrong with a chocolate topping. They taste almost like a peanut butter cup.
12 Tbsp unsalted butter, melted
2 cups crushed pretzels
1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
1 1/4 cup creamy peanut butter
1 1/2 semi-sweet chocolate chips
Line a 9×13″ pan with foil and spray with cooking spray; set aside. In a bowl, combine the melted butter, 1 cup peanut butter, powdered sugar and crushed pretzels. Mix by hand until combined. Transfer to the prepared pan and press down firmly to form a crust.
In a small microwave-safe bowl, place the chocolate chips and remaining 1/4 cup of peanut butter. Melt on high for 30 second intervals until the mixture is melted and smooth. Pour over the crust and spread evenly across the crust. Place in the refrigerator for at least an hour or until set. Cut into desired sized bars. Store in refrigerator… if they last that long!
Source: Trisha Yearwood, Food Network