These No Bake Peanut Butter Pretzel Bars are an easy treat that combines salty and sweet into one yummy bar!
When I was a kid, my brothers and I often made a peanut butter bar with a chocolate topping. We used graham cracker crumbs in the peanut butter layer, but I decided to try mixing things up and use pretzel crumbs instead.
One of the gifts I received at our wedding was a food processor. I decided to try using it to crush the pretzels and make the dough for this recipe. It made it so much easier! If you don’t have a food processor, you can always put the pretzels in a gallon bag and crush them using a rolling pin or meat tenderizer.
- 1 1/2 cups of pretzels plus extra for topping
- 1/2 cup butter melted
- 2 cups powdered sugar
- 1 1/4 cup peanut butter
- 2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
- 2 tablespoons butter
Lightly spray an 8x8 inch pan with cooking spray. Set aside.
In a food processor, grind the pretzels into fine crumbs. Pour into a bowl and set aside.
Pour melted butter, sugar and peanut butter into the food processor and process until smooth. Add in the pretzel crumbs and process again until everything combines into a dough.
Press the dough into the prepared pan and set aside.
Melt the chocolate chips and 2 tablespoons of butter in the microwave by setting for 30 seconds, stirring, and repeating until melted.
Spread the chocolate over the peanut butter layer. Immediately add the whole pretzels you reserved as a topping. If you bought the rods or small sticks, you can crush them before sprinkling on top.
Refrigerate for at least an hour or until ready to eat. Cut into bars and serve.