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Chocolate Peanut Butter Pretzel Bars

Chocolate Peanut Butter Pretzel Bars

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword chocolate-peanut-butter-pretzel-bars, easy-bar-recipes, no-bake-desserts
Prep Time 15 minutes
Chilling time 4 hours
Servings 24 bars
Author Melissa Sperka


  • 2 cup creamy peanut butter divided
  • 2 cup powdered sugar divided
  • 3/4 cup butter softened
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 3 1/2 cup roughly chopped pretzels divided
  • 1 12 oz package semi sweet chocolate chips, divided
  • 1/2 cup roughly chopped dry roasted peanuts


  • In a large mixing bowl, beat together 1 1/4 cup peanut butter, 1 cup powder sugar, 1 1/2 sticks softened butter and vanilla until smooth.
  • By hand mix in 3 cup chopped pretzels, 1 cup powdered sugar and 1/2 cup chocolate chips. Stir until fully moistened.
  • Line a 9 x 9-inch pan with aluminum foil and spray lightly with cooking spray.
  • Press the mixture evenly into the pan.
  • In a microwave safe bowl, melt the remaining chocolate chips and 3/4 cup peanut butter. Stir until completely smooth. Pour over the pretzel bars and spread evenly.
  • Sprinkle the top with the remaining 1/2 cup broken pretzels and chopped peanuts.
  • Refrigerate for at least 4 hours to set.
  • Cut into squares and serve. Store chilled.