Make This Easy, Salty-Sweet Peanut Butter Treat
In honor of a deliciously creamy holiday – National Peanut Butter Day, on January 24 – we’ve put together a tasty, peanut butter-packed recipe. These chocolate peanut butter pretzel bars are perfect no-bake treats that combine salty and sweet into one delicious square.
What you need:
- 9 x 5-inch loaf pan
- Nonstick cooking spray
- 2 c. creamy peanut butter
- ¾ c. (1½ sticks) unsalted butter, softened
- 2 c. powdered sugar
- 3 c. small pretzel twists, roughly chopped into ½-inch pieces
- 2 c. semi-sweet chocolate chips
Line your baking pan with tinfoil. Lightly spray foil with nonstick cooking spray and set aside.
Beat 1¼ cups peanut butter and 1¼ cups butter in a mixing bowl until creamy. Gradually stir in 2 cups powdered sugar.
Add in 2½ cups pretzel pieces and ½ cup chocolate chips. Once mixed, press the mixture evenly into your prepared baking pan.
Microwave remaining 1½ cups chocolate chips and ¾ cup peanut butter in a microwave-safe bowl on medium-high for 45 seconds. Stir. If necessary, microwave again for additional 10-15 second intervals until chocolate chips have completely melted.
Spread melted chocolate evenly over peanut butter-sugar mixture. Sprinkle with remaining pretzel pieces. Refrigerate for at least 3 hours until firm. Cut into pieces before serving.