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Peanut Butter Pretzel Bars with Chocolate {No Bake}

Tracy Byrne

Peanut Butter Pretzel Bars with Chocolate {No Bake} | Pale YellowMy mom asked me to bake her something for her to bring into work.  It was easy for me to oblige because I didn't really have anything else going on and I needed to make a treat to having something to blog about.  With the baking insanity that ensued during May and June, I had a stockpile of recipes and didn't have blogging dilemmas.  Now that the stockpile is used, I'm like, "hmmmmm, what should I make to blog about tomorrow?" Peanut Butter Pretzel Bars with Chocolate {No Bake} | Pale YellowIt doesn't help that I've been super lazy lately; dog days of summer I guess.  July flew by in a flash and we're already half way through August and I'm trying to figure out where my summer has gone.  This has been a busy summer for me, I'm looking forward to some relaxing days to try some of the projects I have jotted down in my notebook.  I have some exciting ideas I want to try out and share with you!

Peanut Butter Pretzel Bars with Chocolate {No Bake} | Pale YellowThis summer I've been repeating flavors: chocolate & peanut butter, peach & strawberry; what can I say?  They are great flavor combinations!  As we move into fall flavors are going to change to spice, apple, and pumpkin.  I always say Fall is my favorite season for eating, but I Summer eating isn't so bad.

Peanut Butter Pretzel Bars with Chocolate {No Bake} | Pale YellowSince I had the time and was inspired by Shutterbean and The Pioneer Woman, they take gorgeous step-by-step photos, I decided to do my own step-by-step photo series.  It is much easier in my parents' house to take photos as I work because their kitchen has light!  And windows!  My kitchen may have counter space and all my tools, but the light is very limited.  I wish I could take pictures like that all the time - it was original dream vision for the blog.  But until I have better natural light, I going to keep consistent with the finished photos.

Peanut Butter Pretzel Bars with Chocolate {No Bake} | Pale YellowMy mom's coworkers appreciated and enjoyed these bars.  She cut them up small and people kept grabbing them as they walked by.  The bars were gone by lunch time, that's a winner in my book.  No bake peanut bars come together easily and are ready after a quick chill in the fridge.  These taste like buckeyes mixed with pretzels.  The peanut butter-pretzel mix is sweet, salty, creamy, and crunchy - a perfect dessert.  A soft and chewy chocolate, peanut butter topping keeps the bottom layer together.  A little crunch on top and you're great.  These no bake bars a fantastic, easy treat to please the masses.

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Peanut Butter Pretzel Bars with Chocolate {No Bake} Adapted from Cookies & Cups Yield - 16 pieces

1 cup + 1/4 cup creamy peanut butter 6 tablespoons unsalted butter, room temperature 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar 1 1/2 cups + 1/2 cup broken pretzel pieces 1 cup chocolate chipsPeanut Butter Pretzel Bars with Chocolate {No Bake} | Pale Yellow

  1. Line a 8 x 8 inch pan with foil and spray liberally cooking spray.  Any pan will do, it’s not going in the oven.Peanut Butter Pretzel Bars with Chocolate {No Bake} | Pale Yellow
  2. Add 1 cup of peanut butter and butter in a large bowl and beat until well combined and creamy.Peanut Butter Pretzel Bars with Chocolate {No Bake} | Pale Yellow
  3. Beat in the powdered sugar 1/2 cup at a time on low speed until everything is combined.Peanut Butter Pretzel Bars with Chocolate {No Bake} | Pale Yellow
  4. Toss in 1 1/2 cups of broken pretzels and mix on low to combine.Peanut Butter Pretzel Bars with Chocolate {No Bake} | Pale Yellow
  5. Press the peanut butter and pretzel mixture in the bottom of your pan.Peanut Butter Pretzel Bars with Chocolate {No Bake} | Pale Yellow
  6. Set up a double boiler to melt the chocolate chips.Peanut Butter Pretzel Bars with Chocolate {No Bake} | Pale Yellow
  7. Stir in the remaining 1/4 cup of peanut butter.Peanut Butter Pretzel Bars with Chocolate {No Bake} | Pale Yellow
  8. Pour the melted chocolate on the peanut butter and pretzel bottom.Peanut Butter Pretzel Bars with Chocolate {No Bake} | Pale Yellow
  9. Spread evenly.Peanut Butter Pretzel Bars with Chocolate {No Bake} | Pale Yellow
  10. Sprinkle with the remaining 1/2 cup of pretzels and allow to cool in the fridge for 2-3 hours.  Cut into pieces and enjoy.Peanut Butter Pretzel Bars with Chocolate {No Bake} | Pale Yellow