Chocolate Peanut Butter Pretzel Bars

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Julie Prior

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@dominicksnana

Definitely an 'over-the-top' dessert that always gets raves from those who indulge in these decandent bars!

And with no baking involved there's no need to turn your kitchen into a sauna to make something scrumptious for that summer bbq or picnic.

Blue Ribbon Recipe

Sweet and salty, these bars are a great no bake dessert! Perfect for summer, serve these at your next picnic. They'll be gobbled up in no time. The Test Kitchen


Rating:

★★★★★ 3 votes

Comments:
Serves:
Makes 12 to 16 bars
Prep:
30 Min
Cook:
1 Hr
Method:
No-Cook or Other

Ingredients

  • 1 c
    dark brown sugar, firmly packed
  • 1 c
    light corn syrup
  • 2 c
    mini marshmallows
  • 3/4 c
    creamy natural unsweetened peanut butter, well stirred
  • 1 tsp
    pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp
    kosher salt
  • 4 c
    thin pretzel sticks, roughly chopped
  • 4 c
    unsweetened puffed wheat cereal
  • 2 oz
    bittersweet chocolated, melted
  • 1/2 tsp
    smoked salt (or additional kosher salt)

How to Make Chocolate Peanut Butter Pretzel Bars

Step-by-Step

  1. Lightly grease a 9x13 baking dish and set aside.
  2. In a large saucepan set over med-high heat, combine the sugar with the corn syrup, then bring the mixture to a boil. Turn off the hear, stir in the marshmallows until about half of them are melted, then stir in the peanut butter until well combined. Add the vanilla and salt. Mix in the pretzels and puffed wheat until well combined.
  3. Transfer the mixture to the prepared baking dish and, using lightly greased hands, pat it firmly into the dish. Drizzle with melted chocolate and sprinkle with smoked salt (or the additional kosher salt). Refrigerate for 1 hour or until firm. Once firm, slice into small bars with a hot, wet knife, then serve and enjoy.

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About Chocolate Peanut Butter Pretzel Bars

Course/Dish: Other Desserts
Main Ingredient: Rice/Grains
Regional Style: American




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