Chocolate Peanut Butter Pretzel Bars

Julie Prior


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.

★★★★★ 3 votes
Makes 12 to 16 bars
30 Min
1 Hr
No-Cook or Other

Blue Ribbon Recipe

Notes from the Test Kitchen:
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.


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)


1Lightly grease a 9x13 baking dish and set aside.
2In 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.
3Transfer 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.

About Chocolate Peanut Butter Pretzel Bars

Course/Dish: Other Desserts
Main Ingredient: Rice/Grains
Regional Style: American
Hashtags: #peanut, #butter, #pretzels