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chocolate peanut butter pretzel bars

(3 ratings)
Blue Ribbon Recipe by
Julie Prior
Mesquite, NV

Definitely, an 'over-the-top' dessert that always gets raves from those who indulge in these decadent 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

Cereal treats are always popular and this recipe combines three things we love - chocolate, peanut butter, and pretzels. Sweet and salty, these no-bake bars are perfect for a summer picnic or an after-school treat. Thanks to the pretzels, the texture of these is crunchier than other cereal treats. You could add more mini marshmallows if you'd like. An easy no-bake dessert that will be gobbled up in no time.

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(3 ratings)
yield serving(s)
prep time 30 Min
cook time 1 Hr
method No-Cook or Other

Ingredients For chocolate peanut butter pretzel bars

  • 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

  • 9x13 pan greased.
    Lightly grease a 9x13 baking dish and set aside.
  • Sugar, corn syrup, marshmallows, vanilla, salt, pretzels, and puffed wheat in a bowl.
    In a large saucepan set over med-high heat, combine the sugar with corn syrup. Then bring the mixture to a boil. Turn off the heat, 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.
  • Mixture pressed into the baking dish and drizzled with chocolate.
    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.
  • Chocolate Peanut Butter Squares on a platter.
    Once firm, slice into small bars with a hot, wet knife. Then serve and enjoy.