Peanut Butter and Chocolate Pretzel Bites Recipe
Easy no-bake chocolate peanut butter pretzel bars made with only 5 simple ingredients!
I've been on a real chocolate and peanut butter kick lately, with three back-to-back Chocolate PB recipes coming your way! Be excited ????.
I like chocolate and peanut butter in all sorts of ways. From the super indulgent recipes like Tagalong Pound Cake, No Bake Peanut Butter Cup Bars, and Peanut Butter Brownie Trifles to healthier recipes like this Super Skinny PB Cup Smoothie or my favorite Peanut Butter Granola.
Or in any of these 75+ Ways to Eat a Reese's. Obviously.
Today's recipe combines three of my great loves: PB + chocolate, pretzels, and no bake.
Side note: the way to my heart is to make something EASY. And these no-bake bars have do that in spades!
We're basically mashing these Peanut Butter Cup No Bake Bars (have you made them yet??) with two cups of pretzel crumbs.
Speaking of mashing…
You could put your pretzels in a food processor for a rough chop if you want when you're making this recipe. But I just dumped mine in a gallon-sized zipper bag and beat them with a rolling pin. It worked out just fine (and one less thing I have to clean).
You can see in the photo above that you don't need to aim for super fine crumbs. The PB mixture will hold the pretzels together perfectly even if there are some bigger chunks. In fact, you may find that you like having big chunks of pretzel bites in there!
You only need 5 simple ingredients for this recipe, and you probably have them all on hand already!
- creamy peanut butter
- pretzels (2 cups of CRUSHED pretzels)
- chocolate chips
- powdered sugar
See? Easy peasy.
I added some honey roasted peanuts to the top of mine for some additional crunch (and I like the look of it), but that's totally up to you.
I also think M&MS would be pretty on point if you're considering additional toppings ????????.
- 1 1/2 sticks (12 tablespoons) butter, melted
- 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
- 1 cup plus 1/4 cup smooth peanut butter, divided
- 2 cups crushed pretzels
- 1 1/2 cups chocolate chips
Mix together the butter, powdered sugar, 1 cup peanut butter, and crushed pretzels.
Line a 9x13 baking dish with parchment paper and press the mixture into the dish.
Melt together the remaining 1/4 cup peanut butter with the chocolate chips and spread over the peanut butter-pretzel mixture.
Refrigerate for at least an hour before cutting.