Wednesday, August 26, 2020

No Bake PB Pretzel Bars

I saved this recipe back in July and couldn't wait to make it.  

How could you go wrong with a recipe that calls for peanut butter, pretzels and chocolate?!?!

And bonus: one of my favorite bloggers - Andrea @ Momfessionals shared it so I knew it had to be a good one.  Here's the original recipe

My kids were eager to help with this recipe.  It was very kid friendly and came together so quickly.  I made the recipe as Andrea suggested.  I just cut the recipe in half to make a 9x9 pan instead of a full 9x13 pan.  It worked great for our family.

NO Bake PB Pretzel Bar Ingredients //

Half a bag of pretzels - any kind will do because you're smashing them.

1 c peanut butter

1 c melted butter

1 1/2 c powdered sugar

2 t Crisco

1 cup chocolate chips

Directions //

Put pretzels in a ziploc bag and smash them.  Save a few pretzels for topping on the bars.  My kids loved doing this with a rolling pin.  You could easily do this in a food processor, too, if you want a more consistent crushing. 

Melt the butter, stir in peanut butter and powdered sugar.  Stir until smooth and then add in pretzels.  Press mixture into a greased 9x9 pan.

Melt the chocolate chips and Crisco together.  I did this in 30 second increments and stirred each time until everything was melted.  Pour over the peanut butter pretzel mixture.  Top with a few pretzels or any fun toppings - m&ms, Reese's cups, candy bars, sprinkles, etc.

Refrigerate until chocolate hardens.  Cut into squares and serve.

My kids LOVED these.  They were so proud to make the recipe and we ate the whole pan really fast.  We would highly recommend these bars.


Everyone took turns crushing, stirring and taste testing.

 Would your friends or family enjoy this recipe??

Let me know if you give this recipe a try!


  1. YUM! I think this type of recipe is my love language!! Thanks so much for sharing!

  2. Soooooo good! The sweet/salty combination is always a winner :-)


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