No Bake Sweet & Salty Peanut Butter Bars

Budget Menu & Dirt Cheap Recipes Potluck No Bake Sweet & Salty Peanut Butter Bars

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      No-Bake Sweet & Salty Peanut Butter Pretzel Bars- this is the perfect no bake snack for parties, gatherings and summertime.

      2 cups creamy peanut butter, divided
      3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) butter, softened or room temp
      2 cups powdered sugar, divided
      4 cups (roughly ½-inch pieces), broken small pretzel twists, divided
      2 cups (12-oz. pkg.) nestlÉ® toll house® semi-sweet chocolate morsels, divided

      line 13 x 9-inch baking pan with foil or parchment paper, make sure to leave it overhanging on two sides. Lightly spray foil with nonstick cooking spray, spray isn’t needed for the parchment paper.

      In a Mixing bowl beat 1 1/4 cups peanut butter and all of the butter until smooth and creamy.Add 1 cup powdered sugar until smooth, then add remaining powdered sugar until smooth, stir in 3 cups pretzel pieces and 1/2 cup morsels. Press evenly into prepared baking pan. Smooth top with spatula.

      MICROWAVE remaining 1 1/2 cups morsels and 3/4 cup peanut butter in medium, uncovered, microwave-safe bowl on medium-high (70%) power for 45 seconds; STIR. Repeat until smooth, but do not melt it too quickly!

      Spread chocolate layer evenly over powdered sugar mixture. Sprinkle with the remaining pretzel pieces, pressing down lightly. Refrigerate for at least 3 hours or until firm.

      Lift from pan using the overhanging pieces; peel off foil/parchment paper. Cut into 60 pieces. Store in covered container in refrigerator.

      photo credit Nestle

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Budget Menu & Dirt Cheap Recipes Potluck No Bake Sweet & Salty Peanut Butter Bars