Peanut Butter Chocolate Pretzel Bites

Peanut Butter Chocolate Pretzel Bites Recipe l

Yesterday I drove up to my parents to spend some time doing a little Christmas baking and candy making with my mom. Each year we make a bunch of candies and other goodies to give out to friends and family. While we have the yearly favorites, I like trying out a few new recipes each year to switch things up a bit.

Peanut Butter Chocolate Pretzel Bites Recipe l

This year as I was thinking about what we should make, I knew that I wanted to add a salty sweet treat to the mix. Of course, it had to be easy, and I wanted something that could be made ahead of time. I gave these peanut butter chocolate pretzel bites a trial run before going up, and they are a perfect one bite treat to fit that criteria.

Peanut Butter Chocolate Pretzel Bars Recipe l

The richness of the peanut butter base is offset by the sweetness of the chocolate topping and the pretzels add texture and make the bites have that addicting salty sweet combination. No baking is required and they can be made ahead of time and stored in the refrigerator (or your garage if you live in the North!). While this recipe is only for an 8×8 baking dish, it can easily be doubled to make a large batch to feed all of your friends and family!

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Sweet & Salty Peanut Butter Chocolate Pretzel Bars
Serves: 30
  • 1 C creamy peanut butter, divided
  • ⅓ C butter, softened
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • ¾ C confectioner’s sugar
  • ¼ C brown sugar
  • 2 C crushed small pretzel twists, divided
  • 1 C chocolate chips
  1. Line an 8×8 or 9×9 inch baking dish with aluminum foil and spray with non-stick cooking spray.
  2. In the bowl of a stand mixer, or with an electric mixer, beat together ¾ C peanut butter, butter, and vanilla extract until creamy. Add in confectioner’s sugar and brown sugar. Slowly beat sugars into peanut butter until well-combined. Add 1½ cup pretzels and beat to combine.
  3. Press mixture into the bottom of prepared baking dish.
  4. In a small microwave safe bowl, melt together chocolate chips and remaining ¼ cup peanut butter. Stir until smooth. Pour over the top and smooth with a spatula. Sprinkle with remaining ½ cup of crushed pretzels. Press down lightly.
  5. Refrigerate for at 3 hours before cutting into bars and serving.


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  1. Tieghan says:

    This is always, always a winning combo! These bites look and sound awesome!

  2. Kelly says:

    These pretzel bits look awesome Jessica! Love sweet and salty treats especially when peanut butter and chocolate are involved. The no-bake part is fantastic too around this time since it leaves the oven free to make some of those wonderful gingerbread donuts :)

  3. Yum! I love quick and easy…and I think I’d find it difficult to stop with one bite of these. :)

  4. All of my favourite things in one bar… TO DIE FOR!!

  5. Ashley says:

    I love sweet and salty treats! These bites sound delicious with the pretzels and peanut butter (another awesome combination)! Have a great weekend Jessica!

  6. I have been obsessed with pretzels in dessert yesterday. The sweet and salty is so addicting. These seem dangerously easy to make (and consume an entire batch).

  7. salty and sweet personified-and I LOVE IT!

  8. These would SO satisfy my salty-sweet cravings lately! Love these delicious bites, Jessica!

  9. I am super pumped because I already have all of these ingredients. I can make some this weekend to give to Olivia’s teachers on Tuesday!

  10. Ramona says:

    Oh yeah, I am loving all the flavors going on here… I would take a few BIG bites. :)

  11. oh man, these would be super dangerous in my house. i’m a sucker for anything chocolate & PB, and my husband adores pretzels. i better not make these… at least not without an occasion to share them :) yum!

  12. I wish I lived closer to my mom. I love baking with her, especially with the holidays. These bars look fantastic.

  13. Sweet and salty perfection!

  14. RavieNomNoms says:

    I love peanut butter, pretzels and chocolate together! So delicious!

  15. Peanut Butter and Chocolate are always great but add the sweet and salty combo and I’m done for!

  16. Sweet and salty desserts are sooo great!

  17. Mercedes says:

    I love this salty sweet flavor combination and they contrast of textures!

  18. I’m a little confused. The recipe calls for 2 1/2 cups pretzels, but the directions call for 1cup in the base and 1/2 for the topping. Want to try the recipe, though, looks yummy!

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