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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!

Peanut Butter Chocolate Pretzel Bites Recipe l

Sweet & Salty Peanut Butter Chocolate Pretzel Bites

Yield: 30 pretzel bites
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 3 hours
Total Time: 3 hours 15 minutes


  • 1 Cup creamy peanut butter, divided
  • 1/3 Cup butter, softened
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3/4 Cup confectioner's sugar
  • 1/4 Cup brown sugar
  • 2 Cups crushed small pretzel twists, divided
  • 1 Cup chocolate chips


  1. Line an 8x8 or 9x9 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 3/4 Cup 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 1 1/2 Cups 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 1/4 cup peanut butter. Stir until smooth. Pour over the top and smooth with a spatula. Sprinkle with remaining 1/2 cup of crushed pretzels. Press down lightly.
  5. Refrigerate for at 3 hours before cutting into bars and serving.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 30 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 126Total Fat: 8gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 5mgSodium: 99mgCarbohydrates: 13gFiber: 1gSugar: 8gProtein: 2g

Nutrition information shown is an estimate provided by an online calculator and may not always be accurate. It should not be considered a substitute for a medical professional’s advice.

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heather hudson

Wednesday 28th of January 2015

just made easy!! The hard part is waiting while the set for the next three hours!!

Tanya Schroeder

Thursday 30th of October 2014

Forget any Halloween candy I'll be seeing tomorrow, THIS is what I want! I love this Jessica!

Jenni Minarik

Saturday 25th of January 2014

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!

Jessica@A Kitchen Addiction

Monday 27th of January 2014

Sorry for the delayed response, somehow your comment ended up in my spam folder. Thanks for catching that mistake! It should be 2 cups total with 1 1/2 cups stirred in and 1/2 cup for the topping.


Monday 30th of December 2013

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

Laura @ Laura's Culinary Adventures

Thursday 19th of December 2013

Sweet and salty desserts are sooo great!

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