Monday, August 27, 2012

Prepare Today Homemade- Chocolate Peanut Butter Pretzel Bars

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I am all about quick and easy recipes, and this one is both. I found it on Pinterest from  I originally wrote down this recipe as a possible school lunch item, but we all wanted dessert tonight and it hit the spot.  If you love pretzels, peanut butter, and chocolate, this is for you!!  Plus I always have pretzels and peanut butter in my storage to make this an inexpensive treat too! (and who am I kidding, I always have chocolate in my storage too :)

 The bottom layer of these bars is a combination of crushed up pretzels, butter, peanut butter and powdered sugar.  I forgot to take a picture of it before I added the melted chocolate.

 In this picture you can see the bottom layer a little better.

 I used my immersion blender with chopper attachment to make the pretzel crumbs.  Yes, those are beans in the picture, it was from another recipe.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Pretzel Bars
6 T butter melted
3/4 C peanut butter
1 1/2 C pretzel crumbs
1/2 C powdered sugar
3/4 C chocolate chips
2 T peanut butter

Spray the bottom of an 8x8 pan with cooking spray.  Stir the butter (melted), pretzel crumbs, peanut butter, and powdered sugar until combined.  Spread into the pan and press down gently.  Refrigerate 10 minutes. 

After cooling in the fridge, combine the chocolate chips and peanut butter and melt in the microwave.  Stir frequently so the chocolate doesn't burn.  Spread over the pretzel mixture and refrigerate about 1 hour.  Cut into bars.

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