Peanut Butter Chocolate Pretzel Bars

I saw the picture and it was over from there.  The combination of salty and sweet is one of my favorite combinations.  Peanut Butter?  Chocolate?  Yes please!  Sign me up!  These are a yummy treat, but make sure you have people to share these with because they make a lot and you don’t want to eat them by yourself!

Oil of choice in Misto

2 cups natural creamy peanut butter, divided
3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
2 cups powdered sugar, divided
4 cups pretzel twists, divided
2 cups (12 oz) semi-sweet chocolate morsels, divided


Line a 13 x 9-inch baking pan with parchment leaving an overhang on the sides. Lightly spray parchment with Misto oil

Beat 1 1/4 cups peanut butter and butter in large mixing bowl until creamy.

Gradually beat in 1 cup powdered sugar.

Stir in remaining 1 cup powdered sugar, 3 cups pretzel that have been broken into small piece (the smaller the better) 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 in a microwave-safe bowl on high for 1 minute; stir. If necessary, microwave at additional 10- to 15-second intervals, stirring just until morsels are melted.

Spread chocolate layer evenly over powdered sugar mixture.

Sprinkle with the remaining pretzels that have been broken into pieces, pressing down lightly. Refrigerate for at least 3 hours or until firm. Lift from pan; peel off parchment.

Store in covered container in refrigerator.


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