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No-Bake Sweet & Salty Peanut Butter Pretzel Bars

No-Bake Sweet & Salty Peanut Butter Pretzel BarsCraving both sweet and salty? You'll find an easy cure to those cravings with these yummy no-bake bars featuring chocolate chips, pretzel pieces and peanut butter.

Recipe Ingredients:

Nonstick cooking spray
2 cups creamy peanut butter - divided use
3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) butter, softened
2 cups powdered sugar - divided use
4 cups (roughly 1/2-inch pieces), broken small pretzel twists - divided use
2 cups (12 ounce package) NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Semi-Sweet Chocolate Morsels - divided use

Cooking Directions:

  1. Line 13x9x2-inch baking pan with foil leaving an overhang on two sides. Lightly spray foil with nonstick cooking spray.
  2. Beat 1 1/4 cups peanut butter and butter in large mixer bowl until creamy. Gradually beat in 1 cup powdered sugar. Stir in remaining 1 cup powdered sugar, 3 cups pretzel pieces and 1/2 cup morsels. Press evenly into prepared baking pan. Smooth top with spatula.
  3. 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. 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 pretzel pieces, pressing down lightly.
  4. Refrigerate for at least 3 hours or until firm. Lift from pan; peel off foil. Cut into 60 pieces. Store in covered container in refrigerator.

Makes 30 bars.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/30 of recipe): Calories: Calories: 250 Calories from Fat: 150 Total Fat: 16 g Saturated Fat: 7 g Cholesterol: 10 mg Sodium: 270 mg Carbohydrates: 25 g Dietary Fiber: 2 g Sugars: 16 g Protein: 6 g

Recipe and photograph are the property of Nestlé® and Meals.com, used with permission.