Tuesday, July 8, 2014
No Bake Chocolate Pretzel Peanut Butter Squares
I'm always on the hunt for a good recipe. One of my favorite guilty pleasures is watching the Saturday morning cooking shows on the Foodnetwork channel. Trisha Yearwood and I have a lot in common--she's a Southern girl from Georgia and her cooking show is filmed in Nashville.
A keeper recipe for me must be tasty and easy to prepare. Trisha's No-Bake Chocolate-Pretzel-Peanut Butter Squares exceeded my expectations.
1 1/2 sticks (12 tablespoons) butter; melted
2 cups pretzel rods, crushed into crumbs
1 1/2 cups confectioners' sugar
1 cup plus 1/4 cup smooth peanut butter
1 1/2 cups milk chocolate chips
In a medium bowl, add the melted butter, pretzel crumbs, confectioner's sugar and 1 cup of the peanut butter and stir together until well combined. Press the mixture evenly into the bottom of an ungreased 9-by-13-by-2 inch baking dish. Combine the chocolate chips and the remaining 1/4 cup peanut butter in a microwave safe bowl. Microwave in 30-second intervals, stirring in between, until the chocolate and peanut butter are melted and smooth; two intervals should be enough. Mix to blend, then spread over the peanut butter-pretzel layer. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour before cutting into squares.
Yum Yum! I made this recipe for a Fourth of July gathering and it was a hit. It is not easy on the waist line and I will be adding steps to my nightly walk to shed those extra calories but on so good.
One thing Trisha and I do not have in common: singing.