Tuesday, July 8, 2014

No Bake Chocolate Pretzel Peanut Butter Squares

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. 


  1. I'm definitely going to have to try these! :0)

  2. Oh that looks so good! Have to try them for sure! Thanks!

  3. Nothing that is yummy is good for the waistline it seems. A must try this recipe for sure. I like watching Trisha's show..must have missed this one. TFS Janice

  4. Oh my these sound wonderful!!! thanks for sharing..

  5. Thanks so much for sharing this recipe! It looks yummy!

  6. Yummmmm peanut butter, chocolate and pretzels ~ you got my attention!!!
    TFS ~ I'm going to have to make this one!
    Prim Blessings

  7. Just found your blog; this recipe sounds terrific. I am looking forward to reading your past posts.