Desserts

No Bake Sweet & Salty Peanut Butter Pretzel Bars

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These are the perfect combination of sweet and salty. They are no bake (aka EASY to make), and they have a creamy and crunchy texture, the perfect juxtaposition.

32
Nonstick cooking spray
2 c creamy peanut butter, divided
3/4 c (1 1/2 sticks) butter, softened
2 c powdered sugar, divided
4 c (roughly ½-inch pieces), broken small pretzel twists, divided
2 c (12-oz. pkg.) Semi-Sweet Chocolate Morsels, divided
LINE 13 x 9-inch baking pan with foil leaving an overhang on two sides. Lightly spray foil with nonstick cooking spray. 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. 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. Refrigerate for at least 3 hours or until firm. Lift from pan; peel off foil. Cut into 32 pieces. Store in covered container in refrigerator. Makes 32 bite-sized pieces
Nutritions

Calories
330

Sodium
149mg
6% DV

Fat
23g
35% DV

Protein
8g
16% DV

Carbs
22g
7% DV

Fiber
2g
8% DV