No-Bake Sweet & Salty Peanut Butter Pretzel Bars

Level: Easy
Prep Time: 15 min
Cook Time: 5 min
Cooling Time: 3 hrs
Yields: 30 servings, 2 pieces each


No time to bake? This sweet and salty recipe features Semi-Sweet Chocolate Morsels, pretzel pieces and peanut butter combined in a fabulous tasting bar. What’s not to love!


  • Nonstick cooking spray
  • 2 cups creamy peanut butter, divided
  • 3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) butter, softened
  • 2 cups powdered sugar, divided
  • 4 cups (roughly ½-inch pieces), broken small pretzel twists, divided
  • 2 cups (12-oz. pkg.) NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® 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 60 pieces. Store in covered container in refrigerator.


by C. Christine , Chantilly, VA on Nov. 2013

Took these to work and they were gone fast! A little tough on the arms to mix that powdered sugar in the peanut butter, but it was worth it! Licking all the bowls was a good prize, too!

Looks better than it is

by J. Jennifer , United States on May. 2013

This looked amazing in the picture, but the peanut butter part of the dish is too soft. With some alterations, this could be amazing, but as is it is mediocre.


by J. Jill , Chicago on Aug. 2011

I made these for a treat at the office. They were a HUGE hit. Everyone asked for the recipe. I used a rolling pin to break up the pretzels.