Sweet and Salty No Bake Peanut Butter Bars

Servings: 12


  • 6 tablespoons Butter, unsalted, melted
  • 1/2 teaspoon Pure vanilla extract
  • 4 ounces Pretzel sticks, crushed (about 1 cup of crumbs)
  • 2/3 cup Creamy peanut butter
  • 1 cup Confectioners sugar, sifted
  • 3/4 cup Ghirardelli 60% Cacao Bittersweet Chocolate Baking Chips
  • 3 tablespoons Creamy peanut butter


  • Line an 8x8 inch pan with aluminum foil or parchment paper and set aside.
  • In a large bowl, stir together butter and vanilla extract. With an electric mixer on low speed, add in the pretzel crumbs, 2/3 cup peanut butter, and confectioners sugar. Mix until thoroughly combined.
  • Press mixture into prepared pan to form an even crust layer.
  • In a medium microwave-safe bowl, combine Ghirardelli 60% Cacao Bittersweet Chocolate Baking Chips and peanut butter. Microwave on medium power (50 percent) for 1 minute. Remove and stir. If chocolate is not melted, return to microwave and repeat heating step, stirring every 30 seconds to avoid scorching. Stir until smooth.
  • Using an offset spatula, spread chocolate mixture over the prepared crust layer.
  • Refrigerate bars for at least one hour before cutting into squares or sticks.

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