Peanut Butter, Chocolate Chip And Pretzel Bars

By Julie Van Rosendaal on December 15, 2018


3/4 cup butter, at room temperature
1 cup light brown sugar
1/2 cup sugar
2 large eggs
2 tsp. vanilla
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 tsp. baking soda
½ tsp. salt
1-2 cups chocolate chunks, chips, chopped chocolate or chocolate bars
1 1/2 cups mini pretzel twists, coarsely broken (divided)
1/4 cup peanut butter
1/2 cup chopped chocolate


Preheat the oven to 350°F and butter a 9×13″ pan.

In a large bowl, beat the butter with both sugars until light and fluffy. Beat in the eggs and vanilla. Add the flour, baking soda and salt and stir until almost combined; add the chocolate chips and 1 cup of the pretzel pieces and stir just until blended.

Spread the batter evenly in the pan and bake for 20-25 minutes, until golden. In a small bowl or saucepan, melt the peanut butter and chocolate chips in the microwave or over low heat, stirring until smooth. Sprinkle the bars with the remaining crushed pretzel pieces and drizzle with the peanut butter-chocolate mixture. Let cool until set, then cut into squares or bars. Makes about 2 dozen bars.


Try plain salted chips, instead or pretzels. Chop any kind of chocolate bar to stir into the batter. Turn them out onto a cutting board before adding the topping, then cut into squares and serve straight from the board.

Adapted from Food & Wine and Two Peas and Their Pod, via Brown Eyed Baker

Originally published in December 2011. 

By Julie Van Rosendaal| December 15, 2018

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