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The title says it all.  There is nothing not to love about this incredible treat!  Creamy, crunchy, sweet, salty.  There’s something for everyone!  Seriously – what is not to love!

I was watching Food Network (duh) and a Trisha Yearwood episode was on.  I don’t really watch her show, but the TV was on and I was doing something else and I just didn’t change the channel.  Then she started talking about these amazing bars.  Peanut butter, chocolate, pretzels – wow what an awesome combination!!  I thought I’d give it a try and they, of course, were a huge hit!

This is a simple recipe – no baking involved!  It reminds me a lot of Reese’s peanut butter cups – only a little more crunchy and salty because of the added pretzels.  I love them.  They are a perfect treat if you’re looking for something for all of your taste buds to enjoy!

Chocolate Peanut Butter Pretzel Squares

Chocolate Peanut Butter Pretzel Squares

1 1/2 sticks (12 Tbsp.) butter, melted
2 cups pretzel rods, crushed
1 1/2 cups confectioners sugar
1 cup, plus 1/4 cup smooth peanut butter (you can use crunchy if you prefer)
1 1/2 cups milk chocolate chips (I used semi-sweet)

1)  In a medium bowl, combine the melted butter, pretzel crumbs, confectioners sugar, and 1 cup of the peanut butter.  Stir together until well combined.
2)  Press the mixture into the bottom of an ungreased 9 x 13 x 2 inch baking dish.
3)  Combine the chocolate chips and 1/4 cup of peanut butter in a microwave safe bowl (or over a double boiler).  Microwave in 30 second intervals, stirring in between, until the chocolate and peanut butter are melted and smooth.  Mix well.
4)  Pour over the peanut butter-pretzel layer and lightly smooth.
5)  Refrigerate at least 1 hour before cutting into squares.

Recipe courtesy of Trisha Yearwood