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Peanut Butter Pretzel Bars

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Do you work in an office where holiday treats magically appear on the corner of your desk? Me too. Good news, bad news, huh? A girl can only allow herself so many sweets in a day, although I’ll admit that number gets bumped up some during the Christmas season. I’ve decided the gyms must have stealth agents they send into all area offices throughout the holidays. They’re actually the ones who deliver treats to the unsuspecting. Then they start advertising gym memberships for January. Yup. Now you know the truth.

Even knowing the truth still makes me want some of these babies. Peanut butter and chocolate. Sweet and salty. Put those favored tastes together and what do you have? Something yummy that will be perfect for Christmas party dessert tables or anyone you want to make happy! This recipe has another positive going for it—it’s a no-bake. Pop it in the microwave and you’ll be done in no time. Bars are quicker to make than cut-out cookies anyway so I’d call this recipe a time-saver. Hey, if you can’t save calories during the holiday, you might as well save time!


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Peanut Butter Pretzel Bars
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  1. 1 cup of melted butter
  2. 2 cups of crushed graham crackers
  3. 2 cups of confectioner’s sugar
  4. 1 cup of peanut butter
  1. 1 1/2 cups of semi-sweet chocolate chips
  2. 2 tablespoons of peanut butter
  3. 1/2 cup of crushed pretzels
  1. Grease a 9 x 13 baking pan with butter or vegetable shortening.
  2. Mix together butter, graham crackers, sugar and peanut butter.
  3. Press mixture into the bottom of baking pan.
  4. In a microwave safe bowl, melt chocolate chips and peanut butter on 50% power for 3 to 4
  5. minutes, stirring every 30 seconds until melted.
  6. Mix in pretzels with melted chocolate.
  7. Pour chocolate mix over peanut butter bars.
  8. Place bars in the refrigerator for one hour.
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Layne Quintanilla

Layne is a boy mom in love. Surrounded by three adventurous little men and her ever patient husband, she's in pursuit of an empty laundry basket, the perfect cup of coffee, and sleep. She blogs, parents, and manages social media while wearing her tiara. You can join her party at My Best Laid Plans and Coupons with Q.