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Chocolate Peanut Butter Ritz Bars

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Chocolate peanut butter ritz bars are decadent no bake treats that are quick to throw together and are beyond delicious.

chocolate peanut butter ritz pretzel bars

Maybe I should just name this blog, “the chocolate and peanut butter blog”.  I think this is my third recipe that involves chocolate and peanut butter together and I just launched this blog six weeks ago.

The truth is, chocolate and peanut butter are just about the best treat ever and we all know it.


chocolate peanut butter ritz pretzel bars

So, you can imagine my delight when I discovered yet another way to combine my favorite ingredients for a masterful creation.

Ritz crackers and pretzels?  Who would have thought of this combination.  I knew it would be a winner with the salty sweet combo, so I jumped in to test it out.

Using crunchy peanut butter for the base of the cookie is very important as it holds the bar together very well.  The creamy peanut butter is only used to mix with the chocolate chips when you’re creating the topping.

chocolate peanut butter ritz pretzel bars

Tips for these chocolate peanut butter bars:

  1. Use either plastic wrap gloves or hold a piece of plastic in both hands to push the peanut butter mixture into the pan.  Otherwise, it can turn into a sticky mess pretty quick.
  2. For speed, I used my mini cuisinart food processor for crushing the ritz crackers and it worked really well.
  3. You definitely need to use crunchy peanut butter for the base of the bar.  It adds a nutty texture to the base that is just perfect for this bar.  You will use your creamy peanut butter to mix with chocolate for the topping.

This is a keeper.  The best part is, this is super easy to throw together and there is no cooking involved.  I love refrigerator bars in general, but this one has to be at the top of my list.  So delicious. 🙂

If you enjoyed this recipe, you will most likely enjoy these chocolate and peanut butter recipes as well:

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chunk Cookies

No Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie

Peanut Butter Blossoms

Enjoy!

chocolate peanut butter ritz pretzel bars
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Chocolate Peanut Butter Ritz Pretzel Bars

Chocolate peanut butter ritz bars are decadent no bake treats that are quick to throw together and are beyond delicious.
Course Dessert
Prep Time 25 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 30
Calories 192 kcal
Author Five Silver Spoons

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup butter (1 1/2 sticks), melted
  • 1 cup pretzels, crushed finely
  • 1 cup Ritz crackers, crushed finely
  • 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 cup crunchy peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1 1/2 cups milk chocolate chips

Instructions

  1. Line 13x9 baking dish with aluminum foil
  2. In medium bowl, combine melted butter, crushed Ritz crackers, crushed pretzels, powdered sugar and crunchy peanut butter.
  3. Press mixture into foil on the bottom of the dish.

  4. In small bowl, melt milk chocolate and 1/4 cup creamy peanut butter in microwave in 30 second intervals until melted, stirring after each 30 second interval.
  5. Pour over peanut butter cracker mix and spread evenly.
  6. Refrigerate for 1 hour or until chocolate has set before cutting it into squares.
Nutrition Facts
Chocolate Peanut Butter Ritz Pretzel Bars
Amount Per Serving
Calories 192 Calories from Fat 108
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 12g 18%
Saturated Fat 5g 25%
Cholesterol 13mg 4%
Sodium 147mg 6%
Potassium 77mg 2%
Total Carbohydrates 17g 6%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 12g
Protein 3g 6%
Vitamin A 3.2%
Vitamin C 0.1%
Calcium 2%
Iron 3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

 

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