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No Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Pretzel Bars

Servings 16 squares


  • 1 cup natural peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup powdered peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup pretzels smashed


  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips
  • 1 tsp avocado oil
  • more pretzels for the top
  • salt


  • In a small bowl, combine peanut butter, powdered peanut butter, maple syrup and vanilla. Mix well.
  • Add crushed pretzels. Mix well again.
  • Line an 8x8 pan with parchment or foil. Press peanut butter mixture evenly into the bottom on the pan.
  • Put chocolate chips + oil in a microwave safe bowl. Microwave for 30 seconds. Stir. Repeat until melted.
  • Pour chocolate evenly over the peanut butter mixture. Spread evenly.
  • Top with pretzels and a little salt, if you want.


Other Thoughts
  • If you are adamantly against ordering peanut butter powder, I think that oat flour might work instead. I haven't tried it - but seems reasonable. No oat flour?! Throw some oats in the blender - and tada! You've got oat flour.
  • If you let these bars sit on the counter for 30 minutes or so, the chocolate will harden on its own. But if you want to speed the process, put them in the refrigerator or freezer for a little.
  • These might be pretty cute with crushed pretzels on top too....
Athletes: A snack that has dessert status?! Alright! Add these in after meals to get that 'something sweet' or have one with a snack. Eating the things we love throughout training can help keep us mentally sane and happy!
Healthy Eating: These were partially inspired by my Vegan Buckeyes around here. Except - it can be a real pain to dip those peanut butter balls in chocolate so here's the answer. Delicious option! Use the 16 pretzel strategy to keep these portion controlled for snacking or desserts.
Kids: Mine had more fun helping and eating the props <aka pretzels and chocolate> than eating the actual final product. But, more for meeeeee....