Friday, July 27, 2018

{Recipe} Chocolate Peanut Butter Pretzel Ritz Bars-VEGAN!

What a perfect combo of sweet and salty. I veganized these treats for our 80's Inspired Graduation Party and made them again for a friend's birthday a few weeks later.  They are that good. These bars are perfect for summer because they are no-bake and super easy to throw together.
3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) butter, melted (I used Earth Balance buttery sticks)
1 cup pretzels, crushed finely then measured
1 cup Ritz crackers, finely crushed
1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
1 cup crunchy peanut butter
1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
1 1/2 cups chocolate chips (use dairy free if making vegan)
Mini pretzels for decoration (optional)
To make:
  • Line a 9 x 13 baking pan with parchment paper.
  • Crush pretzels and Ritz in food processor (or in a plastic bag with a rolling pin) then measure to make sure you have 1 cup of each.
  • Combine melted butter, crushed pretzels, crushed Ritz, powdered sugar and crunchy peanut butter in a bowl.

  •  Press mixture into the baking dish.

  • In a small bowl melt chocolate chips and creamy peanut butter in the microwave in 30 second intervals, stirring in between intervals until fully melted.

  •  Pour over peanut butter cracker mixture and spread out to smooth the top.

  • Add mini pretzels to the top (optional).
  • Refrigerate for at least one hour before cutting into squares.
  • Store in refrigerator in an airtight container.

 These are similar to my No-Bake Reese's Bars but have a softer texture plus the addition of pretzels and Ritz crackers.
The combination of the crunchy peanut butter and salty pretzels/crackers with the sweetness of the sugar is so amazing. The creamy chocolate peanut butter topping is divine!
I hope you'll try them too. If you do please take a picture of them and tag me!
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Andrea Nine said...

Yum! Now this is a huge WIN! My family would devour these. Happy weekend pretty lady! said...

Sharing on my blog tomorrow! yummy! laura

Tamar SB said...

Oo yummy! Love how the mini pretzels on top make it easy to slice into servings.

Carla from The River said...

Yummy!! I like the mini pretzel on top, fun idea.

Jessica @ Barefoot by the Sea said...

Yes! I was waiting for this recipe! It looks fantastic!!!!!!

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