No-Bake Chocolate-Pretzel-Peanut Butter Squares

Recipe courtesy of Trisha Yearwood
Show: Trisha's Southern Kitchen | Episode: Kelly Clarkson in the Kitchen
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1 hr 17 min
16 min
10 to 12 servings


  • 1 1/2 sticks (12 tablespoons) butter, melted
  • 2 cups pretzel rods, crushed into crumbs 
  • 1 1/2 cups confectioners' sugar 
  • 1 cup plus 1/4 cup smooth peanut butter 
  • 1 1/2 cups milk chocolate chips 
No-Bake Chocolate-Pretzel-Peanut Butter Squares


In a medium bowl, add the melted butter, pretzel crumbs, confectioners' sugar and 1 cup of the peanut butter and stir together until well combined. Press the mixture evenly into the bottom of an ungreased 9-by-13-by-2-inch baking dish. Combine the chocolate chips and the remaining 1/4 cup peanut butter in a microwave-safe bowl. Microwave in 30-second intervals, stirring in between, until the chocolate and peanut butter are melted and smooth; two intervals should be enough. Mix to blend, then spread over the peanut butter-pretzel layer. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour before cutting into squares.