Candy Salty No Bake Peanut Bars

Candy and Salty No Bake Peanut Bars are made with a layer of crushed pretzel sticks and creamy peanut butter and topped with melted Ghirardelli® 60% Cacao Bittersweet Chocolate Chips. I’ve turn out to be captivated with Ghirardelli®’s chocolate chips over time. Their mini semi-candy chips make it into my mouth with the aid of the handful when i've a chocolate craving extra than I’d care to admit publicly. they have a number of the best white chocolate chips round, in my view, and the new melting wafers? amazing. Their 60% Cacao Bittersweet Chocolate Chips are one among my favorites to apply in scrumptious recipes like those No Bake Peanut Butter Bars.


  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 4 ounces pretzel sticks, crushed (about 1 cup of crumbs)
  • 2/3 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1 cup confectioners’ sugar, sifted
  • 3/4 cup Ghirardelli® 60% Cacao Bittersweet Chocolate Baking Chips
  • 3 tablespoons creamy peanut butter


  1. Line an 8x8 inch pan with aluminum foil or parchment paper and set aside.
  2. In a massive bowl, stir together butter and vanilla extract. With an electric mixer on low pace, add inside the pretzel crumbs, 2/three cup peanut butter, and confectioners’ sugar. mix till very well blended.
  3. Press mixture into prepared pan to shape an even crust layer. relax for 10 minutes.
  4. In a medium microwave-safe bowl, combine Ghirardelli® 60% Cacao Bittersweet Chocolate Baking Chips and peanut butter. Microwave on medium strength (50 percentage) for 1 minute. dispose of and stir. If chocolate isn't always melted, return to microwave and repeat heating step, stirring every 30 seconds to avoid scorching. Stir till clean.
  5. the usage of an offset spatula, unfold chocolate mixture over the organized crust layer.
  6. Refrigerate bars for at the least one hour earlier than slicing into squares or sticks.