A delicious recipe for vegan peanut butter no bake pretzel bars.
Peanut Butter & Pretzel Base
- 1 cup (90g) pretzel crumbs
- 1 cup (90g) confectioner’s sugar
- 1/2 cup (100g) coconut oil, melted
- 3/4 cup (225g) creamy natural peanut butter
- 175g dark chocolate, chopped
- 2 tablespoons creamy natural peanut butter
extra crushed peanuts & sea salt for sprinkling!
Line an 8×8 pan with parchment paper.
In the bowl of a food processor fitted with the S blade, pulse pretzels until you have a mix of pretzel flour and small crumbs. In a medium sized microwave safe bowl, melt coconut oil. Once coconut oil is melted, but not too hot, stir in pretzel crumbs and confectioner’s sugar. Once combined, stir in peanut butter. Pour peanut butter mixture into prepared 8×8 pan, spreading evenly. If you’re having trouble getting the mixture even, wet your fingers slightly and use your hands to even it out. Place pan in fridge to chill while you prepare the chocolate.
In small microwave safe bowl, melt chocolate and peanut butter together in 30 second increments, stirring in between until smooth. Pour chocolate over peanut butter base, spread evenly with a spatula. Sprinkle with crushed peanuts and flakey sea salt. Chill for at least 2 hours to allow peanut butter base to firmly set, the longer you can wait the better!
Store bars in the refrigerator until ready to eat. Cut bars into squares (whatever size you like!) and enjoy! Will keep covered and chilled up to 1 week.
If you don’t care for coconut oil, you can also make these with vegan butter. And if you’re not concerned with keeping the bars vegan friendly, you can use regular unsalted butter.
Keywords: no bake, peanut butter dream bars, peanut butter no bake bars