Jefferson County Recipe of the Day: Chocolate Peanut Butter Pretzel Bars

This recipe will make a great addition to your Memorial Day get-together!

Chocolate Peanut Butter Pretzel Bars

Ingredients

3 cups miniature pretzels, coarsely chopped
10 tablespoons butter, divided
1 – 10-1/2 oz. package miniature marshmallows
3 cups Rice Krispies
1/2 cup light corn syrup, divided
3/4 cup peanut butter chips
1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
1/4 cup dry roasted peanuts, chopped

Directions

~Reserve 1/3 cup chopped pretzels.

~In a large microwave-safe bowl, microwave six tablespoons butter on high for 45 to 60 seconds or until melted. Stir in marshmallows; cook 1 to 1-1/2 minutes or until marshmallows are melted, stirring every 30 seconds. Stir in Rice Krispies and remaining chopped pretzels. Immediately press into a greased 13×9-in. baking pan.

~In another microwave-safe bowl, combine two tablespoons butter and 1/4 cup corn syrup. Microwave, uncovered, on high for 45 to 60 seconds (or until butter is melted), stirring once. Add peanut butter chips; cook 30 to 40 seconds or until chips are melted, stirring once. Spread over cereal layer.

~In a microwave-safe bowl, combine the remaining corn syrup and remaining butter. Cook on high for 45 to 60 seconds (or until butter is melted), stirring once. Add chocolate chips; cook 30 to 40 seconds longer (or until chips are melted), stirring once. Spread over top. Sprinkle with peanuts and reserved pretzels; press down gently.

~Cover and refrigerate 30 minutes or until set. Cut into bars. Store in airtight containers.

~Makes three dozen.


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