Dark-Chocolate Peanut Butter Pretzel Squares


Make a simple sweet-and-salty confection by mixing together a delicious blend of chocolate, peanut butter, puffed rice, and pretzels.


  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter

  • 6 cups mini marshmallows

  • 12 ounces crunchy peanut butter

  • 6 cups puffed rice cereal

  • 2 cups mini pretzels or pretzel sticks, broken into pieces

  • 8 ounces dark chocolate, chopped (or chocolate chips)


  1. Line a 9-by-13-inch baking dish with parchment and coat with nonstick cooking spray.

  2. Melt butter in a large pot over medium-high heat. Add marshmallows and peanut butter to pot and cook, stirring occasionally, until mixture is melted and beginning to bubble, about 3 minutes.

  3. Remove pot from heat. Stir in remaining ingredients until well combined. Transfer to prepared baking dish and smooth top using a spatula. Cool to room temperature.

  4. Use parchment to lift bars from baking dish. Transfer to cutting board and cut into squares to serve.

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