No-Bake Peanut Butter Chocolate Pretzel Bars

Jonathan, The Candid Appetite

These No-Bake Peanut Butter Chocolate Pretzel Bars are perfect for when you want something sweet on hand but don’t feel like turning on your oven. Butter crackers act as the base to hold all of the peanut butter, caramel, peanuts and chocolate together to create one of the best no-bake bars possible.
20 min Prep Time
  • Prep Time: 20 min
  • Servings: 32 bars

Servings: 32 bars


  • 8 ounces rectangular butter crackers (like Club crackers)
  • 3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) butter
  • 3/4 cup honey
  • 1 cup light brown sugar, lightly packed
  • 1/3 cup heavy whipped cream
  • 2 cups finely crushed graham cracker crumbs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups mini chocolate peanut butter cups, roughly chopped
  • 2 cups dry-roasted peanuts
  • 1 1/2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1/3 cup butterscotch pieces, chopped
  • 1/3 cup smooth peanut butter
  • 3 cups small pretzel twists


Step 1

Line 9x13-inch baking pan with foil, extending over edges of pan. Grease lightly with butter. Arrange half crackers in single layer on bottom of pan, set aside.

Step 2

In medium saucepan, combine butter, honey, brown sugar and cream. Bring to boil, stirring constantly, and cook until sugar has dissolved, about 3 minutes. Stir in graham cracker crumbs, reduce heat to low, and continue to cook mixture 5 minutes more, stirring constantly. Remove from heat, stir in vanilla and salt.

Step 3

Pour half caramel mixture over crackers. Using spatula, spread mixture to cover crackers completely. Sprinkle with chocolate peanut butter cups and peanuts. Pour remaining caramel over top and spread once more. Arrange remaining crackers on top in single layer, pressing down to lightly.

Step 4

Set medium glass bowl over small saucepan with simmering water, making sure water doesn’t touch bottom of bowl. Add chocolate chips, butterscotch and peanut butter to bowl; stir until melted and smooth. Pour mixture over crackers and spread evenly. Arrange pretzels on top in rows. Refrigerate bars at least 2 hours or overnight. Remove bars from pan and cut into 32 pieces.