Back to school season is HERE. If you have little ones at home, it’s time to start thinking about packing lunches again. Need some inspiration? Look no further than our No-Bake Peanut Butter Pretzel Bars! They’re a cinch to make and will be a hit with kids AND parents. (They would even be delish for tonight’s VMA viewing party… or tomorrow’s Emmys bash ;) Read on for the recipe!

Ingredients:
– 1 cup salted butter

– 3 cups graham cracker crumbs

– 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar

– 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla

– 2 cups creamy peanut butter

– 2 cups pretzels, broken into pieces

– 2 1/2 cups semisweet chocolate chips

Instructions:
1. Melt the butter. In a large bowl, combine the melted butter, graham cracker crumbs, powdered sugar and vanilla. Mix. Add 1 1/2 cups of the peanut butter and 1 1/2 cups of the pretzel pieces. Stir.

2. Press the peanut butter mixture into a 9×13 baking dish lined with parchment paper. Smooth with a spatula.

3. In a small bowl, combine the remaining 1/2 cup of peanut butter and chocolate chips. Microwave for one minute. Stir. Continue to microwave in 30-second intervals until completely melted.

4. Pour the melted chocolate mixture over the peanut butter bars. Sprinkle with pretzels. Refrigerate for 30 minutes, or until firm. Cut into squares and enjoy!

Melt the butter. In a large bowl, combine the melted butter, graham cracker crumbs, powdered sugar and vanilla and then mix these ingredients together.

Add 1 1/2 cups of the peanut butter and 1 1/2 cups of the pretzel pieces and stir. Press the peanut butter mixture into a 9×13 baking dish lined with parchment paper. Smooth this all down with a spatula.

In a small bowl, combine the remaining 1/2 cup of peanut butter and chocolate chips. Microwave for one minute and stir. Continue to microwave in 30-second intervals until completely melted being careful not to go too far and burn your mixture.

Pour the melted chocolate mixture over the peanut butter bottom.

Smooth the chocolate with a spatula and sprinkle with pretzels.

Refrigerate for 30 minutes, or until firm.

Cut into squares and enjoy!

Dessert doesn’t get easier than this, guys.

These bars are the perfect afternoon pick-me-up. Yum!

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