Chocolate Peanut Butter Pretzel Ritz Bars

These Chocolate Peanut Butter Pretzel Ritz Bars are seriously to die for! They taste similar to a Reese’s Peanut Butter cup but with crunchy pretzels too for extra salty crunch. These may be some of my favorite treats I’ve ever made. Chocolate Peanut Butter Pretzel Ritz Bars - peanut butter and chocolate bars that are out of this world. the-girl-who-ate-everything.comWhen cravings hit these Chocolate Peanut Butter Pretzel Ritz Bars are sure to satisfy. I’m notorious for getting a craving at 9pm and running to the kitchen to whip something up.

I usually have plates of treats at all times sitting in my kitchen because I’m a freak like that. These remind me of these Homemade Reese’s Bars but have Ritz and pretzels for a salty bite.

Believe it or not I’ve developed a little self control over the 6 years that I’ve had this blog. And by self control I mean that instead of eating a whole plate of brownies in one sitting, I’ll eat one or two.

I know a lot of people talk a big game but those of you who know me know that my love for food is real. Being in the kitchen with food, is my happy place. Chocolate Peanut Butter Pretzel Ritz Bars - peanut butter and chocolate bars that are out of this world. the-girl-who-ate-everything.comThe before mentioned self control, yep…out the window with these. I couldn’t stop eating them. I even wrapped them tightly in foil and put them in the other room so I would stop thinking about them. Chocolate Peanut Butter Pretzel Ritz Bars - peanut butter and chocolate bars that are out of this world. the-girl-who-ate-everything.comIf you store them in the fridge they are firm but left out at room temperature they get softer…which is how I like them.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Pretzel Ritz Bars
  • 3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) butter, melted
  • 1 cup pretzels , crushed finely then measured
  • 1 cup Ritz crackers , crushed finely
  • 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 cup crunchy peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1 1/2 cups milk chocolate chips
  1. Line a 9x13 baking dish with aluminum foil.
  2. In medium bowl combine melted butter, crushed pretzels, crushed Ritz crackers, powdered sugar, and crunchy peanut butter.
  3. Press mixture into the bottom of the foil lined baking dish.
  4. In a small bowl, melt milk chocolate and 1/4 cup peanut butter in microwave in 30 second intervals until melted. Stirring in between intervals. Pour over peanut butter cracker mix and spread evenly. Refrigerate for 1 hour or until chocolate has set before cutting into squares.
Recipe Notes
I crushed my pretzels and crackers using a food processor. You could also use a Ziploc bag and a rolling pin or something heavy.
Source: Just a Pinch
Chocolate Peanut Butter Pretzel Ritz Bars - peanut butter and chocolate bars that are out of this world.

Speak Your Mind



  1. These look great! I made a similar version of these but I’ll definitely give these a go too. Here’s the recipe for mine if anyone is interested, I’d appreciate if you’d check it out:

  2. What a winning combination…peanut butter, chocolate and pretzels. These sounds delicious!

  3. Wow, I am so making this. I love both peanut butter and pretzels.

  4. The best of all things combined. Looks like perfection to me!

  5. These look simply divine! Bang goes the January diet! ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. Looks mouth-watering! I love anything chocolate and peanut butter. ๐Ÿ™‚

  7. I’m loving the salty pretzels in these sweet bars! YUM

  8. PB, chocolate, and pretzels – how can you not love it?! This looks super delicious, thanks for sharing!!

  9. Salty and sweet, the perfect dessert!

  10. I would have no self control with these either – they look so incredibly delicious!!

  11. I’m going to have to try these.Yummy for my tummy!!

  12. I love that you use two types of peanut butter! Obsessed with everything about these bars.

    • Christy {The Girl Who Ate Everything} says:

      Really you could just use one or the other. I love the crunch that crunchy adds to the bars but crunchy doesn’t look as pretty on top.

  13. Rookie question here. Do you measure the one cup before or after crushing? I can’t wait to make these!

  14. MMMMM I love sweet and salty combos!

  15. These look anazing. I love sweet and salty combos. I think I will try these this weekend. I will reference your blog and will post pics on my blog.

    My boyfriend can’t eat dairy, so I’ll substitute with non-dairy butter. Can’t wait to try them!

  16. You’ve made my morning…. I think I have everything to make these awesome bars! They look delicious! Your blog is one of my favorite recipe blogs, so keep up the yummy work!

  17. I made these tonight along with your Cauliflower Soup (which was awesome too) and justified it by saying the kids would need a bribe for finishing dinner. They did fine with the soup anyway, but good gravy, these are awesome! Kind of wishing I’d halved the recipe because having leftovers hanging around the house tomorrow is going to be killer! Thanks for the amazing (and SIMPLE!!) recipe!

  18. This is my new favorite sweet recipe!!! It is to die for! So delicious! Easy, too! I made them to bring to a Super Bowl party, & I want to keep them & not share them! Smile!

  19. is it one cup crushed before crushing or after?

  20. Oh, as soon as I saw these on Facebook (via Two Peas and Their Pod) I knew I had to make them for my chocolate and peanut butter loving family! They were a definite hit with all of us! Thanks for the recipe- it’s my favorite kind- simple yet delicious!

  21. Has anyone subbed regular sugar for the powdered? I’m out of powdered and I was planning on bringing these to a cookout this afternoon!

  22. Do you think that I could substitute semi sweet chips for the milk chocolate chips? Anyone tried it?