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No Bake Peanut Butter Pretzel Magic Bars

You’re going to love these Peanut Butter Pretzel Magic Bars that I am going to share with you today. Not only are they no bake, but they taste like the BEST candy bar ever, Take 5. Seriously, if you haven’t tried a Take 5 you need to try one like right now!

Peanut Butter Pretzel Magic Bars from #peanutbutter #pretzelrecipes #bars 4WM

So today is June 3rd. So far, it has rained every day since June 1st and it has been HOT. Now I am not really complaining about the rain. I love the rain. And my plants do too. When I get home from work after it has rained, my plants are always happy. When I get home from work and it hasn’t rained in a few days, my plants aren’t so happy. This results in my having to water them. I like when the rain does my job for me.

Anyways, back to it being hot. Did I mention it was HOT? The high’s the past few days have been flirting with 90. With the humidity, it feels well over 90. Goodbye nicely styled hair and clean looking skin, hello frizz, oily skin and sweat! One thing the Summertime does bring that’s pretty fantastic is no bake treats. I know, I know. No bake treats can be made during any time of the year but Summer was made for no bake treats! I hope you enjoy this delicious no bake peanut butter bar recipe!

Peanut Butter Pretzel Magic Bars from #peanutbutter #pretzelrecipes #bars 5WM

Recipe: No Bake Peanut Butter Pretzel Magic Bars

Recipe: No Bake Peanut Butter Pretzel Magic Bars

Yield: 15
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes


  • 1 C butter, melted
  • 2 C pretzels, crushed
  • 2 C confectioners sugar
  • 1 1/2 C peanut butter
  • 1 1/2 C milk chocolate chips
  • 1 C dulce de leche, softened (just heat it up for about a minute)


  1. In a large bow, mix together the butter, pretzels, confectioners sugar and 1 cup of the peanut butter. Press into a greased 13x9 inch pan.
  2. Spread the dulce de leche on top of the pretzel/peanut butter filling. Cover and refrigerate for 5 to 10 minutes or until the dulce de leche slightly firms.
  3. Meanwhile, melt the chocolate chips in a bowl in the microwave. Melt in 20 second increments, mixing after each increment to ensure that the bottom of the chocolate chips does not burn. Once all of the chocolate chips are melted, stir in the remaining 1/2 cup of peanut butter. Spread the mixture on top of the dulce de leche layer.
  4. Cover and refrigerate for at least 2 hours before serving.

Peanut Butter Pretzel Magic Bars from #peanutbutter #pretzelrecipes #bars 3WM


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55 comments on “No Bake Peanut Butter Pretzel Magic Bars”

  1. Yum! I have never had or made a magic bar before but I see them all over the Internet. I need to try this!

  2. Mmm these look yummy! Definitely pinning to save for later! Thanks for sharing!

  3. Julie, these are the perfect treat for the hot summer days…no oven!! I bet these are better than a Take 5! Pinning! (And making very soon.)

  4. Apparently we are setting records for rain, and it’s supposed to rain all this week too! But if it means yummy treats like this I can put up with it!

  5. Every single one of these dessert bars is calling my name!! Stacie

  6. Pretzels and peanut are a perfect combination and I love the no bake part! I totally think the “magic” would be how fast they disappear! :) Thanks for sharing the recipe, Julie! This would be a nice treat for my co-workers, if I could actually get them OUT of the house. :) Pinning!

  7. This looks amazingly delicious! I am also kinda of envious of your rain and 90 degree weather. Call me crazy, but I love when it is that hot out. However it has just been threatening to rain. It was hot for 2 days and now we are back to the 70’s and it looks like it is going to be like this for awhile.

  8. These look amazing and I’m sure taste that way too!

  9. Oh and pinned :-)

  10. YOu must know about my peanut butter, pretzel & chocolate addiction. These sound great! I love that they are no-bake too! Perfect for this time of year! Thanks for sharing!

  11. Yummmm! I need to try a dessert with pretzels. I still haven’t jumped on that train.

  12. Yummy, yum yum. I love Take 5 bars – these look so good!!

  13. LOVE the no bake! And the chocolate & peanut butter!!

  14. OHHHH…it seems that it is raining yummy bars here! WoW, I’d love to try one from each of them!

    • Thank you for stopping by, Purabi! These little bars have been quite the hit! They are delicious as are the others. :)

  15. Hi ,

    Recipe looks amazing! Just wondering where I can find dulce de leche, any suggestions?

    • Thank you, Lexi! I actually find a jar of it in the gourmet foods section at Homegoods. You can also make it with sweetened condensed milk. I’ve never made it before but I found this recipe for it. :)

  16. These sound so yummy!

  17. Holy Cow these look good! It would be dangerous for my waistline to have these around my house!

    • LOL, that is why I brought some to work and left them at work! They are dangerous to have around the house!

  18. These look wonderful! PInned. Thanks

  19. These look so good, perfect for a picnic!

  20. Mm, PB & chocolate is my favorite, and dulce de leche is amazing. Love that you stuck some in here! Yum :)

  21. Those look amazing. And dangerous. :) No bake? How can I resist! Pinning this so I can try them!

  22. Chocolate and pretzels – two of my favorite foods! Gonna give these a try on the next hot day when I want a snack but don’t want to cook. I’d love if you’d come and share at Inspire Us Thursday

  23. Take 5… Yum! I can’t wait to try these! They sound incredible! Thanks so much for sharing at Time to Sparkle : )

  24. Cannot resist that magic PB & Chocolate combo…ever!!! Found on All My Bloggy Friends :)

    We’d love for you to link these up on our 1st SUPER SUNDAY Linky Party, stop on over:

    Not Your Average Super Moms!

  25. Oh wow, those look & sound so good! You can’t go wrong with chocolate & peanut butter :D I saw you at The Dedicated House!

  26. My kids are going to love these! Thanks for sharing your recipe! Julia @

  27. Oh my! Wait just one moment while I wipe the drool from my chin… These look delicious and I know a certain someone who’d be happy if I made them for him. ;-) Thank you for sharing the recipe. I found you via “I should be mopping the floors.” I’m following you and pinned this too and would be delighted, if you are interested, to visit me too.

  28. Oh, thank you, thank you for sharing these wonderful bar cookie recipes. I actually prefer a bar to a cookie-love the consistency.
    Visiting from The Dedicated House-

  29. Julie, I love peanut butter and chocolate and no bake makes these perfect for summertime! Thanks for sharing at Thursday’s Treasures, I couldn’t wait to feature these so I just shared them on my FB page! have a great day!

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  31. yum, I just saw this on the frozen yogurt post…yes please

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