Peanut Butter Pretzel Bars

I feel like a bit of a one-trick pony these days.

I mean, are you sick of cookie bars yet?


What was I thinking?  You guys are my peeps.

No way are you sick of cookie bars.

They’re totally delicious, totally easy and completely versatile.

Like, would a cake let you put chocolate chip cookies and pretzel nuggets in it?

Hmmm, don’t answer that.  Idea logged.

Anyway, cookie bars are pretty chill.

Ooh, yuck.  I can’t believe I just said that.

What I MEAN is, they are all easy-breezy-I-don’t-care-what-you-add-to-me-because-I-will-work-and-be-delicious-no-matter-what.


So yeah.  I make a lot of bar desserts.

They make me happy.

And since you ARE my peeps, I’m thinking they make you happy too.

Peanut Butter Pretzel Bars…

Peanut buter pretzel bars in a pan

So I started with a log of cookie dough.

Log.  Snort.

A log of store-bought chocolate chip cookie doughAnd I pressed it in a pan.

Chocolate chip cookie dough pressed into a 9x13 pan

Annnd I baked the bajeezus out of it.

OK, not really.  I barely baked it.

Baked chocolate chip cookie bars in a 9x13 pan

Then I put a bunch of marshmallows all over it.

If you don’t follow me on instagram look at THIS box of marshmallows I got from Jet-Puffed.

I decided I had better start using them!

Mini marshmallows on top of chocolate chip cookie bars in a 9x13 panThen I baked that up for a quick minute…just until the marshmallows puff up a little.

Then immediately press your peanut butter filled pretzel nuggets into the gooey-ness. I used THESE pretzel nuggets.

Pretzels being pressed into bar cookies with marshmallows

If you want to make it pretty melt some peanut butter chips with a bit of shortening….

Peanut butter and butter in a bowl

And go ahead and drizzle that shizzle…

Peanut butter pretzel bars in a pan

For real now.

Two peanut butter pretzel bars arranged on a plate


Peanut Butter Pretzel Bars


makes 30 bars


  • 1 (16.5 oz) roll chocolate chip cookie dough
  • 3 cups mini marshmallows
  • 2 cups Peanut Butter filled Pretzel Nuggets
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter chips
  • 1 tsp vegetable shortening


  1. Preheat oven to 350°
  2. Spray a 9×13 pan with non-stick spray
  3. Press your chocolate chip cookie dough into the prepared pan.
  4. Bake for 10-12 minutes until edges are golden.
  5. Sprinkle marshmallows evenly on top of crust and bake for 1-2 more minutes until marshmallows puff up but don’t brown.
  6. Remove from oven and immediately press your pretzel nuggets into the warm marshmallow.
  7. Let cool and cut into squares.


Store in an airtight container for up to 2 days.
You can cut these with a sharp spatula or a wet knife to prevent from the marshmallow sticking.

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Hi! I’m Shelly and I’m an addict. Of the buttercream sort. I started this site a few years ago as a way to justify my sugary, buttery obsession with desserts. It has worked out well for me so far, because as it turns out you guys all love sugary, buttery desserts too! It feels good to know you're not alone, doesn’t it?

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April 15, 2015 1:03 am

While I enjoy a good peanut butter bar, I felt the need to add a little something, that something being more chocolate. I tweaked this just a bit. . .used regular pretzels (broken up) and melted chocolate chips with peanut butter for the drizzle on top. So good!

November 4, 2014 9:25 pm

Wish I had a pan all to myself right now!

February 2, 2014 10:08 pm

OH MY GOSH!!! I made these for a Super Bowl party tonight and everyone was blown away. You are in my Pinterest recipe hall of fame. Awesome recipe! I almost wonder if it wouldn’t add to the flavor to have toasted marshmallows. Thanks for sharing!

January 31, 2014 11:54 am

We just included this yummy recipe in our 6 Decadent and (sorta kinda) Healthy Desserts post! Come take a look!

February 28, 2013 1:09 pm

Just made these and my husband came home for lunch and dove in! I told him to let them cool but he said they are too good! Thank you!!!!

January 7, 2013 3:45 pm

These sound amazing!!! I’m pinning these for later! Thanks for sharing!

October 29, 2012 11:59 am

Made these last week, I couldn’t find the peanut butter pretzel nuggets so I used Snyders peanut butter pretzel sandwiches and they turned out wonderful ! Love this especially when I don’t want to make a mess, it’s so easy and I didn’t even have to get my mixer out 🙂

October 26, 2012 6:11 pm

Um… YES PLEASE! found you via pinterest – here to stay thanks to this!

Laurie N.
October 24, 2012 10:00 pm

So yummy! Just made tonight. I added too much shortening to the pb chips so that’s a little runny but good otherwise! You are so creative!

October 23, 2012 10:45 am

WOW! I’m drooling at the computer just thinking about these.

October 20, 2012 2:29 pm

Peanut butter and pretzels are my favorite. These look so good.

October 20, 2012 1:17 am

Oh girl, these look way to good to be true!!

October 19, 2012 10:58 pm

I’m in LOVE! I think I may need to make a gluten-free version of these 🙂

October 19, 2012 4:00 pm

These look beyond amazing; what a great idea!!!

October 18, 2012 10:47 pm

Holy tastiness, thanks so much for this recipe. Made them today, planned on sharing with friends and changed my mind. Love it, love your site! Thanks so much!!

Shelly Hi! I’m Shelly and I’m an addict. Of the buttercream sort. I started this site a few years ago as a way to justify my sugary, buttery obsession with desserts. It has worked out well for me so far, because as it turns out you guys all love sugary, buttery desserts too! It feels good to know you're not alone, doesn’t it?

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