We're back... and better than ever. Well, at least for this dessert.
These bars are super yummy. The pretzels give a nice bit of saltiness and crunch against the super smoothness of the chocolate ganache.
Recipe by Craving Chronicles, Vegan adaptations noted within recipe ingredients.
Peanut Butter Base Ingredients
6 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted (or earth balance)
3/4 cup peanut butter
1 1/2 cups pretzels crushed in a food processor but not too fine, you want some chunks
1/2 cup confectioners’ sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
Chocolate Ganache Ingredients
1 heaping cup semisweet chocolate chips, such as Ghirardelli 60% chocolate chips
1/3 cup heavy cream (or coconut cream)
Line 8×8 pan with foil. Spray with baking spray.
In a medium microwave-safe bowl, melt peanut butter and butter together in microwave (about 1 minute on HIGH). Stir in pretzel crumbs, confectioners’ sugar and salt. Spread evenly into prepared pan and refrigerate at least 10 minutes.
In a small saucepan or microwave-safe container, heat heavy cream to near boiling (1-2 minutes on HIGH, depending on your microwave). Pour over chocolate chips. Let sit for 2 minutes. Stir until chocolate is melted and smooth. (If needed, microwave on DEFROST 10 seconds at a time to finish melting.) Pour chocolate over chilled peanut butter base. Chill.
Refrigerate for at least 1 hour before cutting. Lift foil to remove from pan, then slice into bars with a pizza cutter. Store in refrigerator.