Easy Chocolate Peanut Butter Pretzel Bars

These Chocolate Peanut Butter Pretzel Bars are something else! They are no-bake, gluten-free (if you use gluten-free pretzels), oil-free, egg-free, dairy-free, and refined sugar-free!


– 2 C of pitted dates – 2 C of unsalted peanuts – ¼ C of unsweetened  cocoa powder – 1 C of salted pretzels plus more to crumble on top – 1 ½ C of natural peanut butter

Combine dates and peanuts in a food processor one cup at a time to ensure good mixing. Periodically scrape down the sides.

Once combined, add cocoa powder and a cup of pretzels to the food processor and pulse until fully combined.

Line an 8x8 pan with parchment paper and put the date mixture inside, leveling with a spoon or spatula until it is an even 1-1.5 inches thick.

If your peanut butter isn't liquid-y enough to spread, heat it over low heat on a stovetop or in a microwave until it softens. Once softened, pour and spread the peanut butter in an even layer atop the date base.

Top the peanut butter layer with crushed pretzels (or more nuts), pop in the freezer to quickly firm up the layers (about 20 minutes), slice into squares and enjoy!