Abracadabra! I always thought it would be fun to be a magician. But, I will have to settle for being a magician in the kitchen and I've come up with all kinds of ways to customize the ever loved magic bar!
I don't ever remember having these as a child or my mom making them. I think the first time I had them was definitely as an adult but they had coconut in them and I'm not a huge fan of the coconut texture so I remembered making them one time without that. Graham crackers are OK, but I really only like a graham cracker crust with my key lime pie so I decided to switch these up with a pretzel crust and of course with my peanut butter loving family, I had to throw some peanut butter in! My mind is starting to swirl however with all the additions you could do. You could use the mini Reese's peanut butter cups, nuts, especially pecans or even some of my beloved toffee bits.
I hope you enjoy these, I haven't put any sweet treats on the blog lately, mainly because I'm really trying to cut out the sugar but since my family is not cutting sugar, I can make these for them and maybe only sneak one in! Plus, I gotta admit, dessert recipes are some of my favorites!
What you'll need
Peanut Butter Pretzel Magic Bars
2 1/2 cups pretzels
1 stick butter, melted
1 (14 oz) can sweetened condensed milk
1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
1/2 cup semi sweet chocolate chips or pieces.
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup milk chocolate chips
1 cup peanut butter chips
Preheat the oven to 375° online a square 9 x 9" baking pan with parchment paper. Make sure you use a large piece that will cover the sides and cut slits in the corner to make it lay flat. Next, Crush the pretzels. I do this with a thick a Ziploc bag and crush by hand with a meat mallet, rolling pin or you can use the food processor. I melt the butter in a large 4 cup pyrex measuring cup in the microwave and then add the pretzels. Pour in your baking pan and use a flat metal spatula to press in the bottom of the pan. Next, put the peanut butter, semi-sweet chocolate chips and vanilla in a small pan. Cook on low until the mixture is completely melted and pour over the pretzel crust in the pan. Next, mix together all the remaining chips and the cans of Eagle Brand milk and pour evenly over the top. Bake these bars for about 20 minutes or until golden around the edges. Cool them completely for at least one hour and then lift the bars out of the pan with the parchment paper. Pull that off and cut into desired squares.
Patting down the pretzel crust
Chocolate and Peanut Butter melted with love
Decadent Mix of three chips and Sweetened Condensed Milk
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