No-Bake Butterscotch-Pretzel Bars


Sweet, salty, and oh-so-delicious! These bars will satisfy any craving.

no-bake pretzel and butterscotch bars
Photo: Peter Krumhardt
Prep Time:
25 mins
Chill Time:
2 hrs
Total Time:
2 hrs 25 mins
36 bars


  • Nonstick cooking spray

  • 1 ½ cup powdered sugar

  • 1 cup creamy peanut butter

  • 6 tablespoon butter, melted

  • 2 cup crushed pretzels (about 6-1/2 ounces)

  • 1 11 ounce package (about 2 cups) butterscotch-flavored pieces

  • ¼ cup whipping cream

  • ½ cup coarsely crushed pretzels

  • ½ cup chopped peanuts


  1. Line a 13x9x2-inch pan with foil. Lightly coat the foil with cooking spray; set aside. In a large mixing bowl, stir together powdered sugar, peanut butter, and melted butter. Stir in 2 cups crushed pretzels. Press mixture firmly into the bottom of prepared pan.

  2. In a heavy medium saucepan, combine butterscotch pieces and whipping cream. Stir over low heat until pieces are just melted.

  3. Carefully spoon and spread butterscotch mixture over crumb mixture in pan. Sprinkle 1/2 cup coarsely crushed pretzels and the peanuts evenly over butterscotch mixture; press gently.

  4. Cover and chill for at least 2 hours. Cut into bars to serve. Store in refrigerator for up to 1 week.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

166 Calories
10g Fat
17g Carbs
3g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Calories 166
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 10g 13%
Saturated Fat 5g 25%
Cholesterol 7mg 2%
Sodium 154mg 7%
Total Carbohydrate 17g 6%
Total Sugars 11g
Protein 3g
Calcium 20.2mg 2%
Iron 0.4mg 2%
Potassium 68mg 1%
Folate, total 8.1mcg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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