Bready or Not: No-Bake Peanut Butter Pretzel Fudge
These no-bake fudge bites are kinda like candy bars with an incredible combination of savory, salty, sweet, and crunchy. They require almost no labor, but will need several hours of chill time in the fridge.
Course: Dessert, Snack
Keyword: chocolate, fudge, no bake, peanut butter, quick fudge
Author: Beth Cato
5ouncesthin pretzel sticks 2 cups, divided, broken into pieces
Line an 8x8 or 9x9-inch pan with aluminum foil and apply nonstick spray.
In a food processor, process 1 cup of broken pretzels until finely ground. Stir together the pretzel crumbs and melted butter in a large mixing bowl and let sit to cool a few minutes.
Add peanut butter, vanilla extract, and salt to the butter mixture, and mix until the peanut butter is smooth. Slowly mix in the confectioners' sugar until it all comes together. Add the additional 1 cup of pretzel sticks and stir to combine.
Transfer the mix to the prepared pan and spread into an even layer. Cover surface directly with plastic wrap or waxed paper and smooth out more, then stash in fridge for 30 minutes.
Microwave the three ganache ingredients at 50% power, stirring often, until melted and smooth. This will total about 1 minute or so. Let cool slightly.
Remove plastic cover from atop the fudge and use an uneven spatula to spread ganache on top.
Chill pan for about 4 hours. Use the foil sling to lift contents from pan and onto a cutting board to parcel into bars.
Keeps well in fridge for days in a sealed container.