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Butterscotch-Pretzel Bars

Butterscotch-Pretzel Bars

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  • Yield: about 36 bars
  • Prep 25 mins
  • Chill 2 hrs

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This sweet-salty dessert goes together quickly with a no-bake bottom and a topping of butterscotch pieces and whipping cream heated on the stove.


  • Nonstick cooking spray
  • 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 6 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 2 cups crushed pretzels (about 6-1/2 ounces)
  • 1 11 - ounce package (about 2 cups) butterscotch-flavored pieces
  • 1/4 cup whipping cream
  • 1/2 cup coarsely crushed pretzels
  • 1/2 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

(Butterscotch-Pretzel Bars)

Cobalamin (Vit. B12) (µg) 0, vit. C (mg) 0, Monounsaturated fat (g) 3, Pyridoxine (Vit. B6) (mg) 0, Polyunsaturated fat (g) 1, Folate (µg) 8, Niacin (mg) 1, Potassium (mg) 68, cal. (kcal) 166, calcium (mg) 20, fiber (g) 1, sugar (g) 11, sodium (mg) 154, Fat, total (g) 10, Thiamin (mg) 0, chol. (mg) 7, Riboflavin (mg) 0, pro. (g) 3, vit. A (IU) 97, iron (mg) 0, carb. (g) 17, sat. fat (g) 5

Comments (3)

Samurai_JA3105727 wrote:
Calls for "whipping cream". Is that whipped cream, or heavy whipping cream un-whipped?
hfa1224 wrote:
Hello! Hannah from Midwest Living here. "Whipping cream" refers to heavy whipping cream that has not been whipped, not whipped cream. Thanks for writing!
kpayne616gmail wrote:
Very yummy. A success according to my son and Saturday night's event attenders.

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