Thursday, July 5, 2012

Chocolate, Peanut Butter and Pretzel Bars Recipe

Ingredients

  • 2 cups finely crushed pretzels
  • 2/3 cup butter, melted
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 (3.9 ounce) packages JELL-O Chocolate Instant Pudding
  • 2 cups cold milk
  • 1 cup PLANTERS Creamy Peanut Butter, divided
  • 1 3/4 cups thawed COOL WHIP Whipped Topping, divided
  • 2 bananas, sliced
  • 24 miniature pretzel twists

Directions

  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Mix pretzel crumbs, 1/4 cup sugar and butter; press onto bottom of 13x9-inch pan. Bake 10 min.; cool completely. Meanwhile, beat dry pudding mixes, milk and 3/4 cup peanut butter in medium bowl with whisk until well blended. Stir in 3/4 cup COOL WHIP.
  3. Spread 3/4 cup peanut butter mixture over crust; top with bananas and remaining pudding mixture.
  4. Whisk remaining peanut butter and half of the remaining COOL WHIP in separate medium bowl until well blended. Stir in remaining COOL WHIP; spread over dessert. Refrigerate 2 hours. Top with whole pretzels just before serving.