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Dessert Recipes

Peanut Butter-Pretzel Cheesecake Bars

These bars combine salty pretzels with sweet-tangy cheesecake for
a sensationally decadent treat.

Serving Size:


Active Time:

15 min.

Total Time:

6 hrs.


  • 3 ⅓ cups waffle pretzels
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • ½ cup butter, melted
  • 1 cup hot fudge sauce
  • 2 (8 oz.) pkgs. cream cheese
  • ¾ cup smooth peanut butter
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • 1½ tsp. vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs
  • ⅓ cup semisweet chocolate chips


  1. Heat oven to 350°F. Line and grease an 8″ square baking pan. Reserve ½ cup pretzels. Place the remaining pretzels and sugar in the processor. Process 30 sec. Pulse in butter. Press crumbs into the pan. Bake for 10 min. Spread crust with ¾ cup fudge sauce. Let cool.
  2. Crush reserved pretzels. In the processor, combine the next 4 ingredients. Process 1 min. Add eggs; process 30 sec. Pulse in pretzels and chocolate.
  3. Pour mixture over crust. Bake for 25 min. Chill 4 hrs. Cut into 2″ squares. Drizzle with remaining ¼ cup fudge sauce. Refrigerate covered for up to 1 week.

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