Butterscotch Pretzel Bars

 

Line a 13×9-inch baking pan with parchment or foil sprayed with cooking spray.

There are 3 easy parts to these bars, crust, filling and topping.

Crust:

1 1/2 cups icing sugar

1 cup creamy peanut butter

6 Tbsp melted butter

2 cups crushed pretzels

Combine the melted butter, peanut butter and icing sugar in a large bowl then stir in crushed pretzels.  Press onto the bottom of the prepared pan.

Filling:

1 – 11 oz package butterscotch flavour pieces

1/4 cup whipping cream

In a medium saucepan heat the butterscotch chips and cream over low heat stirring until the chips are melted and smooth.  Remove from heat and spread over crust.

 

Topping:

1/2 cup coarsley crushed pretzels

1/2 cup chopped peanuts

Sprinkle the pretzels and peanuts over the top of the filling and press down lightly.

Cover and chill the bars until firm (at least 2 hours).  Lift cookies out of the pan and cut into bars.  Makes approximately 36.

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