Easy peanut & pretzel slice

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Ever wondered how sweet and salty treats just work? It’s simple really – you’re basically throwing a party for your taste buds! The sweetness tantalises some of your taste buds, while the saltiness teases the others, leaving everyone happy.

It kind of makes you want to make a sweet and salty treat, right? You know, to test the theory and everything. Well luckily I have just the recipe for you – a 15 minute, bakeless, totally delicious peanut & pretzel slice!

Inspired by Cadbury Dairy Milk’s new Pretzel & Peanut block, the beauty of this slice is in the flavours – peanuts and chocolate, pretzels and chocolate, peanuts and pretzels… no matter which way you look at it, this slice is a winner.

Let’s begin with the peanut butter base – it’s sweet and smooth, disappearing in your mouth with just the right amount of crunch. Then there’s the topping. After melting together milk chocolate with a little peanut butter, the chocolate is spread over the slice and scattered with a generous helping of crushed honey roasted peanuts and pretzels. Delish!

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I’m a big pretzel-fan, so I made sure there were a lot of crushed pretzels littering the top of this creation but you can simply add as many – or as little – as you like. The same goes for the honey roasted peanuts. You can easily tailor the ratio of sweet/salty in the topping however you like without worrying about ruining the recipe – it’s all up to your taste buds.

The beauty of this recipe is how quick and easy it is to make – you’ll have the whole thing prepared and chilling in the fridge in under 15 minutes! Plus you don’t even need to switch on the oven – how good is that?

Want to bring an extra kick to your slice? Then use a block of Cadbury Dairy Milk’s new Pretzel & Peanut for the topping instead of plain milk chocolate. Just like this slice, the chocolate is packed with pretzel pieces and honey roasted peanuts, making it super easy to bring a little extra flavour (and crunch!) to this recipe.

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Ingredients

Base

  • 130g plain biscuits, crushed (I used Super Wine)
  • 110g butter, melted
  • 1 ¼ cups icing sugar
  • ¾ cup peanut butter

Topping

  • 150g Cadbury Dairy Milk Pretzel & Peanut or milk chocolate
  • 2 Tbsp peanut butter, smooth
  • ½ cup honey roasted peanuts, crushed
  • ½ cup pretzels, crushed

Method

Base

  1. Line a 25x15cm (or similar) slice plan with baking paper. Set aside.
  2. Place all ingredients in a medium bowl and mix until well combined. Mixture should hold together when pressed.
  3. Scoop mixture into prepared pan and spread until base is fully covered. Press firmly.

Topping

  1. In a small bowl, place broken chocolate and peanut butter and heat in microwave in 30 second burst, mixing between each, until smooth and combined.
  2. Pour chocolate mixture over base, spreading right to the edges of the pan.
  3. Mix crushed peanuts and pretzels together in a small bowl, then scatter over the chocolate topping. Once covered, press peanuts and pretzels lightly with your finger tips to make sure they stick to the chocolate.
  4. Place in fridge to set for 1-2 hours. Slice into squares and enjoy.

Cadbury Dairy Milk welcomes two new additions to the family – Pretzel & Peanut and Salted Caramel. The new Cadbury Dairy Milk Pretzel & Peanut and Salted Caramel blocks are available in supermarkets nationwide, for a limited time.

This post was made possible with thanks to Cadbury Dairy Milk.

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