Crazy for Crust

Sep 22

No Bake Peanut Butter Pretzel Bars

You know when you make something and then the next day you realize you ate the entire pan? (Or is that just me?)

Yeah, that was what happened when I made these Peanut Butter Pretzel Bars. They’re easy, fast, and they’re no-bake!

No Bake Peanut Butter Pretzel Bars - better than a peanut butter cup!

Normally I don’t get my recipes from other bloggers or cookbooks or TV shows. I might draw inspiration from all those things, but 99% of what you see on this blog is mine (unless I’m doing a cookbook review, that is). But I had to make an exception for these peanut butter bars. Let me explain.

Jordan has taken to watching The Food Network on Saturday and Sunday mornings. She’s usually up before the sun and she sneaks downstairs and watches TV until I wake up. (She takes after her dad – he goes and exercises at 5am…no matter what day it is.)

Last weekend she was watching Trisha Yearwood’s cooking show. All of a sudden she’s running for a piece of paper and copying down a recipe that Trisha is making. It was these Peanut Butter Pretzel Bars.

Now, you all know that I let Jordan bake with me whenever she wants. Pretty much I drop everything and run to the kitchen when her mood strikes because it doesn’t happen very often. She’s come up with some pretty good ideas, like Oreo Peppermint Bark, Reese’s Explosion Peanut Butter Cookies, and Mint Chip Milkshake Cupcakes.

No Bake Peanut Butter Pretzel Bars are so easy a kid can make them!

That afternoon we settled in to make these bars. Or, rather, she made them. They’re that easy. I ground up the pretzels in the food processor, but she did the rest. (And if you want, you could put the pretzels in a bag and let your kids whack them with a rolling pin…as long as you’re confident they won’t whack you or each other…)

With only 5 ingredients and a few simple steps, these came together in minutes. They chilled for 30 before we couldn’t stand it anymore and cut into them.

While we were cutting I told Jordan she should set up her “camera studio” so she could post the recipe on her blog. I wasn’t even going to post them – after all, that’s not usually what I do.

Then I took a bite. And another. And before I knew it, I’d eaten 3 bars without even breathing in between.

These No Bake Peanut Butter Pretzel Squares are so easy to make and they taste better than a peanut butter cup!

That moment, I knew I had to post them. I mean…how could I not? They’re the best things in the entire world.

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