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Peanut Butter & Pretzel Bars

May 30, 2013

Peanut Butter & Pretzel Bars

First of all, I just wanna say thanks for all your awesome comments on my last post, after my rant about writing and pinterest, hahaha! It’s so easy to let negative feedback cancel out all the happiness I get from all the lovely comments in like 0.001 seconds.

Anywho, today, I’ve got a post full to the BRIM with goodness.

PB & Ps from No Bake Makery, by Cristina Suarez Krumsick.

Guys, that’s peanut butter, pretzels and chocolate!? AND its no bake!? AND a giveaway!? whaaaaa??

AND LOOKIT the styled photos are back!

Peanut Butter & Pretzel Bars

(many, many photos..)

Peanut Butter & Pretzel Bars

I was kinda scared to get back into the whole styled set up, seeming as I’ve been used to photographing things this way pretty much once a week, for almost 2 years (“whattttt??” mate I know, it’s almost been two years now. Totally weird.), and then just having this month long break from it. But I think it was good for me to have a break; editing photos in lightroom was actually more enjoyable again, rather than being a mega task and a half.

I just got to chill, edit the photos and watch some Breaking Bad (which is SUCH a good show. WOAH.).

Peanut Butter & Pretzel Bars

What made everything even better was how stress free and ridoncs fast it was to make these. They’re basically like peanut butter cups, but WITH pretzels thrown in.

Peanut Butter & Pretzel Bars

They’re actually even easier to make than peanut butter cups because there’s none of that annoying chocolate coating of multiple paper liners going on; you just put it all into the pan and BAM! Crunchy, salty-sweet candy bars.

AND LOOK AT HOW FREAKIN ADORABLE THEY ARE

Peanut Butter & Pretzel Bars

Cos, seriously, when those hot days (which, sadly, have been pretty rare here recently..) arrive, and you’re all “no ovens. no. no ovens. please. don’t turn that oven on. No seriously. What are you doing, turn the oven off, TURN IT OFF!!” (I’m hoping you know what I mean here, haha), but you want sugar, and that jar of raisins is not the sugar fix you need, I have to say that no-bake desserts are simply going to happen.

Peanut Butter & Pretzel Bars

So when the lovely people over at Grand Central Publishing offered to send me a copy of No Bake Makery, and another copy for a giveaway, I was pretty physched.

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The 80 recipes (all of which have a photo, WOOH! I love it when there are photos for each recipe) are divided into categories of Truffles, Clusters & Bark, Fudge & Bars, Mini Pies & Cakes, Cold Cravings & Pudding, Candy & Cookies and Breakfast for Dessert.

Peanut Butter & Pretzel Bars

Some of the recipes which caught my eye are Cinnalmond Bites (there’s oreos and cinnamon cereal in them..come onnnn), maple pecan bites (If you know me well ,you know maple + pecan is my no.1 flavour combo that I will never get over), S’mores bark, Pecamel fudgy bars (pecan caramel and chocolate fudge. WOAH) and Cornflake fudge pie. There are SO many more buuut I’m not going to spoil it for you hahah ๐Ÿ˜‰

You can get up to 5 entries in the giveaway for your own copy of No Bake Makery!

Just answer the question (seen in the Rafflecopter box below) for one entry. For the additional entries, just follow the instructions in the Rafflecopter box below (which I think, if you’re viewing this via e-mail or RSS, you will have to click through to this site to see.)

The giveaway is now over! Thanks everyone that entered, I’ll be announcing and contacting the winner soon! ๐Ÿ™‚

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(The giveaway is open to US residents only)

The giveaway ends on the 6th of June at 12am (London time), when winner will be randomly selected, announced on here in the Rafflecopter box, and contacted via their provided e-mail address shortly afterwards.

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Peanut Butter & Pretzel Bars

Peanut Butter & Pretzel Bars

Peanut Butter & Pretzel Bars

Notes:

– When I can’t be bothered to temper chocolate properly, but I don’t want to get that ugly cacao butter bloom from untempered chocolate I use a cheat method (you get kinda shiny, non-bloom-y smooth chocolate):I chop up the chocolate as finely as I can be bothered, then it into a heat proof bowl. I then pour a small amount of boiling water into another, slightly larger bowl, let it cool a bit, then put the smaller bowl of chocolate into the larger bowl. Let it sit for a bit, and stir it around gently until it has all melted. If you find that the water has cooled too much in order to melt the chocolate fully, just pour out the cold water and replace with more boiling water.

– In the book, these are known as PB & Ps, I’ve just called them Peanut Butter and Pretzel bars for the sake of ease of recognition in my recipe index, and SEO (which is totally boring blogger stuff that would make you roll your eyes.. :/ )

Peanut Butter and Pretzel Bars (known as PB & Ps in the book)

Servings 20 bars

Ingredients

  • 3 cups salted mini pretzels
  • 1 cup salted creamy peanut butter
  • 2 tbsp unsalted butter , softened
  • 1/4 cup packed , light brown sugar
  • 10 tbsp (1/2 cup + 2 tbsp) powdered sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups chopped milk chocolate

Instructions

  1. Line an 8 x 8" baking pan with foil, coat with non stick spray. Set aside.
  2. Roughly crush 2 cups of the mini pretzels, either by pulsing in a food processor, or buy putting them into a sandwich bag and crushing them with a rolling pin.
  3. Combine the peanut butter, butter and sugars in a small bowl, then stir in the crushed pretzels. Press this mixture evenly into the lined pan, and chill for 20 minutes.
  4. Meanwhile, temper the milk chocolate (see notes) and pour over the chilled peanut butter mixture, using a rubber spatula to spread it evenly and smooth it out.
  5. Tap the pan against a hard surface to even out the chocolate a bit more.
  6. Place 20 mini pretzels evenly in a grid pattern on top of the chocolate (they'll be your guide for cutting the bars). Leave at room temperature until the chocolate has set.
  7. Lift the foil out of the pan with the bars, peel the foil off, then using a sharp knife, cut into squares.

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  • Jade Sheldon May 30, 2013 at 2:12 am

    Peanut butter and chocolate is BY FAR one of my favorite flavor combinations! The sweet and salty is just undeniably tasty. And, seriously, Breaking Bad is AMAZING. One of those series you just can’t stop watching.

  • Caitlin Hicks May 30, 2013 at 2:17 am

    These LOOK amazing. I was actually just gathering the ingredients for something similar that should be on my blog SOON! However… no bake is winning my heart.

    ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Randle May 30, 2013 at 2:23 am

    I would like to say that peanut butter and chocolate isn’t my favorite, but it is. I’ll add that butterscotch and peanut butter is awesome, as is peanut butter and…wait for it…pretzel. Haha.

  • Linda K. May 30, 2013 at 2:34 am

    Nutella and peanut butter….yum…

  • dana May 30, 2013 at 2:57 am

    peanut butter and strawberry preserves! ultimate combo. But I don’t say no to peanut butter anything, basically. These look delicious!

  • Sarah May 30, 2013 at 2:59 am

    I love peanut butter and chocolate!

  • Melinda @cookingalamel May 30, 2013 at 3:14 am

    Peanut butter and chocolate hands down.. peanut butter and apples.. peanut butter and graham crackers. I love me some peanut butter. Gorgeous photos, as per usual. Breaking Bad is probably one of the only hit TV shows that I’ve never been able to get into.. probably the follow-the-rules pharmacist within me prevents that, haha. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • Jenny May 30, 2013 at 3:16 am

    Oh peanut butter… I love it in everything , but with some chocolate, and maybe in ice cream , now we’re talking !

  • Candy May 30, 2013 at 3:23 am

    Awecome! Gotta make that!

  • Samina May 30, 2013 at 3:24 am

    Omg!!! These look so goooooood!!!!! ๐Ÿ™‚ I wish I could just pick one right from these photographs and start munching away! ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ˜€

  • Candice May 30, 2013 at 3:25 am

    Favorite PB flavor?? Fruit. I love strawberries and peanut butter together…

  • Rossi @ A Baking Girl May 30, 2013 at 3:38 am

    Peanut butter and chocolate is obviously the number one flavor combo (duh!) but I’m also pretty partial to peanut butter and banana pairings

  • Sarah May 30, 2013 at 3:38 am

    Chocolate and peanut butter, for sure! These bars look delish!

  • Irene May 30, 2013 at 3:43 am

    I am able to resist chocolate; but once pretzels get involved, I can’t resist. I am gonna hafta make these.

  • Victoria | Oh So Pretty May 30, 2013 at 3:54 am

    OMG this looks SOOO good! Sweet & salty is my favorite.

  • Dena May 30, 2013 at 4:05 am

    Might even get extra crunchy and use chunky peanut butter

  • alexandra @ sweet betweens [blog] May 30, 2013 at 4:09 am

    I love peanut butter and chocolate, of course. But pb + banana, pb + strawberry jam, pb + chai spices..I could go on and on. I clearly like pb! ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks for the giveaway!

  • Jennifer C. May 30, 2013 at 4:18 am

    Does peanut butter and apples count?

  • Mimi May 30, 2013 at 4:34 am

    Chocolate and peanut butter! Peanut butter and pretzels come in at a very close second!

  • Leah May 30, 2013 at 4:46 am

    Oh geez! I just love peanut butter. Scooping it out of the jar with pretzels, with chocolate, eating it with Nutella, putting it on a banana… I could go on and on!

  • Emily Olivia Tapp May 30, 2013 at 6:25 am

    Choc and peanut butter. Oh, but it has to be super dark chocolate. Mmmm.

  • Katie May 30, 2013 at 8:00 am

    Ermagaaad these are amazing! I love your styles photos its like my very own subscription to a glossy good magazine without the price tag!!

    Gorgeous.

    Katie <3

  • Belinda @themoonblushbaker May 30, 2013 at 8:14 am

    I might not be biggest peanut butter and chocolate fan but I am excited about the pretzel and chocolate combo! I swear you have no reason to be negative, you produce such stunning work every time you post.

  • Ibbs May 30, 2013 at 8:15 am

    DELICIOUS!! I’m loving that your styled photos are back, such a great source of inspiration and you have a talent of making them look realistic (is that possible?)
    These would go down a treat in my house as all my fan are total PB addicts!!
    Thanks
    x x x

    http://lalangostaymi.blogspot.com

  • Nat. May 30, 2013 at 10:12 am

    WOW! I love it! I’m totally carzy about peanut butter so it’s my paradise! And this cookbook looks so lovely, I’d like to try all of the recipes ๐Ÿ™‚ <3

  • Samantha Allen May 30, 2013 at 10:20 am

    PB and chocolate. You can’t go wrong there.

  • Flora May 30, 2013 at 10:56 am

    I eat peanut butter and granny smith apples. And peanut butter on rice cakes or any sort of cracker. And on chocolate digestives. My favourite though is an English muffin with crunchy peanut butter on one side and really runny raspberry jam on the other. When they sandwich together some crazy melty magic happens! What I am really trying to say is I LOVE PEANUT BUTTER!

  • Ella May 30, 2013 at 11:25 am

    I like chocolate with peanut butter.

  • Christina May 30, 2013 at 11:42 am

    Peanut butter and chocolate – cures my sugar cravings every time!

  • Hannah May 30, 2013 at 12:16 pm

    These are so cute. I love the uniformity of one pretzel per square and your photos are ahhhhhhhmazing!

  • Bar May 30, 2013 at 12:38 pm

    these are so adorable! i would try to put some nutella in there, too. nutella + peanut butter. is a win. every single time.

  • Yael May 30, 2013 at 3:00 pm

    NO question that peanut butter and chocolate are a natural!

  • Erika May 30, 2013 at 3:21 pm

    Salty , Sweet and no bake.. I can get down with that..for reals..

  • marcie@flavorthemoments May 30, 2013 at 4:07 pm

    These look delicious! I love everything about them. You cannot go wrong with any of these flavors!

  • Barbara May 30, 2013 at 4:14 pm

    THESE LOOK AMAZING!

  • Jessica May 30, 2013 at 4:34 pm

    Peanut butter and oreos are my favorite peanut butter flavor combo (soooo good but you wouldn’t expect it!)

    btw these photos are beautiful and I am going to make these the minute I am done with classes.

  • Chloe May 30, 2013 at 4:43 pm

    ahw I wish I could use any peanut butter before my daddy eats it all ๐Ÿ™
    btw Izy I wrote you a message on facebook, I wonder have you got it or not ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Toni May 30, 2013 at 5:03 pm

    OH MY GOD Izzy, this has made my week! Got to try it out! Thank you!

  • Rachel May 30, 2013 at 5:11 pm

    Peanut butter & honey. On fresh baked bread. Amazing.

  • Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar May 30, 2013 at 5:13 pm

    These look freaking amazing! My fav PB combo is PB+Chocolate too! Yum!

  • Kelly May 30, 2013 at 5:19 pm

    Are you kidding? Peanut butter goes with everything! I love it with chocolate, honey, marshmallow fluff, and on all sorts of fruits and veggies (especially apples!).

  • Mike T May 30, 2013 at 5:26 pm

    PB, Chocolate, Pretzels, and vanilla malt ice cream.

    /Why yes, I am a Chubby Hubby. Why do you ask?

  • Steph May 30, 2013 at 5:28 pm

    Peanut butter and chocolate of course! Though it’s hard to go wrong with peanut butter.

  • Ali May 30, 2013 at 5:32 pm

    Chocolate and peanut butter, or more specifically, nutella!

  • Allie H May 30, 2013 at 5:44 pm

    This book and these pretzel noms look AMAZING…omg
    and you’re right about the oven in the summer…we are not besties in the heat, the oven and I

  • lauren taylor May 30, 2013 at 5:44 pm

    those look simply delicious. thanks for the chance to win the cookbook!

  • lauren taylor May 30, 2013 at 5:45 pm

    oops. i just saw there was a question to leave a comment… i love peanut butter with chocolate. or bananas!

  • Claire May 30, 2013 at 6:17 pm

    Cinnamon & Honey!

  • Marie May 30, 2013 at 6:35 pm

    I just LOVE peanut butter and banana! I eat the two together for a snack all the time.

  • Bryce May 30, 2013 at 6:46 pm

    I love PB + Chocolate, PB + Banana, and LOVE PB + Apples!!

  • AF May 30, 2013 at 6:55 pm

    Pretzels + PB + Choco = awesome. love it.

  • Elizabeth May 30, 2013 at 7:03 pm

    Peanut butter and chocolate ice cream!!

  • Kate F. May 30, 2013 at 7:07 pm

    I love peanut butter and chocolate.

  • Kate May 30, 2013 at 7:09 pm

    Peanut butter and chocolate is definitely my number one combo, but I am very partial to peanut butter and bananas, esp in banana cream pie.

  • Gina May 30, 2013 at 7:10 pm

    Can’t go wrong with peanut butter & chocolate or even adding banana in there with it.

  • elizabeth May 30, 2013 at 7:11 pm

    Big fan of PB and Chocolate!!!

  • Barbara Lamb May 30, 2013 at 7:14 pm

    A fave snack: peanut butter and chipotle Tabasco on stoned wheat thins!

  • Nathalie May 30, 2013 at 7:15 pm

    Hey, whaddaya mean US residents only???

    “Made with lovin’, not the oven” totally cracked me up and I thought woah I NEED this book.

    And now I find – living in Germany – that I can’t.

    Oh bugger.

    Anyways, love your recipe and the new old photostyle.

  • Zoรซ May 30, 2013 at 7:20 pm

    I’m a combo lover: chocolate + peanut butter; banana + honey; cinnamon + chili; and then chocolate + anything.
    I love these bars and I love no bake treats. Thank you, more please.

  • Sarah May 30, 2013 at 7:23 pm

    I love banana and cinnamon with peanut butter

  • Sherri May 30, 2013 at 7:25 pm

    Peanut Butter and a dark salted caramel chocolate are great. Could add banana or any fruit to go with it.
    Yummy. Thanks

  • Elisa May 30, 2013 at 7:29 pm

    Any combo of peanut butter and chocolate is fantastic! I love the salty sweet combo….. for better or worse!

  • Shelly May 30, 2013 at 8:14 pm

    Peanut butter and dark chocolate!

  • Mackenzie May 30, 2013 at 9:08 pm

    i love peanut butter & pretzels, and can’t get enough of peanut butter chocolate combos

  • Andrea J May 30, 2013 at 9:17 pm

    I always love your posts, but this one hits a very special place. Peanut butter and chocolate are great and all, but OH MY GOD PRETZELS TOO? Genius! Love it!

  • Lisa Perry May 30, 2013 at 11:33 pm

    Ive been having whole wheat toast with natural pb & wondering why I dont have it more often ๐Ÿ™‚ I also have banana & pb ice cream quite often!! I pretty much love pb!

  • chelsy May 30, 2013 at 11:46 pm

    PB AND PRETZELS!!!? Is there anything better? I think not! This is such a clever book love it!

  • Catharine @BakingChemist May 31, 2013 at 12:03 am

    MMMMMM….my mouth is watering….

  • Danielle May 31, 2013 at 12:17 am

    I like eating really dark, dark chocolate pieces dipped into peanut butter occasionally.

  • Gemma @andgeesaid May 31, 2013 at 12:49 am

    omg this looks amazing! Yum!!!

    xx

    gemma @ http://andgeesaid.blogspot.com.au/

  • Charlie May 31, 2013 at 1:34 am

    That’s so funny. I was just looking around the house for a no bake recipe for something sweet. This’ll be perfect. (The ovens are not allowed to go on; 90 degree heat, it’s HOT)

  • Chloรซ May 31, 2013 at 1:38 am

    Oh yes, with hot Texas summer approaching, a book like this is exactly what I need to survive! “Oven” becomes a four letter word (which, yes, I know, it is anyway) in our household once the temperatures sore.

  • Wanda S. May 31, 2013 at 1:41 am

    PB and jelly, preferably strawberry, on soft white bread.

  • keshakeke May 31, 2013 at 1:59 am

    My favorite flavors with peanut butter is to get a big ol’ spoon of PB and dip it in a bag of white chocolate chips and milk chocolate chips! Maybe more than one time!

  • Makeup Morsels May 31, 2013 at 2:08 am

    I love peanut butter and banana! In smoothies or ice cream or just a big spoonful of PB with my banana. Thanks for the giveaway ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Mercedes May 31, 2013 at 3:02 am

    My favorite combos with peanut butter are chocolate and/or caramel!

  • Rachel (Teacher-Chef) May 31, 2013 at 3:17 am

    YUM – we are having nice warm temps here and I hated having to turn on my oven, these look so absolutely delicious. Peanut Butter and Chocolate are some of my favorite combinations – throw in those pretzels and we are in heaven!

  • Elin May 31, 2013 at 4:19 am

    Why jelly of course!

  • Cady May 31, 2013 at 5:04 am

    My favorite peanut butter combo would have to be peanut butter and bananas. That combo just can never get better, especially on some white bread and then warmed.

  • Diane {Created by Diane} May 31, 2013 at 5:09 am

    well I really love jelly with peanut butter, sandwiches, cookies, cupcakes yep I like it almost as much as chocolate with peanut butter

  • Jess Rischar May 31, 2013 at 5:15 am

    Peanut butter and cookie dough, you can’t beat a good peanut butter cookie!

  • Renee G May 31, 2013 at 5:24 am

    My favorites are chocolate and strawberry with peanut butter.

  • Lynette May 31, 2013 at 5:28 am

    Let’s see…pb & chocolate, pb & apples, pb & bacon! Ooh, pb rice krispy treats, another no-bake sweet ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Mollie May 31, 2013 at 5:47 am

    Not sure that I could pick just one favorite for pairing with my peanut butter, but I’ll go with strawberry jelly. I also LOVE PB cookies and how well it works for Thai-inspired dishes!

  • Karen May 31, 2013 at 7:27 am

    Um, chocolate is the best match for peanut butter, obviously! Always and forever. When I was little I loved peanut butter and honey sandwiches, though. Also peanut butter and marshmallow fluff.

  • Fran May 31, 2013 at 9:12 am

    peanutbutter and chocolate and peanutbutter and honey and the old favorite peanutbutter and jelly. hmm. or peanutbutter right out of the jar.

  • Maddy May 31, 2013 at 12:16 pm

    Peanut butter and chocolate is one of those unbeatable flavour combinations. Lately, I have been making treats with peanut butter and chocolate-hazelnut. Yum!

  • carey May 31, 2013 at 12:47 pm

    Oh my god, these bars are SO deliciously cute. And no-bake anything โ€” yes please, right now. We went from super cold and rainy to 90 GD degrees yesterday, and soooo humid. Give me a break!

    Also, bouncing back to the last post, someone actually left me a comment on Wednesday that said “Iโ€™d like to see the recipe first and your comments afterward!”…..WHAT. It’s a plague sweeping the world! I still haven’t approved it because I’m trying to figure out how to respond to it. ๐Ÿ˜›

    And cornflake fudge pie……………..OMFG.

    • Linda May 31, 2013 at 1:39 pm

      A propos to what? Who puts their recipes first anyway? Seriously.

      Anyway, Izy, about your last post, take it as a compliment! The bigger you get, the harder it is to please everyone. Also, haters gonna hate. Also, you should just do what makes you happy. Okay, enough wisdom from me today. I need to start collecting no-bake desserts like this one. I’m sold on anything that’s like a peanut butter cup!!! And like Carey mentioned, we got hit with some summer weather yesterday and it was gross, smelly, and sticky. Not fun.

  • Meryl May 31, 2013 at 12:47 pm

    Definitely peanut butter and chocolate.

  • Louis May 31, 2013 at 12:48 pm

    Peanut butter and banana.

  • Mia May 31, 2013 at 12:58 pm

    It’s so weird, I feel like it was yesterday I was complaining about turning on the oven and all you Northern Hemisphere types were cooking soups and pies and hot chocolate! It’s basically my life’s goal to move hemisphere and be seasonally in-sync with the blogging world haha ๐Ÿ˜›

    For me, Peanut butter and honey on mountain bread is like the best thing. Ever. Though I made some pretty awesome choc-chip peanut butter cookies the other day, and PB on a banana is like my breakfast default, Peanut Butter and Honey ALWAYS wins!

  • Mel May 31, 2013 at 1:26 pm

    Yum! I know exactly what you mean about avoiding the oven at ALL COSTS.

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  • Shannon C May 31, 2013 at 2:32 pm

    Peanut butter and banana!

  • Lisa T May 31, 2013 at 2:48 pm

    Peanut Butter and Chocolate is the only way to go!

  • Lisa May 31, 2013 at 2:52 pm

    My fave is chocolate and peanut butter with banana. Sometimes I make frozen banana bites: you chop up bananas, drench them in chocolate and peanut butter, and freeze ’em!

  • Elyssa May 31, 2013 at 3:00 pm

    Peanut butter and bananas or honey

  • Sarah May 31, 2013 at 3:51 pm

    Chocolate and peanut butter is hands down the best combo (seriously, what doesn’t taste better with chocolate?) But in a close second is peanut butter and raspberry! I love adding a bunch of fresh raspberries and a spoonful of PB to my oatmeal in the morning.

  • Christina May 31, 2013 at 4:00 pm

    Chocolate (especially dark) and peanut butter!

  • Andrea May 31, 2013 at 4:08 pm

    Just looked at the picture before reading the blog and said to myself, “peanut butter, chocolate and pretzels! amazing mix!”
    So yes, peanut butter and chocolte (I like dark) is my choice.

  • Barb K May 31, 2013 at 5:28 pm

    I like peanut butter combo with either Chocolate or Mint. Both are good.

  • Elizabeth May 31, 2013 at 6:58 pm

    I am making these currently and am having trouble fitting 20 pretzels into an 8″ x 8″ pan. Also, having the rows 4 pretzels by 5 pretzels would make the bars rectangular when you cut them (yours look square) Are you sure the pan size is correct? ( I definitely have mini pretzels). Thanks!

    • Izy May 31, 2013 at 7:02 pm

      I trimmed them into squares for the photos so they’d look better. I definitely was able to fit all the pretzels in, but it would probably vary depending on the size of them. In the UK food tends to be smaller than in the US in general, so I’m guessing that mini pretzels here are probably smaller than there. Just fit as many as you can in and cut them up, it doesn’t really affect the bars ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Amanda L. May 31, 2013 at 7:05 pm

    I love peanut butter and dark chocolate.

  • KimberlyH May 31, 2013 at 8:15 pm

    Peanut Butter is pretty much good with anything and everything, but a favorite combination is definitely peanut butter & chocolate or peanut butter & fluff! Yum!

  • Sabrina Lawrence May 31, 2013 at 8:18 pm

    Peanut butter and chocolate for sure!

  • Sarah May 31, 2013 at 8:48 pm

    I think I’m kind of a traditionalist when it comes to peanut butter. I love it with honey!

  • Jessy May 31, 2013 at 9:15 pm

    my favorite treat is to spread peanut butter & nutella on a graham cracker. oh man…i have no self control! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • sandra May 31, 2013 at 9:36 pm

    honey, definitely.

  • Susan H May 31, 2013 at 11:39 pm

    Absolutely wonderful!

  • Kelsey May 31, 2013 at 11:49 pm

    Peanut butter and banana. All day everyday

  • Jill June 1, 2013 at 1:26 am

    peanut butter and dill pickle sammiches

  • Heather June 1, 2013 at 1:28 am

    Chocolate and peanut butter yum!

  • Blessie Nelson June 1, 2013 at 2:10 am

    maple syrup

  • Amanda June 1, 2013 at 2:47 am

    Peanut butter and chocolate is amazing!

  • BookishCook June 1, 2013 at 3:12 am

    Peanut btter and chocolate is the best! the only thing that could make these better is some caramel.

  • stylefriendly June 1, 2013 at 3:45 am

    Peanut butter and bananas.

  • sarah June 1, 2013 at 3:46 am

    I love these photos. They are so lovely!

  • Terri June 1, 2013 at 6:15 am

    Peanut Butter and Chocolate!

  • nancy June 1, 2013 at 7:08 am

    always pb and chocolate!

  • Alisa Muir June 1, 2013 at 9:04 am

    Peanut butter and chocolate of course….

  • Jessica June 1, 2013 at 9:07 am

    Any kind of chocolate with peanut butter works for me ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Katie June 1, 2013 at 11:16 am

    Peanut butter, banana, and honey or peanut butter, pretzels and chocolate, so these are perfect!

  • Theresa June 1, 2013 at 12:30 pm

    Peanut butter, chocolate, pretzels and carmel.

  • Caroline June 1, 2013 at 12:42 pm

    Peanut butter and chocolate or peanut butter with a little bit of cinnamon!

  • Shannon June 1, 2013 at 1:20 pm

    OMG! I think I love anything with Peanut Butter. Can’t go wrong with PB + Chocolate. I also love PB + Apple.

  • Nicole June 1, 2013 at 2:03 pm

    Peanut butter and grape jelly cupcakes!!!! Divine!!

  • Margaret June 1, 2013 at 2:28 pm

    honey and peanut butter

  • Michelle C. June 1, 2013 at 2:42 pm

    My ultimate peanut butter combo is chocolate and peanut butter. I mean come on!!! ๐Ÿ™‚ My runner ups are peanut butter and banana and peanut butter with apple and cinnamon. Delish!!

  • Maria Hanrahan June 1, 2013 at 2:54 pm

    Peanut butter/chocolate, pb/banana, or pb/choc/banana win me over every time!

  • Kelli W. June 1, 2013 at 3:13 pm

    I absolutely adore anything with peanut butter or chocolate, especially peanut butter AND chocolate! Chocolate cake with peanut butter icing? MMMMMMMM

  • Ashley - Baker by Nature June 1, 2013 at 3:17 pm

    Dude, just started watching breaking bad last night – SO good. I got through 4 episodes, and I’m thinking season 1 is going to be dominated today. If only I had some of these pb pretzel bars to nibble during the show, I’d be in heaven!

  • Georgia June 1, 2013 at 3:22 pm

    Peanut Butter… and caramel with dark chocolate!!

  • Kathleen June 1, 2013 at 3:22 pm

    Ooooo – always peanut butter and chocolate. But peanut butter and honey is a really close 2nd. Also, given that it’s 88 degrees today, I NEEDED a no bake recipe! Thank you!

  • Jacqui June 1, 2013 at 3:35 pm

    The classic peanut butter and chocolate is my favorite!! Although peanut butter and banana is a close second ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Daniela June 1, 2013 at 3:37 pm

    Peanut butter and chocolate is a given! But I’d love to try peanut butter and marshmallow fluff that everyone talks about ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Michelle W June 1, 2013 at 4:35 pm

    I’m going out to buy pretzels right now!! YUM!!

  • Michelle W June 1, 2013 at 4:38 pm

    Oops! Forgot the combo. Peanut butter, bananas & chocolate, especially in a milkshake.

  • Brigette June 1, 2013 at 5:42 pm

    The classic chocolate with peanut butter

  • Jana @ 333 Days of Hand Lettering June 1, 2013 at 7:13 pm

    Peanut butter and vanilla ice cream!

    Jana @ 333 Days of Hand Lettering

  • Kim C. June 1, 2013 at 7:28 pm

    Oh MY!! I’m definitely going to be buying pretzels on my next grocery store trip. The bars look delicious and are totally adorable as well. I think there’s just nothing better than peanut butter , dark chocolate and bananas together, it’s seriously one of the best flavor combinations.

  • Julia Blackwell June 1, 2013 at 7:36 pm

    Peanut butter goes well with everything. Seriously.

  • Rachel Davis June 1, 2013 at 9:26 pm

    They look absolutely cute as heck! Loving the pretzel heart kiss on each one. My fella would devour the entire stack of these, I’m sure! He’s a PB fiend ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Celeste June 1, 2013 at 9:27 pm

    I absolutely love the photography! I really need to watch Breaking Bad.

  • Sondra June 1, 2013 at 9:33 pm

    Peanut Butter and chocolate.

  • Sarah C June 1, 2013 at 11:57 pm

    Definitely Chocolate!

  • Heidi June 2, 2013 at 12:56 am

    Cannot wait to make these!

  • Susan Galasso June 2, 2013 at 1:24 am

    These bars look delish! And since it hit 90 here at my home in the mountains of NE PA, I’m all for no-bake!
    Susan

  • Susan Galasso June 2, 2013 at 1:25 am

    peanut butter kiss cookies with caramel kisses.
    Susan

  • rebecca k June 2, 2013 at 1:27 am

    well this is my favorite combo!

  • nik June 2, 2013 at 1:30 am

    PB, garam masala, chicory root and fig. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Hanna June 2, 2013 at 2:04 am

    These look soooo good!!

  • Timmi June 2, 2013 at 3:14 am

    peanut butter and coffee ice cream with almonds

  • Rena June 2, 2013 at 3:33 am

    I love pb with strawberry jam!

  • Lindsay June 2, 2013 at 3:59 am

    Peanut Butter and banana with maybe a little bacon for that sweet and salty and decadent taste.

  • LB June 2, 2013 at 4:00 am

    Chocolate of course! I am dying to try pb with bacon though… and chocolate too ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • Tanja June 2, 2013 at 4:34 am

    Peanut Butter and chocolate is my all time favorite.

  • Renee @ Awesome on $20 June 2, 2013 at 5:39 am

    I love chocolate and peanut butter, but I also love peanut butter and pretzels, so these are pretty much perfect.

  • Gina June 2, 2013 at 5:56 am

    Love pb: ) your awesome

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  • Katherine B June 2, 2013 at 7:18 am

    I LOVE anything with “peanut butter and jelly” flavors, even more than PB&J sandwiches!

  • Rachel June 2, 2013 at 2:10 pm

    Lately for breakfast I’ve loved wheat toast, peanut butter, and bananas! Delicious and high in protein!

  • Tine June 2, 2013 at 4:17 pm

    By far my favorite is peanut butter, pancakes, a sunny side egg, and sausage or bacon sandwich smothered in warm maple syrup. But a close second is peanut butter and banana on a rice cake.

  • angela June 2, 2013 at 4:39 pm

    With peanut butter, I love pretzels and chocolate. And a smidge of cinammon.

  • lisad June 2, 2013 at 4:53 pm

    So happy to find these easy recipe for my daughter’s wedding reception!

  • lisad June 2, 2013 at 4:57 pm

    I love peanut butter and chocolate combo…pretzels make it even better!

  • Rebecca Murray June 2, 2013 at 8:06 pm

    What an awesome combo! I also love peanut butter with bananas. I’ll often intentionally give myself too much peanut butter for the banana so that I have an excuse to eat the rest with pretzels! =P

  • Marta @ What should I eat for breakfast today June 2, 2013 at 8:07 pm

    Chocolate and peanut butter ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Ashley June 2, 2013 at 9:05 pm

    I absolutely love these photos. The textures are amazing (and I’m sure they’re fantastic to eat as well!). Such a great combo, too. And the idea of a no-bake cookbook is excellent!

  • Kira June 2, 2013 at 9:24 pm

    Other than peanut butter and chocolate, I also love peanut butter as banana!

  • Molly June 2, 2013 at 10:47 pm

    Our all girls road trip is coming up and these will be along for the ride!!

  • Sydney June 2, 2013 at 11:03 pm

    I love peanut butter with banana….chocolate….apples…oatmeal….yogurt……I just love peanut butter ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Ellie June 3, 2013 at 12:23 am

    Love peanut butter with nutella.
    PB and Nutella sandwiches taste like Reeses!!

  • Heather June 3, 2013 at 1:30 am

    Those look so decadent. I love peanut butter with chocolate, but honey is probably even dearer to my palate.

  • cori June 3, 2013 at 1:45 am

    Oats! whether it’s in oatmeal, oat bars, quick bread with oat flour….it’s so good.

  • Gourmet Creations June 3, 2013 at 2:45 am

    Great idea!

  • Melissa H June 3, 2013 at 3:03 am

    Clearly pb & chocolate is the bomb. It’s 90+ degrees today in Massachusetts, so this no bake recipe book sounds amazing!

  • Sarah June 3, 2013 at 3:12 am

    Peanut butter, chocolate and pretzels are the jackpot of my favorite combo! If I don’t win a copy of the book, I have clipped it to purchase! I know exactly what you mean about not turning on the oven.

  • Carolsue June 3, 2013 at 4:17 am

    I like Peanut Butter and Honey

  • Stacy June 3, 2013 at 4:29 am

    Cannot wait to try!!

  • stscey June 3, 2013 at 7:18 am

    I am in the PB and chocolate camp although a good PB and honey or jam sandwich is always appreciated.

  • Adi June 3, 2013 at 9:13 am

    What beautiful pictures! Thanks for the giveaway!

  • mary k June 3, 2013 at 12:21 pm

    PB and anything. chocolate is yummy. granola is great. my fav snack is apple slices smothered in peanut butter.

  • Mikki June 3, 2013 at 2:54 pm

    Peanut butter is literally my favorite food. My most recent discovery is the joy of peanut butter and dolce de leche- you wouldn’t think to combine the two, but they are outrageous together!

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  • Jenn Baker (@jbakernyc) June 3, 2013 at 6:35 pm

    I’m a fan of anything with chocolate and peanut butter. But I have become quite addicted to PB and pretzels. Also kitchen sink/cowboy cookies are a delight because it mixes PB and oatmeal and chocolate chips into a deliciously flavor-packed cookie!

  • Ellen June 3, 2013 at 7:04 pm

    PB and Chocolate of course!

  • Jamie June 3, 2013 at 7:05 pm

    PB and chocolate will ALWAYS be my fave!

  • andie June 3, 2013 at 9:41 pm

    Mmmm….apples and peanut butter!! Or toffee and peanut butter are my favorite combos!

  • Janelle June 3, 2013 at 9:57 pm

    There are flavors you can put with peanut butter other than just chocolate? Who knew? Just kidding. I love to dip apples in peanut butter, but my favorite PB combo flavor is simply chocolate.

  • Emily June 3, 2013 at 10:10 pm

    peanut butter with anything is my favorite combination. lol.

  • jodye @ chocolate and chou fleur June 3, 2013 at 11:51 pm

    As if peanut butter cups aren’t addictive enough on their own, you have to go and throw delicious, salty, crunchy pretzels into the mix. Now I’m really in trouble. I’ll have to hide them from myself! P.s., I’m loving the return of the styled photos. They’re so beautiful!

  • Ala June 4, 2013 at 12:41 am

    And she’s baaaaack! Tell me about it–NO ovens, please. It’s a good 90 degrees F here nowadays, but it’ll be epic chill time with PB&P. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Shari N June 4, 2013 at 2:09 am

    I love peanut butter and chocolate! Throw some fudge in there and some chocolate chunks and it is a winner!

  • Heather @ Bake, Run, Live June 4, 2013 at 2:20 am

    I love the combination of peanut butter, chocolate, and caramel!

  • Angelique June 4, 2013 at 3:38 am

    I love peanut butter and bananas.

  • E Z June 4, 2013 at 3:39 am

    Yum!!! Peanut butter, pretzels, and chocolate are 3 of my favorite things… I’m constantly bookmarking recipes that have those ingredients in the title!

  • Amanda Thompson June 4, 2013 at 5:06 am

    Well, peanut butter with chocolate and peanut butter with jelly are my favs!

  • Liz Blunt June 4, 2013 at 3:37 pm

    I adore peanut butter with chocolate!

  • lori b June 4, 2013 at 4:03 pm

    what DOESN’T peanut butter go with? peanut butter and strawberry preserves might be the classic winning combo for me, though. smooth and mellow peanut butter with bright and sweet strawberries? nothing quite like it.

    love the blog! your photos are bomb!

  • Emma June 4, 2013 at 6:20 pm

    sweet and salty, my fav!

  • Katherine June 4, 2013 at 7:08 pm

    Peanut butter, chocolate, and pretzels?!?! My faves right there!!!! …of course Nutella thrown into the mix would be DE-lish!!

  • Crystal June 4, 2013 at 7:34 pm

    These look amazing! I may have to make these for my roommates!

  • Crystal June 4, 2013 at 7:39 pm

    Oh, and my favorite flavor combo with peanut butter is always chocolate.

  • Megan June 4, 2013 at 10:24 pm

    Whoa. Hell to the yeah. I love peanut butter and chocolate AND peanut butter and apples. Yum!

  • Talia June 4, 2013 at 11:10 pm

    Chocolate + peanut butter are one of my favorite combinations!

  • Nina June 4, 2013 at 11:56 pm

    Peanut butter in savory food – Thai, for example!

  • Catherine June 5, 2013 at 3:09 am

    Peanut butter and chocolate (of course), and peanut butter with salted caramel. Cheers for American excess! Yum.

  • Lisa June 5, 2013 at 5:08 am

    Chocolate and pb is my favorite but pb and banana is a close second!

  • Kelly June 5, 2013 at 2:05 pm

    These look wonderful and I really like all the photos!

  • Kelly June 5, 2013 at 2:07 pm

    I like peanut butter with chocolate! : )

  • Krista D June 5, 2013 at 4:23 pm

    Chocolate and peanut butter, no contest.

  • jacquie June 5, 2013 at 8:30 pm

    one can’t go wrong with chocolate and pb can one?

  • paula June 5, 2013 at 11:57 pm

    I love Reese’s cups, buckeye chocolates, and peanut butter chocolate cupcakes!!

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  • Shannon June 24, 2013 at 5:14 am

    I made these today and followed your recipe EXACTLY. The problem that I had is that the pb layer did not harden like you show in your pictures. It stayed quite soft. The flavors were great though. Did you crush two cups of pretzels (as your recipe says) or did you use 2 cups of crushed pretzels?

    • Izy June 26, 2013 at 10:20 am

      Aww no ๐Ÿ™ I used 2 cups of whole pretzels!

  • Bethany July 29, 2013 at 10:55 am

    I’m sorry to report that I made these a few days ago and while the flavor was good, mine also did not harden very well at all. I had to put them in the fridge to make them not somewhat melty and soft from the peanut butter. Once they were in the fridge I tried taking them back out but once they were at room temperature they became soft again so this was not a good treat for transporting. But they look pretty!

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  • Lauren Windham October 7, 2014 at 5:01 am

    Hey Izy, I made these as well. While the flavor was good, the bottom never hardened, even after freezing it. And then, since they were frozen, the chocolate on top was way too hard and I had to bite them with my back teeth– not very enjoyable! But keep on keepin’ on, I love your blog/ your instagram page/ etc. You are great at what you do!

  • Jessica December 11, 2014 at 2:57 am

    Has anyone tried making these yet? I did today and only used a about 1/4 cup powedered sugar since I thought they would be sweet enough and didn’t need much more. Turned out delicious, however as soon as they hit room temp the bottoms are completely soft. Do not keep shape and really messy. Does the powdered sugar really make that difference or is something else going wrong?

    • Izy December 11, 2014 at 3:01 am

      Think about it kind of like frosting – if you added half the amount of powdered sugar than usual the frosting would be mainly butter and so would be softer. Add more powdered sugar and the frosting gets firmer and thicker! If you keep them in the fridge they should be absolutely fine with the 1/4 cup of sugar ๐Ÿ™‚

      • Jessica December 11, 2014 at 5:33 pm

        Thanks, I’ll follow directions this time! ๐Ÿ™‚

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