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Wednesday, May 7, 2014

No-Bake Scrumptious Dessert


I met my dear friend, Jellybean, thirty years ago when we worked together for a temporary agency in Park Ridge, IL.  Since then, she got married and had five beautiful children.

We phone each other at least once a week.  Jellybean is my go-to girl for easy, delicious recipes. She knows I love salt and I love sugar.  And salt and sugar together?  Perfection.  

Jellybean told me she tried a new recipe that is Trisha Yearwood's. Heck, if it's good enough for Garth, it's good enough for me. It is a no-bake recipe (right up my alley) and is a cinch to put together. Jellybean also said that they are absolutely scrumptious.

So if you need an easy dessert recipe for Mothers Day - try this one.




Trisha Yearwood's

Chocolate-Pretzel-Peanut Butter 

Squares



Ingredients

1 1/2 sticks (12 tablespoons) butter, melted


2 cups pretzel rods, crushed into crumbs


1 1/2 cups confectioners' sugar


1 cup plus 1/4 cup smooth peanut butter


1 1/2 cups milk chocolate chips





In a medium bowl, add the melted butter, pretzel crumbs, confectioners' sugar and 1 cup of the peanut butter and stir together until well combined.  Press the mixture evenly into the bottom of an ungreased 9-by-13-by-2inch baking dish.  Combine the chocolate chips and the remaining 1/4 cup of peanut butter in a microwave-safe bowl.

Microwave in 30-second intervals, stirring in between until the chocolate and peanut butter are melted and smooth.  Two intervals should be enough.  Mix to blend, then spread over the peanut-butter-pretzel layer.

Refrigerate for at least 1 hour before cutting into squares.





And if you want to make this scrumptious delight to be calorie-free, follow these instructions.

* take a spatula and wave it over the baking dish three times, 
*stamp your feet twice 
Voila!!
 calories disappear! 



Hope your day is filled with sweets.






Katie Clooney
Katie Clooney

I'm Katie. Thanks for stopping by my blog. I am an empty nester meandering through my middle-aged years while entangled in the never-ending process of renovating an antique home on the South Shore of Massachusetts. I love to write about books, movies, TV, celebrities, decorating, and weekend adventures. My favorite writing material is derived from my family: the Mister, my girls, #1 and #2, and my two untrainable, rambunctious pups, Chowdah and Chili.

5 comments:

  1. Ha! My dog gets the peanut butter jar too!

    I've seen Trisha Yearwood's cooking show several times and everything she makes looks delicious!

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  2. Love a simple recipe like this - I am deciding what to make for mothers day and this could be a winner :-)

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  3. Oh yum! Easy enough to make GF too!!

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  4. Will be making the low cal version!
    Denise

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  5. Ha! I'll have to try that spatula waving technique! This sounds SO good .. salt and chocolate gets me every time. Thanks for your sweet comments Katie. I think I'm following you on IG ~ thanks for letting me know that was you:) xxL

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