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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 



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 
 calories disappear! 

Hope your day is filled with sweets.

Preppy Empty Nester
Preppy Empty Nester

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  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!

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

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

  4. Will be making the low cal version!

  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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