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.

5 responses

  1. 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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