No Bake Peanut Butter Pretzel Bars

I had some leftover mini bags of pretzels from Halloween and wanted to use them up before they got stale. I found this quick and easy recipe for no bake peanut butter pretzel bars and whipped them up last night. My son helped me make them and enjoyed pouring the pretzel “sugar” into the mixture.

The bars are packed full of peanut butter flavor! The crunch of the pretzels are perfect and you can’t go wrong with a chocolate topping. They taste almost like a peanut butter cup.

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Red Wine Brownies

Everyone loves a gooey brownie and add in some red wine and you have an even more amazing dessert! They’re perfect to wrap up #Choctoberfest! These brownies have a crunchy top but are super moist and rich. I had a bottle of leftover wine from dinner the other night and decided to add a little to these brownies … omg! This Italian red wine from my wine club was amazing – it has packed full of berry flavor with hints of clove and cinnamon. It went great with pizza and brought a whole new flavor to brownies.

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Pumpkin Peanut Butter Oat Squares – #FilltheCookieJar

It’s time to Fill the Cookie Jar with all things pumpkin! I knew I couldn’t miss this month because I love pumpkin and it’s been awhile since I baked something delicious. These oat squares are packed full of pumpkin, peanut butter and chocolate chips. My husband loved them and I’ll need to hide the rest of the batch, so my kids can enjoy them too.

They have the perfect amount of sweetness and are a little chewy – something for everyone! The best part is that take less than 30 minutes to make, including baking; which is perfect for us busy moms who are doing 3 things at once.

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Lunch Lady Brownies

Last week was my kid’s end of camp celebration and Madeline asked to me to make brownies. I’ve not had much luck making ¬†brownies from scratch in the past, but wanted to give it another shot. I found this recipe for brownies and it looked pretty easy and it was! Even better, they came out delicious and everyone enjoyed them!

They’re more of a cake-like brownie, but full of rich chocolate flavor. The chocolate frosting was the perfect addition and I’m sure the kids weren’t complaining about frosted brownies.

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Peanut Butter and Jelly Bars

Peanut butter and jelly….spread’em out. Whenever I hear those words, it takes me back to my days of cheerleading camp. I even find myself saying at my cheer practices now. Today’s recipe is part of the Fantastical Food Fight blogging group. Each month we’re given a theme – it could be an ingredient or a specific recipe. This month’s theme was Peanut Butter and Jelly. I was planning to make burgers with a PB&J twist, but life got in the way. This was my back-up plan.

My husband loves peanut butter and jelly sandwiches and I knew these bars would be a hit! Now if I can just stay away from the container of them that’s taunting me every time I go into the kitchen. I did sneak a little taste when I was cutting them up and they’re full of peanut butter and jelly deliciousness. They have peanut butter shortbread crust, gooey jelly filling and then a crumbly top with honey-roasted peanuts. YUM!!

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Caramel Chocolate Shortbread

Last week, my company had their holiday luncheon and I always look for a new recipe to make and came across this recipe for caramel chocolate shortbread. I love Twix bars and this totally reminded me of them…though better since I accidentally browned the butter while making caramel. It really amp’d up the flavor and added more depth of flavor. I doubt I could do it again and I’m not even sure what I did, but I’m glad it happened. The shortbread layer is light and fluffy, the gooey caramel and a chocolate top – perfection!

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Chocolate Coffee Brownies #Choctoberfest

Drumroll please…..here’s my second recipe for #Choctoberfest!! I love chocolate and coffee together and these brownies were the perfect combination of both. Today’s recipe features coffee from one of our sponsors, Caveman Coffee Co. Caveman Coffee Co. is a leader in the third wave specialty coffee market. Their coffee is hand-picked, wet processed and roasted in small batches in New Mexico. I received a bag of their Blacklisted coffee and I immediately knew I was going to love it! It’s a bold dark roast that is full of body and low acidity – the perfect type of coffee to combine with chocolate.

These brownies were really good. They’re more cake-like than fudge, but you can’t go wrong with any type of brownies! My husband raved about them and said they were so perfect warmed up with a glass of milk.

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Peanut Butter Banana Bars – #FilltheCookieJar

It’s time for September’s #FilltheCookieJar group and I’m filling the jar with these delicious peanut butter banana bars. The theme for this month was fall, and while these bars aren’t exactly fall themed, they are still delicious and you can’t go wrong with the combination of peanut butter and banana.

These bars are easy to make and the have a gooey layer of peanut butter on top. I had everything in my pantry and they were a great way to use up over-ripe bananas. Definitely  give these a try next time you have bananas to use.

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Cherry Almond Bars – #FilltheCookieJar

It’s time to Fill the Cookie Jar with these delicious cherry almond bars. I’m excited to see what all my fellow bloggers made this month too. I had bought a bag of cherries for a great price and found this recipe was scrolling through Pinterest. They’re really good and easy to make. I was a little short in the amount of cherries I needed for this recipe, but they still came out great.

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Peanut Butter & Jelly Pretzel Bars – #FilltheCookieJar

If you’re watching what you’re eating…you may want to skip over this post. This recipe is definitely an indulgence, but so worth it! This month’s theme was Father’s Day. I decided to treat my husband to one of his favorite things – peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. Throw in some pretzels and you’ve got these amazing bars. The bars were so rich, but tasted just like a peanut butter and jelly sandwich with a tiny hint of salt. So, so good!

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