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1.22.2013

Fluffernutter Pretzel Chocolate Chip Bars


Have I ever talked to you guys about how impatient I am?

It's an kind of an issue in my life. I can't stand waiting for things to cook, I especially can not wait for things to cool. If I have a major hankering for something, I do not want to wait. I expect it ready to go, so I can stuff my face. You know the statement.... "Good things come to those who wait"? Yeah whoever came up with that has never met me. I am so this famous brat. " I want it Noooowwww." It's amazing my  husband is still married to me. "Hey, husband, I want a golden goose!"  I am sure he has heard that statement in that whiny voice countless times.

I may be annoying but being married to me has it's perks....because every man wants  this, or even some of these....  And possibly some Fluffernutter Chocolate Chip Bars.

These are a simple peanut butter cookie bar, topped with dollops of marshmallow fluff and filled with pretzels and chocolate chips. They are just plain genius.

But I can't take credit for this genuineness.... that would all be Chase's big ideas put into play. One day while his big brother was at school and his sister was napping, I let him loose in the cupboards so he could pick out ingredients to bake with.

The kid is smart. Sweet and salty? How can you go wrong!

Then enters the impatient mother.... who cut the bars straight from the oven so she could eat them all and gain a pant size. Which is why the photographed bars look like a hot mess. I can assure you. If you allow them to cool before cutting they will look so much prettier. But things like this are so good hot and gooey aren't they?!


Fluffernutter Pretzel Chocolate Chip Bars

Ingredients:

1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup butter, room temp
1/2 cup peanut butter
1 egg
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1 1/4 cup flour
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup of chocolate chips
1/2 cup of pretzels (crumbled)
1/2 cup marshmallow fluff (Or a few good sized dollops)

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350. 

In the bowl of your electric mixer cream sugars and butter together until light and fluffy. Add in peanut butter and mix until smooth. Add in egg and vanilla, mix just until it's combined.

Sift together flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt. Slowly mix into cookie dough just until everything comes together. Fold in chocolate chips and pretzels.

Press dough into a greased 9x9 baking dish. Spread marshmallow fluff on the top of the cookie bars. Bake for 30 minutes or until the edges are starting to brown. Remove from the oven and allow to cool completely before cutting.  Or be like me and wait 5 minutes and eat them hot and messy. 

~~~~ I want to wish Chase a very Happy Birthday today! My little mess maker is 4 years old!!~~~

 
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48 comments:

  1. Aww Happy birthday Chase!!!!!!! Hooray for FOUR!!!!

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  2. Happy Birthday Chase! Four is a fabulous age (my Sydney is also four!!!)

    This recipe looks insanely delicious and yes, I'm that salty sweet, crunchy type of gal! I'll just set the scale aside for a wee bit ;)

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    1. Thanks Jess. Sweet and salty is the ultimate.

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  3. Happy birthday, Chase! Such a cutie!!

    These look crazy good, Carrie! :)

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  4. I hate waiting for things to cool! I have burned my mouth several times due to this and I never learn my lesson. I would definitely do it again for these.

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    1. Soups are my enemy for that reason... I burn my tongue every single time!

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  5. These bars look and sound amazing! I love to bake especially when it's cold outside. I will be baking a pan later this morning; I hope there are some left for my boys when they arrive home from school :)

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    1. Haha.... I think I would have a hard time waiting for mine to get home to share. If you rid your kitchen of the evidence.... they will never know!

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  6. FOUR! They always say, "it goes by so fast!" and it really does. Four is such a great age, hearing all those amazing little ideas that are in their heads, and they still want to cuddle.
    These look delicious :)

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    1. I love this age so much. You can almost see their little brains ticking as they come up with new ideas and learn..... and the things they say! I'm always laughing my butt off.

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  7. Holy Moly - I need these in my life!!

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  8. What a CUTIE!!! Happy Birthday Chase!!! I am in love with these bars. Seriously in love. Everything I'm obsessed with is inside them - chocolate, marshmallow fluff, salty pretzels. Ahh!!I want one right now. :)

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  9. These bars look amazing, Carrie! Such a delicious, decadent treat!

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  10. I just popped a batch in the oven!

    Thanks for sharing!
    :)

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    1. You will have to let me know how you liked them ;)

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  11. Awww, happy birthday, Chase! What a cutie - and a culinary genius to boot! I'm with you on the impatience thing, I say it's a loveable quirk ;) Your bars look fantastic straight from the oven - so gooey and moist.

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    1. He is a culinary genius isn't he? Maybe I have a future Foodnetwork star on my hands!

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  12. I just wrote a post about being impatient. I wouldn't have waited for these either! Amazing bars Carrie!

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  13. Love anything sweet and salty, these bars look great!

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  14. These look SO GOOD! Like nothing I've ever seen - I want to try them :)

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  15. Happy Birthday to your cutie patootie Chase! He's adorable!! And oh my gawsssh girl, if only you knew how impatient I was, you wouldn't feel so alone in your impatientness. I am the WORST! But when you and I get together, we will demolish these bars when they're piping hot and still receive the first degree burns because I hate waiting for awesome things like this to cool!

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    1. We need to hang out and eat fluffernutter bars. Move to NH? Yeah maybe not... it's -20.

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  16. I love this sweet and salty combo! I hope you son had a very happy birthday yesterday, he's adorable! :)

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  17. Happy birthday to Chase!! I think at 4 you already have a genius on your hands... Pretzels and marshmallow fluff and peanut butter. Oh.my.geez! These sound DELICIOUS!!!

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    1. Haha thanks. I do think he is rather genius.

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  18. Fluffernutter, anything with pretzels, salty and sweet, loaded with chocolate - YES! this is perfect!

    And happy bday Chase!

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    1. Such good combos! Thanks so much Averie!

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  19. Great recipe and great pics! Personally I just love saying "fluffernutter" such a cool word if you say it like, 10 times :)

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    1. Fluffernutter is an awesome word. Thanks so much Gerry.

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  20. This CANNOT be for real. This looks so good! Can't wait to make them!

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  21. Happy Birthday Chase! These bars look unreal. I kinda want five of them right now.

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    1. Thanks Nicole! I think I might have about five! They are super good.

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  22. ooo I've made that mistake before and cut bars too soon.

    Your little man is so cute!

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    1. It is so hard not to cut them straight out of the oven!

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  23. Love this recipe! Will be linking back to this in my upcoming post :)

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  24. Come to mama! No, really. I mean it. Come here immediately!

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  25. these look amazing but I have to bake for people with a peanut allergy. Do I just omit the PB or do I need to replace it with something?

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  26. these look amazing but I have to bake for people with a peanut allergy. Do I just omit the PB or do I need to replace it with something?

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