No Bake Peanut Butter Pretzel Cookies
No bake Peanut Butter Pretzel Cookie’s; they’re a little chocolaty, a little salty, a little peanut buttery, and lots of yummy! This is one of the easiest cookies I make and it’s still one of the most popular!
No Bake Peanut Butter Pretzel Cookies take just a few minutes to make. No rolling, no decorating, no baking, no cooling, no timers involved. About all you need is one bowl, a measuring cup, and a handful of ingredients. This is one of those cookie recipes I turn to time and time again when I’m in a hurry or have a million other things to do. Seriously, so good!
My boys had their piano festival and recital last weekend! Wrangling these boys into practicing the piano is about like herding cats. I keep convincing myself all the hassle will be worth it to them someday. It’s already worth it to me! Their piano teacher is the BEST! She asked me to bring cookies to their recital and I knew these were the cookies I wanted to make. Fast, easy, and always a hit! That’s my kind of cookie!
No Bake Peanut Butter Pretzel Cookies – The Steps
Measure rice crispy cereal and chopped pretzels. If you don’t have one of those huge measuring cups you need to get one! It’s easiest to measure the cereal and pretzels right in there.
Add sugar, light corn syrup, and peanut butter to a large pan.
Next, heat peanut butter mixture until smooth.
Once it’s smooth, remove it from heat and add vanilla and salt.
Next, add measured cereal and pretzels to peanut butter mixture.
Gently fold until cereal and pretzels are coated.
No Bake Peanut Butter Pretzel Cookies – The Tricks
My friends, this is the hardest, and most time consuming, part of making these cookies…we’re talking five minutes at the most.
Wait for a few minutes, 3-5 minutes if you can. You want to wait long enough to let the cookies cool enough that they don’t completely melt the chocolate chips when you add them. But you don’t want to wait so long that the cookies are already set up and firm.
Add chocolate chips. When you stir, try and stir as gently and as little as possible so the chips don’t get all melted together, which won’t taste bad, it’s just not as pretty.
Drop Cookies onto parchment lined baking sheet. Let cool. They will set as they finish cooling.