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No-Bake Pretzel Peanut Butter Bars

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Over the last few weeks, we’ve been pretty busy. But let’s be real; I think I’m always busy…Andrew is finished with law school for the semester so we’ve enjoyed doing stuff together after a lot of time apart. We went to Vegas for a wedding last month, spent a lot of time exploring our new neighborhood recently, starting working on decorating our apartment, caught up on date nights, played tennis and enjoyed lounging on our new couch binge watching Netflix. It’s been fun! When I had the itch to bake again, I decided to go with something easy that didn’t involve turning my oven on because it already feels at the height of summer in LA. 

What I ended up with were these no-bake pretzel peanut butter bars that Andrew decided are his new favorite snack. I just tried to use what I had in the house, which was a large bag of pretzels that were going stale. Thus, these sweet and salty bars were born and now I’m sure I’ll be making them a lot more often. These have a pretzel crust, a soft peanut butter filling and a thick chocolate coating. They all combine to make everyone’s favorite chocolate and peanut butter combination with the added saltiness that I LOVE. They’re no-hassle and store well. 

This recipe makes about 12-15 bars depending on how small you cut them.

No-Bake Pretzel Peanut Butter Bars | www.revamperate.comIngredients:

  • 1 1/2 cups wafer cookie crumbs, finely ground
  • 5 tbsp + 4 tbsp butter, melted
  • 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 2 cups pretzels, finely ground

Line a square pan with parchment paper and lightly spray with cooking spray. 

In a food processor, pulse the pretzels until fine. Add the 2 Tbsp melted butter and pulse again. Press the pretzels into the bottom of the pan. 

In the bowl of your mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, mix the 1 cup of melted butter, peanut butter, powdered sugar and finely ground cookies until creamy. 

Spread the peanut butter mixture on top of the pretzel crust, smoothing out the top with a spatula. 

In a small microwave safe bowl, melt the chocolate and pour it over the top of the peanut butter mixture. Top with whole pretzels if desired and let sit at room temperature until the chocolate hardens or move to the refrigerator to harden faster. Then pull the piece out by the parchment and cut into bars. Let warm to room temperature before eating for best results! These should store well for at least a week in a sealed container. 

Enjoy, peanut butter lovers! 

Easy Peanut Butter Fudge

Easy Peanut Butter Fudge Easy Peanut Butter FudgeI recently shared a super easy peanut butter fudge recipe for RecipeChatter that you’re doing to love!

Fudge is a great summertime recipe because there’s no oven needed, and it’s easy to make in large batches for parties. This one is ready in no time at all and is easy to customize with your favorite add-ins, like extra peanuts, chocolate chips or Reese’s. I actually really liked adding peanuts because of the extra crunch they have, but you can never ever go wrong with Reese’s!

If you like this, you might also like some of my most popular peanut butter recipes:

Enjoy, peanut butter lovers! Head over to RecipeChatter for the complete recipe. 

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Gluten Free Peanut Butter Banana Mini Muffins

Gluten Free Peanut Butter Banana Mini Muffins | Revamperate Gluten Free Peanut Butter Banana Mini Muffins | RevamperateMy friend April recently had a picnic for her birthday and it was the cutest picnic I’ve ever been to! It was a brunch theme, so I made a batch of these gluten free peanut butter banana mini muffins and everyone brought a dish. If you’ve never had a picnic as an adult, you should totally rethink it! 

To account for food allergies, I made sure to keep the muffins gluten free and I made a few without chocolate chips so that they would also be dairy free. Normally I don’t think of gluten free or dairy free baked goods as particularly delicious, but I’ll make an exception for these peanut butter banana mini muffins because they are THAT good. Not only are they super easy to make with very few ingredients and baking supplies, they bake incredibly soft, just like little banana breads. Alongside your morning coffee, these are the perfect little breakfast!

Gluten Free Peanut Butter Banana Mini Muffins | RevamperateIngredients (makes 12-15 mini muffins):

  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 1 medium sized banana (ripe is better)
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1/2 cup mini chocolate chips, optional

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Line a mini muffin pan with liners and set aside.

Combine the peanut butter, banana, egg, baking soda, honey and vanilla in a blender and blend on the smoothie setting. If you prefer, you can combine with your mixer.

If you want to use chocolate chips, mix them in now. Divide the batter among the lined muffin cavities (fill almost full) and sprinkle with additional chocolate chips if desired. 

Bake for 8-10 minutes until an inserted toothpick comes out clean. Let cool completely before removing from the pan. They’ll puff up as they bake but deflate as they cool.

Enjoy!

Slow Cooker Peanut Butter Brownies

Slow Cooker Peanut Butter Brownies | RevamperateWe made it to another Monday, guys! I begin my move in a week, so it’s crunch time in this house. The real tricky part is my cats cannot be trusted around boxes so every time I pack a box, I have to quickly store it somewhere they can’t destroy it. Our office is the moving battleground right now, and honestly, I can’t wait for next week when I can start actually doing the MOVING. Ya know?

Anyway, I wanted to share these awesome slow cooker peanut butter brownies that I made for RecipeChatter! They are incredibly soft and chewy and I guarantee no one will ever believe you made them in a Crock Pot. Head over the RecipeChatter website for the recipe and you’re sure to love them! Bonus: no oven needed. 

Vegan Peanut Butter Banana Fudgesicles

Vegan Peanut Butter Banana Fudgesicles | Revamperate Vegan Peanut Butter Banana Fudgesicles | RevamperateHappy Monday! Today is my first day at a new job, so here’s to hoping it’s a good one! Also, Daylight Savings yesterday means I can finally have light in the evenings again and, as a blogger, that’s really exciting. All in all, I think this week is off to a good start!

Now, on to the recipe! I recently purchased almond milk for the first time. A few months ago, I started developing stomach problems and my doctor never found a cause, so I started messing around with my usual diet to see if it helped. Although I don’t think dairy was the problem (I’ve had dairy my whole life without a problem), it was the first thing I cut down on in my day-to-day diet. 

Then I started making a better effort to eat healthier and began making a lot of smoothies and eating more veggies, which resulted in me choosing almond milk for my smoothies instead of yogurt or milk. That’s when I discovered that I didn’t notice the difference at all and it eliminated a little dairy from my diet. One of my favorite smoothies is a chocolate, peanut butter and banana smoothie that I make with almond milk, and when the weather starting heating up, it dawned on me that it would make the most amazing popsicle! Well, rather, fudgesicle.

That’s how I made these peanut butter banana fudgesicles that are dairy free/vegan, but they taste like something really unhealthy you’d find in the ice cream isle at the grocery store. Trust me, friends, you’re going to want to try this one!

Vegan Peanut Butter Banana Fudgesicles | Revamperate Vegan Peanut Butter Banana Fudgesicles | RevamperateIngredients (makes 4-5 fudgesicles):

  • 1 banana 
  • 2 tbsp natural unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/4 cup natural peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup almond milk (can use regular milk if preferred)

In a blender, combine all of the ingredients and mix until smooth. You can use frozen bananas if you prefer, but it doesn’t really matter. Pour the smoothie mixture into a popsicle mold and freeze for several hours until solid. 

To remove from mold, let it sit out for a few minutes and pull them out. From the moment you bite into them, they’re like heavenly chocolatey popsicles with subtle banana and peanut butter flavors. Best of all, you don’t have to feel guilty eating one for a snack any time! You could even have one for breakfast and pretend that you’re having ice cream for breakfast. What’s better than that?!

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Chocolate Peanut Butter Chip Biscotti

Chocolate Peanut Butter Chip Biscotti | Revamperate Chocolate Peanut Butter Chip Biscotti | RevamperateBiscotti intrigues me. Whenever I would see it in coffee shops, I wondered why it was so different from an average cookie. Well, now that I’ve done some experiments with baking, I know that it’s definitely different, and it’s also really delicious. I never really thought about how much you can do with biscotti…the possibilities are endless! If you can make it as a cookie, you can probably make it in the form of biscotti. 

Basically, biscotti is made by shaping the thick dough into a log, baking it and then cutting it into the typical biscotti shape and baking it again. It makes the biscotti perfectly crispy and it’s still a fairly simple thing to make. 

Naturally, I took this opportunity to make something else with peanut butter and chocolate because, well, obviously. I bought some peanut butter chips recently and they seemed like they were just screaming to be made into biscotti. Thus, this chocolate peanut butter chips biscotti was born and it came out wonderfully! 

Chocolate Peanut Butter Chip Biscotti | RevamperateIngredients (makes 10-14 pieces):

  • 1/2 cup butter, room temperature 
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 cup peanut butter chips

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. 

In one bowl, whisk together the flour, cocoa powder, baking soda and salt and set aside. 

Beat the butter and sugars together for about two minutes until light and fluffy. Add each egg and the vanilla, beating well between each addition. Slowly mix in the dry ingredients in batches and then stir in the peanut butter chips with a spatula. 

Shape the dough into a large log on the parchment paper. Bake for 30 minutes, remove from the oven to cool for about 5 minutes, and cut into 1-inch slices. Place the slices on their sides and bake again for about 5 minutes. With a pair of tongs, turn each piece over and bake for an additional 5 minutes. At this point, they should feel slightly crispy to the touch. Cool completely on a wire rack. 

Chocolate Peanut Butter Chip Biscotti | RevamperateServe along side a fresh cup of coffee and any morning will instantly feel better! I mean, really, you can never go wrong with chocolate and peanut butter. Enjoy!

Softbatch Peanut Butter M&M Cookies

Softbatch Peanut Butter M&M Cookies | Revamperate Softbatch Peanut Butter M&M Cookies | RevamperateLet’s get back to one of my all-times favs: peanut butter. Seriously, peanut butter is the king of baking ingredients. Nutella is probably the runner up for me. These are softbatch peanut butter M&M cookies, and they’re perfectly soft in the middle with a crunch of M&M. 

Peanut butter cookies are a classic favorite, and adding M&Ms to the dough just makes them even better. Of course, when I made these around lunchtime, I ended up eating too much cookie dough and then not eating lunch. Sorry, not sorry? I know I shouldn’t condone eating raw cookie dough, but I can’t help myself sometimes…OK, most of the time. How is it that the cookie dough is always better than the baked cookies? Magic.

Anyway, if you love peanut butter and M&Ms and soft cookies, I think you’ll enjoy this recipe!

Softbatch Peanut Butter M&M Cookies | RevamperateIngredients (makes 12-15 cookies):

  • 1/2 cup butter, room temperature 
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter 
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  •  1 tsp baking soda
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1/2 cup M&Ms 

Beat the butter and peanut butter until creamy. Mix in the sugars. Add the egg and beat for about 10 seconds, and mix in the vanilla extract. Mix in the flour, salt and baking soda until a little white is still showing. Scrape the sides of the bowl with a spatula and mix in the M&Ms by hand. 

Refrigerate for about 30 minutes until easy to mold. 

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Line two baking sheets with foil or parchment. 

Use a cookie scoop or a spoon to drop balls of dough onto the cookie sheets (it’s OK to press them lightly, but not much if you want them to stay soft). Bake for 8-10 minutes until the bottoms are barely brown. Remove quickly, even if they still look doughy in the middle, and let them cool on a wire rack. After about 10 minutes, remove the cookies to a cooling rack to cool completely. 

Serve with a glass of milk, and enjoy them while they last!

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No-Machine Half Baked Brownie Ice Cream with Peanut Butter Swirls

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Sometimes you make recipe mistakes. Sometimes you burn things, you under-cook things, you get the measurements wrong, or you forget an important ingredient. I’ve been there plenty of times. It gets really frustrating, and sometimes I try the recipe over again with some tweaks or I move on to something else. For example, the first time I made my raspberry swirl pound cake, it wouldn’t bake all the way through, even when I left it in the oven WAY longer than it should have needed, so I remade it a week later and it came out perfectly. 

This time, I messed up a batch of brownies. And by messed up, I mean I incorrectly measured the ingredients and the brownies just weren’t baking properly, so I ended up with a batch of overly gooey brownies. They still tasted fantastic but they wouldn’t hold their shape very well unless it was one of the corner pieces. I was bummed, and then Andrew was like, “you could turn this into Ben & Jerry’s Half Baked ice cream.” 

Yeah, he’s really smart sometimes. 

Thus, this half baked brownie ice cream recipe was born from a disastrous batch of Reese’s peanut butter swirl brownies. Sometimes mistakes can still result in a great recipe, even if it wasn’t the recipe you had planned. It happens, and when you go with the flow you might end up with the best of both worlds (a.k.a gooey brownies and ice cream). 

This recipe is really easy to make with your favorite brownie recipe and you don’t need an ice cream machine to make it, which is good news for those of us who don’t have space for another appliance. To make the most of this recipe, I’d suggest under-baking your brownies on purpose. Yup, I said it. Under-bake them so that the middle brownies are still quite gooey but not so raw that they’re still batter. 

If you need a good recipe for brownies, try my rocky road brownie recipe (and just leave out the marshmallows and peanuts…or don’t). 

No-Machine Half Baked Brownie Ice Cream | Revamperate No-Machine Half Baked Brownie Ice Cream | Revamperate
Ingredients: 

  • 1 batch of your favorite brownie recipe, under-baked by at least 5 minutes
  • 1 pint (2 cups) heavy cream
  • 1 can condensed milk, chilled
  • 1 tsp vanilla 
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter, melted 

First, make your brownies according to the recipe and under-bake them by about 5 minutes so that the middle of the pan is still gooey. Check with a toothpick before removing to ensure that the middle is no longer just batter but still gooey enough that the toothpick isn’t clean. 

Let the brownies cool on a rack for at least 10 minutes. You’ll only need to use about half of the batch for the ice cream, so save the outside pieces and you may be able to eat them later! 

No-Machine Half Baked Brownie Ice Cream | Revamperate No-Machine Half Baked Brownie Ice Cream | Revamperate
Make the ice cream by beating the cream with your whisk attachment on medium-high speed until peaks form. Add the condensed milk and vanilla and mix until all ingredients are combined. 

Cut up the cooled brownies, playing close attention to the middle pieces. Cut into small pieces, add to the ice cream mixture and mix again until combined. You’ll see some specks in the ice cream. Cut up a few more pieces and mix in with a spatula, not your mixer, so that they stay large chunks. 

Pour half of the ice cream into a freezer-safe container. Melt the peanut butter in a small bowl for 30 seconds and drizzle about half of it over the layer of ice cream. Add the rest of the ice cream to the container and drizzle remaining peanut butter on top as well as any leftover brownie pieces you want in there. 

Freeze for at least 6 hours. Serve on a sugar cone or in a bowl, and enjoy it while it lasts!

Flourless Peanut Butter Trail Mix Cookies

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Guess what today is? It’s National Trail Mix Day! I know it seems strange that I’m celebrating something that’s actually healthy, but I did it by incorporating trail mix into cookies…still counts, right? Nothing gets by me without adding sugar to it. I promise these are one of the healthier cookie recipes you could try though, and they still taste surprisingly good for something so healthy. Energy bar meets cookie here, and they really like each other…

These flourless peanut butter trail mix cookies are the perfect recipe to get a little fiber and goodness in your diet while still satisfying your sweet tooth. The sugar and M&Ms keep your sugar levels up, but the oats, peanut butter, nuts and dried fruit make for a healthy energy combination.

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Ingredients:

  • 1 cup peanut butter
  • 2/3 cup old fashioned rolled oats
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 3 tbsp brown sugar
  • 3 tbsp granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup M&Ms (can substitute chocolate chips)
  • 1/4 cup dried cranberries (or raisins, etc.)
  • 1/4 cup sliced almonds (can substitute peanuts, pistachios or other nuts)

Whisk together the oats, cinnamon, baking soda and salt in one bowl and set aside. Combine the peanut butter and egg and beat together using a paddle attachment until creamy. Add the sugars. Mix in the dry ingredients a little at a time until barely combined (the dough will be tough). Use a spatula to stir in the M&Ms, dried cranberries and sliced almonds (or whatever add-ins you’ve chosen) and chill the dough in the fridge for about 30 minutes. 

Flourless Peanut Butter Trail Mix Cookie | Revamperate Flourless Peanut Butter Trail Mix Cookie | Revamperate
Take out the chilled dough and scoop 1-inch balls from the dough onto a lined baking sheet. Press down lightly on each ball with your spatula or the back of a spoon. Because the dough doesn’t have flour, it might appear greasy. To reduce the grease, you can gently blot the dough with a paper towel before baking.

Bake the cookies on 350 degrees for 8-10 minutes. They’ll be really soft still and you won’t see brown, but they’ll be done. Cool completely, and if the cookies still seem oily, blot again with a paper towel. 

These cookies are packed with good stuff, and they’re gluten free with no butter! 




Easy Reese’s Peanut Butter Rice Krispie Treats

Reese's Peanut Butter Rice Krispie Treats | RevamperateReese's Peanut Butter Rice Krispie Treats | Revamperate
Rice krispie treats were always a favorite of mine, especially in my “adult” years…I guess I have to use adult pretty loosely as a twenty-something, but it’s technically true. Of course, Andrew loves peanut butter and chocolate anything, so combining his favorites into my beloved rice krispie treats resulted in these delicious Reese’s peanut butter rice krispie treats. They’re so good! I may or may not have eaten half the batch by myself…

I mixed in Reese’s to add to the peanut buttery rice krispie treats, and then I added even more chocolate chips to really bring out the chocolate flavor. It’s all about timing – I added the Reese’s early on, which made them melt into the treats and added the chocolate chips a little later so they wouldn’t melt as much. If you’d rather have unmelted chunks of candy, just add them into the mixture when it’s cooled a little bit. Let’s get to it!

Reese's Peanut Butter Rice Krispie Treats | Revamperate
Ingredients:

  • 4 cups Rice Krispie cereal
  • 2 cups mini marshmallows
  • 4 tbs butter
  • 1 1/3 cups peanut butter
  • 6-8 Reese’s peanut butter cups, chopped
  • 1/2 cup milk chocolate chips

First, pour the Rice Krispie cereal into a large bowl and set aside. Chop the Reese’s peanut butter cups and set aside.

Melt the butter in a saucepan on low heat. Add in the marshmallows and stir with a whisk until completely melted, keeping the temperature at medium heat or below. Then add the peanut butter and stir until smooth. Pour the hot peanut butter mixture over the cereal and stir with a spatula until all of the cereal is coated. Let sit for a minute to cool slightly.

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Add in the chopped Reese’s candy and stir. It will still be warm, making the Reese’s melt into the rice krispies. Continue to let the mixture cool until it’s only a little warm, and mix in the chocolate chips. Move the mixture to a parchment-lined square pan and press the rice krispies down with a spatula (or your hands) into the corners until it’s flat.

Let them cool completely before cutting, and then cut into squares and serve!