Decisions, decisions, decisions……

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I hate them!

Not only do I hate them, I can not make them for the life of me.

Yeah, I am one of those annoying people.

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For example, I just spent way too long trying to narrow down my pictures from thirteen to six. Meaning I actually had to decide which seven to delete and which six to keep. It was awful. I am so indecisive that I actually called my mom and we looked through my photos together over the phone.

Yes, I called my mother to decide which photos to use. Thank you mom. You always save the day.

Oh, but if you don’t like any of these photos? Blame her!

Ridiculously Easy No-Bake Peanut Butter Pretzel Cookies-5Deciding what to make or better yet what to post, is even worse.

Here’s the thing. I second guess myself  WAY too much. Like the thoughts that run through my head would lead you to believe I am insane (I totally am, just ask my brothers). It’s just constant back and forth, back and forth.

Oh, well, eventually, I just say “Fudge Tieghan. Decide Already!” Sometimes I even just sing “eeny meeny miny moe“.

Oh, and yes, if you’re wondering, this is all said (or sung) in my head. Come on people, I am not that crazy!

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Sometimes the best thing to finally help me make up my mind is to just…….


Ridiculously Easy No-Bake Peanut Butter Pretzel Cookies-8Then sometimes things just start flowing and I start making a mess. Pretzels get crushed, peanut butter gets whipped out, chocolate gets melted, no-bake peanut butter pretzel dough gets rolled into cute little balls and then flattened.

Then I just say “oh fudge, I did it! I made something edible!”. Then I do a little five second dance (Ok, this dance ONLY happens when I am absolutely sure NO ONE is in the house).

Ridiculously Easy No-Bake Peanut Butter Pretzel Cookies-11These cookies are the easiest thing ever. Like six ingredients, one bowl, no oven and done in thirty-five minutes! That’s just awesome. Especially since it’s Friday and all you want to do is eat a freaking cookie not spend an hour making them and then an hour cleaning up the mess you made while making then. Plus, pretzels and chocolate are everyone’s favorite ! Right?

I actually got the idea from Malley’s Chocolate. It’s maybe the best chocolate around and it is local to Cleveland, Ohio. Their dark chocolate covered pretzels are the BEST. I was not about to show you how to cover pretzels in chocolate, so I made you peanut butter pretzels cookies! Trust me guys, you are going to fall in love with these seriously delicious, seriously cute, seriously easy cookies!

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Ridiculously Easy No-Bake Peanut Butter Pretzel Cookies

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Refrigerate 30 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings: 20 cookies
Calories Per Serving: 114 kcal

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  • Combine the pretzel crumbs (for the most part, try and get the pretzels into small crumbs, but it is ok if there are a few bigger pieces, it adds a little crunch), graham cracker crumbs, peanut butter, honey, vanilla and cinnamon in a mixing bowl or bowl of a stand mixer. Mix together until all the ingredients are combined. If you are using a mixer this goes really fast, just beat until a ball forms. If you are using a spatula the dough will be crumbly just keep mixing until it looks wet enough to stick together (you're going to need to put some muscle into it!). Once the dough is combined fold in the chocolate chips - if using. Form the dough into one inch balls and flatten into a cookie. Place on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
  • Melt the chocolate in the microwave or in a double broiler.
  • Top each cookie with one pretzel and then drizzle the dark chocolate over the pretzel "glueing" it to the cookie.
  • Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes before serving.

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You might even do a little dance!



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    1. Hi! There is a “skip to recipe” button at the top of the post for this reason! I hope you love this recipe! xTieghan

  1. 5 stars
    Iam def going to try to make these..They look and sound DEEE—LISH!!? I will let ya know how they turn out. Thank You for the recipe.

  2. Ha! This post made me laugh, because I am perusing the internet because I am so indecisive on what to make right now! I am right there with you girl 😉 These look ridiculously good though!!! 😀

  3. I am in love with these cookies!! Cannot believe how easy they are. And three of my favorites: PB, chocolate, and pretzels. Pinning them! Thanks for sharing!

  4. Yum Yum!! I can’t wait to try these!! 🙂 Thanks so much for the recipe and I love that they are no bake! Pinned!

  5. Oh my! These cookies are just gorgeous and I love that they’re no bake!

    Thanks for the linking up to What’s Cookin’ Wednesday!

  6. Made these today and they are really delicious. I put them in the freezer so the chocolate would set and straight out of the freezer they are even better. I’m dubbing these “Bear Treats”, I can just imagine a big brown bear would love the flavor combo just as much as I do. Haha. Bringing them to a class meeting! So excited! They’re vegan (kind of, the vegans I know all eat honey, so it’s good). Thanks!

  7. Hello! I’m stopping by from the Marvelous Monday Link up – and I’ve just pinned this – these look so tasty – I love the combination of chocolate and pretzels – but adding peanut butter really puts it over the top! I can’t wait to try these!!

  8. Eating these would make me dance a happy polka! They look delicious and I can’t wait to give them a try.

  9. Tieghan — these look fabulous and probably taste even better! I like your suggestion of using almond butter as an alternative, too. Pinned. Thanks so much for sharing on Busy Monday!

  10. You had me at peanut butter and pretzel…then you added chocolate. Be still my heart! I love that these only take 35 minutes. Will definitely pin them, too. I’m visiting from Lemon Tree Dwelling.

  11. Thanks for linking up more great recipes at the Pinterest Power Party this week! Have a great night!


  12. New reader here and in LOVE already, Tieghan! These cookies look HEAVENLY. First of all, love that they’re no-bake since I’m lazy, and second, I LOVE that they’re the perfect blend of sweet + salty.. an irresistibly flawless combination in my book 🙂

    1. Yeah!! So happy to have you as a new reader! Thanks so much for all your kind words and I hope you love these bars!

  13. these sound absolutely amazing – If only we could get a hold of regular pretzels around, seems we can only get cheese flavoured, honey and mustard or jalapeno pepper. Not sure they would work quite as well haha

  14. Love the Photo’s and the Cookies! Thanks for sharing on Show Me Your Plaid Monday’s!!!

  15. These look AMAZING! I love peanut butter, so I’ll be saving this recipe!

    I just stumbled upon your blog and all of your recipes look wonderful!

  16. When it comes to big decisions, I generally do way better than the day-to-day little stuff. Food decisions are the worst! Especially when I’m hungry… Love the photo choices for this post though. And those cookies sound great.

  17. One word – AMAZING!!! Thanks so much for sharing over at Finding the Pretty & Delicious Linky Party! You always have the best recipes and photos!

  18. Love sweet and salty together! Look so yummy! Thanks for sharing at Church Supper. Have a blessed week & come back soon!

  19. I have the same problem with my pictures.. But I usually want to narrow mine down to 1 -2 pictures for my post. These cookies look wonderful and will be perfect for the cookies I need to make for a bake sale, next week. Pinning them. Thanks for sharing on Foodie Friends Friday Linky Party and I hope you come back next week with some more yummy recipes.

  20. These look amazing! And simple too! I found you at Or So She Says…– thanks for sharing!

    ~Abby =)

  21. I’m a killer for the sweet and salty combo, so these looks absolutely incredible. I love how east they are to make, too! It’s always nice to have a sweet treat you can make without turning on the oven.

    1. The sweet and salty combo is the best and I totally agree that no-bake recipes are always nice to have!

  22. I love this recipe. YUM! I hate decisions too. I have to decide how many of these to eat… 😉

  23. These look soooooo good! I hate making decisions too. It’s the worst. I do the same thing with pictures- but normally it is my hubs that has to look and relook at them. The worst is trying to figure out what we are doing on a Friday night! Btw, pinned! (Stopping over from the Pin Me party)

  24. I am the same way, HATE making decisions! But I know I could make the right decision to make and eat these!

  25. I love everything about these! Considering I just made pretzel blondies, and love PB make that, and just made homemade graham crackers…these are 100% my speed! I could clean out my pantry and made them. Gorgeous!

    1. HA! You are right these are totally YOUR kind of cookies! By the way I am in love with those pretzel blondies!