Pretzel Bottom Snickers Blondies


You know sometimes when you just get stuck on something?

I guess you could call it a phase.

Or an obsession.

No, let’s say faze.  It sounds less crazy.

Usually you have to grow out of a phase.  Let it run it’s course…

Like jelly shoes in elementary school, or “Country Blue” in the 80s…

Phases aren’t always a bad thing, they just are.


And people.

We are right now, smack dab in the middle of my Snickers phase.

Obviously they have been around a while.

They’re not new on the scene.

Kinda like that time when I downloaded 15 Simon and Garfunkle songs, listened to them on repeat over and over for weeks…asked my husband if he had heard their music… to which he laughed at me and said that I was about 40 years late to 60s.

Well, same thing applies here.

Snickers are old-school and I have just decided that I love them.

So they are basically on repeat here until I work through the faze.

S&G took about 4 weeks, jelly shoes about 6 months, Country Blue…well, I am embarrassed to say, but we’ll just go with a few years, *ahem…so we’re looking at a potential Snickers phase that might span between now and, say….2014.  Sorry.


This week’s take on Snickers is a little bit salty and a little bit sweet.

Pretzel Bottom Snickers Blondies
PhotobucketStill with me?

And, it really couldn’t be easier…

The hardest part is unwrapping the candy bars.
PhotobucketFirst dump some pretzels in the bottom of a greased 9×13.
Try and make them even…but you don’t have to try too hard.
PhotobucketThen mix up some blondie batter and dump your Snickers in.
I used the bite sized Snickers, but you can coarsely shop up some full sized bars if you want…you’ll need 3 cups.
Plop that on top of your pretzels.
PhotobucketThen spread it evenly.
PhotobucketBake that up for about 30 minutes…and you’re good to go!
You’ll need to let them cool before you cut them, but when you do, here’s what’s waiting on the underbelly.

Totally worth it.

Want my Snickers playlist?

Snickers Popcorn

Death by Snickers Bars

Snickers Salad

Peanut Butter Snickers Brownies


Pretzel Bottom Snickers Blondies
makes 35 squares
  • 3 cups pretzel twists
  • 1 cup butter, room temperature
  • 1½ cups dark brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 2½ cups all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp coarse sea salt
  • 3 cups coarsely chopped Snickers bars or unchopped Snickers Minis
  1. Preheat oven to 350°
  2. Spray a 9x13 pan with cooking spray.
  3. Line bottom of pan with pretzels. If they overlap, it's fine.
  4. In your mixer cream butter and sugar together for 1 minute.
  5. Add in eggs and vanilla and continue mixing for another minute, until smooth.
  6. Turn mixer to low, add in baking soda, salt and flour. Stir until just combined.
  7. Dump in Snickers and turning mixer up to medium mix for 20 seconds until evenly incorporated and slightly broken up.
  8. Spread batter evenly over pretzels.
  9. Bake for 30-35 minutes until the center is almost set.
  10. Let cool completely or overnight.
  11. Cut into squares when ready to serve.
store in an airtight container for up to 3 days.



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64 Comments on "Pretzel Bottom Snickers Blondies"


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Blog is the New Black
May 31, 2012 8:24 am

I don’t have words other than: I love you. BUt my hips hate you.

Amy J
May 31, 2012 8:29 am

These sound AMAZING! Yes, I’ve added them to the list…

May 31, 2012 8:30 am

MMMMMM!!!!! These look delish!
I cringed when I saw stores trying to bring back ‘jellies.’ Nope, they should stay dead, forever. Faze = over.

May 31, 2012 8:35 am

You’re going through a snicker phase? *snicker snicker* So does that include snickering while eating your snickers.

Okay, it’s not funny, I’ll stop. But, seriously, I don’t think you (or I or anyone) can get over snichers. Just like my addiction to peanut butter. It’s there. It always will be. Why suppress it? Not to mention the chocolately caramel peanutty goodness.

Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar
May 31, 2012 8:42 am

Awww yeah! I love it!

Lori @ RecipeGirl
May 31, 2012 9:14 am

I’ll take two with my cup of tea this AM… as I sit here in my gym clothes procrastinating about actually walking out the door to exercise 😉

May 31, 2012 9:23 am

I went on a serious Snickers rampage the moment I gave birth to my daughter. I’m pretty sure my husband ended up emptying out the hospital vending room for me. Those were the best Snickers I’ve ever eaten.

Tara @ Chip Chip Hooray
May 31, 2012 9:27 am

I am allllll about your Snickers phase. Heck yes!! 😀

May 31, 2012 9:36 am

I loved my jelly shoes! I think I’ll love these blondies too 🙂


Sue @ Cakeballs, cookies and more

well at least this is a yummy faze!

May 31, 2012 10:17 am

I always say that I’m on a “kick”. A Snickers kick can only mean good things. Especially when there are pretzels and blondies involved. I’m head-over-heels for these Shelly!

May 31, 2012 10:39 am

The bottom of these looks so delicious!

Rachel @ Baked by Rachel
May 31, 2012 10:42 am

I need to taste test these to make sure they’re okay to feed to the masses 😉

Averie @ Averie Cooks
May 31, 2012 11:04 am

Mmmm, can’t go wrong with adding candy into anything! And the sweet ‘n salty combo is always nice!

May 31, 2012 11:57 am

I’ve made Snickers Brownies before, but never Snickers Blondies. I’ve got to give these a try, thanks!

May 31, 2012 12:00 pm

I cannot wait to make these!

And for the record, I am in a Reese’s Cup faze. I’ll take ’em anyway I can get ’em. Mini, Dark, in ice cream, wrapped in an old shoe, doesn’t matter. I have a problem and my rear end is paying for it.

May 31, 2012 12:00 pm

Well, okay. If you insist.

Liz @ Tip Top Shape
May 31, 2012 12:31 pm

Ew, I forgot about jelly shoes. So many bad 90s fashion choices, lol. These blondies look amazing!

May 31, 2012 2:16 pm

These look fantastic!! Megan

May 31, 2012 2:22 pm

Is it possibly that bringing up 80s country blue could make me lose my appetite? Seriously, I’m picturing my childhood kitchen full of that color + geese + weird little flowers. Mmmm…nothing says food like that combo.

Great blondies!

Lori in NC
Lori in NC
June 3, 2013 9:48 pm

What was it with the geese? My mother’s kitchen had that blue with rust colored accents, and geese. I never got the geese.

sally @ sally

I am LOVING all of your snickers recipes Shelly. My hips however… well, I can just buy new pants.

May 31, 2012 3:31 pm

I still think about my jelly shoes. I still want a pair, and I think I’d wear them if I could find them. Maybe people would laugh, but they’d want to eat the Pretzel Bottom Snickers Blondies I was snacking on! Who’s laughing now?

May 31, 2012 4:24 pm

I think I have found my new best friend. I HATED Snickers as a kid, and have never had it ever since. I think You’ve just converted me..

Ashley @ Wishes and Dishes
May 31, 2012 6:43 pm

I’m totally gonna make these bad boys! 🙂

Back for Seconds
May 31, 2012 6:58 pm

Gah! I am stuck on the salty sweet combo. These look soooo good! Snickers aphave always been close to the top of my fave candy bar list 🙂

Tamara @jemofthesouth
May 31, 2012 8:15 pm

These look awesome! I love salty and sweet dessert combos!

what katie
May 31, 2012 8:23 pm

omg these look awesome. that dough though.. yummm.

May 31, 2012 8:48 pm

Lol I wear jelly shoes 😛 Not right not cause it’s cold but they’re great for summer. And I’m not a huge fan of snickers but these sure look good…

May 31, 2012 9:46 pm

Sweet + salty heaven!!

Tamara Jones
June 1, 2012 2:09 am

I was reading along thinking, these look pretty good, yeah, not bad, I could definitely eat those. I don’t know why, but the moment you showed the undersides with the pretzels showing through was the moment I thought, “Oh dear goodness I have got to make these NOW!”

My mouth is watering thinking about the salty, sweet, chocolatey, nougaty, peanutty goodness!

Lauren at Keep It Sweet
June 1, 2012 6:12 am

I am in complete support of your Snickers faze! Such a good idea to just put pretzels on the bottom like that.

June 1, 2012 8:49 am

Love sweet and salty! Perfection!

June 1, 2012 10:01 am

These look amazing, but I have a bag of mini-Reeses to use…think they would work or would the consistency be too mushy??? Thanks!

Sarah @ Miss CandiQuik
June 1, 2012 11:32 am

omg – these look amazing! Love your photos 🙂

June 1, 2012 12:27 pm

It’s okay…I’m totally in a Call Me Maybe phase, which is way more embarrassing than a snickers phase. And way less tasty. Also, yours produces sweet and salty bites of heaven. So you win!

June 1, 2012 3:14 pm

Again, you’ve managed to combine some of my favorite things ever. *sigh* I will never lose weight… LOL
Pretzel bottomed ANYTHING sounds wonderful.

LaChelle @ SugarDuchess
June 1, 2012 5:42 pm

Hey, I just made blondies too! 🙂 Adding Snickers and pretzels sounds completely evil and awesome. If your Snickers phase goes on and on, I won’t complain a bit. Right now I’m in a Doctor Who phase that is waaay past ‘phase’ and firmly in ‘obsession’ territory. Thanks for sharing!


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Kim Bee
June 1, 2012 11:33 pm

These look so delish. I would eat the whole thing all by myself within 5 minutes of them coming out of the oven.

Erin @ Making Memories
June 2, 2012 11:12 am

I love your Snickers obsession/faze!!! And these sound wonderful!!! I even have all the ingredients so I’m totally going to make these today! Thanks!

caralyn @ glutenfreehappytummy
June 2, 2012 2:52 pm

holy blondies!! what a combination!! sweet, salty, chocolaty, peanutty, caramely—excuse me while i control my drooling issue at the moment! haha…thanks for sharing! amazing photos too!

June 2, 2012 8:28 pm

Even though I can’t have snickers I LOVE that these bars have pretzels on the bottom! Sweet & salty anything is so addictive. Yum!!

Debra Kapellakis
Debra Kapellakis
June 3, 2012 9:07 am

I hope your snickers faze continues, YUM!


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June 5, 2012 9:19 pm

I don’t like snickers, would another candy bar work as well. No peanuts!

June 10, 2012 10:59 pm

Bought a few bags of mini snickers and wanted to make bars with them. I found your recipe and decided to give it a try. I made these and received rave reviews at how great they were. I love the combo of chocolate with the salty crunch of the pretzels and gooey caramel from the snickers. YUMMM!! Thanks for the great recipe!


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June 14, 2012 8:22 am

I spied your feature on Today’s Creative Blog this morning Shelly!!! How fun!!

June 21, 2012 5:24 pm

Made these today, definitely prefer the sweet and salty combo of the white chocolate blondies you posted. If I made these again I would use light brown sugar, personally, I did not care for the molasses taste of the dark brown sugar. Also, I thought the pretzels lost some of their crunch. I wonder if it would help to toast them for a couple minutes before hand? Sending these down range to our troops, I am sure they’ll enjoy them! Thank you