Pretzel Bottom Snickers Blondies

Pretzel Bottomed Snickers Blondies

Pretzel Bottom Snickers Blondies are the perfect salty/sweet combo! These bars are ultra buttery and chewy, they have a perfect salty crunch!

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 phase.  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.

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…they’re not a fleeting trend. But lately I have just been all about a Snickers bar. Or actually, I’ve been all about the snack sized Snickers bar.  Because they’re smaller than a full sized (obviously) and I tell myself I will just eat one…or two…

Then 15 minutes later I am surrounded by candy wrappers. And I realize I should have just eaten a full sized bar. I really need to get control of my life.

But in the meantime, let’s bake some Pretzel Bottom Snickers Blondies. Because they are EVERYTHING.

Pretzel Bottomed Snickers BlondiesTo get the “pretzel bottom” all you have to do is dump your pretzels into the bottom of your prepared pan. Obviously, you want them to be evenly distributed, but don’t waste too much energy on this step.

Pretzel Bottomed Snickers Blondies
Chop up a bunch of Snickers…about 8 full-sized bars. But you can also use snack sized, it even those little pop-able unwrapped ones. Whatever you’re feeling…

Pretzel Bottomed Snickers Blondies
The dough is something to behold.

Pretzel Bottomed Snickers BlondiesSpread the dough evenly over the pretzels and pop that whole situation in the oven.

You will have to let them cool completely to get perfect slices. Or even let them cool overnight if you have self control. I generally don’t.

Pretzel Bottomed Snickers BlondiesAnd then flip them over and see the pretty pretzels.

Pretzel Bottomed Snickers Blondies

Want my Snickers playlist? Here’s a few to get you started…

Snickers Popcorn

Death by Snickers Bars

Snickers Salad

Peanut Butter Snickers Brownies



Pretzel Bottom Snickers Blondies

  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 45 minutes
  • Yield: 30 bars 1x


Salty/Sweet/Buttery/Chewy/Caramel Perfection!


  • 3 cups pretzel twists
  • 1 cup butter, room temperature
  • 1 1/2 cups dark brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon coarse sea salt
  • 2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 3 cups coarsely chopped Snickers bars (about 8 bars)


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Line a 9×13 baking dish with foil or parchment, and coat with nonstick spray.
  2. Spread the pretzels evenly into the bottom of the prepared pan. If they overlap, it’s fine.
  3. In the bowl of your stand mixer, fitted with the paddle attachment, mix the butter and sugar together for 2 minutes until light and fluffy.
  4. Add in the eggs, vanilla, baking soda, and salt and continue mixing for another minute, until smooth, scraping the sides of the bowl as necessary.
  5. Turn mixer to low, add in the flour, mixing until just combined.
  6. Mix in the Snickers until evenly incorporated and spread the dough in the pan on top of the pretzels.
  7. Bake for 25-30 minutes, or until the center is almost set.
  8. Let cool completely or overnight before slicing.


store in an airtight container for up to 3 days.

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This recipe was originally published in May, 2012. The recipe remains the same, but the images are newly updated.

Hi! I’m Shelly and I’m an addict. Of the buttercream sort. I started this site a few years ago as a way to justify my sugary, buttery obsession with desserts. It has worked out well for me so far, because as it turns out you guys all love sugary, buttery desserts too! It feels good to know you're not alone, doesn’t it?

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62 Responses
  1. 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!

  2. Lauren

    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!

  3. 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!

  4. 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…

  5. Jennifer

    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?

  6. Kelly

    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!

    1. Lori in NC

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

  7. 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.

  8. 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!

  9. 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.

    1. shelly

      I did the same thing after I had my first! I literally made my husband go to Sams and buy me a huge box of Snickers. And I wondered why it took me so long to lose the baby weight 😉

  10. Clara

    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.

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

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Shelly Hi! I’m Shelly and I’m an addict. Of the buttercream sort. I started this site a few years ago as a way to justify my sugary, buttery obsession with desserts. It has worked out well for me so far, because as it turns out you guys all love sugary, buttery desserts too! It feels good to know you're not alone, doesn’t it?

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