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
  • 1 1/2 cups dark brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 2 1/2 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 9×13 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.

64 Responses

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

  2. 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.

  3. 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 😉

  4. 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!

  5. 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.

  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. 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?

  8. 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…

  9. 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!

  10. 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!

  11. 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!

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

  13. 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!

  14. CraigieMoto

    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!

  15. Mariah

    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

  16. Lori in NC

    I just saw packages of unwrapped Snickers at a Super Walmart yesterday. They’re in a resealable zip-type bag. (Like anyone would have any leftover.)

  17. Toni Legates

    I think its quite possible that you are a witch and should be burned at the stake. I have been lost on your site for an hour trying my level best NOT to pin every recipe you have written. This stuff looks amazing!

  18. Elain Ponce De Leon

    These are in the oven as I type. The hardest part was evening out the batter on top of the pretzels. But otherwise, super easy and my kitchen smells divine!!! Can’t wait to cut into it!

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