Pretzel Crusted Peanut Butter Cup Blondie Pie

A slice of Pretzel Crusted Peanut Butter Cup Blondie Pie with ice cream on top

This week I dropped the ball as a parent.

It happens.

But in this instance, it was a pivotal ball drop. I forgot about my tooth fairy duties.

My 6 year old lost a tooth this week.  Days of anticipation led up to the moment it finally fell out.  Twisting, wiggling, pushing, pulling…

Days of effort were put in to getting that tooth out.

And in a rare organized Mommy moment I had successfully purchased the tooth fairy’s gift days in advance.  That doesn’t usually happen.  We are normally scrounging around the night of the tooth fairy’s visit looking for anything we can stick under the pillow.  Those are the nights when neither my husband or I have any cash, no regiftable trinket on-hand and completely empty pillow cushions.  I once stuck a scratch-off lotto ticket under my kid’s pillow because we were in such a bind.

So, yeah…I saw the potential for tooth loss in our near future and decided to be prepared.

Finally the day came and the tooth made the grand voyage from mouth to tooth pillow.

I said to my husband, I have the tooth fairy covered already.  I PLANNED.  Mom of the week goes to me.

I got cocky.

Bedtime finally came and kiddo went to sleep with his sweet little tooth pillow tucked under his head.

My husband and I went on with our night, which consisted of super important things like watching Happy Endings and Jersey Shore.

When we decided to turn in for the evening I was too distracted by Pauly D’s blowout I completely forgot about my sweet, innocent child’s pre-planned tooth fairy prize.

The next morning I woke up to my child running into my bedroom crying because the tooth fairy didn’t come.  DIDN’T COME!

I silently cursed Pauly D’s blow out.  Then I cursed my husband!  How could he LET ME FORGET!

Instantly I get the brilliant idea to sneak the prize under his pillow without him looking.

I stealthy grabbed the prize, shoved it under my shirt and made my way into his room.  Quickly, like a spy, I pulled a  Raiders of the Lost Ark and switched the tooth with the prize, dodged a few boulders and made my way out of the room with my child being none the wiser.

Then I delved deep into parenting manipulation.

I blamed my child for not looking well enough.

I said something to the effect of…The prize was there all along, your room is just so messy you couldn’t see the prize.  Maybe if you cleaned once in a while you wouldn’t lose so many things.  I am surprised the tooth fairy was even able to find your pillow with all this mess!

Ever need to know what not to do as a parent, just come here.   My poor children.

Now, before you feel too sorry for them, to make up for the tooth fairy guilt trip I layed on them earlier in the day I made them this pie.

It’s what I do.  I parent in sugar.

I am not normally a pie person, but this is basically a cookie in a crust.  That’s pie I can get behind.

First you make your salty pretzel crust.

Just crush some pretzels up with butter and sugar.

So good.

Bake it til it’s golden.

Then make your yummy blondie filling.  You might need to sample it.  Just in case…

Then press it on top of your baked crust.

Bake it up til it’s just set.

That’s it.

Here’s a before and after…

The pie didn’t last too long.  I mean it’s a Pretzel Crusted Peanut Butter Cup Blondie Pie.  Didn’t stand a chance.

Let’s check out the butt of a slice.  All the pretzely goodness…

And then its front view.

I love you pie.


Pretzel Crusted Peanut Butter Cup Blondie Pie

  • Author: Cookies & Cups



  • 2 cups crushed pretzels (about 4 cups small twists)
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 1 cup butter, room temp
  • 3/4 cup light brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 2 1/4 flour
  • 1 cup semi sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 (8 oz) bag Reese’s minis


  1. Preheat oven to 350°
  2. Combine crushed pretzels, 1/2 cup melted butter and 1/2 cup sugar in a bowl. Press mixture firmly into the bottom and up sides of a 10″ pie or tart pan.
  3. Bake for 8 minutes. Remove from oven.
  4. While crust is baking make the blondie filling.
  5. Cream butter, 3/4 cup granulated sugar and 3/4 cup brown sugar with your mixer.
  6. Add eggs and vanilla and beat until combined and smooth.
  7. On low speed add in your baking soda, salt and flour until incorporated evenly.
  8. Still on low, add in your chocolate chips and Reese’s Minis until evenly distributed.
  9. Press mixture on top of baked crust.
  10. Place pie back in oven for 30-35 minutes until just set.
  11. Let cool on wire rack before serving.

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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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Nov 22, 2017 12:54 pm

I just made this, but for me it made 2 pies (in 9″ standard size pie tins). I’ll cut the recipe in half if I make it again. They look yummy, though!

Feb 10, 2014 3:44 pm

I made this over the weekend and it turned out hard. What was my mistake? Baking it too long? I had it in the oven for 35 minutes. If I take a piece and heat it in the microwave it is delicious!

Aug 29, 2013 4:01 pm

Any thoughts on perhaps doubling the recipe and making a rectangular tray (sort of bars instead of pie)? Thinking about making this for a party this weekend…but one of these won’t be enough. LOL

Mar 2, 2013 8:18 pm

Just made this & it’s out of this world delicious….but in no way looks like your beautiful pictures. We really couldn’t wait long enough for it to cool, so it was quite gooey in the middle. Super fantabulous!!!

Jan 14, 2013 5:09 am

Extremely happy I came across this web site today has made me happy quite seriously

Oct 21, 2012 9:47 pm

Okay – I made this pie tonight – definitely need to put some foil over the pie and back for another 20 minutes after the initial 30 min. You might want to add that to the recipe. Otherwise, it looks amazing and I can’t wait to try it!

Jul 15, 2012 9:54 pm

I have this in the oven right now, and it looks HUGE…. I hoe this was only supposed to make ONE of these and not two…

Jun 6, 2012 9:54 pm

This recipe looks really good!!! Do you think it could be made a day ahead and then served at room temperature??

Apr 16, 2012 6:23 pm

I love this recipe! I love it so much I shared it on my blog 😀 My husband loved it too. Cute website, thanks so much for sharing!

Apr 16, 2012 6:22 pm

I love this recipe! I tried it this weekend and loved it so much I shared it on my blog 🙂 Thanks for sharing! Cute website too.

Mar 11, 2012 2:59 pm

Not sure if it matters to you or not, or even if this is your original recipe, but found this recipe through Pinterest. The only thing is that its linked to another website where the author links back here, but then claims the recipe as her own.

Mar 8, 2012 4:58 pm

I think you are one honkin’ marvelous mom! So what? Every parent ‘stumbles’ and ‘stubs their toe’ now and then…but to make up for your ‘blunder’ by fixing this amazing dessert for your family??? I think you deserve the MOTHER OF THE YEAR award! =) OHMYSOUL!

Mar 6, 2012 9:54 pm

I found this recipe/your blog yesterday and I’ve come back to look at this post an embarrassingly high number of times. Every time I see that picture I seriously want to die and go to heaven where I do nothing but eat this pie all day. Seriously.

Feb 27, 2012 10:05 pm

This pie is BEYOND yummy!!!! I made it and the gooey pie goes perfect with the crunchy pretzel crust. I served it still relatively warm with some vanilla ice cream and it is heaven. 🙂

Feb 27, 2012 9:00 pm

I made this pie this weekend, and cheated, I had three other b-day cakes to make. I used regular 9 inch pie crust and made a dozen and a half cookies to compensate for the pan difference. It was the hit of the party — thank you!

As for the tooth fairy — ours delivers gift cards, and if they are generic enough, they get reused for when that crummy fairy forgets to get new ones!!

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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