Salted Caramel Pretzel Bars [vegan, gluten-free]

Salted Caramel Pretzel Bars are perfect for your end of summer picnics! No baking necessary, salty and sweet to hit all the right spots for even the pickiest eaters. These are gluten-free (I used GF salted caramel pretzels) and have four good-for-you ingredients! Make them today and be the hit of your neighborhood fiesta!

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There are two types of people at the end of August, those who are ready for all things pumpkin and for temperatures to drop, and those that are still loving the triple digits and not wanting to turn on the oven.

This recipe is for the second group.

Because I still refuse to turn on my oven. #energysavings

Being a Barney Butter Ambassador has it’s perks. I was sent a package of my favorite almond butter to eat and of course, I had to make a recipe!

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I have a love-love relationship with sweet and salty things. Luckily, Barney Butter makes both a bare almond butter and one with salt, so I can have the best of both worlds. The neutral flavor of the bare butter lends itself well in this recipe because if it had anything else in it, I think the bars would have had too pungent of a salt flavor.

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Of course, to cut the salty, I added a layer of sweet in the middle. Chocolate and dates anyone?

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Arguably the easiest recipe I have every created, perfectly crafted for small parties or single people.

It makes 4 bars. I kid you not. Because who can really eat a whole pan of anything?

#flavorfatigue

Make these bars today for you and yourself your friends and be the sweet and salty end of summer hit!

First, I am linking up with Jen, Arman and Laura for WIAW

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Salted Caramel Pretzel Bars

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You'll Need...

  • 2 cups salted caramel pretzels
  • 2/3 cup Bare Barney Almond Butter
  • 6 oz dark chocolate
  • 5 dates chopped

Directions

  1. In a food processor, pulse the pretzels and almond butter until a mealy texture is achieved. Press half into a 4x4 baking dish (or donut pan??? OMG WHY DIDN'T I DO THAT?!?!). Put in fridge while preparing the chocolate layer.
  2. Melt the chocolate in the microwave in 30 second segments, stirring after each session. When the chocolate is melted, stir in the dates.
  3. Pour over the first layer of pretzel/almond butter batter.
  4. Put in the fridge for 15 minutes to allow to harden up (you can skip this step if you're careful about pouring the final layer)
  5. Top the chocolate layer with the second half of the pretzel batter.
  6. You can serve right away or put in the fridge for later.

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Enjoy!

20 thoughts on “Salted Caramel Pretzel Bars [vegan, gluten-free]”

  1. I’m kind of ambivalent at this point. Ready for the temperatures to drop, but also loving still having lots of delicious summer produce to make lots of delicious recipe with. So no bake sounds good to me! Where do you find these gf salted caramel pretzels? Sounds delicious!
    I hear you on the flavor fatigue thing. That’s why I use my freezer a lot. I eat half now and the other half in a month.

  2. Yup. These would be amazing. Now I just need to find salted caramel pretzels somewhere though… I wonder if they are a U.S thing? Love the idea of pulsing pretzels (any kind) with almond butter though. And mixing dates in with MELTED CHOCOLATE!!

    1. You can totally use regular pretzels! If you wanted a more caramel flavor, you can add some caramel extract or soak some dates and pulse them with the pretzels and AB. I’ve tried that too and it works quite well!

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