so do you ever have to make a bargain with yourself to make yourself do something you don’t feel like doing?
i totally do….
no joke. every morning i have to bargain with myself so i get out of bed and get to work on time.
my morning thoughts kinda go a little like this…
“damn… make that noise stop… damn…. seriously…. that was not a 10 min ‘snooze’ cycle…. damn i really do have to get up…. really get up…. you can sleep late on saturday… ok….. damn.”
don’t get me wrong… i’m one of the few people that actually like my job but i’m not a morning person. or maybe it’s more correct to say i’m not a person that wants to get up at 630 in the freaking morning. i do ok if i can sleep until like 8am but i do even better if i can sleep until 9a.
what does that to do with bars?
i just thought i would see if any one else out there makes those kind of deals with themselves.
so these bars…… they are one of those “classic” combinations. i mean let’s be real… it’s a combination that has it’s own name. mint and chocolate can’t claim that. you don’t hear anyone saying chocomint. and even peanut butter and jelly doesn’t have it’s own name. we just shorten the names and keep the “&” for pb&j.
i never partook (partaked?) in a fluffernutter sandwich growing up. i was more of a peanut butter and honey sandwich kid. that was what my grandfather made me and i loved it. but i can fully appreciate the wonder that is peanut butter and marshmallow creme. all the creamy gooiness. then you throw in some pretzels for some salt and chocolate and toffee chips. sold.
fluffernutter pretzel toffee bars
- 1-1/4 c flour
- 3/4 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 c sugar
- 1/2 c dark brown sugar, packed
- 1/2 c (1 stick) unsalted butter, room temp
- 1/2 tsp vanilla
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1/2 c crunchy peanut butter – i used this honey roasted version
- 1 egg, room temp
- 1/2 c semi-sweet chocolate chips
- 1/2 c dark chocolate chips
- 1/2 c crumbled pretzels
- 1/2 c toffee bits
- 1/2 c marshmallow creme
- preheat oven to 350F. spray a 9×9 baking dish with cooking spray.
- sift together the flour, baking soda and baking powder in a bowl; set aside.
- beat together the sugars, butter, vanilla and salt until light and fluffy. add in peanut butter and beat until smooth. add in egg and beat until combined and fluffy. slowly add in the dry ingredients and mix until it just starts to come together. add in the chocolate chips, pretzels and toffee bits.
- press dough into the prepared dish. dollop the marshmallow creme on top and spread it around (as best as marshmallow creme will let you).
- bake 28-32 min until the edges start to brown. remove to a cooling rack and let cool completely before cutting.
now if i could just make it to saturday without trying to cut a deal with myself….
recipe slightly adapted from: bakeaholic mama