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Picture of Amaze-Bars (no bake!)
When it's hot out, sometimes you still want something delicious and sweet, but even the thought of preheating the oven is just too much to bear. Wouldn't it be amazing to have some fantastic combination of pretzels, peanut butter, caramel, and chocolate? With a little help from your microwave, in about a half hour you can be enjoying some simply amazing treats!

Step 1: You'll Need. . .

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Crust
  • about 1 cup of mini pretzels
  • 1 tablespoon butter, melted
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
Peanut Butter Layer
  • 1 cup peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 1/4 cup powdered sugar
  • splash of vanilla
Microwave Caramel (makes about twice as much as you'll need, but it's fantastic over ice cream (or off of a spoon!))
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 2 tablespoons corn syrup
  • large pinch of salt
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
Chocolate Layer
  • about 8 ounces of chocolate (milk or semi-sweet work well)

Hardware
For All
microwave
8" x 8" baking dish
measuring cups and spoons
knife

Crust
food processor

Peanut Butter Layer
medium mixing bowl
mixing spoon

Microwave Caramel
medium mixing bowl
small mixing bowl

Chocolate Layer
small bowl
 
A woman after my own heart. I treat the folks in the office periodically with no bake treats I can microwave. Thanks for this terrific looking bar. I think it will have to go into the next bake sale as well.
rrkrose3 years ago
These look really good!
shesparticular (author)  rrkrose3 years ago
Thanks - they really are delicious!