“Pretzel Peanut Butter Pie” from “Flavour: Eat What You Love”

I have to admit that when I stumbled across this recipe when browsing through the book, my very first thought was, “Colour me intrigued!” My second thought was, “When can I make this?”

In the introduction, Ruby said her inspiration for this came from the Candy Bar Pie at Momofuku in New York. Maybe that’s why I felt an immediate need to try this out: it spoke to me in a very deep way because of my American roots.

A flavour combination like this can only go one of two ways: wonderfully or horribly. There is no middle ground when it comes to this sort of combination. But given that this entire family is a fan of the peanut butter and chocolate combination– again, I blame the American in our DNA– I figured we had nothing to lose if we threw in some pretzels, too.

I am thrilled to report that this was wonderful.

But Pretzel Peanut Butter Pie isn’t going to work if you don’t like chocolate and peanut butter together, or indeed chocolate covered pretzels, or even the sometimes odd sweet-salty pairings that are available. (When Googling that exact phrase, I found something called a “Doughnut Burger,” which literally made me shudder. But on the same list from Buzzfeed, I found a listing for Chocolate Covered Bacon and I thought, “Yup. I’d try that.”)

I think the true test of any baked good is how long the leftovers last sitting around the kitchen. With two hungry teenage boys in the house, good things don’t last long. This pie, for example, was gone within 24 hours.

That tells you everything you need to know.

If you’re brave enough and are a fan of peanut butter and chocolate– with pretzels thrown in for good measure– click through this paragraph to find the recipe from The Guardian. 

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“Pretzel Peanut Butter Pie” from “Flavour: Eat What You Love”

5 thoughts on ““Pretzel Peanut Butter Pie” from “Flavour: Eat What You Love”

  1. Nicole Smith says:

    Yum!! Love peanut butter pie. Not crazy about pretzels though. I’ve only ever happily eaten them in Funky Chunky Chip-Zel-Pop.

    1. Maureen Stapleton says:

      You could always not decorate the top of the pie with the pretzels if that puts you off. The amount that you add to the crust and the filling isn’t really that noticeable when added to the peanut butter and the chocolate. It’s really delicious though. (Just typing this makes me want to make it again. ASAP.)

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