Dorsey Bars

If only you knew the evolution of Joey and I’s nicknames for each other.  Actually, I would rather get a papercut on that piece of skin between your thumb and pointer finger (again!) than tell you any of the embarrassing things we’ve called each other.  But, I don’t mind telling you that Joey often calls me “Dorsey,” which is just my last name and therefore a pretty normal thing to call someone.

I’ve been making these little peanut butter/pretzel/oat no-bake snack bars and Joey has been lovingly calling them Dorsey Bars.  I love that so much and after sharing a few with my mom and sister and hearing they love the name and the taste, I thought I’d share (both) here with you!  They couldn’t be easier and I look forward to mine every afternoon 🙂

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I was on the phone with my mom while futzing with this parchment paper and she was like “what is that noise?!” so maybe don’t do that. 

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Still working on perfecting those corner pieces, but I used the bottom of a second 8×8 pan to make these nice and even on top and it felt really life-changing.

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Dorsey Bars

  • 1 cup pretzels (I use Snyder’s Sourdough Nibblers, which are salted)
  • 1 cup old-fashioned rolled oats
  • 1 cup chunky peanut butter
  • heaping 1/4 cup honey
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  1. Line a 8×8 pan with parchment paper and set aside.
  2. Use a food processor to crush pretzels until only very small chunks remain (see photo).
  3. Mix pretzels and oats in a large bowl.
  4. Whisk peanut butter, honey and vanilla extract together (do it quickly, otherwise things start to get thick!).
  5. Add peanut butter/honey mixture to pretzel/oat mixture and stir to combine, making sure the dry ingredients are fully coated in the peanut butter/honey mixture.
  6. Dump mixture into the 8×8 pan and use your hands (and/or the bottom of another 8×8 pan, if you have one) to spread/flatten evenly, especially in the corners!
  7. Place pan in the freezer for 30 minutes then remove and slice into squares (I do 16 of em).  Enjoy!

I wrap each bar individually in plastic wrap, then stick them all in a Ziploc bag and store them in the fridge (sometimes for 2 weeks), grabbing one for each of us every morning.

DORSEY BAR, DORSEY BAR, DORSEY BAR!

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In other news, it’s my birthday weekend!  Going to dinner tonight and BBQing on Sunday, for my actual birthday.  S’gonna be the best!

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