Peanut Butter Pretzel M&M Blondie Bars

Here’s a couple things I’m SO over.

#1. Pictures of abs/workouts and abused animals on Pinterest and/or Facebook. I get it. Some people in the world could wash their freaking undies on their abs. Some people could break watermelons between their thighs. And some assholes hurt kittens but I DON’T NEED TO KNOW ABOUT IT. I donate to the SPCA every year and I eat my cookies and burgers with pride. STOP posting pictures of so-called “zero calorie foods” (if you really think apples have zero calories, you’ve got bigger problems than losing weight) and “I can’t believe what happened to Fido!!”

#2. …And Pinterest, kind of. I love Pinterest–don’t get me wrong. But a month or so into it and I’ve seen everything already. It’s all the same old stuff from the same big-name blogs. I’m guilty of repinning those pictures, too, but I try to pin pictures from other up-and-coming blogs around and not focus on the ones that have all the spotlight. Bitter, much? No. Just want people to look outside their normal blogroll and see that tons or awesome things lurk on other webpages–not just the same ones we all know and hear about and see on “Food and Drink” about a thousand times a day.

#3. Angeline Jolie’s leg and everything else. I am NOT an Angie fan. In fact, I despise the woman and all her kids and all her movies. They’re annoying. She’s smug and disgusting and awful and I hate her. And I hate her leg. My hate is unjustified, yes, but can’t we spotlight talented, beautiful women in Hollywood who are actual good people, like Kristen Bell or Rachel McAdams? I’m done with the queen bees.

#4. Sandals. Yes, already. I went shoe shopping with my mom awhile ago on a covert mission to find these chunky, pointless booties I’ve been salivating over. Unfortunately, the second Christmas music becomes taboo again, stores seem to throw their boots out like the plague and stock up on… thongs. And–shudder–flip flops. I just want my booties.

#5. The Bachelor. I don’t watch this show and never have. I’m quite confident if I was caught watching it in my house, I would be homeless. I only know that the bachelor looks like Francine from the kids-show Arhur and that the “queen bee” looks like a dumb whore because I’m a guilty Us Weekly reader and I’m SICK of hearing about them. I need to get the spill on Lindsay Lohan and why she’s such a hag or the glossy pics of all the Academy Awards dresses… not news about a lonely dude with a hideous hair cut.

Okay, I’m slightly bitter. I hate everything. And you’re probably hating me right now since I’m being obnoxious and overly complain-y. But I make up for it by baking you treats like these Peanut Butter Pretzel M&M Blondie Bars because I know you put up with a lot in this friendship.

Best part about these bars? They’re a cinch to make, require minimal ingredients (really!) and start with a box of cake mix.

I’m soooooo pinning these and pictures of me with my rock hard abs eating these.

Peanut Butter Pretzel M&M Blondie Bars *adapted slightly from Stephanie Ashcraft’s “101 Things To Do with Cake Mix” book

1 box yellow cake mix
2 eggs
1/3 cup oil
2/3 cup chunky peanut butter
1 cup pretzel M&M’s, tossed lightly in a little flour

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly grease a 13×9 inch baking pan with cooking spray and set aside.
2. In a large bowl, mix the cake mix, eggs, oil and peanut butter with a wooden spoon or rubber spatula until a stiff dough is formed. Make sure you get all the cake mix “dust” in the corners of the bowl. Stir in the pretzel M&M’s.
3. Spread the batter evenly into the prepared pan, pressing it to fit. Bake for approx. 16-18 mins or until golden brown around the edges and set. Cool completely before cutting into bars. Store covered for about 2 days.

Five Things I’m SO into:

#1. Peanut Butter
#2. Pretzel M&Ms
#3. Blondies, obvi.
#4. Blondie bars made with cake mix.
#5. Blondie bars made with cake mix that include the ingredients above and taste as good as they do. Perfect.

Have a wonderful day!!

xo, Hayley

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  1. The Bachelor – never watch it. Um, could it BE more fake? Sandals in stores in January – gag me. And I see you on the whole Pinterest thing. It’s a constant reminder of how small we are. 🙂 Maybe it’s character building? Maybe I should go hit some kittens and post that.

  2. Love your rantings today because they are SO true! And I love pretzel M & M’s…I regularly eat a whole bag in one sitting, thus my feelings on #1. Thanks for sticking them in blondies, yum!

  3. Hahahahahaha!! Ben DOES look like Francine from Arthur. Thanks for making my morning with that, and those delicious looking blondies! I’ll have to try this recipe.

  4. I am over the rock hard ab pictures too!!! Just give me my jelly belly eating lots of these yummy blonde brownies:-)

  5. Okay, this is kind of eerie because I totally agree with you 100% on your five points above. Why do I care one hoot about Angie’s leg? And why would I work out when I can eat these blondies instead?

  6. Totally agree. And why did she stand like that at the awards? It was a weird leg – weird. Love pretzel m&ms. And you know what really sucks. When you have little kids and you need long sleeved shirts in February. They grow like weeds and my daughter doesn’t fit in any of her shirts and now I can’t find any. So weird. I did already buy them bathing suits because I know those will be gone next week. But my rock hard abs(yeah right) are dreading bathing suit season, so I will wait!

  7. Now these I would like to make!!! They look ahmazing although I feel like they would make me fat! 🙂

  8. Greetings! Very helpful advice within this article!
    It’s the little changes which will make the most important changes.

    Thanks for sharing!

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