No-Bake Cashew Butterscotch Pretzel Bar
After a week of mind-losing exercises, I decided to forgo making a cake for something fast and easy, like this no-bake butterscotch bar from Better Homes and Gardens. The original recipe is peanut butter based, but since I have a peanut allergy, I flipped it to cashew butter and added a little bit of cayenne for an added kick to the sweet and salty combo.
Now that we have the food talk out of the way, let’s talk crazy: taxes, time management and socks. Yeah, what a cluster. Last week started with a panic attack about taxes. Lucky for me my tax guy is kick ass and by the time my begging text for help reached him, and before I could put my phone down, he came back with “I anticipated that you would need an extension”. No joke or exaggeration, I wanted to kiss the man. Instead, I gave my usual texting gratitude of “You are awesome!!!”, followed by a series of smiley hugging emoticons suitable for a fourth grader, not an exchange between two professional adults.
But I digress.
Time management: yeah, about this. I’m still trying to nail this down in my personal life. Apparently, I can superstar my way through this on the professional end, but when it comes to personal matters – it’s a work in progress (as evident by my tax extension; my pony-tail wearing hair that is begging for a cut, the pile of props needing to be cleaned from past shoots; and on and on the list goes-but then this parenthetical would become more ridiculous than it already is). But hey at least the the pile of socks that has been sitting on my dresser for the last 3 weeks is finally paired and in the drawer.
Baby steps (Yay me—you know—in case you’re thinking “pathetic”. Someone has to pump me up!).
And then this happened at the end of the week (see below). Wow. Just wow. I’m honored any of you come here to read my blog and equally honored to be featured along side these other fantastic blogs as a finalist for Saveur’s 2013 Best Baking and Dessert Blog. Thank you everyone for your continued support and visiting with me over sweet treats and random chats.
Hit the jump here for the recipe for Better Homes and Garden’s blog Delish Dish for the recipe to these no-bake cashew bars.
As always, if I can please ask you guys–if you are going to pin any of the images please do so from Delish Dish and not here, since the recipes reside over there. Thanks!