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. No Bake Butterscotch Cashew Bars from Delish Dish

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.  No Bake Butterscotch Cashew Bars via BakersRoyale

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.

Saveur Best Blog 2013

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!

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  1. Avatar for Naomi Robinson says

    I swear taxes are more confusing the older you get I think. more numbers, more special taxes; I have been driven to edge too. I love the look of these bars, you have manage to make something so easy look elegant.

  2. Avatar for Naomi Robinson says

    Congrats again, Naomi! Best of luck, and you got my vote! These bars look so delicious. I love the styling too. I’m always looking forward to seeing what you would come up with next and it’s been really fun following you since I found your blog! xo

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      Naomi replied: — April 15th, 2013 @ 10:06 am

      Nami – You are too sweet! I’m so glad we are friends and stalk each other blogs :)

  3. Avatar for Naomi Robinson says

    These bars look absolutely gorgeous! And huge congrats on the Saveur nomination! Your styling and photography never cease to amaze me! :)

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      Naomi replied: — April 15th, 2013 @ 10:04 am

      Thanks so much, Ali!

  4. Avatar for Naomi Robinson says

    Congratulations on the nomination! I am totally in the same boat with you when it comes to time management. I feel like I spend all my productive energy at work, so when I get home all I want to do is relax or spend time with the man!

  5. Avatar for Naomi RobinsonEla says

    Congrats Naomi! Well deserved nomination and hopefully win from Saveur. Your’s is one of the best blogs I’m following, always great photography and well-written easy to follow amazing recipes!

  6. Avatar for Naomi Robinson says

    I saw it over the weekend and voted! CONGRATS!!! Naomi you totally deserve it and what an honor, and I was thrilled to see your name there!

    And these bars. Butterscotch and nobake, all in one. Sold!

  7. Avatar for Naomi RobinsonM says

    The link to the recipe doesn’t work.

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      Jennie H replied: — April 18th, 2013 @ 2:11 am

      M – the link to the recipe works fine for me! Try it again.

  8. Avatar for Naomi Robinson says

    Congrats on the nominations, Naomi! It would be totally disappointing not to see your name on the list. Sooo well deserved!!! These bars look insane! I love that you turned them into triangles instead of traditional squares. Off to check them out!

  9. Avatar for Naomi RobinsonValentina says

    These are so delicious! I was sceptical at first because of the pretzels but they turned out to be gorgeous and it doesn’ t take much time.