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Gluten-Free Pretzel Nut Squares

gluten free pretzel nut squares recipe

Baking is really my true love in the kitchen and even though I probably have more than enough baked sweets on my blog I had to share another recipe with you.
Gluten Free Pretzel Nut Squares.
Why I especially like this recipe is that it bakes in a 9 X 13 pan. Why would that matter? I remember the days when my kids were younger and I needed squares for a kids party, a hockey wind-up, a family bbq or just another large party.
Having a square in a 9 x 13 pan means you have enough squares to feed a gang of people. I like that.
This square recipe is a perfect combo of sweet and salty. The bottom layer is sweet and caramel-like and the top is salty pretzels.
I warn you NOT to make these squares if you are not able to share them with a group. You will be tempted to eat them all and as someone who is working out at the gym a lot it takes a heck of a ton of pushups and sit-ups to burn the calories off.

Gluten-Free Pretzel Nut Squares


  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup Earth Balance vegan “butter”, softened
  • 1 1/2 cups GF flour blend (I like to use Compliments gluten free flour blend that is available at Safeway and Sobeys)
  • 1 cup Earth Balance vegan “butter”
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup corn syrup
  • 1 1/2 cups brown sugar
  • 1/4 tsp gluten free vanilla
  • 1 cup GF Glutino pretzels
  • 1 cup nut mixture (I used pumpkin seeds, walnuts and pecans)


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Line a 9 x 13 baking pan with parchment paper.
  • In a stand mixer mix the softened vegan “butter” and brown sugar.
  • Add the gluten free flour and mix.
  • Pat crust mixture onto the bottom of the baking pan.
  • Bake for 15-17 minutes.
  • Remove from oven.
  • In a small saucepan add the vegan “butter, maple syrup, corn syrup, brown sugar and vanilla and heat on medium-high heat.
  • Stir and let mixture heat to boiling.
  • Once boiling let cook for 2 minutes, stirring frequently.
  • Sprinkle the nuts and the pretzels over the crust.
  • Pour the hot liquid over the top of the bars.
  • Place baking pan back in the oven and bake for another 15 minutes.
  • Remove and let cool completely before cutting.
  • Pour hot mixture over crust.
  • Enjoy!
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gluten free pretzel nut squares recipe
gluten free pretzel nut squares recipe