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

Ingredients
  

  • 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)

Instructions
 

  • 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

Gluten-Free Dark Chocolate Pretzel Bark

Gluten Free Chocolate Pretzel


 
Chocolate Bark is a tasty treat that is easy to make. You can have so much fun playing with flavor additions as well as toppings. Gluten free to me means using great tasting quality ingredients and enjoying a safe treat to enjoy. It still amazes me how much gluten is put in our foods these days which really means going back to basics: baking and cooking everything ourselves.
 
Have fun with this bark.
You could add dried cranberries, gluten free peppermint candy canes, variety of nuts and other gluten free goodies.
 

Gluten Free Chocolate Pretzel Square

Gluten Free Chocolate Pretzel Bark

Gluten Free Chocolate Pretzel Bark
Gluten Free Chocolate Pretzel Bark

Gluten Free Dark Chocolate Pretzel Bark

Ingredients
  

  • 3 cups bittersweet chocolate drops (Bernard Callebaut)
  • 1 cup Glutino gluten free pretzel twists
  • 1/2 tsp Maldon sea salt

Instructions
 

  • Line a 8×8 baking pan with parchment.
  • In a small glass bowl over a simmering saucepan, melt chocolate.
  • Pour chocolate into the baking pan.
  • Spread chocolate evenly.
  • Place pretzel twists over chocolate.
  • Allow mixture to set for a few hours.
  • Sprinkle sea salt over bark.
  • Cut into squares and enjoy!
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Gluten Free Chocolate Pretzel Bark