Irresistible Peanut Butter Pretzel Pie: A Must-Try Recipe!

Irresistible Peanut Butter Pretzel Pie: A Must-Try Recipe!

There’s no doubt that there’s something super satisfying about peanut butter pretzel pie. We think it’s the combination of flavors and textures that makes this pretzels and peanut butter dessert so craveworthy. There are a few ways to mix this peanut butter pretzel pie recipe up, and we are sharing some of our favorite ideas and tips for the best crust for peanut butter pie. OMG! Pretzels, of course! 

How to make the best peanut butter pretzel pie

How to make the best peanut butter pretzel pie

The best peanut butter pretzel pie starts at the bottom with the crust, after all, it’s the foundation of the pie. If the crust is too crumbly, the whole pie will fall apart and if the crust is overbaked, you miss out on the airy texture the pretzel crust provides. 

How do you avoid a misstep with your pretzel pie crust? 

  • Measure well: Anytime you are baking, measuring is really important. You need the right ratios for the textures to be right.  
  • Pulse the pretzels: Use a food processor to break up your seasoned sourdough pretzel nuggets. If you try to just crush them by hand in a bag, you’ll end up with too many big pieces and have an uneven pretzel pie crust that won’t hold together well. 
  • Use the best ingredients: No matter what you decide to add to your peanut butter pretzel pie – chocolate, caramel, bananas, nuts – choose premium ingredients. Your taste buds and tummy will thank you!

Pick your peanut butter

Pick your peanut butter

An obvious key element in any peanut butter pretzel pie is the peanut butter. While most peanut butters will work for this recipe, choosing one that will enhance the flavor, texture and quality you are after is important. 

  • Creamy peanut butter versus Crunchy peanut butter: We prefer using creamy peanut butter for the filling because it’s easier to work with when blending the other ingredients, you could opt for crunchy peanut butter in your peanut butter pretzel pie and mix the filling by hand in order to protect the peanut pieces. The other option, if you want the peanut butter layer to have texture, is to use creamy peanut butter, and fold in some crushed peanuts once the filling is mixed.  
  • Using natural peanut butter: Choosing premium ingredients is always something we recommend. In this case, be sure the oils are mixed thoroughly before you measure your peanut butter for the filling. If you don’t, the texture of this layer of your peanut butter pretzel pie will be gummy and not as smooth and creamy as you want. 
  • If peanut butter is out of the question because of food allergies, but you really want to make peanut butter pretzel pie, almond or sunflower seed butter work well as substitutes. Neither of these nut butters are quite as salty as peanut butter, so we recommend adding a pinch of extra salt to the filling so you don’t miss out on that element that makes peanut butter pretzel pie so tasty! 

The secret is in the pretzels _ The OMG! Pretzels difference

The secret is in the pretzels | The OMG! Pretzels difference   

For the best peanut butter pretzel pie, the type of pretzels you use matters. The pretzel crust is responsible for holding the pie together and giving the dessert the crunch and salt factor that makes this dessert so delectable. 

OMG! Pretzels are the perfect pretzel for this for a few reasons:

  • Quality: Our mouthwatering, two-note seasoning blends are made only with wholesome ingredients, including raw cane sugar and non-GMO spices. We never use artificial flavors or MSG. 
  • Crunch: Our authentically-aged sourdough pretzel nuggets have a light, airy crunch that gives peanut butter pretzel pie the perfect texture without being dense or heavy. 
  • Flavor: With four sweet varieties to choose from, you can really amp up the taste of your peanut butter pretzel pie when you choose OMG! Pretzels as your primary crust ingredient.  

Pick your pretzels _ Pretzel-tastic varia

Pick your pretzels | Pretzel-tastic variations

We know our fans love flavor, so here are a few suggestions for flavor combinations to take your peanut butter pretzel pie to the next level. Each one features a different sweet variety of OMG! Pretzels that will make your pretzel pie crust shine and make the entire pie insanely indulgent. 

  • Use Sweet Chili OMG! Pretzels for the crust and then add sliced bananas on top of the peanut butter pie layer. Melt white chocolate and drizzle it over the bananas for a pretty finish and a touch of added sweetness to balance the bit of heat from the Sweet Chili pretzel pie crust. 
  • Drive home the warm notes of creamy caramel when you choose Salty Butterscotch OMG! Pretzels for your peanut butter pretzel pie crust. Once the crust is prepped, add dulce de leche (save time with a store-bought variety) in a thin layer, then add your peanut butter layer and top with crushed honey-roasted peanuts and pretzel nuggets.
  • Rich dark chocolate pairs perfectly with Sweet & Spicy OMG! Pretzels for the ultimate peanut butter chocolate pretzel pie. You can make a chocolate pudding to add on top of the peanut butter layer or simply melt dark chocolate with a little bit of cream for a rich chocolate ganache layer. Either way, your peanut butter pretzel pie with chocolate will satisfy. 
  • Keep it simple with the OG, OMG! version of peanut butter pretzel pie. Using Sweet & Salty OMG! Pretzels, this is our favorite because it elevates the classic recipe while staying true to what you expect from this pretzel dessert. 

See how we make it!

No matter which variety of OMG! Pretzels you choose for your peanut butter pretzel pie crust, we hope you have fun making it and even more fun eating it and sharing it with people you love. After all, making memories and enjoying time with friends and family is what life is all about. Seriously scrumptious snacks just make these special moments more fun!

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