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No-Bake Peanut Butter-Pretzel Cookies

Need a fast after-school snack? These salty-sweet nuggets are just the ticket.


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No-Bake Peanut Butter-Pretzel Cookies


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½ cup vanilla-flavored powdered soy beverage
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1 ½ tsp. vanilla extract
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½ cup creamy peanut butter
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½ cup sugar
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3 Tbs. brown rice syrup
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2 cups crushed mini pretzels
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⅓ cup sweetened flake coconut, chopped, optional


1. Coat baking sheet with cooking spray. Whisk together powdered soy beverage with 2 Tbs. water in bowl. Stir in vanilla.

2. Warm peanut butter, sugar, and rice syrup in saucepan over medium heat 2 minutes, or until smooth. Stir in soy beverage mixture. Stir in crushed pretzels and coconut, if using, until evenly combined. Pinch off 1 Tbs.-size chunks of dough, and place on prepared baking sheet to cool. Cool cookies 10 minutes before serving.

Nutrition Information: 

1 g
Total Fat: 
2 g
Saturated Fat: 
<1 g
7 g
0 mg
75 mg
<1 g
3 g
Makes 48 cookies

Comments on this Recipe

actually powdered vanilla protein powder works fine, yo may have to add a little more water though. i omitted sugar and made with almond butter and these were a tasty quick treat if you are craving something sweet. i also used agave instead of the brown rice syrup and all was fine.

can someone tell me what they've used for the vanilla flavored powdered soy beverage in this recipe?? all my searches for powdered soy milk have turned up unsuccessful...and powdered protein powder just doesn't sound right...

Is it possible to use Agave Syrup instead of Brown Rice Syrup? And Almond Milk instead of Soy?

I couldn't find soy milk powder in my local stores, so I also used vanilla soy protein powder. It worked fine. One thing though; the mixture had a lot of trouble sticking together as written. I added another 4 Tbsp of water to the mix and it finally was moist enough to stick together. They are quick and tasty, and my kids love them.

I think they used the vanilla Better than milk soy milk powder. But I guess using Vega's smoothie infusion could also taste awesome. Maybe the almondilla? I'm trying this out!

i'd prefer to omit the soy altogether. do those of you who've made these think the powder is a necessary ingredient? i'm planning to try using only vanilla alt-milk (probably almond). i'm not sure what role that powder plays, apart from flavor.

Sounds good! I think I'll try this with agave and gluten-free pretzels.

Way too sweet for my taste.

Just treys making the no bake peanut pretzel powdered soy beverage and rice syrup cookies. Followed recipe exactly, but it's much too dry and won't stick together enough to form into cookies. HELP. P.s. I did not add any liquid to the soy powdered beverage.

What could you use in place of soy? My daughter is allergic and since over 99% is GMOd we have removed it all from our family.

Could you omit or substitute the soy product?

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Really like the Peanut Butter Pretzel. I need to have more peanut dishes fot the protein benefit.