Peanut Butter Pretzel Brownies

I had a box of brownie mix that I wanted to add something to so when I found this recipe via Joy the Baker I decided to give it a try. Joy makes hers from scratch and I would have but I was feeling extra lazy. To make your own, start by making the brownie batter. You can follow Joy's recipe, use a box, or you could try my homemade brownie recipe.

Once you have your brownie batter prepared, pour it into a greased 9x13 pan. Now start on the peanut butter mixture. You will need...

  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar (if you're using a box of brownie mix, I would add less powdered sugar since those mixes are usually extra sweet to begin with)
  • 3/4 cup smooth peanut butter
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

Combine all of the ingredients for the peanut butter mixture and pour it over the brownie batter. Swirl it around. Now add your pretzels. You can leave them whole or crunch them up like I did.

Bake them according to the brownie recipe you used but keep in mind that they might take a little longer because of the added ingredients. Take them out of the oven when a toothpick comes out almost clean. Wait for them to cool before cutting them up. Beware, these babies are rich!

Easter Round-Up

Easter is just around the corner. Here are a few of my favorite DIY and recipe ideas to help you get ready!

Wall Hanging

I recently moved into a new apartment and have been looking for interesting ways to decorate the walls. I came across this project from I Spy DIY and fell in love. As you can see, I didn't even change the colors. It's a really simple project but takes a little bit of time. It's definitely worth the effort though. It looks great above the couch. I'll be sharing an apartment tour soon!


1.) A visit to Amoeba in LA.
2.) My new giant plush s'more via Heidi Kenney. Check out her website here.
3.) Finally got to visit Roseanne's star!
4.) PaleyFest Comedy Central day including Abbi from Broad City, Key & Peele, Nick Kroll, Andy Daly, and Blake, Adam, Anders and Kyle from Workaholics.
5.) Golden Girls ready to ship.
6.) A Monday afternoon trip to the post office.

Taking a Short Break

I put the shop on vacation mode so I can get caught up and get some sleep. I'm so grateful for all of the orders but I'm also completely exhausted. I work full time and come home and work on orders until I go to bed every night. My most popular item is the set of Golden Girls candles and they take me a while to make, so my new plan is to make them ahead of time and list only what I have available. Everything else will be made to order. Thank you to everyone who has purchased from me! I'll be back up and running very soon.


I haven't done a giveaway in so long. I think it's time! At the beginning of the year I started selling celebrity candles in my Etsy shop (see them all here). I also have an option to purchase a custom candle. It's a little more expensive because obviously it takes more time to create. Well, here's your chance to get one for free! I'm offering up a custom candle with the celebrity (or athlete, or musician) of your choice!

Here's how to enter:

-Leave a comment telling me who you would choose for your candle. If it's someone I already have in the shop, no problem! It doesn't have to be custom. Be sure to leave a way for me to contact you if you win.

Additional entries:

-Become a member of Please Note by clicking the Join this site button on the right.
-Like Please Note on Facebook.
-Follow Please Note on Twitter.
-Tweet about the giveaway.

That's 5 chances to win!
Be sure and leave a separate comment for each entry!

I'll be picking a winner at random on Sunday, March 1st. Good luck!

The giveaway is now closed. The randomly chosen winner is comment #15, Monica! Thank you to all who entered!

Workweek Breakfast: Three Ingredient Cereal Bars

I tend to skip breakfast during the week because I sleep in for as long as possible and by the time I drag myself out of bed, there just isn't time. So, I found this simple recipe for cereal bars and decided to give it a try. These are perfect for kids too. One batch makes 9 bars.


  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 3 cups of Cheerios

Combine the peanut butter and honey in a large saucepan and heat for about 3 minutes, stirring constantly. Add the Cheerios.

Line a 9x9 baking dish with parchment paper and dump the mixture in. Flatten the top with a spoon.

Allow to set for about 1 hour then cut them into squares.

New Candles!

I just added a ton of new candles to the Etsy shop. You can buy them in pairs now and I even have a set of all four Golden Girls! Go take a look!

Free Valentine Printable!

Show the Roseanne fan in your life that you truly care this Valentine's Day!

Click here to download. Print the image (including blank space and instructions) so that it fits on to a regular sized piece of paper (cardstock is best). Enjoy!