Bite Size Pretzel Peanut Butter Cup Cakes

This month’s Indie Bay Recipe features delicious Bite Size Peanut Butter Cup Cakes made by none other than Great British Bake-Off winner Frances Quinn.

We tasked Frances to create an Indie recipe Mary Berry herself would be proud of… let’s just say, there is a reason she won the GBBO!

We’d love to see you give this recipe a try. Do have a go and share it with us on social @indiebaysnacks

Happy Snacking,
Team Indie Bay


  1. Line a 12 hole mini muffin tin with mini muffin cases.
  2. Break up and place the chocolate in a small heatproof bowl. Melt over a small pan of barely simmering water, making sure the bottom of the bowl doesn’t touch the water. Or by microwaving in short increments on a low setting, stirring after 30 seconds, for about 2 minutes.
  3. Once melted add in the peanut oil from the top of your peanut butter jar (you can also use groundnut or coconut oil) and barley malt extract (maple syrup, golden or argave syrup also works) Sir together until silky and smooth.
  4. Spoon half of the chocolate mixture between each paper case, tapping the base of the tin to coat each case evenly.
  5. Next place a pretzel bite at the centre of each chocolate covered case before placing in the freezer to set.
  6. While setting pick another 12 pretzel bites and set to one side. Bash and break up any remaining bites in the bag with a rolling pin. Add these to your peanut butter in a small bowl and mix to fully combine.
  7. Once the chocolate bases have set, remove the tin from the freezer and spoon and divide the extra crunchy peanut butter between the cases, ensuring the peanut butter reaches the edge of each case. Again tapping the base of the tin can help with this stage.
  8. Spoon over the rest of the melted chocolate to fully coat each peanut butter filled case-once again tapping the base of the tin! Sprinkle over a scattering of sugar nibs before topping with your 12 reserved pretzel bites.
  9. Return the tin to the freezer and leave the cups to fully set before serving.
Hopefully your bites will look as good as Frances’

If you want to see more of Frances’ CrEATions be sure to take a look at her cook book.

To see more recipes featuring Indie Bay recipes you will not want to miss our Pretzel Snickers Bars or our
Pumpkin Spiced Vegan Muffins

Taste of London 2019

This June we were back in Regent’s Park for our second year at Taste of London.

It was another jam-packed foodie fest over 5 brilliant summer days.


This year we brought our Indie world to the masses with our very own Indie Bay pergola, complete with beachy backdrop and deckchairs (cool, huh?).

It proved a rather popular space to sit down, hang out and try all the goods on offer at the festival.

Happy Snacking at Taste of LondonIndie Bay Pergola

We also saw the return of our ever popular Indie Cornhole. Participants had the chance to nab themselves a few free packets of indie bay with a well-aimed throw.

Indie Bay Cornhole

It was so great to say hello to you all in real life. We even bumped into one of our favourite Indies, Yotam Ottolenghi!

Yotam Ottolenghi

All in all, it was a hugely successful event. We managed to hand out a whopping 100,000 pretzel bites. In fact, we handed out so many we had to nip back to Indie HQ in Notting Hill to grab a load more. If you want to see what all the fuss was about then have a look at our online shop. Thank you to everyone that came down. We’ll see you again at Taste of London 2020!

Happy Snacking,

Team Indie Bay.

Taste of London Dream Team