Making dessert for a Fourth of July party can be a real chore considering that this month's hot temps don't exactly inspire baking. Fortunately, Faith Durand's new cookbook, Bakeless Sweets, gives 125 oven-free alternatives, from mouthwatering icebox cakes to Nutella fluff. We got started with these over-the-top chocolate and peanut-butter pretzel bars. Drizzled with chocolate and finished with a pinch of smoked salt, these chewy bars prove you can whip up a delicious dessert without turning your kitchen into a sauna.
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