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Peanut Butter Pretzel Bites

Of all the goodies I made for Christmas, these Peanut Butter Pretzel Bites were by far everyone’s favorite little nuggets that they couldn’t stop oooing and ahhing about.  Everyone loves a cookie…but peanut butter tucked inside of pretzels and then dipped in chocolate?  I dare you to find someone who isn’t interested in these little suckers.  Salty.  Sweet.  Crunchy.  Chewy.  They are addictive.

Peanut butter, butter, brown sugar and powdered sugar are combined to make a pseudo-cookie dough center which is rolled into balls and placed between two mini pretzels.  After a quick trip to the freezer to set, these treats are dipped in melted semi-sweet chocolate chips.  This is so easy, anyone can do it.  And because the chocolate can be melted on the stove or microwave, no oven is required.  Whether it’s the holidays to not, these goodies are sure to be hit for any get-together or party.  Oh, and if the world ends today, these are a pretty good last meal.

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The ingredients:

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In a large bowl or stand mixer, combine peanut butter and softened butter.  Add the sugars and mix to combine.

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Lay pretzels on a baking sheet (you will probably need two baking sheets).  Using a teaspoon, scoop the filling and roll into a small ball, placing one ball on each pretzel.  Top each ball with another pretzel and press together slightly to spread the filling to the edges.  Place sheet in the freezer for 30 minutes to set.

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Pour the chocolate chips into a microwave safe bowl and heat at 30-second intervals, stirring occasionally until completely melted.  Remove the pretzel sandwiches from the freezer and quickly dip each half-way into the melted chocolate.  Return to the tray and repeat with remaining sandwiches.

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When all are dipped, return the tray to the freezer to set up completely.  Store the sandwiches in the refrigerator until serving time.

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Additions:  None

Omissions:  None

Substitutions:  None

Overall Rating:  Love It

Source:  Two Tiny Kitchens blog

Chocolate and Peanut Butter Chip Pretzel Cookies

I’m obsessed with Pinterest.  I look at it for an hour each day during my lunch break (when I really should be walking around the city for exercise).  I use my phone to look at it every morning and every evening on the train to/from work.  I look at it at night (because I didn’t ruin my eyesight enough staring at the computer for 9 daylight hours already).  I look at it when I wake up at 4am because I can’t sleep (thanks to violent scenes from Sons of Anarchy and a preview of the horror movie Sinister).  And as if I don’t already have a stack of recipes that I still have yet to make, I just keep adding more recipes that I find on Pinterest.  These Chocolate & Peanut Butter Chip Pretzel Cookies are one of those glorious finds that had me at hello and call my name each and every time I see them.  Salty and sweet?  Umm…okay!

Milk chocolate chip and peanut butter chips are mixed into cookie dough with broken pieces of pretzels and baked to salty and sweet perfection.  These cookies were easy to make and could be made with any variety of chips.  I took the whole batch to the office (since I can’t trust myself to have cookies in the house) and they were a big hit.  A couple people in my department kept coming over for one more, and one more, and two more.  And the next day after the cookies were all gone, they still wanted more.  So I guess I’ll have to make them again.  Oh, darn.

The ingredients:

In a medium bowl, sift together the flour, baking soda, and salt.  Set aside.

In a larger bowl, beat the butter and sugars together on medium speed until light and fluffy (about 2-3 minutes).

On low speed, slowly add the beaten egg and vanilla extract.  Beat to combine, scrape down the sides of the bowl.

Add the flour mixture and beat just until there are no more streaks of flour.

Stir in the chocolate chips, peanut butter chips, and preztels.  Cover and refrigerate for an hour.

Preheat the oven to 350ºF.  Line baking sheets with parchment paper.  Scoop out well rounded tablespoonfuls of the dough and sprinkle with sea salt (optional).  Bake for 10 minutes.   Allow the cookies to cool on the baking sheet for a few minutes before removing.

Additions:  None

Omissions:

  • Sea salt

Substitutions:  None

Overall Rating:  Love It

Source:  Sugar Cooking Blog

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