Tag Archives: Pretzels

Chocolate Covered Pretzels

Alright, don’t call me lazy but this is seriously the easiest recipe I might ever have on the blog. Seriously.


When I was trying to weigh out the decision on whether or not to give party favors for the kids coming to Archie’s first birthday party, I asked over ten people what I should do. Yay or nay?


All the answers were a mixed bag. I, on one hand, didn’t want to worry about buying party favors. The kids coming with their parents to Archie’s party were of vastly different ages and what teenager wants a smiley face maze to play with? Yeah, that’s what I thought. None.


But from my understanding of other parents that are more seasoned than I am, kids expect party favors. Parents expect party favors. And I don’t like to do things halfway but I didn’t want to spend a lot of time or money on favors that kids would end up throwing in the trash. Problem solved with a little sweet and salty treat.


Enter: Ghiradelli’s new melting wafers– I wanted to make them fun with some sprinkles I already had on hand and I printed up little tags that thanked them (from Archie of course) for coming to his party. I sent them home with the kids as they left our house, so sorry for the parents that had sugar high kids as they were getting home to try and wind down for bed. Cake and chocolate pretzels? That sounds like the perfect party if I was still a kid. Wait. That sounds like the perfect party as an adult. Duh.


Put these on your Christmas “baking” list to drop off at your neighbors and friends houses for Christmas treats and a little yuletide love. P.S. Beginning of October gives me full permission to start talking about Christmas. You didn’t know that was a rule? Well, now you do. Permission given.


Happy mid-week friendlies!



White Melting Chocolate

Dark Melting Chocolate

Sprinkles (chocolate and regular)


Melt chocolate for 30 seconds in microwave. Stir. Continue to melt in microwave for 15 second intervals, stirring in between each interval.

Once chocolate is melted to desired consistency, proceed to dip your pretzels into chocolate until completely coated. Place immediately on wax paper and add sprinkles while chocolate is not hardened. Let sit for at least 5 minutes to allow chocolate shell to harden.



Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Pretzel Bites

Every other month for the past (almost) 2 years I’ve hosted a girls night at my house. It’s always a good time for girlies to come over and hang. No agenda. Just hanging out. Every one brings a sweet or savory dish and their favorite drink to share. We sit around, eat and have some crazy conversations that always bring with them side splitting laughter. I. Love. It.


This month I made these peanut butter chocolate chip pretzel bites. Delish.

20130601-105839.jpgA good combo of sweet and salty. Which let’s be honest, every girl likes a little sweet and salty in their life. It kills two birds with one stone. And who doesn’t love the looks of this raw butter, sugar, and peanut butter bowl? That’s what I thought… no one.

20130601-105707.jpgBut then you add some crushed pretzels. (A good way to bang out some frustration, might I add)

20130601-105717.jpgAnd then chocolate and peanut butter chips on top of that? Well, we’ve got ourselves a mighty fine snickety snack.

20130601-105725.jpgI was so pressed for time while making these that I didn’t even taste the raw dough. Who am I?

20130601-105813.jpgI’m regretting that oversight this morning but am still pleased at how these turned out and I have about a dozen left in a container on my kitchen counter. Wonder how long those are going to last? Not long, people, not long.


Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Pretzel Bites

adapted from How Sweet Eats

1 c plus 1 Tbsp all purpose flour

1 c plus 1 Tbsp whole wheat pastry flour

1 stick unsalted butter, melted and cooled

1/2 c peanut butter, melted and cooled

1/2 c dark brown sugar

1/2 c light brown sugar, loosely packed

1/2 c granulated sugar, loosely packed

1 egg plus 1 egg yolk

1/2 tsp baking soda

1/4 tsp sea salt

2 tsp vanilla extract

2 c crushed pretzels

1/2 c semi-sweet chocolate chips

1/2 c peanut butter chips


Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

In a bowl, combine your flours, baking soda and salt. Set aside.

Combine cooled peanut butter, butter, and sugars into a bowl and mix until combined. Add egg, egg yolk, and vanilla extract. Start adding your flour gradually and mix until a dough forms. I had to use my hands at the last bit to incorporate it all. Fold in your pretzels and chocolate and peanut butter chips.

Form into 1 inch balls and place on cookie sheet. Bake for 7-9 minutes until golden brown. Place on cooling rack to cool completely.