Saturday, July 4, 2009

chocolate peanut butter pretzel mish-mash

So I had a vision. Sometimes I get these when I have a bunch of random foods in the cupboards.

Today's random ingredients? Pretzel sticks, chocolate chips, peanut butter, and red, white, and blue sprinkles.

So what do you do with such yumminess? Place the pretzels on a waxed paper-lined cookie sheet. Heat up the peanut butter in the microwave. Pour over the pretzels. Melt the chocolate chips with a tablespoon of shortening. Pour over the pretzels. Then sprinkle with sprinkles. And, voila! You've got a delicious 4th of July treat that's sweet, salty, and addicting. Uh oh.

The only problem with these is that I should've added a tablespoon of corn syrup (or shortening? not really sure about this one without experimentation) to the peanut butter after it was melted. Even though the peanut butter hardens a bit after you place the whole cookie sheet in the fridge, it still gets a little gooey after it's been sitting out after awhile. Note: Refrigerate these puppies when you're not devouring them!

However, apparently these treats passed the Nonni-test, as she really couldn't stop eating them. And hopefully Guinea Pig Michael will like them, too....I'm bringing some of these over to his house tomorrow when I go visit. Really, though, they're chocolate and peanut butter, so I really don't know how anyone couldn't like them. :)

1 comment:

Kim said...

Yum. Sounds and looks delicious!