Thanks to Jessica, my niece, she introduced me to a new website. Which I have been addicted too! So, let that be a warning 🙂
It is called Pinterest. If you had bulletin board at home and you clipped stuff out of a magazine that you like, a recipe, project etc. and you pin it to your bulletin board. On Pinterest you have bulletin boards online and you can pin things you see on the internet that you like on your board. You can also look at other peoples boards at the things they pinned and you can repin them to yours if you would like or you can like their board and follow what they are pinning. If you are interested, here is the website Pinterest 🙂
I was looking for a recipe to take to Mater Dei Cheerleaders Rummage and Bake Sale. I decided to look on Pinterest for an idea what to make for the bake sale. I did a search with the words Bake Sale and came up with this recipe. Peanut Butter Pretzel Bites
Sweet. Salty. Crunchy. Easy. What else do you need?
Chocolate Dipped Peanut Butter Pretzels
- 1 cup creamy peanut butter
- 2 tbsp softened butter
- 1/2 cup powdered sugar (maybe more)
- 3/4 cup brown sugar (maybe more)
- Pretzels (I think next time I will use waffle pretzels)
- 1 bag semi-sweet chocolate chips
Combine peanut butter and softened butter in a large bowl with a fork or whisk, or in a stand mixer. Add the sugars and mix to combine. At this point if the filling will roll easily into balls without sticking to your hands you’re ready to go. If not, add a little more of each sugar until you reach a consistency that is easy to roll. I needed to use more sugar so it was not so sticky. I also had a small bowl of powder sugar that I dipped my fingertips in and that helped with the stickiness.
Use a teaspoon measure to scoop the filling. Roll each portion into a small ball, then sandwich them between two whole pretzels. When all the balls are rolled and successfully sandwiched, stick the whole tray in the freezer for about half an hour.
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. When all are dipped, return the tray to the freezer to set up completely. Store the sandwiches in the refrigerator until serving time. (I think I might try these using nutella instead of peanut butter next time 🙂