Friday, October 3, 2008

Peanut Butter+Chocolate+Pretzels

Baking=Miki time.
I had a pretty busy week so I promised myself that by the end of the week, I would bake something...

I had a few things in mind. Like I said a few posts ago, the Chocolate Chunkers, Chocolate Malted Whopper Cookies, and Granola Grabbers (all from Dorie Greenspan) were looking really good!

However, I recently bought a new, fun item from Trader Joe's:

I love chocolate covered pretzels, so this being made with dark chocolate was even more tempting!

And they're Miki-size! They are tiny little bite size balls!

I like these little treats by themselves but there was no way that I would eat this whole tub... so I thought, what can I do with them? I immediately thought they would be wonderful baked in some blondies! So I searched some blondie recipes, but another brilliant thought popped into my head... How about Peanut Butter Blondies?!

I came across this recipe from Slow Like Honey for Peanuttiest Blondies! And guess what... it is yet another Dorie Greenspan recipe! I should just get her damn book, Baking: From My Home To Yours!

I followed the recipe exactly except that I substituted the peanuts with my Dark Chocolate Covered Pretzels and added a handful of Ghirardelli Bittersweet Baking Chips.

Its amazing what 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon can make your apartment smell like... HEAVEN!

Cooling in the pan, these blondies were a beautiful, golden brown!

This is my piece that I set aside... I have yet to try it! I shall post my thoughts on it later...
what a tease!

1 comment:

linds said...

Oh my goodness... These look just divine. Dark chocolate covered pretzels could make anything taste good!