Pretzels can be used to make some interesting sweet and savory entrees. This page contains recipes using pretzels.
Sift together flours with other dry ingredients except sugar. Cream together sugar and butter until light and fluffy. Mix in eggs one at a time and vanilla. Mix in dry ingredients and mix until just incorporated. Then fold in chocolate chips. Cover dough with plastic wrap and let sit in fridge for 24 hours. This is done so flour has time to absorb the liquid.
Make balls the size of a golf ball. Press dough ball into crushed pretzels on the top. You can make them smaller if you like but would have to adjust cooking time.
Source: Macheesmo website
By Elaine from Belle Plaine, IA
I did not see the temperature of the oven to bake these cookies.
Bake them at 350 degrees. Also, I would let the dough set out after refrigerating it for 24 hours. It is not very pliable otherwise. After I shaped the dough into balls, I dipped them in water so the pretzels would adhere better.
It depends on the size you make these cookies how long you bake them. Time them for 15 minutes on the first batch and adjust from there.
My recipe is for chocolate dipped pretzels. I like this recipe because it is great for parties, holidays, candy baskets, and just for fun. The kids like them. I have to be careful when I make them or they will eat them all.
A few months ago I had some mini pretzel rounds that were sandwiched together with what appeared to be caramel and then covered in icing with sprinkles. They were absolutely delicious. It was a catered event so I couldn't get the recipe.
Does anyone (Robin) have any ideas on how these are made or perhaps you've had something similar and know how to make them. I'd appreciate it. I want to make a batch to give as a gift. Thank you
By Kathy from Sylvania, OH
Sounds a bit like the pretzel squares with melted Rollo candies we had around Hallowe'en, addictive!
I have a easy recipe that is good, use a small pretzel twist, put a hershey kiss or hug on it and fill a cookie sheet with them.put in oven until they are soft and then press a red or green M"M on them and let harden and you have a yummy treat. Here are some of the treats I made last Christmas.
The easiest way to make them is to put the small pretzels on a large baking sheet and top each one with a Rollo caramel. Bake at 300 degrees for about 10 minutes. Remove from oven and squash another pretzel on top of the Rollo so the chocolate and caramel ooze through the top pretzel. When they are cool you can remove them from the baking sheet and dip them in warmed frosting or spread some frosting over the tops and decorate. They are great with just the Rollo and pretzel.
I bought one of those large containers of pretzels at BJ's and used 3 bags of candy melts (red, white and green) and made over 300 of these one afternoon. I used the 3 bags of melts but only half of the container of pretzels, which are great eaten by themselves as a low-fat snack. Enjoy!
I simply melt white or milk chocolate bricks (found in the baking section of the grocery store) in the microwave for about a minute. Dip the pretzels in the chocolate and put them on waxed paper on a cookie sheet.
Then find your birthday party decorations, and pull out all your decorative sugars and other cake decorations. Ask your children to decorate the pretzels however they like.
After they cool off, the fun is tasting them all and deciding which ones you like best.
By Marci L. from West Monroe, LA
This is a pie crust made out of pretzels, margarine and Splenda. We do not use margarine, but prefer to use butter. That is the only difference I have really made to this old recipe. Sometimes I prefer to use honey instead of either Splenda or sugar.
Great dessert with what I think is a 'summer' flavor.
These are a favorite of my husband. He will eat them almost as fast as I can make them!
Small pretzel sticks make great skewers for bite-sized appetizers - nothing to throw away.
By June S.
Take some pretzel sticks and stick them into the heated chili beans. Stand them upright onto a plate and serve The pretzel stick acts like an edible toothpick. Kids love it and it's a good way to get them to eat their beans.
By Vickie from Canton
Place on prepared cookie sheet and freeze at least 30 minutes till frozen solid. Then melt semi sweet chocolate chips as above and dip each pretzel 1/4 the way up the white chocolate dip...
Place pretzels on greased baking sheets in a single layer. Place chocolate kisses in center of each ring. Bake at 275 degrees F. for 2-3 minutes until chocolate is softened.