Monday, June 6, 2016

Blog With Friends: Pretzel Sandwich Snacks

Today’s post is the next in our series of Blog With Friends theme collaborations. Each month a group of bloggers get together and each publish a project based on a theme. What I love about this partnership is that it’s not bloggers with similar interests or strengths but a diverse group coming up with a variety of posts. In any given month we may have a recipe, sewing tutorial, crafts projects, book review and/or a technology post all related to the theme of the month.

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This month's theme is Dad. There will be individual project pictures and links to what everyone else has to offer at the end of my post, but here’s a peek at what we all came up with:


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I thought a lot about what recipe to share today. I originally thought I'd share something cooked on the grill since we always grill out on Father's Day. I considered posting a recipe in honor of my Dad, who I lost this past December. 

Since having had children, though, Father's Day isn't just about my dad, but theirs. In fact, since we live 1500 miles away from any family, Father's Day celebration is all about Hubs. It's become a more meaningful celebration the older the kids get because family dinners, when we're all here together, have become few and far between.

So instead of posting a grilling recipe, and instead of posting a recipe in honor of my dad, I'm sharing a favorite of my kids' dad.

Pretzel Sandwich Snacks: Different flavored chocolates lightly melted between pretzels then partially dipped in vanilla candy melts. A perfect snack for any occasion. | Recipe developed by www.BakingInATornado.com | #recipe #chocolate #snack

Pretzel Sandwich Snacks


We have a man-cave in our house. It's in the finished basement and has a fireplace, pool table, poker table, fridge, giant TV, and there's a full bath down there. I have to admit that when the kids were teenagers, Hubs often got kicked out of the man-cave as it became a kids' hangout more frequently than a Hubs' hang out. Now, though, he's got it back and it's his favorite place to watch sports, often with the kids. And if the Red Sox, Patriots, Celtics or Bruins are on, chances are I'm the one down there cheering the loudest.

Some part of every weekend is spent watching whatever games happen to be on. And snacks are part of any sports afternoon. I love sending down a bowl of home made snacks. An absolute favorite is my Pretzel Sandwich Snacks. These are based on the pretzel, Hershey's Kiss, M&M snacks that everyone was making a year or so ago. What I love about mine is the way I can change up the flavors. I often make some of each; almond, peanut butter and caramel and mix them all together. 

These are simple to make. Lay pretzels out on a baking sheet. Top with a chocolate, then a second pretzel and put in a warm oven.

Pretzel Sandwich Snacks: Different flavored chocolates lightly melted between pretzels then partially dipped in vanilla candy melts. A perfect snack for any occasion. | Recipe developed by www.BakingInATornado.com | #recipe #chocolate #snack

Press gently then refrigerate to set.

Pretzel Sandwich Snacks: Different flavored chocolates lightly melted between pretzels then partially dipped in vanilla candy melts. A perfect snack for any occasion. | Recipe developed by www.BakingInATornado.com | #recipe #chocolate #snack


Dip half of the sandwich in vanilla candy melts and allow to set again. 

Pretzel Sandwich Snacks: Different flavored chocolates lightly melted between pretzels then partially dipped in vanilla candy melts. A perfect snack for any occasion. | Recipe developed by www.BakingInATornado.com | #recipe #chocolate #snack




That's it. A favorite snack of the boys and their dad.


Pretzel Sandwich Snacks: Different flavored chocolates lightly melted between pretzels then partially dipped in vanilla candy melts. A perfect snack for any occasion. | Recipe developed by www.BakingInATornado.com | #recipe #chocolate #snack



Wishing you all a very happy Father's Day.

As always, any time you make one of my recipes, feel free to post a picture of it to my Baking In A Tornado Facebook Page. I'd love to see it!


Be sure to visit all of this month's other Blog With Friends projects:

Dawn of Spatulas on Parade shares deliciousness, an Amaretto and Coke Chocolate Wacky Cake.


Lydia of Cluttered Genius shares Gifts for Dad from Preschoolers, easy gifts for Dad that preschoolers can make - and that he'll want to keep!


Sarah of Not That Sarah Michelle shares My Husband, A Tribute.

Rabia of The Lieber Family Blog shares how to make Manly Wind Chimes.

Melissa of Home on Deranged shares how to Help Dad Take a Timeout This Father's Day

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Pretzel Sandwich Snacks
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Printable Recipe

Ingredients:
1 bag (16 oz) square pretzels (you won't use them all)
1 bag (7 - 8 oz) Almond and Dark Chocolate Dove Miniatures
1 bag (7 - 8 oz) Peanut Butter and Milk Chocolate Dove Miniatures
1 bag (7 - 8 oz) Caramel and Milk Chocolate Dove Miniatures
12 oz white candy melts or vanilla bark

Directions:
*Preheat oven to 275 degrees. Cover 2 baking sheets with parchment paper. 
*Remove paper from the chocolates and count them.
*Put as many pretzels as you have chocolates (other than the peanut butter ones) in a single layer onto the parchment paper. Leave a little space between each. 
*Place as many pretzels as you have peanut butter chocolates on the second baking sheet.
*Place a chocolate in the center of each pretzel and top with a second pretzel.
*Cook the peanut butter pretzel sandwiches for about 1 minute and the others for about 3 minutes or until the chocolate is soft but not completely melted.
*Remove from oven and press gently. You want the chocolate to stick to the pretzels but you don't want the chocolate to ooze out.
*Place the baking sheets into the fridge for 1 hour or until set.
*Melt the candy melts or bark in the microwave according to package instructions. I like to use a mug.
*Lay parchment paper out on your counter.
*Dip half of each pretzel sandwich into the melted candy. Allow excess to drip off. Lay on parchment paper until completely set. Store in tightly sealed container.

18 comments:

  1. Oh yes. My man would love these. Adding to my to-do list. :)

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    1. Let me know what you all think when you make them!

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  2. Oh, man, I just get a handle on my diet and then I read one of your posts. This is on my to-do list, also.

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    1. I don't know if this is any consolation or not, Cathy, but they are a mouth full of sweet and salty deliciousness. Although Hubs and the kids can eat the whole batch, I can eat just one and be happy with that.

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  3. Well, it's worth a shot to see if I can eat just one. I'm sure I can find volunteers to take the rest!

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    1. Exactly. In my house with most baked goods you're lucky to get one.

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  4. Salty, sweet, chocolate, too bad Mother's Day is over, I like this recipe.

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  5. This looks so good! Plus it looks simple enough that even I might be able to make it with out burning the house down.

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  6. Goodbye, Weight Watchers! Seriously, so easy, pinned and shared! (I wouldn't add the white chocolate, but that is just me.) Alana ramblinwitham.blogspot.com

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    1. Sometimes when the boys see that I'm making them they eat half of them before I get a chance to dip them in the white chocolate. They're delish either way.

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  7. Dove! YES one of my favorites!!

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  8. Can't wait to try these. Grands and Hubs are going to love them. Thinking of you this Father's Day, it is going to be a tough one. Sending big hugs and minions. :)

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    1. Thank you, it's going to be a really tough one. I'm glad to have both boys here to celebrate with their dad.

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  9. I thought that was marshmallow and I was trying to figure out how to make it work! They look totally yummy and easy to do!

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    1. They really are easy, and everyone loves the salty/sweet combination.

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