I had this past Friday off work and decided to use the day to tackle some holiday baking. I always like to make something yummy and pretty to give to friends and co-workers during the holidays. This year, I decided to stick with a classic but try some new flavor combinations. Enter delish chocolate-covered pretzels:
I laid all the pretzels out on a cookie sheet so I could sort out all the broken ones. Then I got all my toppings prepared. I used mini M&Ms, crushed candy cane pieces, crushed oreos, and some holiday sprinkles. Next, I melted down the different chocolates, white chocolate and milk chocolate. I dipped each pretzel, covered with topping, and laid them on wax paper to set. Here are the different combinations I came up with:
2. White Chocolate with Holiday Sprinkles
4. White Chocolate with Crushed Candy Canes
The great thing about this dessert, is that it stores well in the freezer. So I popped these all into gallon size freezer bags and they will be ready for the holidays.
Of course, no baking can be done without a trusty assistant and mine was full of smiles:
Have you started your holiday baking yet? Do you have any easy desserts you bake each year?
I have always loved the recipes featured on Picky Palate, and when I recently discovered her recipe for oreo-stuffed chocolate chip cookies, I knew we had a winner! I whipped it up last weekend and it was a hit!
I started by getting all of the ingredients out and ready:
Next it was time to combine all the wet ingredients in the mixer:
Then I mixed all of the dry ingredients separately before slowly adding them to the wet ingredients:
The dough was very thick, but it made it easier to work with when forming it around the double-stuffed oreos!
To assemble the cookies, I first scooped balls of the cookie dough and then flattened the bottom to create a base to place the oreo on:
Next, I placed the oreo cookie on top of the chocolate chip cookie dough:
Then I covered the oreos with the remaining cookie dough:
These cookies were big and I was only able to fit about 10 per cookie sheet. I also covered the cookie sheets with parchment paper to make them easy to remove after they baked.
You can see how big they got in the oven as they baked:
After the cookies were done, I placed them on a cooling rack so they could cool:
Once they had cooled, I brought one down to my official taste tester:
Nick loved them, but they are definitely a decadent treat. You will need a full glass of milk and they are big enough to share! I brought the leftovers into the office because they were too dangerous to leave in the house!
Have you ever made a dessert combining two of your favorite treats?