Yes, I’m still alive. I’ve just been buried in butter, sugar and chocolate… especially in the form of blondies over the last few weeks. Keep It Sweet Desserts was lucky enough to get a very flattering mention in Star Magazine and readers have been calling, emailing and placing orders like crazy. It is amazing.
Some highlights include: “What makes your black and white blondies black and white?” (that would be the dark and white chocolate chips) as well as “Can I order over the phone? I don’t have an email address… or a computer.” Can’t make this stuff up.
And if I told you how much someone was willing to pay for overnight shipping for a rush delivery you might choke so I won’t mention that (ahem, over $100). Hey, when you need brownies, you really need brownies.
But last week in-between a college friend’s wedding hangover, a late night rush to the eye doctor for a scratched cornea, celebrating our 2nd anniversary and a list minute trip to Philadelphia to see my 94-year old grandfather (highlight: his reaction to the cost of college today, low: having to remind him that my grandmother died five years ago), I managed to get back into the kitchen for some actual recipe creation.
Let me pause to tell you that I absolutely love what I am doing. But on weeks when I am busy processing orders for my regular cookies, brownies and bars, I miss my moments of creativity. That is part of why I love the Cookie of the Month Club and a huge reason why I won’t stop blogging. There is always something new and fun to do in the kitchen and I don’t want to lose those opportunities. So when I finally had a few minutes of “play” time, I did something that I’ve wanted to do for a while. I dipped pretzels in cookie butter and then in chocolate and sprinkled some sea salt in top. Addicting snack? Father’s Day gift? Party dessert?
Chocolate Covered Cookie Butter Pretzels
Makes 2 dozen
2 dozen short salted pretzel rods
2/3 cup cookie butter (or any version of creamy speculoos)
6 ounces dark chocolate, roughly chopped
Sea salt, to taste
Line a baking sheet with wax paper and set aside
Dip pretzels into cookie butter and place on lined baking sheet; freeze for thirty minutes or until cookie butter is firm
Melt chocolate in the microwave in 30-second increments, stirring in-between
Dip pretzels in chocolate and immediately sprinkle wish sea salt
Allow pretzels to cool before serving (I put them in the refrigerator to speed up the process)
So cute! And congrats on your booming business–I’m so happy that things are going well for you, as busy as I know they are. :)
P.S. You looked awesome for the wedding!!
Thank you so much, Tara!
I’m so glad to see you’re back in the CREATIVE kitchen! I missed you and your lovely treats this past week. My thighs were feeling a little too…barren.
yum…cookie butter is amazing-this looks like a great way to use it :)
Wow, these look like a great snack! Prezels and chocolate with anything sounds good to me!
Mmmm… sweet – salty – chocolate- and portable. Sign me up!!
I’m so impressed (but not surprised) with what an amazing success you’ve made of this business already, you rock!
You are so sweet, thank you Kathryn!
Wow these are so good looking! I bet they taste 1000X better!
FUN idea, Lauren. I am obsessed with pretzels dipped in cookie butter!
Haha me too, that is how my brain got running:-)
What an awesome way to use the cookie spread that’s trending all over the place right now!
These are awesome! Congrats on all the business!
Thank you, Dorothy!
Love pretzels dipped in chocolate, so I can’t wait to try pretzels dipped in cookie butter AND chocolate!
Do you know how genius this is?! I mean obviously you do, but wowzers!!
Haha, thanks Steph!
Congrats on the publicity and the baked goods orders taking off! This is great news! Your chocolatey peanut buttery crunchy pretzels look like an awesome treat…and perfect for me since I’m obsessed with the salty/sweet combo and peanut butter and chocolate. YUM!
Thank you, Julia! I really appreciate that.
Reading this is making my mouth water. They look really yummy.
(And happy anniversary)
Thank you so much, Kristen!
Noe these make the perfect dessert bites! They look delicious and perfect!
Oh yum. The sweet and salty combination is always a winner for me. Happy anniversary!
Oh man, you can’t get much better than pretzels and chocolate!
Now I know what to do with my Trader Joe’s Cookie Butter (besides eating it with a spoon straight out of the jar!!)! Can’t wait to try. Thanks for sharing!!
What is “cookie butter” any
It is a type of speculoos spread like Biscoff. Baking Bites actually did a post on that: http://bakingbites.com/2011/12/what-is-biscoff-spread/
We’re glad you’re not going to stop blogging. These look so fabulous!
Congratulations on your foodbuzz top 9, today!
There is something magical about pretzels and chocolate :-)
Glad you have kept busy and congratulations on making the foodbuzz Top 9!
So excited for you and this awesome business…and these pretzels! Such a simple and inventive idea :)
I am so glad your business is doing so well, that is awesome! I love these little pretzel bites. I just bought my first jar of cookie butter this last weekend, so I might have to try these soon!
Yay, so glad to hear your business is kicking ass. That’s so amazing! I got really busy right before vacation but haven’t heard from new clients while I was away so I’m getting nervous that I’m no longer on a roll. Time to get creative!
I’ve been craving chocolate like crazy (could be cause I was eating it daily on vacay) so these look incredible (and relatively healthy given the bulk of it is the pretzel and dark chocolate has antioxidants). Love!
I’m sure it will come back! Every time I think things are slowing down they get crazy again. Oh, and I used whole wheat pretzels so these are completely healthy;-)
Wow, you totally just blew my mind!
Mmmm…gotta love that sweet and salty combo! Looks great! :)
oooh- one of my favorite combinations!!!
OMG so creative and so delicious!
These are so cute and fun to eat!
So happy that things are going so well! You deserve it all :)
Thank you so much, Rachel!
Congrats on the Star magazine mention! These look pretty addicting, and I love how simple and non-intimidating they are!
Congrats on your mention!!! And these treats are really delightful, just look at all that gorgeous chocolate!
Thank you so much!
Now wait a minute. Cookie butter dipped pretzels that are THEN dipped in chocolate? And THEN sprinkled with possibly my favorite ingredient EVER: sea salt? Giiiirl, why are we not BFFs? We could totally do Trader Joe’s shopping together and eat these pretzels in like, one sitting. Or I could. Whatever works for you :)
Yes! Both would work for me:-)
I just stared a straight 5 minutes at that first picture – omg I want it in my mouth right now! First time here, looking forward to seeing more!
Oh my goodness, these look heavenly! My mouth is watering, can’t wait to make them. Thanks