Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Tasty Tuesday


This weekend Miss Emily came over for a few hours and we made some cookie bars. I used my usual cookie bar recipe, but we added a new ingredient. Pretzels! A few weeks ago I saw these on Etsy. I love salty things and all of a sudden pretzels with chocolate chip cookies sounded like a fantastic idea!

Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars with Pretzels

2 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
½ teaspoon salt (or less because the pretzels are salty)
1 cup butter, at room temperature
1 cup brown sugar
½ cup sugar
2 eggs
1½ teaspoons vanilla extract
12 ounces chocolate chips 1½ cups pretzel sticks, broken into pieces
¼ cup chocolate chips, for topping
¼ cup peanut butter, for topping
¼ cup pretzels, broken, for topping

1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Butter or spray a 9×13 Pyrex dish.
2. Combine the flour, baking soda and salt in a small bowl.
3. Using a mixer, mix the butter and sugars until light and fluffy. Mix in the eggs and the vanilla extract. Gradually add the dry ingredients and mix. Gently stir in the chocolate chips and broken pretzels.
4. Spread the dough evenly into the greased baking pan. Bake at 375 for 20-25 minutes, until golden brown on top.

5. Remove from the oven and begin to cool.
6. In the microwave, heat peanut butter and chocolate chips in separate bowls. Using a fork, drizzle the melted chocolate and PB over the top of the cookie bars. Sprinkle the broken pretzels on top.

7. Let cool to set up the melted chocolate and peanut butter. Cut into bars. Makes about 32 cookies.

Enjoy! If you like salty and sweet, these will be right up your alley! I recommend Rold Gold Pretzels. They taste better than the generic brands which often taste stale.


  1. Please bring some over...NOW!!!

  2. I completely forgot about bar cookies!

    Maybe it is because they call all the bar desserts "slices" here. It gets on my nerves.

    But I have yet to see a cookie in a "slice" but maybe that is because they call cookies "biscuits" here.

    I will let you know if I ever see "Biscuit slices" here.

    Of course I could just make them, but I would have to leave out the pretzels, because the pretzels here are not the same.

    Which stinks because I love pretzel rods, but alas they do not make them here.

    But I did find a german butcher who makes the best soft pretzels. That must count for something.

  3. I just love sweet and salty!! Yum.

  4. Sweet and salty, oh my!!!! Sounds awesome!

    And when I was posting about MY pumpkin delights I was totally thinking of you!!!!

  5. Do you like that Strawberry Pretzel Salad with crushed pretzels on the bottom, a layer of cream cheese and whipped cream and then strawberry jello? I always think that is a perfect combination of sweet and salty!