Sometimes I'm dumb.
Like when I ask someone for their recommendation on a baked good, they tell me, I don't listen, and then I make something they are allergic to.
Allergic to peanuts. Didn't he tell me that a few months ago?
Ugh. So I vowed to wow him again. And when he told me he wanted cookies and then "made the mistake" of buying a big bag of pretzel m&m's (almost as good as the discontinued crispy kind), I put two and two together, and made something out of this world.
No, these aren't gourmet. They aren't really that pretty. They look like they are made for kids, and guess what? Kids know what's up.
So head to the store, buy some Halloween
candy (that's on sale!!) and whip yourself up a big batch of these Pretzel M&M Cookie Bars.
What ya need:
2 cups all purpose flour
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1-1/2 sticks unsalted butter, softened
1 cup light brown sugar
1/2 cup granulated sugar
2 tsp vanilla extract
12-oz pretzel m&m's
1-1/2 cups pretzel twists
Chocolate chips (for melting and drizzling)
What ya do:
1. Preheat oven to 350. Spray with a 9x13 pan with cooking spray
2. Whisk together the flour, baking soda and salt. In a standing mixer, beat butter, brown sugar and white sugar on medium until light and fluffy. Add in the eggs, one by one, and the vanilla. Switch the mixer to low speed and add in the dry ingredients until just mixed. Fold in the m&m's and pretzels.
3. Spread batter into pan and press firmly down with a spatula, evening out the batter. Bake for 30 minutes, or until golden brown. Cool completely.
4. Melt chocolate chips and drizzle over cooled bars. Sprinkle pretzels on top.
Share with your friends. And happy weekending! I'm going white water rafting tomorrow...eek!