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Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Chocolate Chip Cookie Pretzel Bars

Both sweet AND salty have always been my thing.  I'm amazed by the people who can answer this question so emphatically - "are you a sweets person or a salty person?"  "Oh, DEFINITELY sweets.  I don't crave salt at all."

Nope, not me.  Totally depends on the day...or even time of day...


So, desserts like this can really come in handy for someone like me.

There are few things in life better than a chocolate covered pretzel, don't you think?  Well then, you'll love these as much as I did.


Chocolate Chip Cookie Pretzel Bars
slightly adapted from Two Peas & Their Pod

2 cups AP flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 sticks butter, softened
1 cup dark brown sugar
1/2 cup sugar
2 large eggs
2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
one 12 ounce bag semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 1/2 cups mini pretzels, coarsely chopped (use a large Ziploc and pound away - so easy!)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Coat a 9x13 pan with cooking spray.

Whisk flour, baking soda and salt together in a bowl.  Set aside.  Beat butter and sugars together in a mixing bowl on medium speed until light and fluffy.  Beat in eggs and vanilla.  Turn speed to low and beat dry ingredients in until just combined.  Stir in chocolate chips and pretzels.

Spread batter evenly in pan.  Press down with spatula.  Bake for 30 minutes, until golden brown.  Remove from oven even if center is still gooey - they will set.  Let cool completely.

Loosen bars from pan all around sides with a knife.  Cut in bars and serve.

Linked to: Tastetastic Thursday
                   Sweets for a Saturday



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2 Comments:

At June 5, 2012 at 7:34 AM , Anonymous Nicole, RD said...

What is it about sweet + salty!? Gets me everytime! I can't wait to make these :)

 
At June 5, 2012 at 7:49 AM , Blogger Joanne said...

I can't get enough of the sweet/salty combo either! Love this!

 

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