Rice Krispie treats aren't good only to those of us nostalgic for our childhoods—they're actually really delicious. But that doesn't mean we can't upgrade them. Here we swap out the puffed rice for salty/savory pretzels and potato chips, then infuse the marshmallow with a bitter chocolate stout and finish the bars off with melted milk chocolate. Childhood snacks are great. These are even greater.
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The Rice Krispie treats of your childhood get a grown-up makeover with a homemade chocolate-stout marshmallow. Pretzels and potato chips replace the rice cereal, and a boozy chocolate drizzle finishes off these sweet, salty, and chewy bars.
Here's a mashup you probably weren't expecting: Chinese char siu-stuffed bao collides with German pretzels and mustard-coated roast pork. That's right, I've invented a German pretzel Chinese bun, and believe me, it really is better than the sum of its parts.
German-Chinese fusion may sound strange, but when pillowy pretzel buns meet bao, and mustard-slathered roasted pork meats char siu, it works. Chinese hot mustard, sesame paste, and honey make a flavor-packed change-up from the traditional char siu sauce, while a special Chinese bread-making trick makes the pretzel buns even more moist and tender. It's impossible not to love this Deutsch version of a Dim Sum classic.
Sometimes good bread happens in circuitous ways. Alexis Faraci has roots in the Bronx and Italy, not Germany, but she has built the city's best pretzel bakery. Here's how it happened.
Quick and easy pretzel sandwiches are stuffed with a chocolatey cream cheese filling for a no-bake gluten-free dessert.
Quick and easy pretzel sandwiches stuffed with a chocolate cream cheese filling.
If you prefer an airy and light pretzel, slicked with butter and lightly sprinkled with salt, the offering at The Radler is your guy. But if you like some crispness and perhaps a dark mahogany crust on your pretzel, you might want to look elsewhere.
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From Sarah's Cucina Bella
Pizza and pretzels come together in what might be the ultimate snack. Pizza dough is coiled into a pretzel form, brushed with olive oil, then baked with tomato sauce and mozzarella for a whimsical appetizer, or a very satisfying snack.
Be careful, these quick & easy 7-layer cookie cups are hard to resist!
This sweet and salty pizza cookie is perfect for gametime or anytime!
They look like soft pretzels, but they've got the buttery flavor of crescent rolls. These knotty treats will liven up any holiday bread basket, and can be dressed up sweet or savory for a simple but scrumptious snack.
Roni-Sue's uses an über-crunchy Martin's pretzel and rich, single origin dark chocolate to elevate simple chocolate covered pretzels into a high-end dessert snack.
Bacon Cheddar. Hot Buffalo Wings. Jalapeño. These flavors take pretzels to the next level. But are they any good?
This super tall, super moist cake is swathed in a creamy sour cream chocolate frosting and gets a salty kick from crunchy pretzels.