Chocolate Chip Pretzel Bars

Hi,

I can’t write a long post today, I need to get ready for my Christmas party and I figured I better write now because I won’t know how I’ll feel in the morning.  :)

Today’s recipe I got from Two Peas and their Pod.  I saw this sitting in my e-mail box for a while and I just had to make this.  Nothing like chocolate chip and pretzels,yum!!!  These are by far not low calorie, but there really good!

The recipe calls to cut them into 15 pieces, I got mine into 46 pieces which seems plenty sweet for me!  I also cut back a little bit on the sugar.

Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars with Salty Pretzel Crust – Adapted from Two Peas and Their Pod

Ingredients:

¾ cups Unsalted Butter, At Room Tempature

1/2cups Granulated Sugar

1/2 cups Dark Brown Sugar

2 whole Large Eggs

1-½ teaspoon Real Vanilla Extract

1-¼ cups All-purpose Flour

1 Whole Whole Wheat Pastry Flour

1 teaspoon Baking Soda

¾ teaspoons Kosher Salt

1 bag (11 Oz. Size) Milk Chocolate Chips

FOR THE CRUST:

3-½ cups Pretzel Sticks, Crushed Into Tiny Pieces

¾ cups Unsalted Butter, melted

Directions:

Preheat your oven to 350ºF. Line a 9x13x2 baking pan with parchment paper (for easy removal).

Beat butter and sugars at medium speed until creamy. Add eggs and the vanilla, beating until just blended.

Combine flour, baking soda, and salt in a small bowl. Whisk until airy and gradually add the flour mixture to the sugar/egg mixture, mixing well after each addition. Scrape down the sides and add in the chocolate chips . Mix one last time for a second then set aside.

For the crust, combine the crushed pretzel pieces with the melted butter, stir to combine. Spread pretzel mixture over the bottom of your prepared pan and bake for 8 minutes.

Drop large spoonfuls of the cookie dough and scatter it over the pretzel crust. Carefully and evenly spread the batter over the warm pretzels. With your (clean) fingers, press the dough into the pretzels. Place the pan in your preheated oven and bake for 20-24 minutes, rotating the pan halfway through the cooking time. Remove when the bars are golden and a tester comes out clean.

When bars have cooled, remove (using the parchment paper) and cut into 46 little bars. Enjoy

Serving Size: 46 – 1″ slices

Calories per piece:  135,  Fat: 8,  Cholesterol:  24,  Sodium:  93,  Carbs:  15,  Fiber:  .05,  Sugar:  9.1,  Protein:   1.5

I wanted to remind you, don’t forget to enter my giveaway.  Today’s the last day! All you have to do is tell me your favorite cookie!!

Have a wonderful weekend, I promise this is the last high calorie item for a while.  I’m going to try to skinny up cookies next week!!

Check Out Sweets for Saturday for more holiday idea’s!!!

Comments

  1. This time of year a few treats never hurt anyone. I love bars. They don’t seem to take as much time as cookies to get onto the plate.

  2. The ultimate treat! Would be veeeery hard not to eat the whole pan ;)

  3. mmm these sound so good!

  4. These cookies look and sound amazing. I would love it if you came to link to my holiday recipe swap blog hop. It is my first ever! Love these recipes.
    http://www.mythirtyspot.com
    -Erin Kennedy

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