Do you enjoy cooking? Creating yummy dishes, or maybe just devouring them? I’ve been an amateur cook my whole life…my name is Mac, and I am ‘Curly in the Kitchen’!
I love to cook. It’s a chance to go with the flow, lose track of time, and de stress. Sometimes, cooking is a challenge. i.e.) how can I create something amazing from these few ingredients? My mission is to show cooking is creative. Make cooking fun. Try something. Mess up. Try something else! It’s only cooking!
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Holiday Pretzel Bark
Every holiday season, I try making a new type of candy. It almost always involves pretzels, chocolate and peppermint. I just love this combo. This recipe was very quick and easy. None of the mess that I usually end up making with melted chocolate and it only took me a half hour to make!
- 1 bag of twist pretzels
- 1 cup of butter
- 1 cup of brown sugar
- 1 package of milk chocolate chips
- 1 package of semi-sweet chocolate chips
- 1 peppermint candy caneMethod:
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit
2. Line a 10 x 13 cookie sheet with foil. Leave ½ inch of foil overhanging.
3. Spread out pretzels on cookie sheet in a single layer.
4. Crush the candy cane using a mortar and pestle. This can get messy!
5. In a sauce pan, melt butter and brown sugar. Bring to a boil for 4-5 minutes, stirring occasionally. The mixture will thicken slightly. Then, quickly and carefully pour the mixture evenly over the pretzels.
6. Bake for 5 minutes. Remove pan from the oven, and sprinkle the two types of chocolate chips evenly over the top.
7. Place the pan in the oven for 1 minute. Remove and spread the melted chocolate evenly with an offset spatula.
8. Sprinkle the candy can dust over the top of the chocolate.
9. Place tray in the freezer to harden (about 1 hour).
10. Flip the pan over and peel the foil off. Break the candy into little pieces, and store in the fridge or freezer.
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