Chocolate Peanut Butter Tart with Pretzel Crust (Gluten Free + Vegan)

This Chocolate Peanut Butter Tart has a crunchy pretzel crust, smooth peanut butter caramel filling and luscious chocolate ganache spread on top! This recipe is gluten-free and vegan.

This Chocolate Peanut Butter Tart has a crunchy pretzel crust and smooth peanut butter caramel filling, all topped with luscious chocolate ganache. This recipe is gluten-free and vegan.It’s Friday, so I thought we should celebrate the beginning of the weekend with something that’s chocolatey and peanut buttery and salty and delicious. Raise your hand if you agree!

Okay – I’ll pretend I see all of your hands waving wilding in the air because I know they are and that you’re all just as excited about this pretzel-crusted goodness as I am, right?!?! [Read more…]

Peppermint White Chocolate Pretzel Bars

These Peppermint White Chocolate Pretzel Bars have a salty-sweet pretzel crust, a sugar cookie-style bar that’s loaded with peppermint and white chocolate, all topped with melted white chocolate and more peppermint! These celebrate winter in the most delicious way possible.

These Peppermint White Chocolate Pretzel Bars have a salty-sweet pretzel crust, a sugar cookie-style bar that's loaded with peppermint and white chocolate, all topped with melted white chocolate and more peppermint!Fa la la, it’s holiday time! Which in my baking-centric head, means bring on the peppermint, gingerbread, and too many cookies for anyone to reasonably eat.

…seriously though, how did we get here already?! It’s almost CHRISTMAS! And HANNUKAH! I’m a lucky kid who grew up celebrating both, one with each side of the family. I have amazing, special traditions I associate with each, and one of the things I love most about this time of year is getting to spend time with my family. [Read more…]

Chubby Hubby Fudge

This Chubby Hubby Fudge duplicates the incredible flavors of Chubby Hubby ice cream with vanilla malt & chocolate fudge, peanut butter swirl, & chocolate covered pretzels!

This Chubby Hubby Fudge duplicates the incredible flavors of Chubby Hubby ice cream with vanilla malt & chocolate fudge, peanut butter swirl, & chocolate covered pretzels!

Ben & Jerry. Those boys sure know what they’re doing when it comes to ice cream.

C’mon now – some of those flavors they come up with? Cinnamon Bun, Creme Brulee, Americone Dream, Chunky Monkey, and one of my personal favorites (drumroll please), Chubby Hubby.

Chubby Hubby ice cream is amazing. Described on their website as “Fudge Covered Peanut Butter Filled Pretzels in Vanilla Malt Ice Cream Rippled with Fudge & Peanut Butter”.

Seriously? Flavor perfection. Flavor perfection that I needed to duplicate in some sort of baked good/confection. [Read more…]

Dark Chocolate Pretzel Toffee

This Dark Chocolate Pretzel Toffee is a quick and easy recipe that makes a perfect last minute gift! It takes 4 ingredients & a few ingredients to prepare.

This Dark Chocolate Pretzel Toffee is a quick and easy recipe that makes a perfect last minute gift! It takes 4 ingredients & a few ingredients to prepare.How is it just four days before Christmas?

I’m way behind. I’ve been one of those crazed shoppers who procrastinated way too long and has now almost gotten into about 7 car accidents in parking lots in the past two days.

And I’m still not done. The thought of going to the mall has been sending fear through me and I haven’t gotten up the courage to go yet. I’d rather stay at home and bake than fight the other procrastinators for that last scarf, thank you very much. [Read more…]

Fully Loaded Bars

These Fully Loaded Bars have an oat shortbread crust topped with peanut butter caramel, pretzels, chocolate chips, and roasted peanuts. They’re irresistible!

These Fully Loaded Bars have an oat shortbread crust topped with peanut butter caramel, pretzels, chocolate chips, and roasted peanuts. They're irresistible!

There’s something inherently comforting about food blogging, and the food blogging community. It’s a group of people – all completely dissimilar, coming from every country, background, religion, race, financial background – who all share one simple thing: the love of food.

While most Americans share that same love of food, food bloggers are the people who love to share that love. They are the people who want to share the flavors of their families, and their backgrounds, and the recipes they create in their kitchens, with the world. We, food bloggers, are some of the few people who will make our families suffer for a half hour as the tantalizing dish we made is ready to eat – but we need to photograph it to get the perfect picture to share with our readers. It’s a labor, but it’s also a labor of love, and with food blogging, if you don’t love what you do – it shows. [Read more…]

White Chocolate Candy Corn Popcorn

This White Chocolate Candy Corn Popcorn is tossed with pretzels, candy corn, white chocolate, and a drizzle of dark chocolate for a Halloween treat!

This White Chocolate Candy Corn Popcorn is tossed with pretzels, candy corn, white chocolate, and a drizzle of dark chocolate for a Halloween treat!How in the world is it already almost Halloween?

I swear, it was just New Years. I may or may not still accidentally write 2011 on things.

Now, when I go to Target, I’m surrounded by cobwebs, cauldrons, and costumes. And Christmas stuff?!

I’m not ready for that yet. Let me get through fall first, please, and thank you very much. I am so not ready to start planning out my holiday cookies yet. [Read more…]

White Chocolate Pretzel Peanut Butter

This creamy White Chocolate Pretzel Peanut Butter is creamy and crunchy from the salty pretzel pieces. This is the perfect combination of salty and sweet!

This creamy White Chocolate Pretzel Peanut Butter is creamy and crunchy from the salty pretzel pieces. This is the perfect combination of salty and sweet!Some people are iffy about whether white chocolate is truly “chocolate”. Technically, it has cocoa butter so it’s chocolate, but it doesn’t have cocoa powder to actually make it chocolatey. So is it chocolate or not?

I could do the research and find out, but let’s be real: I don’t really care. It’s so delicious, creamy, and sweet that I love it whether it’s technically chocolate or not. I find that white chocolate lends itself beautifully to tons of different treats, but I especially love it when paired with salty elements, like in my Salted White Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies. The sweetness pairs perfectly with salt. [Read more…]

White Chocolate Pretzel Peanut Butter Cookies

These White Chocolate Pretzel Peanut Butter Cookies combine three delicious flavors to form one dreamy cookie. They’re chewy, rich, salty, sweet, and perfect for sharing!

Peanut butter and I have a thing. I love it…a lot. Always have, and I probably always will. At school, all my friends make fun of my peanut butter obsession, but you know what? I embrace it! However, peanut butter alone isn’t what makes my heart swoon, it’s how peanut butter elevates other ingredients.

You know how one good actor in a movie can make the movie way better? That’s how peanut butter is. If a cake or brownie isn’t really that good, when you add peanut butter, it just simply makes it better. Everything’s better with peanut butter. Apples? For sure. Toast? That’s obvious. Oatmeal? Makes it all the more delicious! Some of my friends at school (Nicole, I’m talking about you) even eat peanut butter with their carrots. Weird, I know. And chocolate?! Well don’t even get me started.Peanut butter is just something that has a place in my heart, which is probably why I have so many recipes that feature peanut butter or peanut butter cups (PB Chocolate Chip Chewy Granola Bars, Peanut Butter Crunch Brownies, Peanut Butter M&M Rice Krispie Treats, and Chocolate Peanut Butter, just to name a few). [Read more…]