Alright kids, its #SundaySupper time again! This week is all about the CRUNCH! Crunchy Goodness in all its glory. Granolas, snack mixes, nachos, nuts…I’m sure there will be lots of crunch for you to munch on. As obvious as some of the above ideas are, I was having a hard time coming up with a good recipe for this week’s theme. Thankfully, my co-workers are always full of good ideas.
These Chocolate Peanut Butter Pretzel Cookies are inspired by Publix, in more ways than one. We’ve all been snacking away on the insanely addictive peanut butter-filled pretzels that were on sale last week. BOGOs are dangerous, I tell you! Especially when there is peanut butter and pretzels involved! These things are really hard to stop eating once you’ve started. To the point where your stomach hurts because you’ve eaten way too many. That is never fun, but until the moment when you kind of wish you could take back every bite, you’ve never been happier popping these into your mouth one by one. We actually still have a lot left, which is a good sign since it means we didn’t go completely overboard and devour two entire containers in one week. But in an attempt to get rid of them before we do overindulge, Rey came up with a seriously great idea. Bake them into cookies! So inspiration from my Publix co-workers, as well as those dangerously addictive pretzels has morphed into these Chocolate Peanut Butter Pretzel Cookies, with all the crunchy goodness needed for today’s #SundaySupper.
I used the same basic peanut butter cookie recipe from the Reese’s Peanut Butter Cookies I made a month or so ago, with a few changes. I used chocolate peanut butter, and instead of Reese’s cups and chocolate chips, I used the peanut butter filled pretzels, half crushed and half whole.
I think these qualify me for a raise, whaddaya think? 😉
Chocolate Peanut Butter Pretzel Cookies
Makes 3 dozen cookies
1 large egg
1 cup brown sugar
¾ cup Better’n Peanut Butter Chocolate Peanut Butter
½ cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, softened
1 tbsp vanilla extract
1 ¾ cup all-purpose flour
¾ tsp baking soda
2 cups Publix peanut butter pretzels, divided
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
In the bowl of a stand mixer, cream together the egg, brown sugar, chocolate peanut butter, butter, and vanilla. Add in the flour and baking soda. Mix until well combined.
Place half of the pretzels in a food processor and pulse until most of them are crushed. Pour into the cookie batter and continue to mix.
Release the bowl from the stand mix and add the remaining whole pretzels. Fold into the batter by hand.
Scoop the cookies onto a silicon baking mat using a cookie scoop. Flatten the tops slightly with the back of a spoon. Bake for 10 minutes.
Here is some more Crunchy Goodness for you to enjoy! Make sure to check out all of the other bloggers participating in this week’s #SundaySupper!
Crispy Appetizers:Bitterballen from The Urban Mrs. Caprese Wontons from Jane’s Adventure in Dinner Crispy Broccoli Cheddar Bites from Curious Cuisiniere Waldorf Salad from Noshing With The Nolands
Crunchy Entrees and Sides:Crunchy Baked Chicken with Homemade Shake and Bake from Growing Up Gabel Crunchy Crusted Chicken Strips with Chipotle Honey Mustard from A Kitchen Hoor’s Adventure Flautas de Rajas con Queso (Cheesy Poblano Pepper Taquitos) from La Cocina de Leslie Penny’s Taco Salad from Webicurean Popcorn Chowder from The ROXX Box Rosemary Garlic Croutons on layered Savoy Cabbage Soup from The Not So Cheesy Kitchen Strawberry and Mozzarella Flatbread from Family Foodie
Munch on Snacks:Crunchy & Chewy Chocolate Hazelnut Granola from Cupcakes & Kale Chips Crunchy Granola Bars (Better than Nature Valley) from Shockingly Delicious Crunchy Pumpkin Pie Spice Roasted Chickpeas from Daily Dish Recipes Duck Fat Chex Mix from The Texan New Yorker Easy Vegan Granola from Killer Bunnies, Inc Fried Veg Momos with Cheese Recipe from Masala Herb How to Make Homemade Sweet and Salty Trail Mix from Neighborfood Orange Spiced Cashews from Hip Foodie Mom Peanut and Pretzel Popcorn Balls from Peanut Butter and Peppers Roasted Pumpkin Seeds from Hezzi-D’s Cooks and Books Slow Cooker Bar-B-Q Party Mix from Hot Mamma’s Kitchen Chaos Sourdough Grissini from girlichef Spicy Lentil Crackers from Cindy’s Recipes and Writings Sweet and Spicy Roasted Pepitas from Alida’s Kitchen Sweet Potato Chips from Kudos Kitchen By Renee Unbaked Healthy Oatmeal Sesame Bars from My Trials In The Kitchen Vanilla Almonds from That Skinny Chick Can Bake
Crisp Dessert:Boo Berry Cereal Treats from Pies and Plots Choco-Caramel Squares from Basic N Delicious Chocolate Covered Potato Chip Rice Krispie Treats from The Girl In The Little Red Kitchen Chocolate Pecan Biscotti from The Food Army Wife Cookie Brittle from Juanita’s Cocina Double Banana Pie Krispie Treats from What Smells So Good? Honeycomb Crunch Candy from Food Lust People Love Momofuku Chocolate Chip Cornflakes Cookies from Ninja Baking Nutty Wedges with Brown Sugar Whipped Cream from Magnolia Days Salted Caramel Cashew Cookies from Mess Makes Food Chocolate Peanut Butter Pretzel Cookies from Take A Bite Out of Boca Join the #SundaySupper conversation on twitter on Sunday! We tweet throughout the day and share recipes from all over the world. Our weekly chat starts at 7:00 pm EST. Follow the #SundaySupper hashtag and remember to include it in your tweets to join in the chat. Check out our #SundaySupper Pinterest board for more fabulous recipes and food photos.