Just popping in to introduce one of my favorite bloggers! Amanda blogs over at Once Upon a Recipe and agreed to share a mouthwatering sweet treat with all of us. Cheers to our sweet tooth!
Hello Read, Eat, Create readers! Happy Wednesday! I am so delighted to be guest posting for Erin today. She’s got such a cute little space here! My name is Amanda and I share my kitchen creations over at Once Upon a Recipe. I have a rather uncontrollable sweet tooth and love to share sugary delights with any willing participant!
Therefore it is only fitting for me to share a sweet treat with you today. It’s simple, quick, and rather addictive, so consider yourself warned.
These little Pretzel Rolo Nut Bites were first introduced to me many years ago by my BFF. She brought them to a potluck and everyone went absolutely crazy for them. For some reason they popped back into my brain the other day and I thought they’d be darn near perfect to share. Perhaps I was lusting after their sweet and salty perfection and needed a quick fix. If you find yourself having the same craving, don’t fret! You are mere minutes away from pure satisfaction.
Here’s how we rock it:
Step One: Gather your supplies. You’ll need small pretzels (either regular pretzel shape or the square shape works even better for this), Rolos, and your favorite nut (pecans, walnuts, almonds, etc.).
Step Two: Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Line up your pretzels on a large baking sheet that has been lined with parchment paper or a Silpat. Place one Rolo in the centre of each pretzel.
Step Three: Bake for 2-3 minutes, or just until the Rolo has softened. Remove from the oven.
Step Four: Working quickly, place a nut on top of the Rolo and gently press down to flatten it. Be careful not to burn your finger on the hot chocolate! Allow to cool for a few minutes, and then stick the pan in the freezer for about 10 minutes to allow the bites to completely set.
Step Five: Try not to eat the whole batch in one sitting.
The great thing about these little treats is that you can control exactly how many you make at one time. You can make 5 or you can make 50. These bites also make a great gift – pack them up in a little tin or in a treat bag and tie with a bow. I can’t speak for everyone, but a sweet little gift like that would totally brighten my day.
Pretzel Rolo Nut Bites
The amount of each ingredient is up to you, depending on how many bites you wish to make. Just remember that you need the same number of pretzels, Rolos, and nuts! I toasted my pecans and walnuts first. Just spread a single layer of nuts on a baking sheet and pop them in the oven at 350 degrees for about 7-8 minutes. When they become fragrant, you’re good to go!
Pecans, walnuts, almonds, cashews, you name it!
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper or a Silpat. Lay the pretzels out in a single layer, top with a Rolo, and bake for 2-3 minutes. Remove the baking sheet from the oven and top each Rolo with your favorite nut, pressing down gently to flatten it. Once the baking sheet has cooled down a little bit, pop the whole thing into the freezer for about 10 minutes to allow the bites to set. Store the bites in an airtight container, with wax paper between the layers to avoid the bites sticking together.
Thanks for hosting me Erin! For more sweet recipes (and some savory too!), pop by and visit me some time at Once Upon a Recipe!