Sunday, February 6, 2011

Day 6... Just Add... PB Pretzel Bites...

LADIES... you are going to love this.. I mean love it!!!!!!... I couldn't wait to show you this... seriously do not hate me .. but I will include 2 things... recipe and instructions... deal? Plus you leave me some love and you get to be entered into BLOG CANDY drawing... so its a win win...


A very long time ago, I had instructions for a holder that held chocolate covered coffee beans.. and I used it for expresso beans... then I lost the instructions. And then I searched for it - and had nothing to put in it... and then I found it again and made PB Pretzels bites for in it! !



 I used the Just Add Ink Color Challenge -- which was perfect for this!  a little pinky colored project!!!! 



 I had to windows in since I wanted you to see what was in there - and you have the option of not. I believe the large size fits a small bag of coffee, like those you get in gift baskets and such.   




Peanut Butter Pretzel Bits  in a coffee bean holder


 So lets see- do you want the recipe or the instructions first? Hmm...??? Lets see...??

OK... OK - Recipe it is... I am warning you... you cannot eat just one!

Peanut Butter Pretzel Bites  --  adapted from Martha Stewart Living

1/2 cup creamy Peanut Butter
1/4 cup, plus 1 Tbsp Confectioners Sugar
1 Tbsp, room temperature unsalted butter
1 cup pretzels, crushed
5 ounces melted milk chocolate

Directions
Stir together peanut butter, confectioners sugar, butter and crushed pretzels.
Roll into 1 inch balls. Freeze for 30 minutes or until firm.
Melt chocolate over low heat. Dip balls into melted chocolate and refrigerate until firm. 

Enjoy! I suggest putting them in a container marked pigs feet or something so nobody would ever look for them - they do not last long... at all...If you do not believe me - in the time I have written this post, I have eaten two of them..seriously they are a weakness now...


**My batch only made about 15 balls, which I am not sure if that is because I thought 1 inch balls? seriously who wants just a 1 inch ball?  I could have crushed my pretzels down more but I wanted to be able to taste some of them not just the crunch.** 



Ok, here is the deal - you leave me some love and I enter your name into a drawing for some Blog candy... now I can promise you that as the winner you will get all these items below - what I cannot promise you is that any of the Chocolate goodies left over will be mailed with it... OK? Deal?



Oh you are sticking around for the pattern? OK.. well here... this is the pattern directions.


COFFEE BEAN HOLDER
11 x 7 1/2 CARDSTOCK
         Score 11 side -  4  1/4, 4  3/4, 6  1/4,  6  3/4
         Score  7 1/2 side - 2 3/4,  4  3/4 

Cut the 4 largest rectangles out (this would be up to the 4 1/4 score lines, the 6 3/4 lines -- does this make sense? If not I will try to put a visual together in a say or so.. sorry)

I used the large oval punch for my window. Then inserted a piece of transparency sheet to cover opening of oval.  Used the small oval, for the handle. 

33 comments:

Erin said...

You are right! I LOVE this!!! I may even have to attempt the pretzel balls.

Kinderpond said...

What a great idea! Sounds yummy too :)

Jennifer

Wednesday Night Losers said...

Um, I am so afraid to make those pretzel bites. Definately a diet breaker! I will try the box though, hope you are able to put together a visual. Thanks for sharing!
Pat in CT

Becky Jensen said...

Thank you for sharing! I am having a Chocolate Party next week, I might just have to try these out for the party!

Basement Stamper said...

Absolutely adore the colors you used on the holder, those flowers are some of my favorites!!! That recipe is definitely one I will need to try.

brenda said...

So much Chocolate- in project and recipe LOVE IT. Those are great looking flowers

Ret said...

What great colors! so rich and ummmm...chocolately!!! The pretzel bites wouldn't last long here at all! I know that for sure. LOL But I do love the bag/box, and the colors you chose! Beautiful!

Darlene L said...

Thanks for the recipes and great ideas. I love PB and chocolate together--who doesn't? Thanks for the chance to win some yummy blog candy.

Judy Marshall said...

This is so cute!! Thanks so much for the pattern and the recipe Chera...I can hardly wait to try them both! The pretzel bites look soooo good...I might have to dig out my expando pants...lol!!

Thanks so much for sharing!!
Judy

PS...if you eat 2 at a time, that's a balanced diet...right?

Anonymous said...

The recipe sounds yummy- and great packaging as well. Thanks for the chance to win some great gifts.
Shirley
sbgoudreau@yaqhoo.com

Sooz said...

Can't wait to try this recipe! Thanks for sharing real candy and blog candy!

Sue McNeill
ssmcneill@hotmail.com

Anonymous said...

Recipe sounds yummy!
stampcz@frontier.com

Debby said...

Great projects. Wish my daughter liked peanutbutter I could make this for her to take back to college next weekend, but instead I will make them for the rest of us. Love the box it is in. Great idea. Thanks for the chance at the blog candy, I have never tried the tubes before.
angel hugs
Debby

MaGoooo said...

Thanks for an AWESOME recipe! I'm going to try them after my grocery shopping trip tomorrow! Thanks also for the directions!

The candy blog looks delic too1a

Rene' Gillespie said...

OMG!! A great design idea and chocolate, peanut butter, chocolate and pretzels and chocolate (yes I love chocolate1!)
thanks so much for sharing, I can't wait to try the recipe and the crafty bag!

Sherry said...

Can't wait to make them. Thanks for sharing.

StinkerbellSteph said...

So pretty! Great color combo and yummy recipe! TFS!

Donna said...

Love how you decorated your bag. Flowers are gorgeous! Can't wait to try these. My bunch likes anything with peanut butter and chocolate. Thanks for the recipe and the instructions for the bag! Have a great week!

Cherie said...

The bag is really cute! Great colors! I'm really anxious to try the recipe! Sounds delicious! Thanks for sharing it with us!

Leanne F. said...

This is an adorable little holder that holds what sounds like some delightful treats... May have to make a few of these for Valentine's Day!!! Thanks for being so kind and sharing your talents!!

meonlake said...

What a great bag for goodies! And who doesn't love pink & brown -- sortof reminds you of chocolate!!! We're all winners with your fab recipe. Thanks for sharing.
Marsha E

Anonymous said...

Wow, thank you for the great project. I love collecting recipes and this one is a new one for me.

karenkurz@aol.com

Jenn said...

Very cute! Keep em coming Chera! I bake & give out treat bags all the time and I will definately have to make these

Bronwyn Eastley said...

What a great project and perfect colours for it too. Thanks for playing along at Just Add Ink.

Karen said...

Great way to present those yummy Pretzel Bites, can't wait to make a batch of these. Love your bags Chera

Patrice H said...

Cute, Cute, Cute!!! I am so glad you stopped by my blog. Your blog is a keeper!! Sweets and Stamping I have gone to heaven!!!!!

sharon said...

Do you happen to know where I can get a fifty gallon drum of peanut butter???
Sharon L

Danielle Daws said...

Oh wow! This is gorgeous! Thanks for joining in at Just Add Ink. :-)

loyaz1 said...

Sounds great! I love the way you did your flowers - it looks awesome
Diane L
loyaz1@wbhsi.net

Anonymous said...

I love the holder and am so happy you found the instructions for making it! I also love your color combination and the darling little flowers. A creation well done. Thanks for sharing everything with us. Thanks also for the recipe - it looks and sounds absolutely yummy!
Debbie West
ErJoZaMi@gmail.com

Tiffany Csalovszki said...

They look so yummy! Thank you for making something with peanut butter.

The bag is adorable, I can't wait to make these. Easter, maybe??

patti fjelstad said...

OMG the pretzel bites sound amazing. I'm soooo happy I found this today. I'm doing a large stamp/craft get together on Saturday and need to bring a treat. What more can I ask for a treat and a project all in one!!! Thanks for sharing your creativity for all of us to share. Ur the best.

chad said...

OMW! you are right! Choc. paper crafts... both are wonderful-thanks for the yummy goodies.