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Patriotic Nutella Cookie Dough Dipped Pretzels

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Do you ever have those weeks days where you just cannot make up your mind? Getting dressed, eating breakfast, working out. All the decisions normally so easy and effortless now make you feel like a confused teenager just willing your mom to come and tell you what to do.

Yeah, last weekend I had a few of those days.

Most of it centered around this treat. Or, more accurately, what this treat should be.

I knew I wanted to do another patriotic post. I’ve known for weeks. I would say I had baker’s block, but that wouldn’t be true.

I had way, way, way too many ideas.

Pie. Cookies. Something with leftover blue buttercream. Pie again. Bananas? No. Strawberries! No. Maybe cookie pie. Marshmallows.

AHHHHHH!

So many times I wanted to take out the dual personality that is my baker self and give her a large slap.

“Make up your mind, baker self!” I would have yelled at her. “Make a choice!”

So I finally did. {Make a choice I mean. Not yell and slap myself. I’m not quite ready for the loony bin yet. Close, but not until Jordan’ a teenager. Then I’ll revisit that issue.}

I decided to make something with star-shaped marshmallows. Went to three stores to find a bag.

And yes, you would be right when you’re saying to yourself “…but there aren’t any marshmallows listed in her title…”

Because there’s not. Not a marsh or a mallow in sight.

One aisle after the marshmallow aisle is the pretzel aisle, where I let Jordan choose what pretzels she wanted.

She chose the square ones. Which triggered my memories of stuffed pretzels everywhere.

And I changed my mind again.

And boy, am I glad I did.

Have you heard of Lindsay Landis’ book, The Cookie Dough Lover’s Cookbook?

Oh my goodness, it should be called Dorothy Loves Cookie Dough And She And Lindsay Could Be BFFs.

Anyway, I’ve been drooling over her recipes and photos for weeks now. But, of course, I cannot follow a recipe…so I adapted one of hers. I made Nutella Cookie Dough.

I sandwiched it between two pretzels.

And I dipped it in chocolate.

And I made them red, white, and blue for the Fourth of July. Go ahead. Make them. I dare you to eat just one.

Yeah, good luck with that.

I think all that indecision worked in this case. What do you think?

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Patriotic Nutella Cookie Dough Dipped Pretzels

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter — softened
  • 2 tablespoons Nutella
  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
  • ΒΌ cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon milk
  • ΒΌ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Β½ cup + 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 64 square shaped pretzels
  • 1 package candy melts — any color or flavor, or a combination of red, white, and blue melts

Instructions

  1. Using a hand mixer, beat butter, Nutella, and both sugars until blended. Add milk and vanilla. Mix in flour and salt until just combined.
  2. Lay out 64 pretzel squares. Sandwich them with about a half of a tablespoon of cookie dough per pretzel pair. Chill until ready to dip.
  3. Melt candy melts according to package directions. Dip each square in chocolate, tapping off the excess and placing on a wax-paper lined cookie sheet. Chill to set. Decorate with drizzle, if desired.

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93 comments

  1. They look so delicious & beautiful…..I love when plan comes together,lol πŸ™‚

  2. How amazing do these sound? And they are decorated so beautifully! We are going to love these, for sure.

  3. These look fabulous, and I’m very likely going to make them tonight! I have one question…do you have any tips on dipping them in the chocolate? I always have issues with that part of anything chocolate-dipped…thanks in advance!! πŸ™‚

    • I hope you enjoy them! Oh, chocolate…*exasperated sigh* I find that melts are easier to work with than chocolate chips, and anything is easier than white! When I melt in the microwave, I do it on 50% power in 30 second increments, stirring in between. If the melted candy seems too thick, I’ll add a teaspoon or so (per half bag) of vegetable oil to thin it out. (You can also use shortening.) The oil also helps the candy melt if you find it’s not melting like it’s supposed to. Good luck, and thanks for your comment! πŸ™‚

    • How do you dip the pretzels? I’m thinking of using tongs… but I want to know for sure before i start dipping them.

    • I always use a spoon and a fork. A spoon do cover it, and then I pick it up so it is sitting on top the fork and tap to remove the excess. I also use the spoon to scoop away the drips on the bottom of the fork. Good luck!

    • That was the tip I needed, about the actual dipping technique…I asked it wrong. Great tip!! I didn’t make these for the 4th, but plan on making them for a get-together with girlfriends tomorrow…with wine. Perfect. πŸ™‚

  4. Yum, nutella cookie dough sounds so good, and stuffed in a pretzel, wow! These look great!

  5. Wow! These look amazing! Can you believe I still haven’t tried Nutella! But it’s definitely on my to-do list, along with this recipe now! As always thanks for linking up with me! Hope you had a great 4th of July!

  6. Oh. My. Gosh. These look SOO good! Thanks for linking up to “Strut Your Stuff Saturday!” Hopefully we’ll see you tomorrow at 8pm MDT for this week’s party! πŸ™‚ -The Sisters

  7. These look delicious! I just love salty and sweet together! I am featuring this on the blog tonight!!! Great job!

  8. Those look killer! I bet they are the perfect combo of sweet and salty too. Thanks so much for linking up at Mealtime Monday! Can’t wait to see what you link up tomorrow night!

    Kaylee
    http://www.couponingncooking.com

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  10. What kind of milk works best? 2% or skim?

  11. I’d like to find out more? I’d want to find out some additional
    information.

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