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.}

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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.

Pretzel squares topped with nutella.

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.

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

Patriotic nutella cookie dough dipped pretzels with a bite taken out of

Yeah, good luck with that.

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

Patriotic Nutella Cookie Dough Dipped Pretzels

Serving Size

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter softened
  • 2 tablespoons Nutella
  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
  • ¼ cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon milk
  • ¼ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½ 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

  • Using a hand mixer, beat butter, Nutella, and both sugars until blended. Add milk and vanilla. Mix in flour and salt until just combined.
  • 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.
  • 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.

Nutritional information not guaranteed to be accurate

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  1. Oh my word Dorothy! Everyday you amaze me with your wonderful treats! Thanks so much as always for linking up to Heavenly Treats Sunday!

  2. Ohmysoul! This looks divine…mouth melting…awesome! I don’t know how you contain all those wild creative thoughts of yours….and I’m so glad you share them too. These are just beautiful.

  3. Wow, I’ve never seen anything like these before (I’m British, maybe it’s a craze that hasn’t reached us yet). Definitely sounds like something I’d love though, and pretty food is always a winner with me. 🙂

  4. YES!! Dororthy, these are brilliant. I completely credit your indecisiveness and Jordan’s outstanding pretzel-picking. You two make a good team!

    I totally feel like that, most days- So many ideas I need to get down on paper so I don’t forget. Usually I end up baking millions of treats in 1 week and then scrambling to give them away so I don’t need to buy new pants.

    1. Welcome to my life right now! I have a half a pie, a bunch of these, and more in my fridge. Hello, gym.

  5. You had me at nutella. I just bought a huge container of nutella, expecting to bake with it, but I ended up eating it right out of the tub in a couple of days… I’ll try to restrain myself next time I bake

  6. I definitely think indecision worked in this cake! And I love reading about how inspiration strikes 🙂 These look wonderful!