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Salty and sweet recipes needed- anyone make Bon Appetit Caramel Pretzel Blondies yet?

lillotis Dec 21, 2011 05:16 AM

Looking for a salty and sweet bar or cookie. Any favorites?

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    Jeserf Dec 22, 2011 05:54 PM

    I make these:

    But I used good boxed brownie mix :)

    It's seriously the most amazing thing I've ever made and people beg me for the recipe - or to make more - every time I make them.

    The ONLY recipe difference is that I 1) add a LITTLE more salt to the PB and 2) I mini food process the peanuts before putting them on the buttercream because it makes it easier to cut the brownies - I don't destroy them, just pulse them a few times.

    Make them. You will thank me.

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      sweetpotater Dec 22, 2011 01:06 PM

      Momofuku compost cookies. Very delicious, and not difficult like her other recipes are.

      1. gingershelley Dec 22, 2011 10:13 AM

        I LOVE these Salted Peanut Butter Cookies, adapted by Molly Wizenberg aka Orangette:


        Delicious! Salty, peanutty, with chocolate chunks! I am taking frozen cookie dough of this recipe to our family retreat on the OR coast after Christmas to share with my teenage neice and nephews. Yummers:)

        1. Emme Dec 21, 2011 11:23 PM

          i like to do Pecan Pie bars topped with coarse kosher salt or fleur de sel.

          or a cream cheesey based sugar cookie with white chocolate and topped with salted chopped pistachios.

          oh, or as i witnessed the popularity of last weekend... a ritz or saltine cracker topped with a dollop of caramel and a nice shaving of chocolate. nuts optional.

          1. HillJ Dec 21, 2011 01:03 PM

            I just baked this recipe this morning along with the brownie with the pretzel crumb. Both are super easy 9x13 bar desserts and just the right combo of salty & sweet. The light and dark recipes look really nice on a party tray.

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            1. re: HillJ
              rstuart Dec 22, 2011 09:41 AM

              Which brownie recipe HillJ? The Joy the Baker one? I definitely want to try the Bon Appetit one...

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                HillJ Dec 22, 2011 11:49 AM


                rstuart, this one. Such a crowd pleaser!

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                  rstuart Dec 22, 2011 12:24 PM

                  Thanks.. I printed it out a few days ago, glad to know it's a winner!

            2. blue room Dec 21, 2011 11:23 AM

              Dorie Greenspan's Salted Butter Break-Ups !

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              1. re: blue room
                lillotis Dec 21, 2011 12:43 PM

                Can I do these in Kitchen Aid mixer or does it have to be a food processor?

                1. re: lillotis
                  blue room Dec 22, 2011 03:40 PM

                  I'm bumping this back up, maybe someone more experienced will be able to answer your question. I'm not sure what to tell you myself.

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                katecm Dec 21, 2011 10:59 AM

                I've been intrigued by Joy the Baker's chocolate pretzel and peanut butter brownies: http://www.joythebaker.com/blog/2010/12/chocolate-peanut-butter-pretzel-brownies/

                Also, these butterscotch cashew bars are exceptional. I top with a bit of extra sea salt. They're rich so I cut them into almost fudge-sized squares. http://www.bakeorbreak.com/2008/03/bu...

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                  magiesmom Dec 21, 2011 07:08 AM

                  I like this basic blondie recipe ( very gooey and sweet) with salted nuts and sea salt on top. You could add pretzels or whatever too.

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                  1. re: magiesmom
                    hotoynoodle Dec 22, 2011 06:16 PM

                    i've made sk's peanut butter cookies and used chopped peanuts, crushed dark chocolate and smashed pretzels in the mix. killah good.

                  2. roxlet Dec 21, 2011 06:10 AM

                    Yes, buttertart definitely made these and I believe posted about them in the WHat are you baking thread.

                    1. beetlebug Dec 21, 2011 05:50 AM

                      I'm going to make these in January. I think buttertart has made them and loved them. I want to add chocolate to the recipe. Initially, I thought about adding chocolate chips to the blondie part. But, after reading the recipe, I think I am going to use Trader Joe's dark chocolate covered pretzels instead of regular pretzels.

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