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

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

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  1. 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.

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

      1. 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

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

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

          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...

            1. re: blue room

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

              1. re: lillotis

                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.

            2. 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

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

                  1. re: HillJ

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

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

                    1. 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.