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Leftover Pretzel Crisps

IrishPotato Oct 3, 2012 06:06 PM

I bought a bag of pretzel crisps (crispy thin pretzel/cracker snacks) from Costco a while ago and we ate all the big, whole crisps, but I am now left with about 2 cups of pretzel shards/crumbs. I am one of those who detests throwing away items that can be repurposed, so I can't bring myself to throw them away. Any ideas on what to do with them? Pretzel bark? Casserole topping? :)

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    jbsiegel Oct 5, 2012 12:13 PM

    Pretzel Truffles!


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      kseiverd Oct 5, 2012 11:59 AM

      My first thought was a quick ZIZZ in food processor and then added to bread crums for about any application. Might be a very interesting variation combined with graham cracker crumbs for a cheese cake.

      1. Emme Oct 5, 2012 11:56 AM

        --stir into filling for stuffed (double baked) potatoes... good with parmesan, buttermilk, butter, dill, parsley, basil, onion powder, garlic powder, salt and pepper...

        --in crust for cheesecake... i swear. (and also with PB cheesecake or Choc PB cheesecake...)

        --sprinkled on top of apple with peanut butter

        --dipped in white (or dark) chocolate fondue...

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          Tara57 Oct 4, 2012 05:02 PM

          Bread zucchini or eggplant sticks.
          Sprinkle over tomato soup.

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            escondido123 Oct 4, 2012 02:36 PM

            Momofuku Milkbar Compost Cookies, though it is certainly not a cheap way to use them up.


            1. HillJ Oct 4, 2012 02:36 PM


              By far one of the best uses for leftover pretzels. Just half the recipe for 2 cups. But you'll want to make this over & over!

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                suzigirl Oct 4, 2012 02:50 PM

                Oh damn those look good. My tummy is grumbling for those.

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                  IrishPotato Oct 4, 2012 02:53 PM

                  Oh, dear, my waistline is in trouble.

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                    HillJ Oct 4, 2012 03:01 PM

                    The 'only' brownie that flipped my hair back for more. Just a well written, easy to execute recipe and the pretzels make all the difference.

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                    cheesecake17 Oct 4, 2012 06:18 PM


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                      Emme Oct 5, 2012 11:51 AM

                      i will be the lone dissenter... i liked the idea, but we didn't love the actual brownie base... i guess i'm partial to my own :(

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                        HillJ Oct 5, 2012 12:04 PM

                        Being partial to our own favorite is the sign of a sharp baker, Emme. So, if you'd care to share your recipe for a brownie base, I'd love to test it out for myself.

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                      suzigirl Oct 4, 2012 02:24 PM

                      Grind up and make a pie crust then make a peanut butter pie. Salty sweet combo is really good

                      1. ipsedixit Oct 4, 2012 07:59 AM

                        Crush and mix them into chocolate chip cookie dough.

                        1. queenscook Oct 3, 2012 07:03 PM

                          I'm truly not being snarky here, I promise, but I just have to ask . . . why can't you just eat the broken crisps? Why would throwing them away even be on the table?

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                            IrishPotato Oct 4, 2012 06:17 AM

                            No snarkiness read! :) I think it comes down to how to eat them. Eating them with my fingers is awkward (I sound crazy but I have an aversion against putting my fingers up to my mouth when eating small things...don't like the moistness on my fingers...okay, now I sound both crazy and gross!) and eating them with a spoon is even more strange to me.

                            Okay, now I feel like I should call a therapist :)

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                              fldhkybnva Oct 4, 2012 06:24 AM

                              Not crazy, I don't like putting my fingers to my mouth either when eating small things, not only the moistness on my fingers, but it never seems to make it into my mouth very successfully.

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                                IrishPotato Oct 4, 2012 06:49 AM


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                                queenscook Oct 4, 2012 02:12 PM

                                Fair enough. And some of the ideas here sound good. (I usually pour the really little pieces out of the bag straight into my mouth. Only when I'm alone, though!)

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                              topbanana Oct 3, 2012 06:54 PM

                              I don't know if this is an actual thing, but could you melt chocolate as you would for a bark and then sprinkle the crumbs on top for a salty sweet combo?

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                                cheesecake17 Oct 3, 2012 06:17 PM

                                - add into fiber one "haystacks"
                                - use as a coating for chicken or fish
                                - Mac and cheese topping
                                - sprinkle on ice cream (I'd choose peanut butter ice cream!)

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                                1. re: cheesecake17
                                  IrishPotato Oct 4, 2012 06:11 AM

                                  I love the ice cream idea...especially the peanut butter ice cream part!

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