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Leftover Pretzel Crisps

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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  1. - 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

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

    2. 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?

      1. 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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        1. re: queenscook

          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 :)

          1. re: IrishPotato

            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.

            1. re: IrishPotato

              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!)

          2. Crush and mix them into chocolate chip cookie dough.

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

              1. http://www.heatherchristo.com/cooks/2...

                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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                1. re: HillJ

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

                  1. re: HillJ

                    Oh, dear, my waistline is in trouble.

                    1. re: IrishPotato

                      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.

                      1. re: HillJ

                        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 :(

                        1. re: Emme

                          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.

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


                        1. Bread zucchini or eggplant sticks.
                          Sprinkle over tomato soup.

                          1. --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...

                            1. 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.