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Homemade Snickers Bars. Insanity.

Homemade Snickers Bars

That’s what this is. Pure In.San.It.TEEEEE. You know those days when you’re in desperate need of sugar and you’ve already downed more gummy vitamins than recommended while seriously considering how many more you can ingest without causing severe harm to your internal organs? They’re just so gooooood. Well… in that case you should make some homemade snickers bars. And I KNOW you know what I’m talking about. I spent the majority of my pre-pubescent and adolescent years scheming just how I would be able to steal my brothers’ Halloween candy. Then I went through a SERIOUS phase of those Snickers ice cream bars. And that you can eat a million of them. These days, it’s rare that I crave actual candy, often preferring some chewy cookies or super rich cheesecake or a bar of amazing chocolate that costs thrice as much as the recent organic meyer lemons I purchased. They are the peanut butter to my jelly.

The salt to my pepper. The broccoli to my… wait, no. And the fabulous part? Nougat layer. Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Dip. Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Dip It’s time for a little confession.

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Dip

I realize this may get me shunned (especially in my hometown of Pittsburgh!) , but….I don’t like football. I don’t like to watch it, I never liked playing football with my friends, I don’t even like playing catch with a football. If there was one thing Mike could change about me, I’m pretty sure this would be it. I saw this recipe on Jessica’s blog and made it the very next day. *Note: Jessica also has variations of this dip on her blog. Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Dip Ingredients:1/2 cup butter 1/3 cup brown sugar 1 8-ounce block of cream cheese, softened 3/4 to 1 cup powdered sugar (*to taste) 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 3/4 cup mini chocolate chips, plus extra for sprinklingDirections:In a small saucepan, melt the butter over medium heat. Peanut butter pretzel bites « Two Tiny Kitchens. Salty and sweet.

peanut butter pretzel bites « Two Tiny Kitchens

Crunchy and melt-in-your-mouth. Peanut butter and chocolate. Dangerous and delicious (you know what I mean). One little bite, so much to experience. GET OFF YOUR BUTT AND BAKE!: PRETZEL BITES - Parmesan or Cinnamon and Sugar with glaze. Do you need a perfect snack for the big game?

GET OFF YOUR BUTT AND BAKE!: PRETZEL BITES - Parmesan or Cinnamon and Sugar with glaze.

These Pretzel bites will hit the spot for sure. You can make a combination of Parmesan bites with a Cheese dip or Cinnamon and Sugar bites with a Vanilla glaze for dipping. I've finally used up my supply of Rhodes Roll dough . . . until I buy more. It's quite nice to have on hand when you need it. If you have some hanging around your freezer, you can whip these up in a jiffy.

Simple . . . CINNAMON and SUGAR PRETZEL BITES Take a Texas size Rhodes roll that has been thawed.

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How to Make Bagels: A User's Manual at Epicurious. While making bagels may seem challenging to home cooks, it's actually not as complicated as you might think.

How to Make Bagels: A User's Manual at Epicurious

But before we get into the specific recipe and bagel-making process, let's explore a few urban myths: Do You Need a Special Type of Flour to Make Bagels? No. Bagel shops often use a type of high-gluten flour to achieve that distinctively chewy texture and to stand up to the rigors of mass production, but you can opt for more readily available unbleached bread flour and still achieve fantastic results. Plus, even though bread flour contains slightly less protein—12.5 percent compared with 14 percent for high-gluten flour—it actually tastes better. Is Barley Malt Syrup Essential to That Distinctive Bagel Taste? Yes and no. Barley malt syrup is available at most supermarkets, but if you can't find it, use brown rice syrup, honey, or agave. Can You Make Good Bagels in One Day? While not a difficult or labor-intensive process, bagel making is a two-day affair.