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Wednesday, May 8, 2013


So, it's been awhile.  We took a hiatus, a sabbatical...ok, not really.  We got busy.  Then the summer of 2012 was so miserable hot that the last thing either one of us wanted to do was bake.  Then I started working in in the big city and got even busier.  But this Momma Sweet Tooth could only hear her little sweet tooth-partner-in-crime beg to start blogging so many times before I HAD to give in!!  Baby Girl Sweet Tooth has much longer hair now and has gotten older...I don't know how that happened!  Since I haven't found a recipe to stop her from growing, I guess I'll join her in the kitchen and make some sweet memories with her!

Today's post is an easy one.  It is going to be a sure hit with the young and the young at heart as well.  This would be great fun for the kiddos to make during an over-nighter or as a sweet treat by the lake (they are called CATTAILS!)!  No baking involved with this yummy snack...we are easing our way back into the blogging world!  We hope you enjoy it, but more importantly, we hope you have fun in your kitchen with your little sweet tooth!

Chocolate Peanut Butter Cattails

1 pkg milk chocolate chips
1 pkg peanut butter chips
1 pkg toffee chips
 2 tsp shortening 
(do NOT substitute with butter or margarine or spread or oil)
1 pkg (12 oz) thick pretzel rods

1.  Cover 2 cookie sheets with waxed paper.

2.  Combine 1/2 half of the chocolate chips with 1/2 of the peanut butter chips.

3.  Finely chop chip mixture in food processor or by hand. Add toffee chips to chopped chip mixture.

pulse, pulse, pulse

4.  Spread chopped choco-peanut butter-toffee mixture over one of the lined cookie sheets.
spreadin' the love...

5.  Add shortening to remaining chip mixture in a microwave-safe bowl.  Heat on MEDIUM for 1 minute & stir.  If the mix isn't melted, heat for additional 30 second intervals, stirring in between. Once your mixture is melty, smooth and delicious-looking, grab your pretzels!  It's time to dip!

smooth, creamy, dreamy, delicious...
you know you want to stick your finger in and taste it!

6.  Spoon choco-peanut butter mix over 3/4 of pretzel rod. 
the trick? DON'T COAT IT TOO THICK!  

(try not to eat it yet...)

7.  Stop, drop and roll...wait a minute, that's a fire drill.  That's okay!  That technique works well for our pretzels!
it's like a piggy, rollin' in the mud!

8.  Place your dipped and coated pretzels on the 2nd covered cookie sheet and chill in the fridge...if you can get them that far!

yummo!  And aren't they cute?

These simple little treats look like lake-side cattails when you are all finished!  
Just in time for summer break!
-from both of us at The Sweet Tooth

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