Sunday, January 30, 2011
It's Time for a TREAT!
Treats are wonderful. Yup, you know it! Treats keep us motivated and energized. If we didn't treat ourselves once in awhile, we'd be gloomy and glum all the time and life would be boring and tiresome. Hurray for treats!
I believe little treats are good for the soul; that splash of cream in my coffee, the teaspoon of peanut butter on my oatmeal, the sprinkle of cheese on my pasta -- they keep my life exciting and give me things to look forward to. But treats are especially important when you're stuck in front of the computer doing work all weekend instead of relaxing and enjoying the day. Yup, that's me. I'm up to my eyeballs in report cards, and the only way I'll make it through is with a few little treats to brighten my day. And these chocolate peanut butter pretzels are the perfect snack to make my report card blues fade, if only for a few short moments.
They are the perfect treat the whip up when you're busy -- taking less than 10 minutes to prepare. They're crunchy, salty chocolatey, creamy and sweet -- all the right things you need to cheer you up when the work week stress has made its way into your weekend.
It's time for a treat!!!!
Chocolate Peanut Butter Pretzels
2 cups of pretzels
3 tablespoons of maple syrup
3 tablespoons of natural peanut butter
1 teaspoon of cocoa powder
1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Spread the pretzels out on a cookie sheet until you have one single layer.
2. In a small saucepan, heat the peanut butter, maple syrup and cocoa powder, stirring constantly until well combined.
3. Pour the peanut butter mixture over the pretzels and toss gently so that everything gets touched with ooey gooey peanut buttery goodness. You could dip them individually if you had the time and patience.
4. Bake the pretzels in the oven for about 10 minutes, or until they get fragrant. Cool for 5 minutes and start snacking!