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Chocolate Caramel Pretzel Bites

Chocolate Caramel Pretzel Bites #SundaySupper

Need a 10 minute dish to bring to your Halloween party using just 4 ingredients? This little “recipe”  for Chocolate Caramel Pretzel Bites is your new fun dessert to bring, that both kids and adults will devour!

I know this of course, since it is VERY difficult to get these out the door without popping at least a couple in my mouth- they are finger food!

Chocolate Caramel Pretzel Bites

There really is no “recipe” for this- it’s just buying some things at the store and making this in about 5 minutes- the hardest part is unwrapping the  chocolates!


Chocolate Caramel Pretzel Bites

Ingredients:

One bag of square shaped (waffled) pretzels
1 large bag of chocolate covered caramel candy (I used Hershey Rolo®s)
1 small bag of candy corn
coarse salt for sprinkling

Here’s what to do:

  • Preheat the oven to 350*.
  • Line a rimmed baking pan with parchment.
  • Place pretzels in a single layer all over the pan.
  • Place an unwrapped Rolo in the center of each pretzel.

Chocolate Caramel Pretzel Bites

  • Bake for 5 minutes- you want them soft, not melted!
  • Take the pan out of the oven and quickly press one candy-corn in the center of each Rolo, pressing down to squish it a bit.
  • Sprinkle the whole pan with coarse salt.
  • Set up in the refrigerator for about 10 minutes.
  • Serve!

Chocolate Caramel Pretzel Bites

I love these little bites because they are SO easy to make- Of course if it is not Halloween, you can press a little M&M on top instead of a candy corn, in the color the holiday represents: blue and white for Hannukah, red and green for Christmas, pink or red for Valentines….so easy.

Chocolate Caramel Pretzel Bites #SundaySupper

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 10 minutes

Yield: 25-30

Serving Size: 1 pretzel bite

You've got to try this 4 Ingredient, 10 minute finger-food idea for your next gathering!

Ingredients

  • One bag of square shaped (waffled) pretzels
  • 1 large bag of chocolate covered caramel candy (I used Hershey Rolo®s)
  • 1 small bag of candy corn
  • coarse salt for sprinkling

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350*.
  2. Line a rimmed baking pan with parchment.
  3. Place pretzels in a single layer all over the pan.
  4. Place an unwrapped Rolo in the center of each pretzel.
  5. Bake for 5 minutes- you want them soft, not melted!
  6. Take the pan out of the oven and quickly press one candy-corn in the center of each Rolo, pressing down to squish it a bit.
  7. Sprinkle the whole pan with coarse salt.
  8. Set up in the refrigerator for about 10 minutes.
  9. Serve!

Notes

*Change up the color of the candy on top to suit the holiday or occasion that you are serving this.

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If you love the Halloween finger-food idea, check out these great ideas from the other Sunday Supper bloggers:

Halloween Finger Foods #SundaySupper

Spooky Snacks and Starters

Tasty Trick-or-Treats

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Chocolate caramel pretzel bites

 

 

Chocolate Cheesecake Dip

Chocolate Cheesecake Dip #Choctoberfest

We are now officially IN #Chocotoberfest week, being that it’s Day-4…I can’t even. So many great recipes linked up all week, and so much creativity! Amazing. Well, not to be outdone, I have a Two-Fer for you! ~A two-for-one if you didn’t get that~ Both a yummy recipe for Chocolate Cheesecake Dip and also…

I thought I’d share with you all something amazing. Yep. Not so much my recipe- well, that IS good. But I have a trick that I know you will love. If you have kids, or picky eaters…

This is my super fun trick:

And you may feel free to pass this on! I used apples that I peeled…the trick from my friend, Julie, is to peel the apples and then submerge in pineapple juice. Coat them all over with the juice then add them to the platter: Absolutely no browning. This is my newest trick and I told her I’d steal it- and I did! It also adds a sweetness that I like without changing the taste of the apple. Now I make peeled apples in pineapple juice all the time for my kids lunches- WIN.

Chocolate Cheesecake Dip

So after all that healthy apple eating, of course we have to dip them in chocolate. It just goes without saying for my chocolate addiction! Actually, I had to bring something to a friend’s house recently, and I only had apples and graham crackers…and the ingredients to make this easy and yummy dip. So I know you can make this with minimal ingredients and effort, and look like you are a mini-Martha ready for a Pinterest close-up. Well…let’s see.

This is a sponsored post on behalf of Imperial Sugar where I received product or compensation to facilitate this post. See my full disclosure page. Sweet things happen when families are together in the kitchen. Since 1843, Imperial Sugar has been at the heart of family traditions and celebrations. This holiday season, create some lifelong memories when you bake with love and Imperial Sugar. 

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Chocolate Cheesecake Dip

Ingredients:

1 package lower-fat cream cheese, softened to room temperature
1/4 cup brown sugar
1 cup powdered sugar (I used Imperial Sugar)
1/4 cup cocoa powder
2 TBSP. milk
1 tsp. vanilla
2 TBSP. cup mini chocolate chips

Here’s what you do:

  • In a large bowl, using an electric mixer, cream the cream cheese and sugars. Add cocoa powder, milk, and vanilla until smooth.
  • Using a rubber spatula, scrape into a bowl. Sprinkle with chips. refrigerate until ready to serve.
  • Serve with fruit like bananas, apples, strawberries and graham crackers or vanilla wafer cookies.

This is a party-pleaser. For picky kids and parents too, this can be an easy dish to make and bring somewhere or just to enjoy on a Saturday night! My pictures are kind of casual, since I did indeed “bring this” to a friend’s house. It is in a plastic container and paper plate- nothing I’d miss if it was left at her house.

 Chocolate Cheesecake Dip

Now for the many other awesome #Choctoberfest recipes for this Day 4!


Chocolate Cheesecake Dip #Choctoberfest

Chocolate Cheesecake Dip #Choctoberfest

This easy to make dip is the perfect "What should I bring?" to your next informal get-together!

Ingredients

  • 1 package lower-fat cream cheese, softened to room temperature
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup powdered sugar (I used Imperial Sugar)
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 2 TBSP. milk
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 2 TBSP. cup mini chocolate chips

Instructions

  1. In a large bowl, using an electric mixer, cream the cream cheese and sugars. Add cocoa powder, milk, and vanilla until smooth.
  2. Using a rubber spatula, scrape into a bowl. Sprinkle with chips. refrigerate until ready to serve.
  3. Serve with fruit like bananas, apples, strawberries and graham crackers or vanilla wafer cookies
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Chocolate Cheesecake Dip


Chocolate Cheesecake Dip

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Chocolate Lover’s Puppy Chow Snack Mix #Choctoberfest

My kids are gonna flip when they see what I made for them today! They freak out over this yummy snack mix- it is so easy and I change it up with the add-ins, like today for the Chocolate Lover’s version of this classic Puppy Chow Snack Mix- also known as Muddy Buddy Mix- though I call an ice cream thingy a muddy-buddy, so to me this is always Puppy Chow Mix!

This is a sponsored post on behalf of Imperial Sugar where I received product or compensation to facilitate this post.. See my full disclosure page.

Either way, I know you’ve had it, but maybe never made it. Let today be the day you decide to try this- it is so easy! Did I say that already? It is! Now…I have friends with kids that need gluten-fee or peanut-free- this is so adaptable to that!

For allergy substitutions, you can:

  • Substitute soy-nut, sunflower, or cookie butter for the peanut butter
  • Use peanut or dairy-free chocolate chips
  • Use the gluten-free cereal (most rice & corn are already, but certified gluten-free is available!)

See? You can have your Puppy Chow and eat it too! Joy!

Chocolate Lover's Puppy Chow Snack Mix

Chocolate Lover’s Puppy Chow Snack Mix

Adapted from the Chex website recipe

Ingredients

1 1/2 cups of powdered sugar (I use Imperial Powdered Sugar)
1/2 cup of baking cocoa
9 cups of any combination of rice, corn or wheat squares cereals (like Chex)
1 cup of semi-sweet chocolate chips
1/4 cup (4 TBSP.) of butter
1/2 cup of peanut butter (or other nut butter)
1 TBSP. pure vanilla extract
Optional toppers: candy coated chocolate candy (like M&M’s), chocolate sprinkles

One 2 gallon zip-top storage bag
parchment or wax paper

What you do:

  • Prepare a rimmed sheet pan, by lining with wax or parchment paper. Set aside.
    Prepare a zip-top storage bag. Unzip and add in the 1 1/2 cups of Imperial Powdered Sugar and your 1/2 cup of cocoa. Mix together and set aside.
  • In a small pan, on low heat, slowly melt the chocolate chips, butter, and peanut butter until smooth when stirred. Turn off the heat. Add the vanilla. Stir.
  • Using a rubber spatula, spoon the chocolate mixture over the cereal and stir until coated.
  • Spoon the mixture into the prepared storage bag and close.
  • Shake until totally coated.
  • Spread out on the prepared pan. Shake on the optional items: sprinkles and candy.
  • Let cool. Store in the refrigerator until ready to serve.

It’s kind of messy, but it comes together super easily!

Chocolate Lover's Puppy Chow Snack Mix

You won’t believe how easy this is. I know- it’s just cereal and peanut butter and sugar…but chocolate. Yes. It works-

Chocolate Lover’s Puppy Chow Snack Mix #Choctoberfest

Chocolate Lover’s Puppy Chow Snack Mix #Choctoberfest

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups of powdered sugar (I use Imperial Powdered Sugar)
  • 1/2 cup of baking cocoa
  • 9 cups of any combination of rice, corn or wheat squares cereals (like Chex)
  • 1 cup of semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1/4 cup (4 TBSP.) of butter
  • 1/2 cup of peanut butter (or other nut butter)
  • 1 TBSP. pure vanilla extract
  • Optional toppers: candy coated chocolate candy (like M&M's), chocolate sprinkles
  • One 2 gallon zip-top storage bag
  • parchment or wax paper

Instructions

  1. Prepare a rimmed sheet pan, by lining with wax or parchment paper. Set aside.
  2. Prepare a zip-top storage bag. Unzip and add in the 1 1/2 cups of Imperial Powdered Sugar and your 1/2 cup of cocoa. Mix together and set aside.
  3. In a small pan, on low heat, slowly melt the chocolate chips, butter, and peanut butter until smooth when stirred. Turn off the heat. Add the vanilla. Stir.
  4. Using a rubber spatula, spoon the chocolate mixture over the cereal and stir until coated.
  5. Spoon the mixture into the prepared storage bag and close.
  6. Shake until totally coated.
  7. Spread out on the prepared pan. Shake on the optional items: sprinkles and candy.
  8. Let cool. Store in the refrigerator until ready to serve.
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Chocolate Lover's Puppy Chow Snack Mix

I hope you enjoy!
If you are looking for some more awesome chocolate recipes read on!


Chocolate Lover's Puppy Chow Snack Mix

This is a sponsored post on behalf of Imperial Sugar where I received product or compensation to facilitate this post.. See my full disclosure page. Sweet things happen when families are together in the kitchen. Since 1843, Imperial Sugar has been at the heart of family traditions and celebrations. This holiday season, create some lifelong memories when you bake with love and Imperial Sugar. 

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