Desserts - Created Date : 13.6.2019
Honey Peanut Butter Pretzel Bites
Sweet, salty, chocolate-y, peanut-y, and pretzel-y. These honey peanut butter pretzel bites are the dream team of desserts – made with Quinn Snacks Touch of Honey Pretzels!
If I were to create a dessert of my dreams, these honey peanut butter pretzel bites would be it. So I guess I DID create the dessert of my dreams!
When I think of a dream dessert, I think of 3 things:
Chocolate. There must be chocolate in some form, preferably dark.
Not too sweet. Gone are the days when I was a raging sweet tooth-aholic. As a kid I could literally eat candy nonstop. Thank goodness my body has a better sense for the amount of sugar that is actually appropriate. This is why I like a little salt or spice to balance out all that sweet.
Bite-sized. This is kind of a weird one. As I mentioned, my sweet tooth used to be out of control and I still have some self control issues around food – mostly I just really love it and want to eat delicious things all the time. So I like to make desserts that are small so that I am able to enjoy them without going overboard. Plus, how adorable are bite-sized desserts?! Answer: way cuter than the normal size ??
Oh and #4 would have to be that the preparation is EASY. I love desserts that can be made in a food processor and require no baking; and yes, these adorable little bites hit on all 4 of my requirements!
In my former non-Celiac life, I loved eating pretzels with peanut butter – specifically the Kirkland pb filled pretzel nuggets. I mean, they’re called nuggets so how could I not love them?! Obviously, those are not okay in my now Celiac-life. I was doing some Instagram searching to find companies creating gluten free snacks to fill my pretzel void and I hit the jackpot – Quinn Snacks!!
Please note that this post is not sponsored. Quinn Snacks did send me some of their product to try and I freaking LOVE it – which is why I am telling you about it. You know I only share products with you that I actually enjoy and eat on a regular basis; and I hope you give Quinn Snacks a try!
You’ve heard of farm-to-table dining, right? Farm-to-table restaurants tell you, the customer, where their food comes from; specifically what farms they source their beef, chicken, and veggies from. Well farm-to-bag is essentially the same thing! Quinn Snacks shares with their consumers, via their website, all of the growers and suppliers of their ingredients. You can meet the people who run these farms, hear their stories, and see how their products are made. Talk about transparency! Needless to say, I’m into it.
And yes, transparency is all well and good, but the products need to actually taste good too. You know?! Good news is, THEY DO.
Quinn Snack’s Touch of Honey Pretzels are the star ingredient in these bites! Along with the pretzels, you’ll need 2 cups of roasted and unsalted peanuts, 1 Tablespoon of honey, and some dark chocolate. That’s it. Ja feel?
A little food processor action, some rolling, chill time, and chocolate dipping. 4 ingredients and 4 steps is all that stands between you and this simple dessert! So dreamy, right?!
Tell me: What is your dream dessert?
Make these honey peanut butter pretzel bites or any of my recipes, and post a picture on social media using the hashtag #imhungrybynature for a chance to be featured!
Honey Peanut Butter Pretzel Bites
Sweet, salty, chocolate-y, peanut-y, and pretzel-y. These honey peanut butter pretzel bites are the dream team of desserts – made with Quinn Snacks!
2 cups peanuts, roasted and unsalted
1–7 ounce bag Quinn Snacks Touch of Honey Pretzels
1 Tablespoon honey
3 ounces dark chocolate
Add the peanuts to your food processor and process until it is almost peanut butter consistency. For me this took about 7 minutes.
Take the bag of pretzels and break them down – just crunch up the bag so that the pretzels are smaller in size. Add the pretzels and honey to the food processor and process until the mixture comes together and forms a dough.
Roll the dough into balls, about an inch in diameter, and place on a parchment lined cookie sheet. Chill in the freezer for 10 to 15 minutes just to set the bites.
Using a double boiler or your microwave, melt the dark chocolate. If needed, you can add a small amount of coconut oil to help the chocolate melt.
Dip the chilled peanut butter bites into the chocolate and place back on the parchment lined sheet. Do this for all bites.
Peanut butter and pretzels are one of my go-to snacks. I love that you’ve made that combo into a dessert! I subsisted almost entirely on candy in high school and college; thank goodness my adult self has more sense and can’t tolerate all that sweet stuff anymore :).
Microwave cooking and nutrition
Are microwaves bad for your health? Almost every American house has a microwave. The convenience they offer is undeniable. However, despite the widespread use of microwave ovens and excellent safety recordings, some people suspect that cooking microwaved food makes it somewhat less healthy by removing foods from eating. Do you cook with microwave? Are microwave foods healthy?
How does microwave cooking work?
Understanding how microwave ovens work can help clarify the answers to these general questions. Microwave ovens cook food similar to radio waves but using shorter energy waves. These waves are highly selective, mainly affecting water and other electrically asymmetrical molecules - one end is positively charged and the other is negatively charged. Microwave ovens cause these molecules to vibrate and rapidly generate thermal (heat) energy.
Are microwaves safe to cook?
Some foods, when they are exposed to heat, from a microwave oven or a normal oven, are broken down. Vitamin C is perhaps the most clear example. However, since microwave cooking times are shorter, cooking with microwave does a better job of preserving vitamin C and other nutrients that are decomposed when heated.
When going to the vegetables, cooking in water takes some of the nutritional values ??because the nutrients flow into the cooking water. For example, boiled broccoli loses glycosinolate, a sulfur-containing compound that can give vegetables the ability to fight against cancer (and many find it distinctive and some find it disgusting). Steaming vegetables - even steaming microwave - is it better? In some ways, yes. For example, steamed broccoli holds more glucosinolate than boiled or fried broccoli.
Are microwaves bad for your health?
The method of cooking, which keeps the nutrients in the best way, is a method that quickly heats, warms food and uses as little liquid as possible. The microwave meets these criteria. Using the microwave with a small amount of water evaporates food from the inside out. It contains more vitamins and minerals than almost all other cooking methods and shows that microwave foods can be really healthy.
But let's not get lost in details. Vegetables are good for you in any way you prepare, and most of us don't eat enough. Is the microwave oven good or bad? Microwave is an engineering wonder, a miracle of convenience - and sometimes advantageous in feeding.
Learn more about safe microwave cooking. See. "Microwave food in plastic: Is it dangerous or not?"