This Peanut Butter Pretzel Puppy Chow recipe is going to change your puppy chow world. They’re sweet, crunchy, and satisfy that peanut butter craving!
Think you know puppy chow? Think again, this Peanut Butter Pretzel Puppy Chow recipe is going to up your puppy chow game forever. #GameChanger!
I’ve been making puppy chow for a LONG time. My children made it in pre-school when food was allowed in school that long ago. I’ve been seeing some new versions on Pinterest but none that made me change my ways until this Peanut Butter Pretzel Puppy Chow recipe!
We love finger food snacks like this and it’s perfect to have on hand when you’re entertaining. I like to set out appetizers, snacks, and desserts that people can help themselves too. I also think that this Peanut Butter Pretzel Puppy Chow is going to be an eye-catching addition to my cookie tray this year. Do you ever go to those holiday cookie exchanges and wonder what the heck is that?
Everyone knows what puppy chow is but little do they know the surprise in this one! It’s addictive though so I only make it around the holidays when I have extra folks around that will help me eat it. Otherwise, I would try to finish off the batch all by myself. I hate to waste food…right.
Freaky Friday Annual Virtual Holiday Cookie Exchange arrived just in time. The Freaky Friday blog hop, organized by Michaela who runs An Affair From the Heart, is a group of bloggers that are secretly assigned each others’ blogs from which we choose a recipe appropriate for the theme. The blog that I was given was Take Two Tapas.
Take Two Tapas is the brain project of the amazing Jennifer. Jennifer started her blog because she enjoyed grazing on several different dishes instead of filling up on one big plate. I’m with her! She enjoys entertaining and is a real magician when it comes to transforming food with big flavors into smaller portions.
The only rules for our exchange were the recipe I choose MUST BE a cookie, bar, candy or holiday type chex/snack mix, something you would see on a holiday platter. I had so many things to pick from including her Butterscotch Pretzel Cookies or her Salt River Sticks. Both would escalate my cookie tray to the next level!
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Peanut Butter Pretzel Puppy Chow Recipe
- 26 oz peanut butter pretzels I had a mini version
- 1/2 cup butterscotch chips
- 12 oz chocolate chips I used dark chocolate chips
- 1/4 cup butter
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 3 cups powdered sugar
- In a large microwave-safe bowl add the chocolate chips, butterscotch chips, and butter. Microwave in 30-second bursts until the butter and chips are melted, stirring between bursts to prevent burning.
- Add peanut butter pretzels to the melted chocolate. Stir until the pretzels are equally covered.
- Add 1/2 cup powdered sugar to two gallon-sized zip-lock bags. Scoop approximately 1/4 cup of chocolate covered pretzel in each bag. Add another 1/2 cup of powdered sugar to each bag. Close tightly and shake until pretzels are coated.
- Store coated puppy chow in an air-tight container at room temperature.
Well, I made this recipe and set it out for a tailgating party we had. It didn’t make it to my Holiday Cookie Exchange. Everyone loved this version because of the nice crunch the pretzel gives you and the sweet-salty contrast is a lot more even.
Just go see for yourself all of the amazing recipes on Take Two Tapas. I’ll guarantee you’ll want to stay a while. While you’re at it, take a look at what these other Freaky Friday participants are cooking up!
Take a Look at all of our Freaky Friday Virtual Cookie Exchange Recipes:
- An Affair from the Heart – White Chocolate Cherry Cookies
- Bowl Me Over – Easy Shortbread Cookies with Confetti
- Hostess at Heart – Peanut Butter Pretzel Puppy Chow
- LeMoine Family Kitchen – White Chocolate Candy Cane Cookies
- Life Currents – Chocolate Marshmallow Moonpies
- Lisa’s Dinnertime Dish – Peanut Butter Chocolate Dipped Cookie Dough Truffles
- Mildly Meandering – Cheesecake Bars
- Plattertalk – German Pfeffernusse Cookies
- Seduction in the Kitchen – Chewy Chocolate M&M Cookies
- Take Two Tapas – Turtle Wonton Kisses
- The Foodie Affair – Easy Cut Out Cookies
- West Via Midwest – Mini Eggnog Cakes with Praline Topping
- Who Needs a Cape? – Copy Cat Starbucks Cranberry Bliss Bars
If this isn’t enough inspiration, here are a few more recipes that are perfect for cookie trays!
What is your favorite cookie? I hope you’ll share!