What’s Cookin’

…Good Lookin’ ;)

A lot has been cooking over here. I mentioned on Friday that I had been making some of these:

Remember these babies?

Well today is your lucky day if you were wondering what they are and how to make them! They don’t have a ‘real’ name (i.e. something clever and cute) so I just call them Rolo pretzels. They are SUPER yummy and super easy.

You start off with a bag of Rolos and a bag of mini pretzels. I also grabbed a bowl so that I could unwrap all the Rolos first but that’s a personal preference :)

Rolos and Pretzels

Then take a cookie sheet and line it with either parchment or wax paper – I used foil for some reason that I forget now and it wasn’t as easy as the other options. If you want to use the whole bag of Rolos like I did, then this makes approximately 56 sandwiches. My method was to unwrap all the Rolos, then I laid out my first layer of pretzels on the foil, topped those with one Rolo per pretzel, then topped the Rolo with another pretzel.

Pre-oven 'sandwiches'

Once the sandwiches are prepared, pop them in a 350 degree oven for about 2-3 minutes. I put them in for 5 and it was a bit too long. You want them to be squishy/melty but not soupy/melty (if that makes any sense).

Once they come out of the oven, gently press the top pretzel down so the Rolo is flattened between the two pretzels with out it oozing out the top, bottom or sides. Let the sandwiches cool until the Rolo is hardened between the two pretzels. If you want to be sure they have completely set before taking them off the cookie sheet you can always pop the whole kit-and-caboodle into the fridge for a few minutes.

Since I was bringing them camping, and presentation wasn’t my main focus, once I took them off the cookie sheet I threw them into a plastic food storage bag and then popped them back in the fridge so they wouldn’t melt (it was pretty toasty out the day I made them). If you are more interested in presentation, in the past I have put them in a tin – I lay each one flat and put wax paper on the bottom and between all the layers.

The reason I recommend not using foil was when I was pulling them off, a few of the Rolos had melted a little too much and the chocolate/caramel was stuck to the foil and it was a bit harder to peel them off than if I had used wax or parchment paper.

Now, after I made these, I wondered what they would be like if I made them with peanut butter cups – so, tonight, I gave it a try!

Peanut Butter Cup Version

I followed the same steps as the Rolo version (I even washed and recycled my foil despite my feelings about it because it seemed wasteful to not use it again) – pretzel, peanut butter cup, pretzel.

Mini PB Cups

I used the new Reese’s peanut butter cup minis because they are comparable in size to Rolos.

Squished

I put these in the oven for 2 minutes but that was WAY too much, I would say 30 seconds to a minute, tops. I then let them cool for a bit and popped them in the fridge to harden up. These lovelies are just as tasty as their Rolo pretzel cousins. YUM! If you try them, tell me how they turned out for you and if you try any other variations.

Have you made any yummy snacks lately?

Stay tuned for tomorrows baking adventures! I’ve got another recipe coming your way :D

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3 responses to “What’s Cookin’

  1. Are they fat free and low cal? I bet they would be good with a glass of home brew? I will have to try some.

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