Thursday, November 18, 2010

NEW RECIPE for Pretzel Bouquet

 What better bouquet to give to someone than a HK Anderson Pretzel bouquet.  Just melt chocolate, dip pretzel and sprinkle with decor.  I used Sprinkles and Heath Toffee Bits.  They are beautiful and delicious.  This is an awesome gift to give someone or a fun centerpiece for your table. Someone grabs one every time they walk by!         
If you love pretzels like my family does, you will absolutely love HK Anderson Pretzels.  We recently were blessed to receive a sample box of several of their pretzels to try and to share our opinion with you.  I also want to share one of my favorite recipes with you.
HK Anderson believes snacking can be delicious AND wholesome... the way it used to be. Using healthy ingredients that also provide great taste, they strive to bring delicious and wholesome alternatives to our snacking choices. Healthy families promote healthy communities and ultimately a healthy America. Sound simple? It is, just like their products: simple and satisfying.

Here is what we thought.  First of all we tasted the Peanut Butter Filled Nuggets.  My husband LOVED them.  He is a big peanut butter fan and these had the perfect amount of peanut butter for the size of the pretzel.  He said it was a burst of goodness inside the salty pretzel nugget.  He ate the whole bag.  My son Marshall's favorite were the Honey Wheat Braided Twists.  He liked the way they looked and how crunchy they were.  Plus, it was a bonus that they were wheat he said.  My favorite were the Double Baked Butter Balls....if you know me, you understand...anything with butter..yummy.  I loved the shape and they were crunchy and fun.  They would be great in a snack mix because of their flavor and the shape is so cool.

That left the Salty Stix.  With those I made my FAMOUS pretzel snack mix and they were enjoyed by all.

That is the recipe I am going to share with you now.  I encourage you to get some of these pretzels.  I know you will love them.  And remember, they are baked, not fried to make them even healthier for you.  Isn't that exciting?  Over the holidays, there are many recipes that call for pretzels.  Snack mixes, cookies, salads and so on and so forth.  Why not use HK Anderson pretzels to make that treat just a little bit healthier and a lot better taste?  You can find out more about their products at .  Go there and check them out.  My Wal-mart, Staples, and Big Lots carry them.

Delicious Snack Pretzels

2 - 1 lb bags HK Anderson Salty Stix Pretzels
2 pkg. of Hidden Valley Ranch Dry Dressing
2 cups canola oil
1 tsp. - 1 tbsp. garlic powder
1 tsp. - 1 tbsp. cayenne pepper

1.  Mix seasonings with the oil and put in 2 gallon size zipper bag.  Add pretzels and shake well to coat all the pretzels.
2.  Place pretzels on large baking sheet and bake at 225 degrees for 2 hours, stirring every 15 - 20 minutes to evenly cook.  Turn off oven and let sit for 1 hour.  Place in storage container to keep fresh.  

My family jokingly calls these "cocaine" pretzels because you get addicted and can't stop eating them.  They are so good and I know you'll love them.  ENJOY!!!

1 comment:

  1. I LOVE the pretzel stick bouquet, what a great idea, my family loves pretzels dipped in white chocolate, I'm definitly going to try these


Strawberry Heaven

“The “Debbie” recipe – the recipe that is authentically me.
My absolute favorite dessert recipe.”
All I ever talk about loving is strawberries. I am to strawberries as Paula Deen is to potatoes and butter.
When thinking about my absolute favorite dessert, it had to combine cheesecake, strawberries, and chocolate. Chocolate covered strawberries to be exact!!! So I developed a pie that features all my weaknesses. I love a regular pie crust instead of graham cracker so I have used pie crust, topped with a luscious layer of Kraft Philadelphia Ready-to-Eat Cheesecake Filling, followed by 1 pound of ripe, juicy strawberries enveloped in strawberry glaze topped with creamy, dreamy Cool Whip, and followed by 6 GIANT chocolate covered strawberries. This pie would be a strawberry lovers’ most decadent dream. It is mine…now you know what I dream about.

Strawberry Heaven
Prep time: 50 minutes Cook time: 9 minutes
Serves 6 - 8
1 refrigerated pie crust
1 ½ c. Kraft Philadelphia Ready-to-Eat Cheesecake Filling
2 lbs. of strawberries
14 oz. strawberry pie glaze
8 oz Cool Whip
¾ c. semi-sweet chocolate chips

1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
2. Place pie crust in pie pan and flute edges. Bake at 450 degrees for 9 minutes.
3. Cool pie crust at room temperature for 10 minutes and follow in freezer for 10 minutes to cool quickly.
4. While pie crust is cooking and cooling, prepare other ingredients beginning with strawberries. Wash strawberries, core, and slice in half. Save 6 LARGE strawberries for top of pie. Eat a few and enjoy them while you are working so hard. Save enough for the pie.
5. Melt chocolate chips in microwave for approximately 1 minute stirring every 20 seconds. Dip 6 large strawberries in chocolate about ¾ of the way up the strawberry. Place a piece of parchment paper on a plate and cool the strawberries on the paper in the freezer.
6. After the pie crust comes out of the freezer, spread the cheesecake filling directly on top of crust.
7. Place strawberries directly on top of cheesecake and pour strawberry glaze over strawberries.
8. Pipe Cool Whip over strawberries and glaze and top with chocolate covered strawberries. Place in freezer for approximately 15 minutes and serve. Refrigerate any leftovers.

Strawberry Heaven

Strawberry Heaven
This pie is for the true Strawbery ADDICT and lover.

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Using My Blog

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