White Chocolate Salted Caramel Pretzel Crisps

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White Chocolate Salted Caramel Pretzel Crisps satisfied many a craving for me this past week. Chocolate….check. Pretzels…..check. Caramel……check.


White Chocolate Salted Caramel Pretzel Crisps
If I don’t quit eating, I’m going to weight a ton! One of the downsides to writing a food blog is, ya gotta eat the stuff you make!! Oh wait ….thats a perk!! Over the past few months, I have had a serious sweet tooth……I’ve had it bad!

Awhile back I made Campfire Cupcakes, they were so cute. Click here for the recipe. Problem was, I only need a few pretzels for the cupcakes, so I had a whole bag of pretzels left. What to do, what to do??

White Chocolate Salted Caramel Pretzel Crisps

I remember as a kid, cookies made from chow mien noodles. They were no bake and easy to make. Just a few ingredients……I think they were called Haystacks. Why not make something similar and use up some of those pretzels?

Pretzels dipped in white bark is one of my favorite holiday treats, that salty & sweet taste gets me every time. And guess what? I just happened to have a bag of white chocolate chips just waiting to be made into something yummy.

White Chocolate Salted Caramel Pretzel Crisps

Something more than crushed pretzel or it would just be crushed pretzels with chocolate….not that there is anything wrong with that. Cereal always makes a good no bake treat and rice crispy treats are always a good thing. Rice Krispies it is!

Just one more thing???? Whoever thought up salted caramel is my hero. I’m sure it is passé in some circles, but I’m a fan for life! I think I have used Kraft Caramel Bits in other recipes on the site, they are the bomb! No unwrapping untold amounts of caramels, just dump what you need into the recipe. They melt with ease or just toss them into a recipe like I did here. They are soft enough to eat ….ok, right out of the bag, but also in your favorite recipe.

White Chocolate Salted Caramel Pretzel Crisps
I melted the remaining caramel bits and drizzled them over the treats and sprinkled them with a goodly amount of sea salt.

Four ingredients, no baking, just a few minutes of melting and mixing and ta da!! A cookie, candy, sweet & salty treat!

White Chocolate Salted Caramel Pretzel Crisps
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Ingredients
  • 1-11 ounce bag Ghirardelli White Chocolate Premium Baking Chips
  • 1 cup Rice Krispies cereal
  • 1 cup Kraft Premium Caramel Bits from an 11 ounce bag
  • 1 cup pretzels, crushed
  • Coarse sea salt for garnish
Instructions
  1. Melt the white chocolate in the microwave according to package directions.
  2. Add the Rice Krispies cereal, caramel bits, and crushed pretzels.
  3. Using a small ice cream scoop. Drop by scoopful onto parchment paper lined baking sheet.
  4. Allow to dry at room temperature until hardened.
  5. Melt the remaining caramel bits according to package directions. Place melted caramel in a ziplock bag being careful as it is very hot. Snip one corner off of the bag and drizzle over hardened crisps. Sprinkle with coarse ground sea salt (I like Pink Himalayan) Allow the caramel to dry and enjoy!
  6. Store leftovers in an air-tight container.

 

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Chicken Kenny

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Chicken Kenny


Kenny Chicken
Com’n listen to a story ’bout a man named……Kenny…….oh wait, wrong show!

Chicken Kenny is a story linked to the Cosby Show……so, lets start the story…..

Tim, as I have mentioned before is an identical twin, and when he and Tom were small ,they had an Uncle who could not tell them apart so, he called them both “Bud”……… a nickname that has stuck for both of them to this day.

Tim worked at Moonlight Bay Marina when Cosby Show was very popular. Now, if you have seen the Cosby Show, you know that the character of Rudy had a little friend who she called “Bud”.

When you first meet “Bud”, Rudy brings him home to meet the family. Bud, has a heart to heart with Mr. Huxtable, who discovers that Bud’s name is really Kenny. Rudy continued to call him Bud to which he would reply……my names not Bud its Kenny!

In a way, this is one of those you had to be there stories, but one of our friends Carol started calling Tim Kenny instead of Bud. The phrase……my names not Bud its Kenny was heard frequently.

During this time Tim made a mustard dipping sauce at the Marina, and it became………wait for it…………Kenny Mustard.

I have hear this story many times, but until the other day Tim had never made me Kenny Mustard. My recipe, for what is now going to know as Chicken Kenny starts with the Kenny Mustard. I used it as the binder for the crust for my Chicken Kenny.

I wanted to try and cut the calories in a chicken strip recipe by baking and not frying. I wanted it to have a crunchy crust……..pretzels…….they go with mustard………Kenny Mustard………Chicken Kenny!!!

Chicken Kenny Dip

 It was super easy too……..just coat the chicken strips with the mustard and roll in crushed pretzels and bake. Easy peasy and they turned out AWESOME…………

Add them to your next Sunday football snack list, or make them for dinner. Kids will love them too!

Just be sure to save half the sauce for dipping!!

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Chicken Kenny
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Serves: 4
 
Ingredients
  • 1 pound chicken tenders
  • 2 cups crushed low-fat pretzels
  • 1 recipe Kenny Mustard(see below)
  • Kenny Mustard1/2 cup mayo or Miracle Whip
  • ⅓ cup regular yellow mustard
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon tabasco or sriracha sauce
  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 400*
  2. Crush pretzels in a ziploc bag with a mallet or rolling pin. Place on a plate. Prepare mustard sauce according to recipe reserving half for dipping.
  3. Dredge chicken strips in Kenny mustard and roll in crushed pretzels. Place on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
  4. Bake for 15-20 minutes or until chicken is cooked through.
  5. Serve with reserved Kenny Mustard Dipping Sauce.
  6. Kenny MustardBlend all ingredients throughly. Use as a dipping sauce or a sandwich spread.

 

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