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Five Easy 3-Ingredient Life-Saving Crack Snacks

These are embarrassingly easy you guys…


So are you guys ready to stuff your faces? Okay maybe not, but it’s still crunch time for those of you celebrating Thanksgiving tomorrow and I thought I’d share a little recipe in case you need a last-minute get-out-of-jail-free-card because you forgot you were bringing dessert or your bundt cake failed (been there, done that). These will absolutely save your life if that’s the case! Although even if you’re the well-planned type who doesn’t have these moments, you still need these snacks in your life….and at every holiday party. Trust me, I speak truth!

My aunt used to make those popular pretzel/rolo/pecan turtle candies for holidays and everyone loved them. She would let us all help her unwrap the rolos then stick the pecans on them when they came out of the oven all melty too. Those are something that I’ve really been missing the last few years but we can’t buy rolos here so I haven’t done them. After some thought though, I realized that there are all kinds of things you can make with a few simple ingredients that everyone has in their pantries.

Actually, I had so many ideas that I had a hard time narrowing it down to these five. In honor of my aunt’s little treats and the warm, fuzzy memories they bring back I made these crazy simple party bites that just about anyone should be able to manage. If you can make toast and melt chocolate you should be good here.

All the ingredients are things you should be able to find pretty easily, if not locally, then online. However for the pretzel s’mores I used my fave homemade no-corn syrup marshmallows. They can be substituted with store-bought though, and since we can’t get rolos here in Chile I tried making some homemade salted caramels. I’ll have to share the caramels recipe soon but today is all about easy, easy, easy so you can use rolos or salted caramels like the ones at Trader Joe’s!

There is also a lot of room for mixing and matching here. This is more of an inspiration post than a recipe but still definitely something you should try. These would also be fun to do with friends or kids, and like the name says, they’re all insanely addictive! Crack snacks are your new best friend. I think my faves are the pretzel s’mores but they were all a hit.

So I won’t be posting tomorrow because I’ve promised to do my best to enjoy the day with the whole clan + the inevitable extras. Therefore, I’ll be back Friday. Hope you all have a great day!

 

Five Easy 3-Ingredient Life-Saving Crack Snacks

In a pinch right before an event or holiday? These brilliant little throw-together treats might be just what you need!

Prep Time 25 minutes
Total Time 21 minutes

Ingredients

Churro Chips:

Pretzel S'mores:

Choco-Dipped PB Cracker Sammies:

Choco-Covered Tato Chips:

Turtle Pretzels:

Instructions

Churro Chips:

  1. Melt white chocolate in a double boiler over medium heat and scoop about 1/3 of it into pastry bag with a fine tip (or a sandwich bag with tip cut) and set aside for a moment. Spread about 1 teaspoon of mixture on each tortilla chip (or just dip them) and place side by side an a tray to dry. Drizzle with the plain white chocolate you set aside and allow to harden before serving.

Pretzel S'mores:

  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees F (180 C) and place half of pretzels on a parchment lined baking tray. Top each pretzel with a square of chocolate and a marshmallow (if using regular size marshmallows you can cut them to fit).
  2. Place baking tray in oven for 1 to 2 minutes, watching carefully, until marshmallows just start to puff. Remove from oven and press a second pretzel on top of each marshmallow. Allow to cool before serving.

Choco-Dipped PB Cracker Sammies:

  1. Melt chocolate in a double boiler over medium heat. Spread about 2 teaspoons of peanut butter between 2 crackers and dip halfway or completely in melted chocolate. Place on a parchment lined tray and allow chocolate to dry before serving.

Choco-Covered Tato Chips:

  1. Melt chocolate in a double boiler over medium heat. Dip potato chips in melted chocolate. Place on a parchment lined tray and sprinkle with salt, raw sugar, or a combination of both. Allow chocolate to dry before serving.

Turtle Pretzels:

  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees F (180 C) and place pretzels on a parchment lined baking tray. Top with chocolate caramels and place baking tray in oven for 1 to 2 minutes, watching carefully, until caramels start to melt. Remove from oven and press a pecan on top of each marshmallow. Allow to cool and dry before serving.

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