I probably won't be doing much this Valentine's Day since it will be pretty close to when we will be moving. Yay! I'm SO looking forward to the new house and new projects to undertake.
I can see it being a family Valentine's Day with dinner. My family is my greatest love so I'm perfectly good with that!Just because we won't be doing anything super exciting or fancy doesn't mean fun treats won't be popping up here and there.
Take these Valentines Pretzel Brownie Bites for example. I combined aspects of two of my previous treats into one, my Yumtastic Brownies and Sugar Cookie Truffles.
To make these Valentines Pretzel Brownie Bites you could dip pretzels in candy melts like I did in the Sugar Cookie Truffle recipe. For this recipe though I decided to use just a cup of NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Premier White Morsels. I think it tastes better than candy melts.
I melted the white chocolate morsels in the microwave for 1 minute, stirred, and then cooked them for 15 seconds more until the chocolate was smooth. At the end I stirred in 1 tsp vegetable oil to thin it out a little.
I dip the pretzels in the chocolate and then into the sprinkles. My son has a blast licking his fingers while helping me. They were placed on my iKuuk Silicone Baking Mat style=”border: none !important; margin: 0px !important;” src=”http://ir-na.amazon-adsystem.com/e/ir?t=hojobymo-20&l=as2&o=1&a=B00LJBPOVE” alt=”” width=”1″ height=”1″ border=”0″ /> to harden. This was the perfect surface as they didn't stick at all to the mat!
The IKuuk Silicone Baking Mat fits half sheet pans making any pan non-stick while keeping it in pristine condition. I love it! And it washes easy too. The stuck on chocolate just slid right off. I love that if I'm feeling lazy I can just put it in the dishwasher.
The makers of IKuuk Silicone Baking Mat say:
IKuuk Silicone baking mats can withstand temperatures from -40 F to +480 F, and are perfect for use in
the freezer, microwave and oven. Baked items brown more evenly and are less likely to burn. Mats are also dishwasher approved for top rack only. The mats will not absorb food orders or flavors and are perfect for the avid baker or the seasonal holiday cook.
I would recommend IKuuk Silicone baking mats to, well, anyone. For around $20 you get two BPA/BPP free silicone mats that are sure to be a handy tool in the kitchen for even those that don't really cook. They come in handy even if you are just baking a frozen pizza! IKuuk even has a lifetime no-hassle free replacement guarantee to keep your mind at ease.
While the pretzels were setting I baked the brownie bites. For these I followed my Yumtastic Brownie recipe exactly except placed the batter into my silicone mini muffin pan and baked for 13 minutes at 350F. They turned out perfect!
After applying the chocolate glaze I topped them with a chocolate sprinkle pretzel. SO delicious!
I like the idea of baking the brownies in a muffin pan. We do that all the time. It keeps the edges from getting hard as a rock, lol.
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Plus, being brownie bites they are better portioned so you don’t oven indulge.
My nephew would love these…chocolate + pretzel + sprinkles. He’d be so happy if he saw these waiting for him after school.
They’d make a great afternoon treat for him!
Omg these look so yummy!!! Silicone pans are the best! I have them in all sorts of shapes and sizes!
I totally agree! I LOVE silicone 🙂
These are adorable! And I love baking mats! So much easier than dealing with parchment paper!
Yes, WAY better than parchment paper!
I have been thinking about getting a baking mat. I wasn’t sure if I would like it or not. It seems like a great product though! I like that it can be frozen or put in the oven, the multiple uses are important!
Yes, the mats are very versatile. LOVE them!
What pretty treats! I bet they are yummy, too. I can’t wait to try this.
Thank you!! You’ll love them 🙂
Several of my friends have been talking about how great silicone baking mats are, so I really must get one (or two!). These brownie bites look delicious. I love the combination of salty pretzels and chocolate!
I highly recommend these mats. They’ve been a live saver for my baking pans.
I just bought some foot ball shaped pretzels. Can’t wait to try!
Wow, I didn’t know they made that shape. Would be great for the Super Bowl 🙂
I just got a silicone baking mat, what a game changer! These look soooo delicious!
The mats are amazing, huh!? Love them!!
ohhh I never thought to put pretzels with brownies – now that sounds good! Gotta love anything with brownies and chocolate so adding a little salty twist sounds good to me!
The sweet and salty combo is amazing 🙂
These are so cute! I love making sweet little treats for Valentine’s Day 🙂 Oh and I definitely need to check out this mat, I have been wanting one forever!
The mats are great. They keep my pans from getting all nasty!
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You know what I think you should set up your own bakery business. Reckon you could make a lot of money from it because your creations are always so delicious and I love your Valentines inspired idea!
Thank you! You are very sweet. I wish I was THAT good.
I never would have thought of a recipe like this! They look delicious!! And a simple Valentine’s Day is always best in my opinion-nothing beats family time 🙂
Yes, family time is awesome!!
What’s not to love about your brownie bites!? Chocolate brownie and pretzel – the sweet and salty combo is the best! Wow! Thanks for sharing – I have never thought about combining these two.
It’s a great combo. You won’t be disappointed!
They look so cute! It would make a cute Valentine treat. I like to use silicone baking mats, easy to clean.
Yes, I love the mats too!
This recipe looks so simple and the pretzels look delicious! I will try them someday
It’s a great combination!
OMG those look and sound insanely good, Krystle! Very artsy to boot! 🙂
They taste amazing Mike!! I love this brownie recipe 🙂
Ok those Brownies LOOK SO GOOD!!!! We are on a six wee healthy eating plan, and then introducing YUMMY foods back in as we go, guess what is on the list to come back in??? Yep, these!!! The mat looks interesting, and I like that it fits all cookie trays, and keeps trays looking brand new, I would then have to go buy new trays so I can feel the satisfaction of keeping cookie trays clean 🙂 can we say clean freak !!!!
Seriously, they taste amazing!! I need to get on a healthy eating kick here soon. I keep saying tomorrow and then something comes up. These mats are great. Before them my pans got all nasty but now they look great (granted I need to buy new pans to get the real effect).
Cute treats! I love the silicone baking mats too, just a different brand. They work great.
Thanks Susan! I haven’t had a brand of silicone mats that I haven’t liked yet 🙂