How does a cookie that has everything in it sounds? Both sweet AND salty? I made this for a pot luck dinner as “dessert”. Not the most conventional type of dessert but this cookie bar itself is something totally new. Every bit is full of surprises.
The saltiness of the pretzel contrasting with the sweet milky chocolate chunks. The peanut gives the cookie bar even more crunch. A cookie party party in your mouth. dYou could add anything you want in them. Anything “Sweet” or “Salty”. Such as M&Ms. Does adding Chips sound weird?
This cookie bar is thick and more filling than a normal cookie..well I am sure you can see. Make sure to cut them to smaller bites for your guest or when you pack them. I find that having them in “bite size” pieces make them more irresistible. Or it could just be me. I found this recipe from Laura in the Kitchen. Yields 16 bars.
2-1/4 Cups of All Purpose Flour
1 cup of Unsalted Butter, softened at room temperature
1/2 cup of brown Sugar
1/4 tsp of Salt
1 tsp of vanilla extract
1/2 cup of Granulated Sugar
1 cup of Semisweet Chocolate Chips
1 cup of Crushed Salty Pretzels
1/2 cup of Chopped Peanuts
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees (175 degrees C). Grease 8×8” square baking pan with butter and lay the bottom with parchment paper, set aside.
In a bowl, mix together the flour and salt, set aside.
Cream together the butter and both kinds of sugar, add the vanilla and eggs and mix until creamy. Add the dry ingredients and mix just until incorporated.
Add the chocolate chips, peanuts and crushed pretzels, fold them in the dough.
Press the dough in your prepared pan and bake it for about 25 to 30 minutes or until golden brown all around.
Allow to cool completely before cutting into squares.