Wow oh wow have I had quite a weekend. The Foodbuzz Festival was amazing, San Francisco was beautiful and I really just had the best time. Thank you so much to all who voted for me for Best New Blog. I am so honored and excited to have won! Blogging and baking have changed my life and I can’t wait to see what the future brings. I’m back in New York so inspired and excited with tons of new knowledge and ideas I have for my blog in the next. So you just wait for it. :) I also promise to give full details of the festival and the weekend later this week. Stay tuned.
Today is my first time posting with the Secret Recipe Club. Have you heard of it? It’s a really wonderful way to meet some new bloggers, discover new sites and recipes and keep a secret. I love secrets but I am absolutely horrible at them. I never surprise anyone. I always give people their gifts early because I am just too excited to wait. I remember I made my Mom a quilt one year for Christmas and just couldn’t wait so she got it on the 22nd. Oops. Anyway- I did a good job with this one. See- we get better at things in time!!!!
This recipe was inspired by one I found on my blog assignment- Itzy’s Kitchen. Erika has lots of recipes to choose from, but when I saw this I just knew it was I wanted to make. I loved the idea of “loaded” pretzel rods and it left so much room for creativity on my part. She topped hers with chocolate chips and nuts, but I thought it would be fun to take it a step further with chopped up candy bits. Plus- I was looking for another treat that I could bring to San Fran to give our lovely hosts. These wrapped up well and were a huge hit. Plus- it’s a GREAT way to use up any leftover Halloween candy right?
I chose to use chopped up Snickers, Mini M&Ms, and chopped Mini Peanut Butter Cups (I found these at CVS and they are just the cutest things ever.) I drizzled some with white chocolate, and then made some without candy just so there were options. Cause you know- people like options! I found these to be easy, fun (sister Nadia helped,) and a really beautiful end result that has a wow factor. I’m thinking Holday M&Ms and festive sprinkles could make these a great gift in a box yes? (I bought celephane bags at the party store for these. If I’d had more time I would have surpassed the lovely twist tie for some festive ribbon!)
Feel free to check out the links below to the other Secret keepers at the bottom of the post! (Ooh that sounds magical and Harry Potter-esque!) Happy Monday!