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Chocolate Coffee Peanut Butter Pretzel Popcorn

Chocolate Coffee Peanut Butter Pretzel Popcorn

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    • Prep 10min
    • Total10min
    • Servings4

    The ultimate decadent treat...it sounds complicated (and tastes like a dream!) but is soo easy to make, you won't believe it! Try tossing this chocolate-coffee-peanut-butter-and-pretzel popcorn now!MORE+LESS-

    ByCheeky Kitchen

    Updated December 5, 2019

    Ingredients

    2

    bars (4 ounce) chocolate (or 1 1/2 cup dark chocolate chips), melted

    1/2

    tablespoon instant coffee grounds

    1/2

    cup peanut butter pretzels, crushed

    8

    cups popcorn

    Steps

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      Stir coffee grounds into melted chocolate. Drizzle over popcorn, and toss with peanut butter pretzels. Allow chocolate to harden at room temperature. Serve and enjoy!

    Nutrition Information

    No nutrition information available for this recipe

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    Chocolate dipped peanut butter pretzels are an easy and delicious holiday treat! Made with only 5 ingredients, and can easily be made vegan or gluten free.

    Chocolate dipped peanut butter pretzels are a great last minute holiday dessert that you can throw together in minutes!

    Let&rsquos be honest, who does not love pretzels and chocolate together?

    Add in peanut butter and it&rsquos even more delicious!

    More chocolate + Pretzel recipes: Chocolate Pretzel Bark , Chocolate Caramel Pretzel Bars .


    Chocolate Peanut Butter Pretzel Parfait Recipe

    This is it. This Chocolate Peanut Butter Pretzel Parfait recipe is the last in our 15-Minute Desserts Month series. I can’t believe how quickly this month has flown by. It seems like I was just writing about Rhubarb and Custard Protein Truffles and 15-Minute Apple Crisp a few days ago!

    Seriously though, time. Cut it out.

    Chris and I are off to Cornwall next week for a much-needed break. I told myself at the beginning of this year that I would take at least one three day weekend holiday for a mental health break every quarter – and here we are, nearly in May, and I haven’t taken a single weekend day off. Well done, Amanda.

    I’m not complaining, honestly. I love what I do. I love creating recipes for you to enjoy, being able to flex my writing muscles, practice photography, and connect with more of you each and every day. But it is exhausting being on the go seven days a week, I won’t deny it. Which is why I’m looking forward to a few days away from it all, disconnecting from my computer and reconnecting with nature, Chris, and myself. I can’t wait!

    Until May 1st, though, you’re stuck listening to me go on and on about how much I want to make love to these Chocolate Peanut Butter Pretzel Parfaits. Seriously, I know I said this about my Chocolate Cherry Galette, but we have a serious contender here for top spot in the dessert husband ring.

    This parfait recipe has it going on! Drool-worthy dark chocolate ganache, fluffy and sweet peanut butter yogurt, salty pretzels, and crunchy peanuts. And it all comes together in under 15 minutes. Dessert can’t get much better than that, right?

    What is a parfait?

    There are actually two different kinds of parfaits. In the French tradition, it’s made of boiled cream, egg, sugar, and a flavoured syrup. The custard is set in a small dish or ramekin and turned out similar to a flan. The American version is a layered dessert, usually featuring yogurt, fruit, and granola or cream, boozy fruit purees, and nuts and served in a tall glass. Both kinds of parfaits are served cold.

    Are parfaits healthy?

    Certainly some – like the American version with yogurt, fruit, and granola typically served for breakfast – can be healthy. However, most of the time they’re considered a dessert or treat and contain quite a heavy dose of sugar.

    This Chocolate Peanut Butter Pretzel Parfait recipe is definitely not spokesman for the healthy end of the parfait spectrum. Let’s leave it at that.

    Benefits of this Chocolate Peanut Butter Pretzel Parfait recipe

    1. Aside from the pretzels, you likely have everything on hand to make this right now. If you can’t pop to the shops but desperately need this parfait in your life, simply sub out the pretzels for more peanuts. Job done.
    2. This parfait recipe comes together in less than 15 minutes.
    3. It will fill you up. While I don’t condone eating one of these parfaits for dinner (but I definitely won’t judge you if you do), the protein from the Greek yogurt, peanut butter, and peanuts ensures that you won’t eat a super large portion.
    4. It features one of the best pairings on earth: chocolate and peanut butter. Not much can top it.

    I hope you love this Chocolate Peanut Butter Pretzel Parfait recipe and have enjoyed 15-Minute Desserts Month! I’m honestly so sad it’s over. If you’ve loved these quick and easy desserts too, please let me know – either on social media, in an email, or in the comments below. It’s so important to me that I’m creating the recipes and content that you love to see and want to make yourselves. I want to support you in this refined sugar free journey in any way I can, so it means so much to hear from you and know that I’m helping you reach your food freedom goals.

    In the meantime, keep making these recipes and be sure to snap a picture and tag me on Instagram and use the hashtag #15MinuteDesserts. I can’t wait to see and share your creations!


    Recipe Summary

    • 8 cups broken salted pretzels
    • 20 cups popped popcorn
    • 4 cups dry roasted peanuts
    • 3 cups brown sugar
    • ¾ cup light corn syrup
    • 1 ½ cups butter
    • 1 teaspoon salt
    • 1 teaspoon baking soda
    • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract

    Place the pretzels, popcorn and peanuts into a large paper bag or, if you have one, a very large bowl. Set aside.

    In a saucepan over medium heat, combine the brown sugar, corn syrup, and butter. Cook, stirring to melt the butter and dissolve the sugar, until the mixture comes to a boil. Once the mixture is at a full boil, continue to cook for 5 minutes, stirring constantly.

    Remove from the heat, and stir in the salt, vanilla, and baking soda. The mixture will foam up when you add the soda, so use a long spoon to stir. Immediately pour the sugar mixture over the popcorn and pretzels in the bag. Shake until evenly coated. For a crispier treat, boil the sugar mixture longer, or bake the finished mix in the oven at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for about 10 minutes.


    Tips for making Caramel Corn

    All of this deliciousness is held together with a quick caramel sauce, then baked for a few minutes. Normally making caramel can be kind of tricky, but I have employed a few tricks here. The first is corn syrup. I know, I normally don’t use it in my recipes. But it really does help make your caramel soft because it helps stop the sugar from crystallizing.

    The second thing I did differently was use baking soda. Baking soda reacts with the acid in the sugar and foams up, creating bubbles that aerate the caramel. This will help it coat everything better and help if stay soft. Weird, right?

    Anyway, we could not stop eating this stuff! I had to bag up most of it and send it home with my mom- I knew Mr. Briar and I would eat the whole pan if left to our own devices!

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    Watch the video: Chocolate Drizzled Popcorn (December 2021).