Pretzel & peanut butter bites

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One of the very first things I shared on High Tea with Dragons were peanut butter bites – soft balls of peanut butter dipped in chocolate. Simply put, they’re delicious. But one of the best things about the recipe is how quick and simple it is – whether you’re a novice or master baking, they’re an absolute cinch.

Today’s recipe is a twist on that fail-proof recipe, using pretzels to bring a subtle saltiness to the peanut buttery goodness. Intrigued? You should be! These bite-sized treats are made from a combination of finely crushed pretzels and peanut butter, with the pretzels giving them just the right amount of saltiness and crunch while the peanut butter gives them smoothness and flavour.

You might be a little sceptical about combining pretzels and peanut butter – I know, I’ve been there too. But somehow the combination works – the flavours really do complement each other perfectly, giving you the best of both worlds in one treat.

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Soft salted pretzels

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Before we even left on our American adventure we had a sizeable list of foods we had to try. Armed with tips from friends, blogs and iconic films we had a pretty good idea of what we absolutely must try at least once during our month in the USA. The list included turkey legs at the theme parks, cheese steaks in Philadelphia and New York City hot dogs.

One thing you might notice about this list? Everything’s packed with meat – not the most ideal eating for a vegetarian such as myself! I left these food experiences to Kevin (who as always happily obliged) while I worked my way through a smaller, sweeter list of American treats.

One of the very first things I ticked off the list were giant New York City pretzels. On the afternoon of our first day in the city we headed into Central Park, spotted a street vendor and bought a couple of warm, salted pretzels to munch on as we ambled around the park. I fell in love with them. Their doughyness, saltiness and warmth totally appealed and I ended up eating one at least once a day.

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