When I try to explain my blog friendships to my real life friends I feel a bit awkward. It’s hard to explain and I can tell some of my “real life” friends think I am crazy, and that it’s weird to develop such close bonds with people that I have never physically met. The funny thing about it is that I feel closer with some of my blog friends than I do with my real life friends..go figure. One blog friend I did happen to meet was Megan, and I adore her.
Ohh but there is more.
I absolutely LOVE maple leaves. They are the epitome of fall, and sometimes I even think about getting a maple leaf tattoo. Such a gorgeous leaf. MAPLE LEAF COOKIES HERE I COME! I couldn’t get over how cute the little owls were.
I love sharing goodies with my real life friends, but I SO wish I could share them with my blog babes!! I’m sure I could mail some of the baked goods I create, but I never know if they will hold up during transport. I made a delicious treat that is worthy of sharing with all my blog friends, if only we could have a huge blogger party in my living room! A combination of three delicious elements all in one created this delicious masterpiece. I saw a photo of this on Pinterest, and I just HAD to recreate it myself.
Chocolate Dipped Cookie Dough Pretzel Bites
For the cookie dough:
- 3/4 cup brown sugar
- 1/4 cup melted coconut oil
- 1/4 tsp. vanilla
- 1/4 cup almond milk
- 1 cup flour
- Pinch salt
- 1/2 cup chocolate chips
Mix everything together in a medium sized bowl. I added the dry ingredients together first, and then the wet, but you can add it all in any order. You may need to add a bit more milk also.
Once the dough is complete spoon small scoops onto your pretzels and then smoosh another pretzel on top. Then dip into melted chocolate and place onto wax paper. Place finished sandwiches into the fridge for 20 minutes.
- The chocolate chips in the dough got in the way at times when trying to sandwich two pretzels together. You don’t need the chips because you are dipping these into chocolate. Next time I will leave the chocolate chips out.
- The pretzels will get soggy from the moisture in the cookie dough, so these are best eaten within a few hours of being made. Good treat for a (blogger) party. If making for a small group, half the cookie dough recipe (or use your own dough recipe) because my cookie dough made over 20 pretzel bites.
- These were do delicious I died and was reborn 7 times while eating them. SO GOOD.
Chocolate, cookie dough, AND pretzels..that’s what I call a triple threat. The salt from the pretzels added the perfect balance to all the sweet! Go make these, they are easy!
Q: Are you a fan of the salt/sweet combo? YES YES YES!
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Nicole Marie Story
Yesssssssss! Dark chocolate covered pretzel with sea salt bar by NuGo!!! So fine and divine!!!
I MUST TRY THIS! Thank you for sharing, NuGo is dairy free for most of their bars right!?
Um, your pretzel bites? Seriously? What a delicious looking way to start the week Britt (you are so good to us). I love maple leaves too. They are so gorgeous. Happy Monday lovely!
I love the little owls. Dark chocolate & salted almond is my fave.
Meghan @ fitnesscrEATures
Aw, what a cute little love package from your buddy! So sweet and thoughtful, and perfectly themed! These sound amazing, I love the advice about eating them almost immediately… as if I needed to be instructed on that – that would happen because I can’t resist treats! And salty and sweet is yummy, though I’m a big lover of just straight up SWEET.
Haha so true about explaining blog friends to real life friends. So awkward haha.
Maple leafs are definitely a fun Autumn thing. Of course they are pretty big over here, with living in Canada. Duh.
Oh man, these cookie dough pretzels look amazing!
Her Happy Balance
I would be okay being your guinea pig to see how well those pretzels would hold up in transport 😉
You have all my favorites in here – salt and chocolate are the best combo in the entire worldddd! I am glad you liked the box! And I agree with the comment above me. Feel free to try and send me treats, the cupcakes that I did get to try were AMAZING and I was so upset I couldn’t bring them home with me. Arggg.
Ahh Meg is such a gem 🙂 Love what she sent you! SO flipping cute! And I think you should move to Canada because our flag has the maple leaf on it… YES? ok ok good. Ugh, I love that you are baking up a storm – I haven’t in at least 5 months so I am living vicariously through you and pretending I am sinking my teeth into whatever you make 🙂 YUM. LOVE the sweat and salty combo – all day errdayyyyyyyyyy! I’ve also come to the realization that I have been on the west coast for almost a year and still haven’t come to visit you – enough is enough. Once I am settle in Vancouver I am COMING.
BRITTTTAAAA PLEASEEE can we meet up and MAKE THINGS!?!? I know it’s further if you come to Seattle..but it’s sort of like the middle ground (it takes me an hour to get to Seattle.) HOWEVER I do want to come to CANADA and see YOU too…hmm..PLEASE can we work on making this happen!?! It’s really quite simple since we’re so close!
yayyyyyy megan is the best. i actually kept the owl pinned in my hair at work today, for like 26 minutes, until i got weird looks one to many times…. whatevs.
SWEET AND SALTY IS THE BEST! I love this….. mhmmmm and prezels are just about good with anything.
I laughed out loud at the thought of the owl in your hair. This is why I love you. Perhaps I can make the owls into some kind of accessory for you wedding. Not very Gatsby, but who knows! HAH!
I am a huge fan of the sweet/savory combo! I always put pretzels in my froyo because I love the little bits of salt with my ice cream! 😀 😀 😀 These just make me smile. Please send as many to me as you’d like because I’m all about spreading the blog love!
I want right now!!! Is that bad since it is like 8:53 in the morn’n?! I love sweet and salty together! I agree that the bonds you make with fellow bloggers is amazing and many people don’t understand it. However, I love all the friends that I have made! 🙂 Are you still doing the Half marathon this weekend?
Girrrrlll I swear I crave sweets MORE in the morning than I do any other time of day! YES I am running the half this weekend..are you!?!?!
I’m doing the Fall City Half…it’s super close to my house. Let’s plan for a themed run!!
Ha I totally know the feeling about blogger friends / online friends vs. real friends. Crazy how close you can get with people you’ve never even met! It’s funny sometimes I’ll post something on my facebook page and my online friends will make nice comments and the real friend will be smart asses. I find myself saying “I need more online friends.” haha!
HA!! SO true!!
Amy @ A Desert Girl
Triple threat indeed – cookie dough, pretzels and chocolate. I’m in!
Oh and I still have that thing to send you. Fail = 1 ; Amy = 0. Maybe this week!!!
These look like the perfect little PMS pick-me-up! You should re-name them! 😉 YUM
Melissa @ Al Forno Mementos
I have yet to meet a blog friend. maybe because my blog doesn’t intrigue anyone to actually wanna meet me. haha buttt hopefully one day!! I would love to send things to some blends. I just need a better relationship with y’all first. 😛 so I don’t look stalkerish.
I would SO love to meet you someday!! COME TO SEATTLE!! HA! Or if I am ever in Texas land I will for sure hollerrrr!
Change of Pace
Not only are these adorable but they sound delicious, too! (And I’m not even a fan of salty and sweet!)
Interesting that you love maple leafs so much! They are beautiful! If you get a tattoo of it, people will for sure think you are Canadian!
AHH haha that’s what I thought too!! People will think I am Canadian with a maple leaf..so I would want like an entire fall foliage on my arm or something..not that being mistaken for Canadian would be a bad thing! 😉
OMG YUM. I pinned a similar recipe back and now really want to make it!!
Lauren @ ihadabiglunch
Oh my gosh yes whoever already mentioned the Dark chocolate covered pretzel with sea salt bar by NuGo is SPOT ON. That bar is heavenly. It tastes like candy! I lovvvve sweet/salty combos!
Chocolate dipped cookie dough pretzels sound amazing! I love that we are able to make genuine connections across the internet 🙂
These sound amazing!! The salty/sweet combo is one of my faves!!
So cute that you changed your background to maple leaves! They’re one of my favorite trees too, especially with such sweet sap. 😉 I went to Canada for a band trip in high school, and some of my friends found their version of Oreos, except they were shaped like maple leaves and both the cookies and filling were maple syrup flavored!
And I absolutely LOVE the sweet + salty combination!! I can’t buy chocolate-covered pretzels anymore because I will eat the entire bag in one day. One day! Your treats would NOT be safe with me around!
OK so I know you are totally into homemaking most of your treats…and I LOVE that about you..BUT YOU MUST TRY the maple leaf cookies from Trader Joe’s..TOP three of my favorite cookies ever I swear!! SOOOO GOOD. The ingredients are fairly safe too!!
They’re officially on my TJ’s shopping list! And after my confession about TJ’s chocolate chip brownie & oat bars… Well, I don’t make EVERY treat I eat! 😉
Alex @ therunwithin
I will say it over and over. nothing like blogger buddies. I swear I wish I could live closer to everyone
Amanda @ .running with spoons.
You don’t even know how many times I’ve wished that my blog buddies lived closer… I was lucky enough to be able to meet a lot of them when I went to HLS this year, but it would be amazing to hang out on a regular basis — it’s nice to be among a group of people where you don’t feel so strange for photographing food and having an obsession with squash 😉
Brittany @ GOtheXtraMile
Hahaha sooo true with the blog friendships.. We should all live on an island so we can workout, bake, and eat together ;D
Whoa, you died and were reborn SEVEN times while eating these?! I think I need to give them a try! For real!
Yes to blog friendships. Sometimes I relate/connect SO much better with blog friends than “real life” friends!
Salty and sweet just work!
Sometimes I have to think before I talk to my real friends about my blog friends. I don’t think they quite get the whole blogging way of life yet!
Heather @ HeatherRunsFast.com
I wish there was some sort of frequent blogger miles that could be used toward free flights to visit each other… you know, kind of like Southwest’s reward program, the more you post or the quality you post get’s you points. How awesome would that be?! Then we ALL could meet up for free and have a blog party with food and fun! Boom. Non-bloggers don’t understand blog friendships… I try not to judge them though 😉
This is the best idea I have ever heard!! Someone needs to sponsor this NOW! HA!
Choc Chip Uru
Awww that is actually the sweetest, blogging community is so close knit 😀
And love the wonderful sweet and salty combo, it is the best!
Davida @The Healthy Maven
For the record I would eat this even if they showed up on my doorstep in crumbs! Love this community though my “real life” friends think I’m certifiably crazy. They’re missing out! Also maybe one day your love of maple leaves will bring you to Canada. I think you should stop by Toronto 😉
I totally hear ya – I love my blog friends! Those pretzel bites look amazing.
Sweet mother of pearl- those pretzels are ridiculous. I need them.
Alex @ Brain, Body, Because
SALTY SWEET SALTY SWEET SALTY SWEET!!!
These look so good and I’m totally obsessed with no bake recipes right now.
I really think that our generation is the first one that’s beginning to understand the meshing of internet lives and “real” lives. At this point, I really believe that anything happening on the internet is “real” enough and that the distinction is really…well, antiquated. I’m glad that you and Megan found each other 🙂
Jan @ Sprouts n Squats
I love salty and sweet together! I love the salty sweet snack pack m and ms do it is heaven!
That looks delicious 🙂
Luv What You Do
Love it! What a thoughtful gift!
These look amazing! I love cookie dough with salty pretzels and chocolate. YUM!
GiGi Eats Celebrities
OMG I started reading this post and got all excited……… But….. Then you broke my heart. You are blog relationship cheating on me with MEGHAN. I am going to pretend like I did not read that and just focus on your sexy owl candle holder that I WANT TO STEAL FROM YOU! 😉 It’s 8:30pm right now… I know what you’re doing HA HA HA!
I was eating popcorn at 8:30, and now I am on my bed..with my cat..about to ZONK OUT! SO TIRED!
GiGi Eats Celebrities
❤ Snap Chat ME BABY! LOL. I wound up going to dinner and a movie, LOL. Gravity.
Cute! And yum!
I met my best friends online. Not on a blog, but through a vegan message board. I knew through the board that they were starting a bakery business so I contracted them to make my wedding cake. I was their first and last client! Years later we are the best of friends, and run a vegan food business together. Needless to say, I’m a giant fan of building relationships online!
Kristina at damntenpounds
I totally know what you mean about befriending other bloggers! It’s weird to explain to my friends (so I don’t bother), but when I get busy and don’t get to check in, I actually start to miss people and wonder what they’re up to. What a freak. What can I say, I’m glad you found me so we could be buddies 🙂 Sweet and Salty is my thang! Bookmarking these beauties for the next time my sweet tooth strikes. Hope you have a good day, girly.
People can think we’re crazy – but I adore ya & this fantastic, mouthwatering, f**king genius recipe you came up with 🙂 I want some!!
Life's a Bowl
I saw these on Pinterest (or something similar!) and I immediately drooled… Salty + sweet is my absolute favorite combo!
P.S. Sharing your fabulous frappuccino making skills is caring 😉
Arman @ thebigmansworld
Those look amazing!! I am obsessed with sweet and salty- I always salt my oatmeal before cooking and on top of the finished product- most of my meals have a sweet and savory component to them- its an addiction!
yum. my mouth loves you, my waist hates you. but I’m still glad we’re friends. xoxo
Those sure are adorable owls. I love everything and anything pumpkin, during autumn. I dream of pumpkin ice cream, pumpkin cheesecake, pumpkin pie, pumpkin cream cheese, pumpkin butter and pumpkin soup. Maybe I will try your pretzel recipe with pumpkin chocolate. 🙂
Yay for blog friends!! And a bigger yay for those pretzels above that are going to make becoming diabetic worth it!! Ha HA!
An Unrefined Vegan
Your pretzel treats are crazy-good! Salty…sweet… Hey, kinda like you ;-)! I love blogger pals!
Alex @ Cookie Dough Katzen
Oh my my…those pretzel bites look absolutely amazing. Going to pin them, although I probably shouldn’t because I will make them and eat them all in one sitting. 🙂
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i must make these STAT. maybe a good colombus weekend treat? let’s be real-i don’t need an excuse to make them. yum.
i just bought REAL maple syrup and i think i’ve had it with every meal since saturday.
i don’t tell my real life friends i blog (all 2 of them that are left in the area….) cause they would look at me like i’ve lost it. if only i could meet my blog friends. STILL PRAYING TY GETS STATIONED IN FT LEWIS 🙂
Nicole @ FruitnFitness
Love the sweet and salty combination! It’s like the saltiness brings out the richness of the chocolate. These little pretzel bites soun so perfect for a get together.
shashi @ http://runninsrilankan.com
Sweet and salty makes life oh so interesting 🙂
These pretzel bites are the perfect example!
Thanks for sharing and what a sweet package of goodies 🙂
I need to try these NOWWWWW!
But I cant taste my food 😦 So until then, I guess you’ll have to make a batch every day and eat them for me. Deal? :):)
Rach @ This Italian Family
Those desert pretzels look dee-lish! And no worries about what the in-person friends think… we know we’re all cool. 😉 I know what you mean, though. I have a couple of friends who get this particular “huh” look on their face when I mention friendships I made through my blog. 😉
The Healthy Flavor
Oh heck yeah I’m a fan of sweet and salty!! There really isn’t a better tongue dance! The pretzels look amazing!!!! I love this time of year too and love your red leaves background. So pretty. That was sooo sweet of your friend to send you the goodies too!
Matt @ The Athlete's Plate
These look good!
And I’m definitely made some really good friends through the blog.
Life After Swimming
YES come visit and share ALL The THINGS with me!!!! So adorable 🙂 Those pretzels sound so good!
These look sinfully delicious!
I’ve been seeing these everywhere although I had no idea they came from you. This makes me want them that much more now!! Yes to blogging friends as well. Sometimes I think they understand me in ways far better than my non-blogging friends. That being said, come run with me and eat vegan cupcakes.
Mary @ Fit and Fed
Oh my gosh, what a treat! And the little owls are so darned cute!
Heather @ Kiss My Broccoli
Sweet and salty combos are the absolute BEST!! And pretzels with dark chocolate is one of my favorite pairings! I know exactly what you mean trying to describe blog relationships to IRL (in real life) friends…so many people are like, “wait, you’ve never met this person before??” But I really feel like my blog friends tend to “get me” a little better…like I just got the chance to meet Meghan from Clean Eats Fast Feets for the first time this week and after our initial hello, it was non-stop jabbering while we were together! Felt like I’d known her for YEARS!
PS, Those owls are TOO cute!!
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Wow!! Those pretzel bites look nothing short of amazing!! I could really go for one right about now! Sincerely, Cailee @ http://hellohealthyeating.com