Date Night Desserts

The other day we were bored and didn’t want to just watch Netflix, like always. So what did we do?? We had a dessert cook off. The rules were simple we both would find a recipe we hadn’t made before, go to the store and buy the supplies, then proceed to make them (without help from the other). Whoever had the best tasting dessert at the end won.

Matthew decided to take his favorite sandwich, the PB&J, and turn it into a gooey blondie. Find the recipe he used here: Peanut Butter and Jelly Blondies

I went went on a search to find something that had cookie dough in it, but that I didn’t have to actually bake it, since turning on our oven makes our house feel 10x more hot than it is outside. I found the perfect recipe here: No Bake Cookie Dough Pretzel Bites. Ironically it’s found on a blog called Sally’s Baking Addiction ( I wish was mine).

After going to Safeway and picking up supplies we went into the kitchen and started mixing. I attempted to get Matthew to wear and apron but he wouldn’t budge. There was no way I was going to get one over his head. I was happily surprised at Matthew’s baking skills though, he only had to ask for help a couple times. At one point it said to “fold” the flour mixture into the liquid and he had no idea what that meant. Don’t worry I taught him.

My recipe was fairly simple to make so while they were sitting in the freezer hardening Matthew was trying to figure out what a dollop of jelly was. Eventually his were in the oven and we were just waiting for them to cook and then cool so we could munch down on some deliciousness.

The end results looked like this:

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If you decide to make these take a few tips from us. First off for the blondies as you can tell the jelly didn’t spread and while they were still delicious it would have been nice not to get a giant bite of jelly blob (so spread it out). And as you can see from mine I added salt to the chocolate dipped part of the pretzel unlike the recipe above because they were just too sweet without it. Trust me that salty sweet taste makes it perfection.

After taking some to Matthews family and eating enough to make ourselves sick we decided it was a tie. They sure were fun to make though!

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