20.2.12

The Savvy Kitchen's Pizza Bites & Chocolate Peanut Butter Pretzels for SRC


After a long month off, we're back on schedule for the Secret Recipe Club! And I couldn't be more excited. This month I was assigned The Savvy Kitchen. The Savvy Kitchen is written by Amy and its a great place to find easy and delicious recipes - with a wide array of types of dishes! And since her parents are italian, she's got some great pasta recipes on there that I can't wait to try out when I have time. I loved her blog so much that I decided to make two recipes to share with you today.


First up I made these delicious pepperoni pizza puffs. They're a quick and easy appetizer and even your fussiest guest is sure to dive right into! Sorry for the quality of the pizza puff photos - we were so excited to eat them that these are the only photos I managed to snap before they were devoured.

Pepperoni Pizza Puffs
Recipe from The Savvy Kitchen

Ingredients:
  • 3/4 cup flour
  • 3/4 tsp baking powder
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 1 tsp dried basil
  • 1/2 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 cup shredded mozza
  • 1 cup pepperoni, cut into small pieces
  • 1 small can pizza sauce for dipping
Method:
  1. Preheat oven to 375F. Spray a 24 cup mini muffin pan with non-stick spray. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour and baking powder. Whisk in the milk, eggs and seasonings. Then gently stir in the mozza and the pepperoni. Let stand for 10 minutes.
  2. Stir the batter, then divide among the prepared mini muffin cups. Fill almost to the top, then bake in preheated oven for 20-25 minutes or until puffed and golden. Serve with pizza sauce for dipping and try not to eat the whole batch in one sitting!! (good luck with that!!)


Those were such a hit in our house (we eagerly sat around the coffee table, devouring these until they were all gone!!), that I decided to try out another recipe from Amy's blog - this time something sweet.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Pretzel Bites
Recipe from The Savvy Kitchen

Ingredients:
  • 80 mini pretzels
  • 1 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 2/3 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
Method:
  1. Line large baking sheet with a sheet of parchment paper.
  2. Beat peanut butter, powdered sugar and vanilla in a bowl until smooth and creamy. Roll peanut butter into 1/2 inch balls and place in the center of 40 of the mini pretzels. Top each one with another mini pretzel, pressing down slightly to sandwich the icing between the pretzels. Once all pretzel bites are formed, place in the freezer for about 15 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, melt the chocolate in the microwave on low, stirring often so the chocolate doesn't burn. Remove the pretzels from the freezer and dip each one into the melted chocolate. Place each chocolate covered pretzel onto the parchment lined baking sheet. Allow to cool completely. Store in an airtight container for up to one week.


These were soooo addictive and delicious! We couldn't stop eating them. I'm afraid to make another batch in case I eat all of them too. But make these for a party - they're easy and quick and guests will devour them. :)

I'm so excited about finding Amy's blog! Its wonderful and I can't wait to venture back and try out some more of her recipes. They're so down to earth and low maintenance to make, which is a nice change of pace from some of the stuff I often find myself making. So, if you haven't already checked out The Savvy Kitchen, do it! I'll still be here when you come back.


And lastly, check out the blog hop below - it is a round up of all the other SRC Group C participants this month. Everyone always does a great job choosing and making delicious recipes and then in turn featuring the blog they were assigned.

Happy Baking my Friends!


33 comments:

  1. Those pretzels look addicting! I love sweet and salty combos!

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    1. Thank you! Me too, sweet-salty is def my fav combo. :)

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  2. Both recipes look wonderful, but those PB pretzel bites are so adorable. Might need to make those for our Oscar-watching snacks on Sunday!!!

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    1. Thank you! The pretzels would be the perfect Oscar watching snack. Hope you enjoy them!

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  3. Both recipes look great! And being finger food and delicious, I bet we would eat them up quickly!

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    1. Thanks! My favorite part about these two recipes is just how easy they are. Not fussy at all. :)

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  4. Great choice for SRC, these look so delicious! So glad to be in Group C with you! :)

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    1. Thanks!! Group C is a great group. Glad to be part of it too.

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  5. Thanks so much for the great post! I'm glad you were able to find more than one recipe to try :) I look forward to browsing your blog as well...it looks fantastic!

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    1. Thanks Amy! It was a pleasure to be assigned your blog this month. Loving all the recipes you've been posting. :)

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  6. Oh my heck - they both look wonderful!!!

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  7. My husband is a pizza roll fan from his bachelor days. I am sure he would love these pizza puffs! Great SRC post!

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    1. Thanks!! The pizza puffs were a huge hit in our house so I'm sure you're hubby would love them too.

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  8. This must be pretzel month for SRC! My son is a PB fanatic...I mean fanatic! I have to make them for him...plus the pizza bites. Are you sure you didn't do this post for my son?

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    1. LOL that is so funny!! Hope your son enjoys the recipes when you make them for him. :D

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  9. Both of the items you made look soooooo tasty! I just wish I could grab one of the pretzel bites from the computer screen. Glad to be part of SRC group C with you!

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    1. :D Thanks so much!! Group C is great isn't it?! Can't wait to come around and check out what everyone else made this weekend... been a crazy week and its only Tuesday!

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  10. Those pizza bites have been calling my name for ages and I would have chosen them too, great recipe.

    If you haven't already, I'd love for you to check out my Group 'A' SRC entry: Crunchy Fudgy Heart Bites

    Lisa~~
    Cook Lisa Cook

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    1. Thanks Lisa! Hoping to get around to check out some of the other groups' postings this weekend when I'm not stuck at the office!

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  11. Hi Erin! So glad to have discovered your blog. I now have 3 more recipes to add to my baking "to do" list. These 2 and I just saw your stunning chocolate truffle cupcakes. Your piping is beautiful. I am always in search of a good chocolate cake and chocolate frosting recipe. Anyway, I would love to come eat at your house with all this yumminess going on. Pizza puffs are a great idea for party food. And those chocolate peanut butter pretzels bites...seriously. :)

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    1. Hi Gloria! Thank you so much for your kind words. Totally made my day. I learned a new piping technique (the one in my Truffle cupcakes post) at a cupcake making class I attended a few months ago and I love that piping style. Its my new go-to!! Hope you enjoy the recipes you get a chance to try.

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  12. Looks like you made two great recipes--perfct for family game night. great SRC pick.

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  13. I'm a little scared to make these with fear that I could eat the entire batch in one sitting. None the less, I am still going to make them LOL!
    Great post Thank you!!!

    ~ Brittany @WeHeartVegan

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    1. LOL - I have to say I laughted out loud when I saw your comment - I noticed your name (WeHeartVegan) and thought for a second you were talking about the pepperoni pizza bites! I clued in pretty quick you were prob talking about the pretzels. :D Thanks for stopping by!

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  14. I don't know which look tastier - the pizza bites or pretzel bites! Wonderful recipes. Thanks for sharing. You have a very nice blog and I'm so glad to have found you!

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    1. Thanks so much! It totally makes my day to hear when people like my blog. :)

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  15. I think both recipes look great, but I especially like the pretzel bites - they are so cute! And the sweet/salty combo is always a good think.
    I think you made a really great choice with these recipes!

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    1. Thanks! My hubby agrees with you whole heartedly - he loved them both as did I!! :)

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  16. Both recipes look amazing!I am loving your blog! Visiting from SRC!

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    1. Thanks so much Teri! You definitely just made my day. I tried stopping by your blog last night, but it wouldn't load on my computer for some reason.. will try to stop by again soon. Happy Friday!

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