Fall Treats

Fall is here! Fall is here! Fall is here!!!!! What better way to celebrate fall than with some delicious fall treats!?!?!

This week, I made two simple treats that were absolutely delicious: Cinnamon coated pumpkin seeds & chocolate/peanut butter pretzels!!

Let’s begin with the Cinnamon Coated Pumpkin Seeds:

It all started when my roommate and I wanted to carve a pumpkin…. We went to Whole Foods and bought a giant pumpkin, once we started to carve it – we realized that there were so many pumpkin seeds that were going to waste, so we decided to save the pumpkin seeds and look up a simple recipe for them.

image-5Your first step is to remove the pumpkin seeds and place them on a colander… You run it under some water and make sure to get pumpkin gunk off of them.

image-9image-10Preheat the oven to 400. In the meantime, dry the seeds on paper towel and then place them on a butter-coated pan. Sprinkle the cinnamon powder on them and once the oven is ready – you place them inside.

image-3They are going to be in the oven for 20 minutes total, but after the first 10 minutes you have to remember to move them around just to make sure that all of the pumpkin seeds get evenly roasted.

image-4Once the 20 minutes are done, you place the pumpkin seeds on a plate and enjoy them!! SUPER SIMPLE & DELICIOUS!!

imageimage-2The other recipe has more steps…

Chocolate/Peanut Butter Pretzels

 You are going to need a bag of semi-sweet chocolate chips, a cup of peanut butter, 2 tablespoons of peanut butter powder and a cup of confectioner’s sugar.

Get the bag of chocolate chips and the cup of peanut butter and add them to a bowl

IMG_6436 IMG_6437Place in the microwave for 1:30 min or until the chocolate chips fully melt. Once melted, mix the peanut butter and melted chocolate together.  Also, add the peanut butter powder to make it a little bit denser.

IMG_6444-1Get your pretzels and place them in a bigger bowl

IMG_6450Pour the chocolate/peanut butter sauce over it and stir all together

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If you want, you can add other things to it – we added cheerios!

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Once it is all mixed together, place everything in a large Ziploc bag and add the confectioners sugar to it.

IMG_6462IMG_6467Seal the Ziploc bag and shake it – the goal is to get all of the pretzels covered in powdered sugar.

IMG_6468Once that is done, place it in the freezer for 20 min and then enjoy!!

IMG_6469image-1Simple as that!!

Overall Prep Time: 30 min

Overall Cost: $15-20

Let me know if you enjoyed these simple snacks – planning on making many more this semester!! Happy Cooking!

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