My lovely SIL had a holiday cookie party last week…you know the kind, where you bring 8 dozen of one kind of cookie, and go home with 12 dozen of all kinds of cookies (don’t ask me about that math, that’s just always how it works out). So, forwhateverreason, I had sillyhigh ambitions to make dozens and dozens of chocolate peppermint whoopie pies because a.) they are pretty, and b.) Roxanna Sarmiento from Everyday Treats sent me this rad, so-easy-to-make whoopie pie mix. It was going to be awesome. And then, life happened. I’m not sure what happened exactly, because I just can’t remember, but in the end, I didn’t have time to make 15 dozen whoopie pies, no matter how easy they were or how cute I wanted them to be. So. I punted. Or I Hail Mary-ed. Or I did some kind of thing they say in sports when they mean: I did something awesome.
I remembered this easy hack recipe I read about in a magazine at my MIL’s house over Thanksgiving. I’m 85% sure it was from a Semi-Homemade publication, and it was genius.
You need three items.
Pretzels. Rolos. And Pecans.
(I like yogurt pretzels. And toasted + salted pecans.)
You take the pretzels and lay them out on a cookie sheet.
Then you place the Rolos (unwrap them, duh) on the pretzels.
Then you bake them at 300 for 2 minutes (no more) to melt the Rolos.
Then you smush pecans into them.
Then you cool them.
Then you are done.
True story. I made 15 dozen of these bad boys in an hour and a half…while I was on a conference call.
(Sorry giant company, I really was into the conversation.)
Plus, they are so good. Really, really so good. You won’t be disappointed. So, make them. And then everyone will know you are a genius.