Mozzarella Tomato Pesto Pretzel Bites

You almost didn’t see this recipe. Sometimes, I’m baking and cooking and concocting so many different recipes at once that one will occasionally slip through the cracks. I think I made these scrumptious Mozzarella, Tomato, & Pesto Pretzel Bites months ago, and I only recently stumbled upon them again while I was looking through an […]


Sweet & Salty Easter Cookie Bars

Could it be? Yes, friends, it is the inaugural Easter recipe of the season on Smart Cookie. It’s time we prepare for the Head Bunny’s big visit, and to do so, we need a festive treat like my Salty-Sweet Easter Cookie Bars. These babies are a mile-thick, chewy, buttery, and rich. Imagine the perfect chocolate […]


Ultimate Salty-Sweet Halloween Candy Cake Bars

People like to blame trick-or-treating for the surplus of sugary sweets they find themselves with on the first of November, but that’s not the real problem; y’all are just trying to find someone else to put the blame on. Those darn neighbors and their free candy, right? Wrong. You are the problem. You see the […]


Copycat Chocolate-Covered Peanut Butter Pretzel Blizzards

Sorry for hitting you so hard with the sweets this week. Actually, I’m not sorry at all because from the E.L. Fudge Ice Box Cake to the Sandy Buddies, and now to these Copycat Chocolate-Covered Peanut Butter Pretzel Blizzards, everything has been absolutely delicious. And you know what they say: good things come in threes. […]

Peanut Butter Pretzel M&M Fudge

Remember when I made delicious Pretzel-Topped Mac & Cheese using a 3/4-full bag of pretzels leftover from a previous recipe? Well folks, this is that recipe. I wanted to make a super simple fudge, and I was craving peanut butter. But you know me; plain old peanut butter fudge doesn’t cut it. So then, I […]

Pretzel-Topped Mac & Cheese

When you’re staring at a 3/4-full bag of pretzels in the pantry that needs to get eaten ASAP before it goes bad, you get creative. I had the pretzels from a previous recipe, but only used a handful out of the big bag. So I was left staring at the residual pretzels that weren’t far […]

Chocolate-Covered Pretzel Peanut Butter Brownie Parfaits

It’s a mouthful, I know. Let me break this down for you. Chocolate-covered pretzels + peanut butter mousse + brownie chunks = parfait paradise. And while we’re at it, let’s top it with some fresh whipped cream, just because we can. There are so many delicious aspects at work here that it’s almost too much […]