Monday, September 20, 2010

chocolate pretzel cupcakes

I'm not kidding when I say I might need a cupcake baking/eating intervention.  I find it only a gift from above that my jeans still fit.

I think this recipe may be my favorite so far.  Shockingly, I'm more of a fan of the carbs than the sweets so I thought these cupcakes needed a little saltiness to them and it's super easy because I'm not above a box of Duncan Hines cake mix.  Here's to laziness!

Chocolate Pretzel Cupcakes

1 box of Duncan Hines finest chocolate mix (and ingredients for batter)

1/2 bag of semi-sweet chocolate chips
2 cups crushed pretzels

Pretty much follow the box recipe and get your batter and oven set.  In the microwave slowly melt the chocolate chips down in 30 sec. intervals until melted.  Add into melted chocolate the crushed pretzels and stir.  Then place a tablespoon of chocolate/pretzel mixture  into the bottom of each cupcake liner and top with batter until liner is 3/4 full.  Bake as directed.  Cool and top with your favorite chocolate frosting and add a pretzel on top for the garnish.

Look at the delicious inside.  The bottom firms up so it has a little crunch to it and gives just a subtle hint of the saltiness.   And please ignore my sloppy frosting job in the pictures.  I think they look so much better piping the frosting on, but boy requested a little less frosting this batch.  Enjoy!


Geezees Custom Canvas Art said...

What a great idea, looks delicious!

mk said...

Ok, you need to send those my way. They look awesome!

Lauren said...


Anonymous said...

YUM. :)

Happiness Is... said...

I love me some chocolate covered pretzels, so those look delicious!

d.a.r. said...

holy yum!!!