Pretzel Pileup Bars
Makes 16 bars
1/4 cup unsalted butter
3 cups mini white marshmallows
1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
3 cups pretzels, roughly broken
1/2 pack ChocNut (about 12 pieces), roughly chopped, chilled
1. Line a 7- x 11-inch pan with plastic wrap, leaving an overhang for lifting. Set aside.
2. In a medium saucepan, melt butter over low heat. Add marshmallows and stir using a wooden spoon until you get a gooey mixture.
3. Turn off heat and add chocolate chips. Keep stirring until chocolate chips melt. Add pretzels and ChocNut pieces. Mix until everything sticks to the marshmallow
4. Spread evenly on lined pan. Cool to room temperature then chill in the refrigerator for 15 minutes before slicing.
Tip: Use crackers, cookies, nuts, or anything you like. The only constant here are the marshmallows to bind everything together. To crush these ingredients coarsely, place them in a plastic bag and roll a heavy drinking glass over the plastic.
Recipe and styling by Tina Concepcion Diaz, originally published in Food Magazine. Photograph by Paulo Valenzuela.