Holiday Snack Mix:: Toffee Coffee Pretzels with Chocolate Covered Espresso Beans

‘Tis the season for festivities, parties, and potlucks. If you’re tired of bringing the same ole’ chestnuts roasted by the open fire, then here’s the perfect recipe I concocted for when you need a snack AND a pick me up!

Toffee Coffee Pretzels with Chocolate Covered Espresso Beans

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 bag mini twist Pretzels (16 oz)
  • 1 bag Heath toffee bits
  • 1 bag Chocolate covered espresso beans (4oz)
  • 2T Powdered sugar
  • 3T Sugar
  • 2T Finely ground coffee
  • ¼ tsp Ground cinnamon
  • ½ tsp Cocoa powder
  • ¼ cup Vegetable oil
  • 2T Strong brewed coffee
  • ½ tsp Vanilla extract

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Stir together vegetable oil, brewed coffee, and vanilla extract to create a wet mixture
  2. In a large mixing bowl, toss pretzels in the wet mixture
  3. Pour ½ the bag of toffee bits over the pretzels and gently stir
  4. Spread the coated pretzel mixture onto a cookie sheet in a single layer and bake at 250 degrees for 25 minutes, or until the toffee bits have slightly melted around the pretzels.
  5. In a food processor, combine sugar, powered sugar, ground coffee, ground cinnamon, and cocoa powder together to make a fine dry mixture.
  6. Immediately when the pretzels come out of the oven, dust them with half of the dry mixture
  7. Once the pretzels have cooled, transfer into a Ziploc bag, add the remaining dry mixture, and shake until coated.
  8. Let sit overnight to fully absorb the flavors

  1. When ready to serve, pour your pretzel mix into a large bowl (or a giant coffee mug would make for a nice presentation)
  2. Top with additional toffee bits and the chocolate covered espresso beans.

Enjoy with a hot cup of espresso. Jazz things up by pairing along with some holiday cheer like your favorite eggnog or a shot of Stillhouse Mint Chip Whiskey, a new LAFMB favorite thing!

Christy is a fun-loving wife and mother of two little ladies Amelia (7) and Gwendolyn (3) currently residing in Broussard. She met her husband, Thomas, through Greek life in college at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette and the rest, as they say, is history. Christy is the Lead Designer at Confetti Momma. She is obsessed with her job and is currently working on developing the perfect balance between work and home life. Being a little bit corny and a LOT cheesy, she lives for the laugh and appreciates a good pun. Making people smile gives her the warm fuzzies. Christy loves baking with her daughters, Gilmore Girls, game nights with friends, and all things frozen (as in ice cream and snowballs- although Anna and Elsa are her home girls). Oh! And coffee … lets not forget coffee!