I put full blame on my friend Stephanie Southam for my love of Take 5 candy bars. During a visit to Ohio one summer, she pulled one out of her fridge and told me to enjoy it later once the kids went to bed. That was it. No warning given about the life-long addiction that would haunt me every time I checked out at the grocery store and saw them staring at me!
Needless to say, when I saw this recipe , I HAD to make them. Peanut butter cookie dough with chocolate chips, pretzels and drizzled in caramel....sounds like heaven to me! The end result is a good cookie. Not a knock your socks off cookie like I was hoping for, but it got my mind racing with how I was going to turn this into a prize winner. I have an amazing peanut butter cookie recipe I will use as the base next time because this one just didn't do it for me. It also needs considerably more pretzels so you get that contrast of the salty crunch. The caramel on top was a good amount and looks beautiful but when you bit into the cookie, most of it pulled off with the first bite. I'm thinking I will use caramel filled Ghirardelli squares or Caramel Hershey's Kisses next time and wrap them in the dough. I'll keep at this one because the flavor combination is too good to just give up on!