So finally a formal recap of a Zesty food presentation which took place last Saturday. Before I begin, I just want to say it was a lot of fun. It was a bit nerve racking preparing under a time crunch to get ready for a live act but I would do it again in an instant.
I was not really sure what I was getting into as I just took the request and said “YES” without asking to many questions…. that is normally how I live! Terrible I know but fun. So I stopped in Friday evening to check out the venue and was totally impressed. Nice big kitchen to work in, labeled cabinets and drawers for supplies. There was even a chef from the culinary institute there prepping for the lunch.
On the video side of things – they had wireless mics, huge video screen displays – great sound system. Overall this was a great event. The topic of the whole event revolved around tips for having a less hectic Christmas Season. So of course I tried to adhere to that and make a super simple treat.
On to the Food
I know I know – the title made you drool. I can tell! This little treats are super easy to make and actually quite cheap to gather the ingredients. It consists of three simple ingredients and a total of 4 minutes of cooking time. Can you really beat that? I think not. Here is the scoop on how to prepare this little single bites of heaven.
- Flat waffle pretzels
- Chocolate caramel balls
- Pecan halves (roasted)
- Preheat oven to 300 degrees F
- Line baking sheet with parchment paper
- Spread out waffle pretzels on the parchment paper
- Add a chocolate caramel balls on top and bake for 4 minutes
- Remove from oven and press a roasted pecan halve on top until the chocolate and caramel begin to ooze
Zesty Tip: If you want to use Jumbo Rolo candies instead – they work great as well but my only concern is the cost if you are making them in large batches.
In addition to the treat I thought I would share a couple of not so boring vegetable dishes for the crowd. With that I had to share the dazzled carrots with pear and balsamic – which is literally just as easy as boiling carrots. I also presented the simple brussel sprout recipe with figs and maple.
Some more food shots
Some kitchen Mayhem shots
I had a great time on Saturday and realized that I love food and everything about it.
I hope you have a great day and keep smiling.