In a large bowl, mix together chocolate chips, peanut butter chips, butter, and peanut butter. Microwave on high for 45 seconds, stir, and microwave again for 30 seconds. Stir until smooth (if it isn’t completely melted, return to the microwave for 20 second intervals, stirring after each time).
Add pretzels and peanuts to the melted chocolate mixture and stir until they are completely coated in chocolate.
Drop by tablespoonfuls onto wax paper and refrigerate for about 30 minutes or until firm.
Optional: drizzle with melted peanut butter.
If you don’t eat them all in one sitting, store leftovers in an airtight container.
Place pretzels in a food processor; pulse until chopped. Add butter and sugar; pulse until combined. Reserve 1/3 cup pretzel mixture for topping. Press remaining mixture onto bottom of a greased 9-in. springform pan. Refrigerate 30 minutes.
Meanwhile, in a bowl, add boiling water to gelatin; stir 2 minutes to completely dissolve. Stir in lemon juice. Refrigerate 30 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Chop half the strawberries; hull the remaining berries and reserve for topping. In a large bowl, beat 1 cup heavy cream until stiff peaks form. Beat marshmallow cream, cream cheese and sweetened condensed milk into cooled gelatin mixture until blended. Gently fold in chopped strawberries and whipped cream. Pour into crust.
Refrigerate, covered, until firm, 4-6 hours. Beat remaining 1 cup heavy cream until stiff peaks form; spread over pie. Top with reserved strawberries and pretzel mixture.
In large heavy-bottomed skillet, cook bacon on medium until golden brown, stirring occasionally, about 15 minutes. With slotted spoon, transfer bacon to paper towels and reserve bacon fat from pan.
Heat oil in skillet on medium-high. Working in batches, add sprouts, flat side down, in single layer to skillet. Once sprouts are sizzling, add 1 tablespoon reserved bacon fat, a pinch of salt, and 1 tsp butter. Cook sprouts until flat sides are dark mahogany brown, about 3 minutes. Transfer sprouts to plate. Repeat with remaining sprouts.
When all sprouts are cooked, add bacon and 1 tablespoon butter to skillet. Return sprouts to skillet and toss until heated through. Add vinegar and simmer until reduced slightly, 1 to 2 minutes. Serve immediately.
Nutritional Information (per serving): About 210 calories, 15 g fat (6 g saturated), 10 g protein, 435 mg sodium, 10 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber
1 1/2 cups confectioners sugar, plus more if needed
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Preheat your oven to 350° F, and grease two 9-inch loaf pans.
In a large frying pan, heat the butter over medium high heat. It will melt first, and then start to foam. Turn the heat down to medium. Stir the melted butter almost constantly, scraping any browning bits from the bottom of the pan. When the butter has turned a brown color and smells rich and nutty, remove it from the heat. (This should take about 7 minutes). Allow it to cool for about 10 minutes.
In the bowl of a standing mixer, beat together the eggs and sugars on high speed for several minutes, until the color has lightened (Random side note: in Norwegian this is called an “eggedosis”). Scrape in the browned butter and beat for another couple of minutes, until the mixture is smooth.
Add the puréed squash to the wet ingredients and beat until smooth and uniformly mixed in.
In a small bowl, combine the flour, salt, baking powder, baking soda, and nutmeg. Add this to the wet ingredients, and mix on low until fully incorporated.
Divide the batter evenly into the 2 prepared loaf pans and bake for about 50 minutes, until a tester comes out clean. Take the bread out of the loaf pans and allow to cool completely before glazing (recipe below).
For the brown butter icing.
Brown the butter in a pan, just as described in step 2 for the bread (it may take a little less time because there’s less butter) and allow to cool for about 10 minutes. Scrape the butter into a mixing bowl.
Sift the confectioner’s sugar to remove lumps. Then whisk the vanilla into the butter. Next, whisk in confectioner’s sugar until your reach a spreadable consistency.
Spread the icing onto the loaves, and allow to set for about 30 minutes before slicing.