Snickers Coconut Caramel Cupcakes
Savory, salty and sweet. All piled in one.
Oh and cheesy, can’t forget about the cheese.
You’d think after yesterday’s Cheesy Cajun Fries I might tone it down on the cheese, but nope I am shoving more in your face. That’s just how I roll, with lots of cheese.
I even put cheese on my seafood, which I know some people don’t do. Obviously, I am not one of those people. You can blame my dad for this. See my dad, he’s a healthy guy, he works out every day, he hikes with my mom on the weekends, he eat lots of salads and seafood, not a whole lot of red meat and tons of fruits. Pretty healthy right? But he’s definitely got a thing for cheese. Hard to not love cheese though, right?
Personally, in my opinion a little cheese never hurt anybody and I’d even go as far as saying it is somewhat healthy. I mean come on it’s full of protein (you know, for those muscles) and calcium (hello, strong bones). Sounds pretty healthy to me.
Anyway, cheese on seafood is good. Really, really good. Especially when it is melty brie. Brie’s good on anything.Ok, but enough about the cheese. Really I just want confess my love for fruit salsa.
I confess, I am madly obsessed with fruit salsa. Really though, I just like eating it out of the bowl with a spoon or if I am being brutally honest here, my hands. Yes, it is that good and yes, it’s really good on crab cakes. I used to think that I only liked fruit on their own, never with anything else. Not in or on a pie, not with chocolate and not as a salsa. This is probably because I was just lazy and never wanted to do anything more than to lift up my hand, grab a piece of fruit and put it in my mouth. No chopping, no mixing, no baking.
Well, it is safe to say those days are long gone. Cause all I want to do with all the fresh fruit I have stockpiled in my house is one, eat it in is original awesome state or two, make salsa. And since I don’t really want to show you guys a post on how tiny Tieghan can consume pounds and pounds of fruit all by herself, I will show you how I make salsa.
I think it is a good compromise.
Basically, I had this idea of a cheesy soft pretzel. Yeah, just a pretzel covered in cheese. Sounds pretty awesome right?
Well, I figured you guys probably know how to cover a soft pretzel in cheese and that it probably was not a new concept and not blog worthy. So then I thought and thought, and thought a little more, until some how my brain came up with crabs. Really I have no idea why since my dad and I are the only ones in our immediate family (except for Brendan – see yesterday’s post) that eat seafood.
So then it just magically hit me. Kind of like the way it just magically started snowing yesterday. Yeah, snowing on May 29th. That’s how it goes around here. Snow in the very end of May, snow even into June. How did I end up living here?
Pretzel buns. Crab cakes. BRIE. Strawberry pineapple salsa.
Literally, I said that exact line out loud at 8:oo in morning while in the middle of the forest. Gladly no one was around to hear my follow-up, YES! Cause yes, I really did say that, and yes, I said it pretty darn loud.
Yes, I am so weird and way too passionate about food or maybe it’s just the Strawberry Pineapple Salsa. No, I think is probably just food in general.
The best part though is that they are so easy and so quick and generally just an awesome summer meal.
All you have to do is chop the fruit for the salsa and throw all those ingredients in a bowl and toss um together. Then throw all the ingredients for the crab cakes in a bowl and mash together, form into 8-10 cute little sliders and crisp them up in the skillet. After that just melt the cheese and top with a whole lot of the salsa. DONE.
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I am ready, summer, bring it on! Oh, and please, no more snow.
Wow, those look incredible!! Visiting from happy hour projects link party. I would love to have you come visit my weekend link party, Sweet Treats & Swanky Stuff, if you have time (at http://www.sweetbenannasam.com) thanks!
Thank you, Lisa! And thanks for the party invite!
Girl, are you kidding me?! How do you come up with this stuff?? Everyday! I’ll be honest, I probably won’t make these as I’m more of a baker…but I love your blog and the things you do so I’ll pin this to drool over for days to come.
Haha! Thank you, Nat! Love your honesty and thank you for pinning, but really you should make them. They pretty easy and wel SO good! LOL
Have a great weekend!
The Brie and Strawberry pineapple salsa sound incredible. And then paired with everything else. Wow. So many awesome flavors going on! And pretzel buns. Thanks for the reminder on those!
Thank you, Averie! I can not get over the Strawberry Pineapple Salsa. All I want to do is eat that stuff! I am a fruit loving freak.
Anyway, thank you!
Everything about this has my mouth watering…from the crab to the bun to the brie to the salsa….Oh so perfect for all this warm weather we’re having!
Thank you, Julia!! Wish I could say the same about the weather here in Colorado. It is snowy/ raining and COLD 🙁
Pretzel buns?? That is just delicious sounding right there!! I’m not a big seafood fan, but I could probably totally dig these, esp with that fruit salsa!! 😉
Thank you, Jocelyn!
Wow! You have convinced me to give crab cakes a try. Brie…pretzel buns? I’M SOLD! YUM!!! Pinned!
Yes!! I am so happy to hear this! Thanks Michelle and thank you for pinning!
These sound AMAZING! Nice and colorful too!
Thank you so much Liz!
I say NEVER tone it down on the cheese… neeeeeever 😉
Pretzel buns on any sandwich get me. Now that you paired with crab I’m sold!
I know, they are so good!! Thanks Meagan!
Yum, these look great. And your pictures are amazing!
Thank you so much Laura!
Well at first I was all, “You had me at pretzel buns,” and then I was all, “You had me at crab cakes,” and then I was all, “You had me at brie,” so basically… You had me at ALL THE THINGS. This looks scrumptious!
Ha! I love you comment!! Thank you so much Stephanie!
Oh wow, these sound so decadent. So much flavor going on! I must make these soon.
Thank you, Leah!!
Wow! This looks mouth-wateringly good!
Wow, thank you so much Sommer!
Wow! Those sound incredible, great flavors going on. Can’t wait to try this 🙂
Happy Valley Chow
Thank you so much and I hope you love it!
This looks to die for! I want to stick my face into that!
Ha, thanks Nessa!