Peanut Butter Pretzel Bites

31 Aug

A little delayed due to Irene, but here is my salty, sweet and savory snack that I know you’ve all been waiting for! My colleagues were lucky enough to try these treats this past Friday and they were delicious and addicting.

I’ve been on a bit of a peanut butter and chocolate kick lately and these snacks fit right into my obsession! These bite-sized peanut butter pretzels are the perfect mid-day snack to get you though the final hours of work or an evening snack while curled up on the couch watching a movie. Careful though, it’s easy to eat the whole batch!

What You’ll Need:

  • 1 Cup of Creamy Peanut Butter (I used Jiff)
  • 2 tbs of Softened Butter
  • 3/4 Cup of Powdered Sugar
  • 3/4 Cup of Brown Sugar
  • 1 Bag of Pretzels (However many you want to make)
  • 1 Bag of Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips

To Prepare:

  • Nothing to prepare! No oven needed.

Directions:

In a large bowl, whisk together the peanut butter and softened butter (See my Baking Tips for Softening Butter!).  Add the sugars and mix to combine.

At this point if the filling will roll easily into balls without sticking to your hands you’re ready to go.  If not, add a little more of each sugar until you reach a consistency that is easy to roll.

Use a teaspoon measure to scoop the peanut butter filling.  Roll each portion into a small ball and sandwich them between two whole pretzels. I placed the pretzel sandwich on a wire cooling rack, but any tray should work. Once all the balls are rolled and sandwiched between the pretzels, place the whole tray in the freezer for about half an hour.

Pour the bag of chocolate chips into a microwave safe bowl and heat at 30-second intervals, stirring occasionally until completely melted. Remove the pretzel sandwiches from the freezer and quickly dip each half-way into the melted chocolate.  Return to the tray and repeat with remaining sandwiches.  When all of them are dipped, return the tray to the freezer to set up completely.  Store the sandwiches in the refrigerator until you’re ready to serve (or devour yourself!)

Enjoy!

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