Peanut butter pretzel bites
For a recent seven hour-long road trip, I knew we would need lots of snacks to keep us energized, and to keep us from making hasty convenience store purchases. I had time to do at least one homemade snack and judging from the empty Tupperware upon arriving back home, it was clearly a winner.
A take on the chocolate-covered peanut butter balls typically made during the holidays, this recipe I found on Pinterest also incorporates a salty bite in the form of pretzels. It’s as simple as sandwiching the peanut butter/sugar filling between two square pretzels, then dipping one end in melted chocolate.
Note: The recipe called for a bag of chocolate chips, but I ran out of chocolate. Maybe I was heavy-handed on the dipping, but I’d recommend grabbing another bag, just in case.
Peanut Butter Pretzel Bites
- 1 cup creamy peanut butter
- 2 tablespoons softened butter
- 1/2 cup powdered sugar
- 3/4 cup brown sugar
- 1 bag semi-sweet chocolate chips
Line a baking sheet with wax paper and set aside. In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, beat peanut butter and butter until combined. Scrape down bowl, add sugars and beat until combined. (You should be able to roll the mixture into balls without sticking to your hands. If needed, add more powdered sugar until you reach a consistency that is easy to roll.)
Roll the mixture into small balls, about 1 teaspoon of mixture for each ball, and place on prepared baking sheet. Sandwich the balls between two pretzels and place in the freezer for 30 minutes.
Melt the chocolate in a metal bowl over a pan of lightly simmering water. Stir occasionally until smooth, and remove from heat.
Dip each pretzel bite halfway into the melted chocolate and place on the prepared baking sheet. Chill in refrigerator until chocolate is set.