Peanut Butter and Chocolate Pretzel Bites are a fun little snack. They combine peanut butter and chocolate, a winning combination. And they combine sweet and salty, one of my absolute favorite combinations. I think kids would love them, but I couldn’t say for sure since I don’t have any kids. I think I would love them, but I can’t say for sure because I didn’t get to try the final product. Kara brought them to a friends house and saved none for me! Zip. Zero. Zilch. Nada! Do I sound bitter?
Oh well, it’d probably do me some good to skip a dessert here and there! I did take a bite of the peanut butter mixture and I can confirm that it’s delicious. Kara raved about these pretzel bites and she said her friends all liked them too. When it comes to desserts, we’re on the same page…so I trust her judgement!!!
I’m definitely going to make a batch of these again and hoard every last one. I’ll have one everyday to help curb my daily sweets cravings. After all, they’re the perfect bite to satisfy a chocolate craving. Or I’ll dump them all in a bowl, sprawl out on the couch and eat them in one sitting while I watch Rachel Zoe. One or the other, I could go either way!
1 cup creamy peanut butter
2 tablespoons butter, softened
½ cup powdered sugar
¾ cup brown sugar
2 cups milk chocolate chips
fleur de sel, for spinkling (optional)
Line a baking sheet with wax paper and set aside.
In a large bowl, mix the butter and peanut butter until combined. You could also use a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment. Scrape down the bowl, add sugars and beat until combined. You should be able to roll the mixture into balls without it sticking to your hands. 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 the lined baking sheet. Sandwich the balls between two pretzels and place in the freezer for 30 minutes.
Melt the chocolate in a double boiler or a 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. Sprinkle lightly with fleur de sel before the chocolate hardens. Chill in refrigerator until chocolate is set. These melt quickly so store them in the refrigerator or freezer until you are ready to serve.
Source: adapted from Sweet Pea’s Kitchen