• Chocolate Dipped Peanut Butter Pretzel Bites! Posted on September 11, 2013

    Chocolate Dipped Peanut Butter Pretzel Bites! I tried these a couple of years ago from one of my friends in Carlsbad. I fell in love with them, and could not stop eating them. I don't know why I haven't made them myself until now. They are the perfect treat when you don't want to turn on your oven, and have a craving for sweet, salty, crunchy, chocolate, peanut butter. My son Brent helped me make these and he enjoyed matching up the pretzel squares to sandwich the peanut butter filling. You can use either milk chocolate or semi-sweet to dip the bites into. White chocolate may be a cool alternative as well. We made a half batch yesterday, and they are gone!

    1 c. creamy peanut butter
    2 tbs butter, softened
    1/2 c powdered sugar (may need a little more)
    3/4 c brown sugar
    1 bag of chocolate chips (semi sweet or milk)
    1 bag of Snyders square shaped pretzels (called snaps)

    Combine the first 4 ingredients to form a dough. You should be able to roll the dough between your hands without it sticking. If it sticks add a little more powdered sugar. Roll dough into teaspoon measured balls and set aside. Take 2 pretzels, sandwich a peanut butter ball in between, and press down slightly to form a sandwich. Place on a sheet tray and freeze for 30 minutes until slightly firm. Melt chocolate in microwave (start with 1/2 bag of chocolate chips to minimize waste). Dip each sandwich halfway into chocolate, place on a cookie tray lined with wax paper or foil. Refrigerate until set.

    thanks: http://rachelleunderwood.blogspot.com/2011/04/chocolate-dipped-peanut-butter-pretzel.html

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