I’m on Pinterest at least once a day (who are we kidding here…at least 10 times a day) and every day I am inspired by something I find. Today I’m hungry, so I want my first “pin of the day” or POTD to be these amazingly delicious Peanut Butter Pretzel Bites.
Courtesy of Foodaphilia, these are one of the most satisfying snacks I’ve ever made. My favorite part is that they are really worth the time you put in; you get 60-80 in just one batch. Their site says 45 but I definitely got more.
1 cup creamy peanut butter
2 tbsp softened butter
1/2 cup powdered sugar (maybe more; see below)
3/4 cup brown sugar (maybe more)
Pretzels (I have used both the square and regular mini-pretzels)
1 bag semi-sweet chocolate chips
Combine peanut butter and softened butter in a large bowl with a fork or whisk, or in a stand mixer. 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 (I used about 3/4 cup of each sugar).
Use a teaspoon measure to scoop the filling. Roll each portion into a small ball, then sandwich them between two whole pretzels. When all the balls are rolled and successfully sandwiched, stick the whole tray in the freezer for about half an hour.
Pour the 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 are dipped, return the tray to the freezer to set up completely. Store the sandwiches in the refrigerator until serving time. DELICIOUS.
I served these at my Superb Bowl party this year and they were gone in about 10 minutes. The ladies over at Two Tiny Kitchens estimate the whole recipe has about 5,000 calories, so if you make 80, that’s about 62.5 calories a piece. If you could stretch out the peanut putter filling to make 100 they could have 50 calories each. Definitely an indulgence but very rich and VERY worth it. While the above is the original pin form Pinterest into my Culinary Compilation Board. Below is a photo of my actual PB Pretzel Bites! Try them out!
Pinterest strikes again!