Chocolate-Peanut Butter Pretzels

These are just downright yummy.  Easy to make, no baking required, and the perfect amount of salt and sweet.  You could use chocolate candy melts or almond bark in place of the chocolate chips, but I think the chocolate chips are perfect for this recipe.

Adapted from a recipe by Baked Perfection

1 c. creamy peanut butter {this is not the place to use the low-fat version}
1/2 c. unsalted butter, softened
3 c. confectioner's {powdered} sugar
1 t. vanilla
1/2 t. salt
1 1-lb bag square shaped pretzels {you'll use about 1/2 the bag for this recipe}
2 1/2 c. chocolate chips {I use a mixture of 1 1/2c. milk chocolate and 1c. semi sweet, but you can use whatever you prefer}
1 1/2 T. vegetable oil {canola is fine}

In a large mixing bowl, with an electric mixer mix together the peanut butter and butter until combined.  Add the vanilla, sugar and salt.

Roll the peanut butter dough into 1/2" balls and place on a pretzel.  Place a second pretzel on top and squish down lightly.  {see photo above} Place on a cookie sheet lined with waxed paper and put in the freezer for about 20 minutes, or until firm.

Melt the chocolate chips and oil over low heat in a small saucepan, stirring to melt.  Remove from heat and, grabbing a pretzel, dip the second pretzel and peanut butter mixture into the chocolate {I did not dip the bottoms - the pretzel I hung on to}.  Let excess drip off back into the pan and then place, un-dipped pretzel side down, back on to the waxed paper.

Once all have been dipped in the chocolate mixture, place them in the refrigerator for about 20 minutes, or until the chocolate has hardened.  Store in the refrigerator.


Mary@BarnBugStudio said...

Oh my goodness! Those look fantastic! I'm planning to make those tomorrow!!

Staci at Life At Cobble Hill Farm said...

Mary, you won't be disappointed. :)

Anonymous said...

so excited about your cooking blog.... what great ideas!!! esp to wrap up for bits of gifts!
Elisha at Grown by Grace blogspot

From Beyond My Kitchen Window said...

I love how easy these are. It isn't very often you get a candy recipe that looks so professional. I will be making these beauties for sure.

Staci at Life At Cobble Hill Farm said...

Yes, they are very easy. Welcome Elisha!!