Thursday, June 9, 2011

Peanut Butter Pretzel Bites

This recipe just called to me when I saw it on Pinterest. Maybe it's the crazy sweet tooth I've gotten in the last month of pregnancy... but I knew my husband would love this combo as well.

I traced the pin I saw on Pinterest back through a few different linking of this recipe, to what I think is getting closer to the original posting of it (I see it links back even further... now).


I found it posted by Two Tiny Kitchens You definitely need to click over there and check out her site. Yum!! Plus her picture of her pretzel bites is MILES better than mine. Of course, I have an almost 3 yr old rolling my balls and squishing them between pretzels for me... and well.. the chocolate dipping job wasn't as nice either... But they taste the same ;).

Peanut Butter Pretzel Bites

1 cup creamy peanut butter
2 tbsp softened butter
1/2 cup powdered sugar (maybe more)
3/4 cup brown sugar (maybe more)
1 bag semi-sweet chocolate chips

Combine peanut butter and softened butter in a large bowl. Add the sugars and mix well.

This makes up your dough. If you can easily roll balls without it sticking to your hand, go ahead and roll teaspoon size balls. If it is still sticky, add some more powdered and brown sugar to make it less sticky. (I ended up putting in more)

Roll into teaspoon size balls and sandwich them between two whole pretzels and place on a wax paper lined cookie sheet. When finished all the dough, put these "sandwiches" in the freezer for 30 minutes.

Put chocolate chips in a bowl and microwave in short intervals, stirring to make sure heating is fairly even. Dip each "sandwich" halfway in the melted chocolate, and place back on cookie sheet. When all are complete, but them back in the freezer for a bit. After they've hardened, you can store them in a container in the fridge until served.

A definite winner in our house. My daughter loved how much she got to help with these, and no raw eggs to keep her from licking everything clean afterwards. I can just imagine the calorie count in these though, so they will be a very rare treat ;).

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