Peanut Butter Chocolate Pretzel Bites

Welcome to week one of the 12 Weeks of Christmas Treats! I know, I know, it IS still only September but before you know it the holidays will be upon us. Some of you may already know how this works but here are the basics.

Each week starting today and for the next 12 weeks, I and a bunch of other bloggers will be sharing some of our favorite holiday treats with you. The idea is that not only will you get a lot more recipe ideas but ideally you can make up these treats ahead of time and freeze so that you will have goodies ready to go for gift-giving, hostess gifts and even your own holiday tables. Be sure to check out our Pinterest board for all the great ideas too—it’s a great way to keep track of your favorites.

My recipe this week is a simple one. It’s actually one that I discovered on Pinterest much earlier this year and I just knew I would need to make it! I can’t remember a time that I didn’t love the combination of chocolate and peanut butter—yum! But these have a salty twist to them from the pretzel that make them the perfect combination of salty & sweet.

Sorry I don’t have any step-by-step photos…I’m not sure what I was thinking other than “how quickly will I get to taste test these!” So I forgot to take any pictures along the way. But I bet you all are smart enough to figure it out too!

They are so simple and easy to prepare and are a great sweet bite for all sorts of occasions but even for your own family. I hope you enjoy them too!

Peanut Butter Chocolate Pretzel Bites {12 Weeks Christmas Treats}
Serves: 60-70 bites
  • Peanut Butter Pretzel Bites
  • recipe originally from Two Tiny Kitchens
  • 1 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 2 tbsp softened butter
  • ½ cup powdered sugar (maybe more)
  • ¾ cup brown sugar (maybe more)
  • Pretzels
  • 1 bag semi-sweet chocolate chips
  1. 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 ¾ cup of each sugar).
  2. 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.
  3. 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.

Be sure to check out all the other bloggers who are participating this week in the 12 Weeks of Christmas Treats blog hop… you’ll have no excuse of “I don’t know what to make!” And if you’re a blogger and want to join in on the fun, check out this post for the form to fill out to start baking along with us!

1. Peanut Butter Pretzel Bites


2. Candied Spiced Nuts


3. Gingerbread AdventureofaLife


4. Puppy Chow Cookies


5. Gooey Chocolate Almond Squares


6. Autumn Brittle


7. Cherry Amaretto Jam


8. Butterscotch Bars


9. Apple Pie Bread


10. Almond Crescents


11. Candy Cane Brownies


12. Individual Apple Crisps


13. Gingerbread Cupcakes


14. Vanilla Bean Biscotti


15. Heath Bar Cookies


16. Cinnamon Roll Cookies


17. Almond Butter Balls


18. Pineapple Ground Cherry Jam


19. Cinnamon Cream Cheese Mints


20. Chocolate Toffee Brownies


21. Oreo Cookies & Cream Bark


22. Pumpkin Apple Pie


23. Triple Chocolate Cookie Mix


24. Chocolate Caramel PretzelBites


25. Chocolate Sea Salt Cookies


26. Glazed Cinnamon Toffee Bars


27. ribbon cookies


28. Apple Cinnamon Scones


29. Grain Free Pumpkin Cupcakes


30. Surrpise Cookies


  1. Pam @ The Meltaways says

    I totally love chocolate covered pretzels, so adding PB to them? Nirvana! Thanks for hosting again this year!

  2. says

    Thanks for putting this together. These pretzel bites look amazing! Who doesn’t love the sweet and salty combination. Can’t wait to see all the treats over the next couple of months.

  3. says

    Thanks Brenda for hosting this wonderful linky party this year as well. I love the sound of these pretzel bites. Lovely combination of flavors and textures.


  1. […] 12 Weeks of Christmas Treats Round Up #12wksxmastreats December 21, 2012 Leave a Comment Hello there! If you are new here, you might want to subscribe to the RSS feed for updates on this topic.Powered by WP Greet Box WordPress PluginChristmas is just a few days away and I know many of you are busy taking care of last minute details like shopping, wrapping presents and baking! I wanted to do a little roundup of all the cookies and sweet treats I’ve shared over the last twelve weeks for the 12 Weeks of Christmas Treats! I hope you’ve enjoyed baking right along with me and the rest of the bloggers that participated. You’ll find links to TONS more recipes when you click on my recipe links below. Happy Baking! Week 1-Peanut Butter Pretzel Bites […]

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