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}

Yield: 60-70 bites

Ingredients

  • Peanut Butter Pretzel Bites
  • recipe originally from [Two Tiny Kitchens|[ http://twotinykitchens.com/]
  • 1 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 2 tbsp softened butter
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar (maybe more)
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar (maybe more)
  • Pretzels
  • 1 bag semi-sweet chocolate chips

Instructions

  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 3/4 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.
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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!




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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
15 comments
Tracy
Tracy

They look yummy! I love anything with peanut butter and chocolate. :)

Kayla
Kayla

Pretzels and peanut butter? My two favs! These look awesome. I will definitely need to try these!

Joanie @ Zagleft
Joanie @ Zagleft

Chocolate, pretzels and peanut butter - heavenly! Can't wait to see the rest of the holiday treats coming!

Trisha
Trisha

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.

Liz
Liz

Oh, gosh, late to the party again....I will have to just drool and collect recipes from afar :) Your pretzel bites look yummy!

Loy
Loy

Easy, good and no bake. I like that. Thanks for hosting the blog hop. Have a great week.

marina prins
marina prins

What a lovely recipe, i love peanut butter! marina #6

Louanne
Louanne

What a great idea and such a delicious treat! I'm so happy to be participating, Brenda!

Jenna
Jenna

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.

Dawn
Dawn

What a great idea! I love these little snacks-I will defintiely be making these this year! Thank you so much for organizing this blog hop!

Pam @ The Meltaways
Pam @ The Meltaways

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

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