Monday, July 11, 2011

Chocolate Dipped Peanut Butter Pretzel Bites

Somewhere along the line, I discovered the combination of salty and sweet. I think... I think it might have been one late night at Penn State after a Saturday outing with a certain one of my roommates. We may or may not have been standing at the freezer crumbling pretzels and scooping peanut butter into my vanilla ice cream. May or may not, mind you.
Our judgement at the time may have been hazy, but I still think we were onto something. The combination of salty, sweet and creamy was perfection. And when I stumbled upon this recipe from Two Tiny Kitchens, or rather, when Alex stumbled upon this recipe, I knew it had to be made. Well, it's like Pringles: once you pop, the fun don't stop. It's hard to just have one, so go ahead, have a couple.

Chocolate Dipped Peanut Butter Pretzel Bites
1 cup creamy peanut butter
2 tbsp softened butter
1/2 -3/4 cup powdered sugar
3/4 cup brown sugar
One bag Pretzels
1 bag semi-sweet chocolate chips

1. Combine peanut butter and softened butter in a stand mixer and combine. Add the sugars and and beat until combined. The filling should roll easily in your hands and if it doesn't add a little more powdered sugar until the filling doesn't stick to your hands.
2. Using a teaspoon measure to scoop the filling, roll each portion into a small ball, then place on top of one pretzel. Sandwich together with a second pretzel and place on a parchment lined cookie sheet. Upon completion of all pretzels, place entire tray in freezer for at least 30 minutes.
3. Just before removing the pretzels from the freezer, 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.

12 comments:

S.V. said...

These look super cute and yummy. My son swears he hates pretzels I bet this would change his mind.

Taylor said...

Mmm I love pb & chocolate! The sweet and salty combo with the pretzels looks amazing!

Allison said...

This combines everything I want in life. Peanut butter, salty pretzels, and chocolate. Thanks for sharing this!

Kelly said...

What a great idea, these look so delicious!! :)

Debbie B. said...

I love salty sweet combos!! Great idea :)

chiTownBrown said...

props for reppin psu. are fest gonnna be craaaaazy yo!

Tiffany said...

My computer is messed up right now and I can't even see the picture, but I still want to make these, the title alone sounds amazing!

Tina @flourtrader said...

Kudos to getting the big three flavors all together in one tasty bite. I will take several of these for snacking...

Hester aka The Chef Doc said...

There is definite "late-night college snack" written all over this :-) I never had one of these but totally would've welcomed their presence during a late-night study sesh. I love all the flavors and textures in this. Mmm mmm mmm!

TheChocolatePriestess said...

Sort of like a truffle but with pretzels outside.

Mackenzie@The Caramel Cookie said...

Oh these do look addictive

Joy said...

That is a perfect snacks.