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Peanut butter balls turn into pretzel bites for an addictive salty treat! Perfect for parties or Christmas gifts!
If there's an iconic holiday gift that I like to make every year, it's peanut butter balls, also known as buckeyes, or whatever you want to call them. They're basically homemade Reese's peanut butter ball shaped cups, but better.
For non-candy makers like me, peanut butter balls are the easiest way to pretend you know what's in the Christmas candy making department. They are, I dare say it … foolproof!
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I was thinking about those peanut butter balls, and I wanted to add a different twist to them. So I added pretzels and voila! Peanut butter pretzel bites. Yum!
Pretzels add that little touch of salt that makes sweets even better. Pretzels also provide a great crunch factor. It's almost like eating a peanut butter, chocolate, and pretzel sandwich cookie.
Peanut butter pretzel bites will become your next addiction, so be sure to share them with friends. They will love you for it!
Peanut Butter Pretzel Bites
- 1 1/2 cups creamy peanut butter
- 1/2 cup butter, room temperature
- 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 3 cups powdered sugar
- Pretzels (about 150)
- 1 (12 oz) package semi-sweet chocolate chips
- 2 tablespoons coconut oil or butter
Combine the peanut butter, butter, vanilla, and salt in a large bowl. Whisk with an electric mixer on LOW until mixed.
Add 2 cups of powdered sugar, whisking until mixed. Whisk in the last cup of powdered sugar until combined.
Shape into 1-inch balls. Sandwich / squeeze each peanut butter ball between two pretzels. Place them on baking sheets fitted with a silicone baking mat, parchment paper, or wax paper. Freeze for 15 minutes or refrigerate for 30 minutes.
Place the chocolate chips and coconut oil or shortening in a double boiler. (Or a stainless steel bowl on top of a saucepan filled with water, make sure the water does NOT touch the bottom of the bowl!) Heat over medium-low heat until melted.
Dip the pretzel bites halfway into the chocolate, shaking off the excess chocolate. Return to the tray. Repeat until all the pretzel bites have been dipped in chocolate. Put the trays back in the fridge / freezer until the chocolate is ready, about 15 minutes. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 7 days.
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