Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Peanut Butter Pretzel Bites

If you are looking for a easy sweet treat that will really win over a crowd this is the recipe to try. There is nothing fancy about these peanut butter pretzel bites but they are perfect when you need a no-fuss dessert. I made them for a barbeque we went to this past weekend and they were a huge hit. I actually heard a guy say "who made these? God?" Yes, they are that good!

Peanut Butter Pretzel Bites
** from Sweet Pea's Kitchen
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Makes about 60
Prep Time: 1 hour (includes the time for the pretzel bites to set)

1 cup creamy peanut butter (I used natural)
2 T. softened butter
1/2 c. powdered sugar
3/4 c. brown sugar
1 bag of small pretzel twists
1 bag of semi-sweet chocolate chips

In a stand mixer, cream peanut butter and softened butter. Add the powdered sugar and brown sugar and mix until combined.

Cover a large cookie sheet with wax paper. Roll the dough into small balls, use about 1 tsp of mixture per ball. Place the dough balls on the wax paper covered cookie sheet. Next sandwich each dough ball between two pretzels and place on the cookie sheet. Place the cookie sheet in the freezer for about 30 minutes so the dough can harden slightly.

After the 30 minutes, remove the cookie sheet from the freezer. Melt a bag of chocolate chips in a small saucepan over low heat. Dip half a pretzel in the chocolate and then set it down on the wax paper. Once all of the pretzels have been dipped in chocolate put the cookie sheet back in the freezer for another 10-15 minutes or until the chocolate has set.

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