Chocolate & Peanut Butter Pretzels
These are a bite size, salty, sweet, no-mess snack. If you have to whip something up for a get-together, or can’t bear the thought of watching Real Housewives of Miami alone without a sugary snack (guilty), then these are for you. I have only prepared these once so far, but know I am going to be making them forever.
CHOCOLATE & PEANUT BUTTER PRETZELS
1 cup of creamy peanut butter
2 tablespoons of softened butter
1/2 cup of powdered sugar
3/4 cup of brown sugar
Pretzels (I used Snyder’s Butter Snaps — great flavor and shape!)
1 bag of good quality chocolate chips (I recommend Ghiradelli – it dries fast)
FYI, This is probably a fabulous recipe to make with little kids. To my sweet nephew James — I’m thinking of you buddy!
Use a mixer to stir together the two butters and two sugars. Then roll bits of the dough into 1/2 inch diameter spheres. Smush the little spheres in between pretzels and set them on a cookie sheet or piece of parchment.
When you’ve done all you can manage, put the cookie sheet in the freezer for the pretzel sandwiches to firm up before the next step. While they’re in the oven, melt the chocolate chips over a double broiler or in the microwave (I chose the latter, stirring every thirty seconds or so).
When the chocolate looks ready for dipping, remove the pretzels from the freezer and dip half of each into the chocolate. It is messy at first, but you’ll get it down to an art by about the 15th one.
Refrigerate until serving. Then enjoy! I promise no leftovers!
I think I’m going to go make another batch now and eat away the stress of finals coming up…