Chocolate Covered Peanut Butter Pretzel Bites

Chocolate Covered PB Pretzel Bites

It’s unbelievable how addicting these pretzel bites are! I’ve made them three times in the past month and people beg me for the recipe every time I make them. I can hardly even call this a “recipe,” so I never really thought to post it on the blog.

But enough friends have requested I share my chocolate peanut buttery pretzel treats, so here they are today.

Chocolate covered pretzels are a staple in my house. They are my go-to treat for nearly every occassion. No-bake, ready in minutes, and perfect to satisfy my sweet and salty cravings. Well, combine said chocolate pretzels with a thick (and I mean THICK) layer of peanut butter filling and you’ve got yourself one addicting little bite-sized treat.

I’ve made them with pretzel squares and regular mini pretzels, and both are equally as delicious! If you want to impress people, but save on time and effort, you should need to make these. They are SO easy – they take less than 30 minutes!

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Chocolate Covered Peanut Butter Pretzel Bites

  • Author: Sally
  • Prep Time: 45 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour
  • Yield: 30 bites
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: American

Description

Simply addicting and easy-to-make chocolate covered peanut butter pretzel bites!


Ingredients

  • 1 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 2 Tablespoons unsalted butter, softened to room temperature
  • 1/2 cup confectioners’ sugar
  • 3/4 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 60 pretzels
  • two 4 ounce Bakers semi-sweet chocolate bars, coarsely chopped

Instructions

  1. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper. Set aside.
  2. In a medium size bowl, mix together peanut butter and butter with a spoon. Stir in sugars until thick dough forms. Roll peanut butter dough into 30 small balls. If it is too sticky, add more powdered sugar.
  3. Sandwich balls between two pretzels and place on prepared baking sheet. Freeze for 20-30 minutes.
  4. While the pretzel bites are chilling, melt chopped chocolate for about 1 minute in microwave, stopping and stirring every 20 seconds. Dip the pretzel bites halfway into the melted chocolate and place bite back on baking sheet. Refrigerate the dipped bites for at least 10 minutes for chocolate to set.
  5. Pretzel bites are fresh up to 10 days stored in the refrigerator. Bites can be frozen for up to 3 months. Thaw overnight in the refrigerator.

Keywords: chocolate covered peanut butter pretzel bites

54 Comments

  1. That sounds SO good, I”ll have to try that!

  2. Sarah @ a Dash and a Pinch says:

    I love these! I made them this past weekend for father’s day, and everyone was amazed at how delicious they were, and blown away when I told them how easy it was to make them! Thanks for the great recipe. I blogged about it on my site, and linked back to you!
    http://dashandapinch.com/2012/06/chocolate-covered-peanut-butter-pretzels/

    1. Thanks Sarah! I loved seeing these on your blog today. 🙂

  3. OMG! I made these for my daughter’s preschool teacher’s end of school gift. These treats almost didn’t make it t school. They are so divine. Seriously to die for. Sweet and salty. I love the peanut butter chocolate combo. I made mine with dark chocolate – so good!
    Sally – I am hooked to this site! Also made the funfetti granola for my daughter’s bday party – yum! The kids loved them!

    1. So glad you love some of my recipes and that they have been successes! Salima, comments like these make my day so thank you for sharing. And I love these pb pretzel bites.. they are addicting, aren’t they?!

  4. Sally L Roussel says:

    I ate something similar made with Bugles a few weeks ago. The peanut butter was added to the open end and then that end was dipped in chocolate. Bet you can’t eat just one….more like a dozen. I can’t wait to try this recipe. I was thinking of putting some of these in a decorated mason jar as a Christmas or party gift. Thank you from another food addict named Sally too 🙂

    1. Hi Sally! Thank you for the comment, putting these pretzel bites into a mason jar for Christmas is such a wonderful idea! Anyone who I have given them to goes NUTS over them! I love your bugle recipe idea! That literally sounds too good to be true. I love salty sweet!

  5. Ok, so here we go… I was at my Grandma’s for a couple days and wanted to make her a birthday treat. I ran to the store and got dark chocolate chips, pretzels and Andes mints. Good combo right?! So then I remember this post so I spiced things up a little by mixing some peanut butter in with some of the mint pieces a little sugar (she didn’t have powdered sugar) a little butter (the fake stuff – she didn’t have the real stuff lol) plopped spoonfuls on the pretzels to make little sandwiches, froze them – melted the Andes and dark chocolate together and them dipped the pretzels into it and chilled them again… Ahhhh! SO delish!! To say they were a hit would be an understatement!!
    So now I am back home and have a huge container of Christmas chocolates that are too old to eat plain but not to old to make cookies out of… Here I go with another fun adventure and your blog for extra inspiration!
    btw I just found your blog and I am LOVING the fun of going through all the old posts – what a blast!! 🙂

    1. Helena, you are a GENIUS!! my head is swirling with minty-chocolate-pretzel ideas! I can’t thank you enugh! I think your little pretzel candies sound FABULOUS! And I can only imagine how hard it would be to go back to “regular” chocolate candies lol. I am SO glad you are enjoying my blog – I try to go back and remake some older recipes to bring them back to life. 🙂 Let me know what else you make! This comment totally made my day 😀

  6. Jennifer Rinehart says:

    I’ve made these twice now and they are so so good, I was worried that refrigerating the pretzels would make them soft and stale, but nope, tasty peanutty goodness. The only change I made was decreasing the sugar a tad and replacing the butter with cream cheese.

    Thank you for this lovely recipe!

    1. Hi Jennifer! I’m happy to hear that. Keeping them chilled does nothing whatsoever to the pretzels besides make them cold. I like your idea of using cream cheese instead. Will keep that in mind the next time I make these. Thanks so much!

  7. Georgia @ The Comfort of Cooking says:

    These look crazy addictive, Sally! Awesome little two-bite treat for anytime of day!

    1. they ARE crazy addictive Georgia! Kind of dangerously addictive!

  8. petit4chocolatier says:

    Heaven post!!! So delicious!

  9. Lindsay @ Life, Love and Sugar says:

    Sounds amazing! I love easy, yet delicious things like this!

  10. I’m making these today-can’t wait to try them! Thanks for your delectable recipes. My Pinterest page is full of them!

    1. Wonderful to hear Andrea! thank you so much for all the pins. Wow, that makes my day. 🙂

  11. I made these for our high school jazz band and they were a huge hit! One thing I did differently was I used the normal pretzel and dipped it in the other way instead of dipping half of its side i just dipped the front pretzel… if you undertand what i mean… I dipped the face of one pretzel instead of the side and they turned out perfectly! Thank you for posting this recipe because it was really easy and extremely yummy! 🙂

    1. I understand how you did it – and it sounds amazing. 🙂 You can’t go wrong with peanut butter, chocolate, and pretzels. Thanks Ashley!

  12. These were amazing! They were gone in 2 days. I only used 1 cup of chocolate chips, and it was fine. It was the perfect amount actually. I definitely will be making these in the future!!

    1. Glad you love these! We can never get enough of them. I love the salty/sweet!

  13. Made these today. Quick easy yummy!! I dipped some in skor bits

    1. Love that idea!

  14. we made a version of this with white chocolate and light blue sprinkles for a Bridal Shower…they were gone before we knew it…then was asked to make some for the wedding…again…gone, so this is a winner, winner.

    1. Oh I just love them with white chocolate Elaine!

  15. I made these last night for post tree decorating treat…so delish and easy! Thank you!

    1. These make a great treat – for anytime! Happy you loved them. Thanks Beth!

  16. Hannah @ For the love of baking says:

    oh my goodness… i litterally just made these for my recipe blog before seeing them on here…. I hope you dont mind! but I litterally have just put them to set… creepy or what? I will put the recipe i did on my blog because its slighty dif! but I am so creeped right now!!! I have never seen them on here before.. well good bakers think alike hey? 🙂

    Hannah x

    1. Yes, I can’t wait to see your version Hannah! Love chocolate, peanut butter, and pretzels together.

      1. Hannah @ For the love of baking says:

        I know right! thank you so very very much sally!

  17. I’ve made them today and let me say, it’s definitely one of the most delish things I’ve ever eaten!!! I love pb and I think the combination with chocolate and pretzels is just PERFECT! Thanks for this awesome recipe!!!

  18. I have made these before for two different parties. They are such a hit, they disappear within minutes and people are begging for the recipe! This one is a winner everytime!

  19. Made these today but with a twist. I added 3 shots of jack Daniels whiskey to the peanut butter mix. Taste great and has a kick.

  20. Just made these and they are DELICIOUS. Going to hide them from my family and keep them all for myself! 🙂 Another amazing recipe, Sally. You’re the best!

  21. In the process of making these now, I cheated a little and added 1/2 cup of mini chocolate chips in with the pb

  22. Naseem Khalili says:

    Hi Sally! I LOVE your recipes — most specifically how easy you make the baking/ cooking process for people who have recently gotten into it. I just published a blog post citing you and wanted to share 🙂 http://www.naseem-khalili.com/

    Thanks!!

  23. These were fab!  I hate to be “that” person trying to make everything healthy 🙂 but I have to share what I tried cause it worked out super well!  My hubby and I have been trying to avoid processed sugar so instead of adding any sugar, I just added about 4-5 tablespoons of pure maple syrup.  I remember reading somewhere that mixing it vigorously with natural peanut butter makes the pb harden up.  And it worked!  It definitely was still too soft to roll into balls, but I just scooped it on a pretzel with a spoon and it held really well.  I continued following the recipe as written and they were fantastic!  Just had to share in case anyone’s looking to cut down on some sugar.  Thanks!!

  24. Can you freeze these chocolate. Covered peanut butter pretzels? If so, for how long?

    1. Absolutely. Up to 3 months.

  25. Once froze and defrosted, do they sweat? Will they stick together?

  26. I’ve made these a couple of times for different crowds/occasions and they’re always a hit (I don’t remember which peanut butter brand I used-but most likely Skippy)! However, this most recent time I couldn’t quite get the peanut butter mixture to the right consistency. I added plenty powdered sugar and put the mixture in the freezer but it was still very soft and posed a challenge when forming the balls. Any advice or feedback on peanut butter brands would be helpful. I used Jif which must have a higher oil content. I found it made the mixture too runny. I will try the maple syrup trick mentioned in the thread…

  27. Hi! I’ve made these several times now, and they are always a hit. Thank you for sharing this recipe 😀
    The only change I made the first time was to use already-chocolate-coated pretzels, because I had no chocolate to melt at the time. :/
    But it turned out so great that the next time I experimented and used the vanilla-yogurt-covered pretzels instead!
    We couldn’t decide which way we liked them more so we finally settled on a chocolate pretzel on one side and a yogurt pretzel on the other.
    Bonus: two colors makes the plate so pretty!
    Thank you again.

  28. Betsy McMillin says:

    Just made these for afterschool treats…amazingly yummy!! I followed the instructions and they turned out perfectly. Definitely going into my “Tried and True, Make Again” pinterest board!! Thanks!

    1. YAY! I’m so happy they were a hit!

  29. I hunted and hunted for this recipe. One of my coworkers frequently brings in treats, and he has brought these in twice. So delicious. I will make for holiday treats, and know my family will love them.

  30. It calls for unsalted butter. Can u use regular butter ??

    1. Unsalted or salted butter is OK for these peanut butter pretzel bites. No changes to the recipe needed.

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