Wednesday, December 21, 2011
Taking a Break from my Bloggy-Break!
I just had to pop in with this recipe, which I stumbled upon a few weeks ago and finally made a few batches of yesterday and again today. Very quick, easy and DELICIOUS!! My family has been begging to taste-test them, but I've told them they'll just have to wait a few days. (I did my own taste-test, hehe!!)
Salty and sweet. Crunchy and melt-in-your-mouth. Peanut butter and chocolate... don't just sit there drooling - get yourself to the kitchen, lol!!
Peanut Butter Pretzel Bites
Yield 60 – 80 pretzel bites
1 cup creamy peanut butter
2 tbsp softened butter
1/2 cup powdered sugar (maybe more)
3/4 cup brown sugar (maybe more)
Pretzels (the smaller ones)
1 bag semi-sweet chocolate chips
Combine peanut butter and softened butter in a large bowl with a fork or whisk, or in a stand mixer. Add the sugars and mix to combine. At this point if the filling will roll easily into balls without sticking to your hands you’re ready to go. If not, add a little more of each sugar until you reach a consistency that is easy to roll (I used about 3/4 cup of each sugar).
Use a teaspoon measure to scoop the filling. Roll each portion into a small ball, then sandwich them between two whole pretzels. When all the balls are rolled and successfully sandwiched, stick the whole tray in the freezer for about half an hour.
Put the chocolate chips in a double-boiler until completely melted. Remove the pretzel sandwiches from the freezer and quickly dip each half-way into the melted chocolate. (A narrow spatula actually works best here.) 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.