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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

Ingredients

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

Directions

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.

17 comments:

  1. These sound a-ma-zing! And that photo is fantastic. I feel like I can reach in and grab one. Wish I could!

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  2. If you get a chance to make them, please let me know how they turned out and how many you ate in one sitting... lol!

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  3. Jane...those look amazing...
    I am going to make compost cookies today...the ones that have everything in them,,,from cornflakes to potato chips to chocolate chips!!!

    Thank you for commenting on my blog!!!

    I am a new follower!!!

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  4. They look delicious...
    Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.. :)

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  5. These look dangerously good! I won't be making any for fear of eating my weight in them, but dang!

    Merry Christmas to you and family and critters!

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  6. Hi Jane-I totally adore your blog, love the Template, the title, your photos, your puppy, and love, love, your chocolate peanut butter pretzel bites. Yummy, bites, and pretty too!
    Happily following you back!
    Also LOVE the Jazz Christmas music...one of my favorites, is Dave Coz!
    Thanks for sharing with all the goodies:DDD
    Merry Christmas, and Happy Holidays!
    xoxo

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  7. Hi Patty, Thanks for stopping by and also becoming a follower :) I'm not familiar with compost cookies - you'll have to post a pic and the recipe after the Christmas rush is over! Hope your Christmas celebrations are fun and I look forward to visiting you in the new year.

    whiteangel, Thanks :) I hope your Christmas celebrations with your granddaughters are very merry!

    Tatiana, Tis the season... just a few (dozen hehe) can't do any harm! We've decided that for Christmas eve, day and Boxing day to throw all caution to the wind and eat to our hearts content - looking forward to it :) Have a great Christmas!

    Elisabeth, Thank you so much for your very kind words. You made my day - & it's Christmas eve - so that's saying a lot :)
    Thanks for becoming a new follower and I look forward to visiting you on a regular basis come the new year.
    Merry Christmas!!

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  8. These look seriously delicious and I will have to make them! Thanks for the recipe.

    P&L

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  9. Hi Crystal, They turned out to be the most popular goodie I made this Christmas season :)

    Thanks for stopping by and for following back - Merry Christmas!

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  10. Back again...just to enjoy listening to Dave Coz! Might sound weird, but I do enjoy jazz a lot, and the Christmas version is so relaxing and I still enjoy listening to holiday songs, even though it's after Christmas!
    Thanks for the entertainment, Jane!
    xo

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  11. Oh my...I think I need to give these a try! Happy Holidays!

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  12. Lookin' good! No actually cooking appeals to me.

    Sure delicious looking morsels, another must do.

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  13. Hi Elisabeth, You are welcome back... anytime!! I agree with you, this Dave Coz Christmas version is a good one even over the next few weeks; kind of like the classic Charlie Brown Christmas cd, which is also quite jazzy in parts.

    Hi knitwit, They are truly scrumptuous! Thanks for stopping by and Happy Holidays and a blessed New Year :)

    Lorene, I'm with you - I love no-cook recipes! Once my bloggy-break is over, I have a few others to share from this Christmas season.

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  14. Mmmm!!! Chocolate and peanut butter is one of my favorite combinations! I will definitely try these.

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  15. Hi Kelley, Yes, give them a go while you still have a good excuse... it's still the Christmas season for at least a few more days, lol!!

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