Wow. I can’t believe how easy and tasty these bites of peanut butter balls are sandwiched between two salty, crisp pretzels and a quick dip into some melted chocolate. Life changing. I could eat about one million of these no problem.
I have had this recipe book marked for quite some time and finally got around to making these. They were a hit at my house and are no-bake so these make a great spring/warm weather treat. You can even pop them in your mouth straight out of the freezer. Not that I did that. Uh no, not at all.
Pretzel Buckeye Bites adapted from Sweet Pea’s Kitchen – make about 90 bites
2 cups creamy peanut butter
1/2 stick (1/4 cup) softened butter
1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
1 1/2 cups brown sugar
1 bag of pretzels
1/2 bag cocoa candy melts (could use melted chocolate chips too)
Line a baking sheet with wax paper and set aside.
In the bowl of a stand mixer, beat peanut butter and butter until combined. Add both sugars and beat until combined and fluffy. You should be able to roll the mixture into balls without sticking to your hands. If you must, add more powdered sugar until you can roll out balls. It probably depends on what brand peanut butter you use.
Roll the mixture into small balls, the size of a pretzel, about 1 teaspoon. Place on prepared baking sheet and then put one ball between to pretzels and smush together. Place in the freezer for about 30 minutes so they set up.
Melt the chocolate slowly on the stovetop or in a double boiler. Stir until smooth and then dip each pretzel halfway into the melted chocolate and put on the prepared baking sheet. Chill in refrigerator until chocolate is set.
The balls should come together fairly easy, but I sprayed my fingers quick with some baking spray just to help along the process.
Winston loves peanut butter so he napped and hoped some would fall on the floor. Sorry. Not sharing these ones Winston!!
Rows and rows of yuminess!
Here they are freshly dipped!
I packaged these up four in a bag and tied with a little blue twine. I am selling these at our garage sale coming up this weekend – May 4. I also made/am making banana bread, cinnamon bread, cookie dough pop bites (recipe coming soon), chocolate dipped pretzels, Puppy Chow and I am baking and frosting 72 cupcakes this week. I really hope people buy these! We are donating all the proceeds to Relay for Life.
But, if you can’t come buy these bites, do yourself a favor and make them. You won’t be sorry! Peanut butter makes everything better. Enjoy!