Chocolate-Covered Peanut Butter & Pretzel Truffles Recipe
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Chocolate-Covered Peanut Butter & Pretzel Truffles Recipe

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Sweet chocolate, creamy peanut butter and salty pretzels create a to-die-for truffle. It’s a little bite of decadence and a special indulgence for the holiday season.—Ashley Wisniewski, Champaign, Illinois
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 40 min. + chilling
MAKES:36 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 40 min. + chilling
MAKES: 36 servings


  • 1-3/4 cups creamy peanut butter, divided
  • 1/3 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 3-1/4 cups crushed pretzels, divided
  • 3 cups (18 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips
  • 3 tablespoons shortening


  1. In a large bowl, beat 1-1/2 cups peanut butter, confectioners' sugar, brown sugar, butter and salt until blended. Stir in 3 cups pretzels.
  2. Shape pretzel mixture into 1-in. balls; transfer to waxed paper-lined baking sheets. Refrigerate at least 30 minutes or until firm.
  3. In a microwave, melt chocolate chips and shortening; stir until smooth. Dip truffles in chocolate; allow excess to drip off. Return to baking sheets.
  4. Microwave remaining peanut butter on high for 30-45 seconds or until melted. Drizzle over truffles; sprinkle with remaining pretzels. Refrigerate until set. Store between layers of waxed paper in an airtight container in the refrigerator. Yield: 3 dozen.
Originally published as Chocolate-Covered Peanut Butter & Pretzel Truffles in Taste of Home Christmas Annual Annual 2014

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DeliciouslyResourceful_Gina User ID: 4938423 259680
Reviewed Jan. 14, 2017

"These were so delicious! I took them to a party and everyone raved about them. I did not bother topping with the pretzels or peanut butter but otherwise followed the recipe exactly. It does taste like a crunchy Buckeye. Highly recommend this recipe."

lettuceleaf User ID: 6561007 258771
Reviewed Dec. 28, 2016

"These are amazing! They are like buckeyes but better. The pretzel keeps its crunch even after they're stored a few days in the frig. Definitely will be a repeat holiday treat!"

littleducky User ID: 6899824 216676
Reviewed Jan. 2, 2015

"great taste;no one will guess the center filling."

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