Chocolate Peanut Sweeties Recipe
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Chocolate Peanut Sweeties Recipe

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Inspired by my passion for peanut butter and chocolate, I combined a trusted recipe for peanut butter eggs with the salty crunch of pretzels. Now our kids have fun helping me make and eat these heavenly treats. -Gina Kintigh, Connellsville, Pennsylvania
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. + chilling
MAKES:30 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. + chilling
MAKES: 30 servings


  • 1 cup peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 3 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 60 miniature pretzels (about 3 cups)
  • 1-1/2 cups milk chocolate chips
  • 1 tablespoon shortening

Nutritional Facts

2 each: 182 calories, 10g fat (4g saturated fat), 10mg cholesterol, 124mg sodium, 21g carbohydrate (16g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein


  1. In a small bowl, beat peanut butter and butter until smooth. Beat in confectioners' sugar until combined. Shape into 1-in. balls; press one on each pretzel. Place on waxed paper-lined baking sheets. Refrigerate until peanut butter mixture is set, about 1 hour.
  2. In a microwave, melt chocolate chips and oil; stir until smooth. Dip the peanut butter ball into chocolate; allow excess to drip off. Return to baking sheet, pretzel side down. Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes before serving. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator. Yield: 5 dozen.
Originally published as Chocolate Peanut Sweeties in Taste of Home February/March 2000, p29

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Reviewed Dec. 28, 2014

"These things are soooo good yet sooo easy to do!"

Reviewed Nov. 19, 2013

"This recipe is quite popular at our house during holiday seasons and parties. We even do it without pretzels when there's no pretzels around!"

Reviewed Aug. 28, 2013

"Every time I make these I get tons of raves! They have become my husband's favorite treat so I make them for his birthday every year. They are a big hit at office holiday parties."

Reviewed May. 7, 2013

"These are easy and if you have too much of the peanut butter stuff made up as I did it freezes well"

Reviewed Dec. 12, 2011

"These are easy and fun to make and eat!!"

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