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

Ingredients

  • 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

1 serving (2 each) equals 182 calories, 10 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 10 mg cholesterol, 124 mg sodium, 21 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 3 g protein.

Directions

  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

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (2 each) equals 182 calories, 10 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 10 mg cholesterol, 124 mg sodium, 21 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 3 g protein.

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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!"

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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."

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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"

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Reviewed Dec. 12, 2011

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

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Reviewed May. 24, 2011

"these were very quick to make and my family loved them, fun to make with the kids"

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