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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camcraftymom 253606
Reviewed Sep. 3, 2016

"So easy and so good! I top them with a sprinkling of finely chopped peanuts, or a drizzle of white chocolate. They are very sweet, so next time I'm going to try them with semi-sweet chocolate instead of milk chocolate. These would be fun to make with kids."

bonito15 252474
Reviewed Aug. 10, 2016

"I can not believe how easy these are to make and to have so many - and you can make them in a jiffy - I couldn't stop eating them myself"

megan.reasoner 216176
Reviewed Dec. 28, 2014

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

marinkaa 27428
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!"

calimom1 68584
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."

Nanny3ca 27426
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"

unliklycook 27425
Reviewed Dec. 12, 2011

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

jicook13 91419
Reviewed May. 24, 2011

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

Shers101 74372
Reviewed Dec. 22, 2010

"I have been making this recipe since it appeared in TOH several years ago - it is a huge hit every time. SO easy and no baking involved. Have never had it not turn out perfect every time."

god'slillgirl 91213
Reviewed Sep. 2, 2010

"I really loved thies! I totally enjoyed the salty sweet conbnation:) Thies make a lot so they are nice to make & put out as little munchies for people to snakc on at parties! I kind of had a hard time dipping them but other than that they were a great sucsess!"

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