Chocolate-Covered Peanut Butter & Pretzel Truffles

Total Time

Prep: 40 min. + chilling


3 dozen

Updated: Dec. 18, 2023
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
Chocolate-Covered Peanut Butter & Pretzel Truffles Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 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 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.

Nutrition Facts

1 truffle: 176 calories, 11g fat (4g saturated fat), 2mg cholesterol, 186mg sodium, 18g carbohydrate (10g sugars, 2g fiber), 4g protein.