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Chocolate Peanut Sweeties

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
    5 dozen

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

Directions

  • 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.
  • 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.
Nutrition Facts
2 each: 182 calories, 10g fat (4g saturated fat), 10mg cholesterol, 124mg sodium, 21g carbohydrate (16g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein.
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  • camcraftymom
    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
    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
    Dec 28, 2014

    These things are soooo good yet sooo easy to do!

  • marinkaa
    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
    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
    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
    Dec 12, 2011

    These are easy and fun to make and eat!!

  • jicook13
    May 24, 2011

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

  • Shers101
    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
    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!