Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Chocolate Dipped Peanut Butter Pretzel Bites

These little bites are a perfect combo of
Peanut Butter, Chocolate, and Crunch.
I made these with my youngest son (Seth) for a after school snack for my other son (Isaac) and why not a after work snack for my hubby.
They store very well and last for at least a week in the refrigerator.
So if you have a thing for Peanut Butter and Chocolate. . .
you will love these!

Chocolate Dipped Peanut Butter Pretzel Bites

From Stephanies Kitchen

makes about 45 sandwiches

1 cup of peanut butter (creamy works best)
2 Tbsp softened butter or margarine
1/2 cup powdered sugar (you may need more)
3/4 cup brown sugar (you may need more)
Pretzels (the waffle shaped ones)
1 bag good quality chocolate (I like milk)

1. Using a mixer, combine peanut butter and softened butter and beat until smooth. Add the sugars and stir to combine. At this point if the filling will roll easily into balls without sticking to your hands you’re ready to go. If not, add more sugar ( a little bit of each) until you reach a consistency that is easy to roll. Use a teaspoon measure to scoop the filling. Roll each portion into a small ball and set on a cookie sheet. I like to roll all the balls and then sandwich them between two whole pretzels. When all the balls are rolled and successfully sandwiched, stick the whole tray in the freezer for about half an hour.

2. Pour the chocolate chips into a microwave safe bowl and heat at 30-second intervals, stirring occasionally until completely melted. Remove the pretzel sandwiches from the freezer and quickly dip each half-way into the melted chocolate. When all are dipped, return the tray to the freezer to set up completely. Store the sandwiches in the refrigerator until serving time.

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