Thursday, September 22, 2011

Foodie Fridays {Peanut Butter Pretzel Bites}

The minute I saw these here
I knew I HAD to make them.
I love me some peanut butter.
And chocolate, well, you've just gots
to be crazzy not to make 'em! And did I mention
they are super EZ!
This chick loves EZ :)
I changed a couple of things in the recipe and made it non-dairy.
Here's what you'll need:
Ingredients


1 cup creamy peanut butter

2 tbsp margarine (at room temp)

1/2 cup powdered sugar
3/4 cup brown sugar

1 bag 9.25 oz mini pretzels

1/2 cup dark chocolate chips (or more if you like)

Directions

Combine peanut butter and softened margarine in a large bowl a stand mixer and mix for about a minute. Add the sugars and mix to combine while scraping sides of bowl. Do not overmix. Stop and check to see if the "dough" is soft and malleable enought to roll into balls easily. It took me about 3 mins. total mixing time. It if sticks to your hands, add a little more of each sugar until you reach a consistency that is easy to roll.
Prepare a cookie sheet lined with wax paper.
Roll the "dough" into a small ball, then sandwich them between two whole pretzels. Place them on the cookie sheet. When all the balls are rolled and successfully sandwiched, stick the cooke sheet in the freezer for about half an hour.

Pour the chocolate chips into a microwave safe bowl and heat at 30-second intervals, stirring occasionally until completely melted. Or my method is to heat it double broiler style over a small sauce pan with a bit of water over an open flame. I then take a stainless bowl and put it over the sauce pan and heat my chocolate in that bowl slowly heating it and melting it. It doesn't scorch as it would in the microwave but you can try any method you like. You can even buy the chocolate candy that comes in a tray ready to MW.
Remove the pretzel sandwiches from the freezer and quickly dip each half-way into the melted chocolate. Return to the cookie sheet and repeat with remaining sandwiches. When all are dipped, return the sheet to the freezer to set up completely. Store the sandwiches in the refrigerator until serving time.
Enjoy the sweet-salty goodness :)






::adapted from a stupendous recipe at http://www.twotinykitchens.com/:
linking to:
http://www.tatertotsandjello.com/



3 comments:

  1. Those look amazing! I can't wait to try some. Thanks for the recipe.

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  2. OMG! i want some, those look yummy!

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  3. My husband would love these! Maybe I will make them for his birthday. Thanks for sharing! I am a new follower from Tatertots and Jello. Vicky @ www.messforless.net

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