Friday, November 23, 2012

Salted Chocolate Peanut Butter Pretzel Bites

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If there was one snack related food that I had to choose to love, it would probably be pretzels. Combine these with another one (make that two) of my favorite things (chocolate and peanut butter), and you have an amazing dessert. Or snack. Or both, times about 70, because that is how many of these wonderful bites this recipe makes. You can make these all for yourself, or you can be nice and share them.

It's whatever!

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It all starts with a series of whisking different ingredients into one another. First, start with peanut butter and butter. It's a good place to start.

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After you add salt and vanilla, you add not one, but two different sugars: powdered and brown.

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If you can easily roll this mixture in your hands at this point, you are finished. If not, add a bit more of the sugars.

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After you squish some filling in between a bunch of pretzels, place them in the freezer.

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Then, you are ready to add chocolate. Just melt some semisweet chocolate chips and dip! Then freeze a second time. It doesn't take long for them to set!

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And if you have any leftover chocolate, you should definitely make chocolate covered potato chips.

Salted Chocolate Peanut Butter Pretzel Bites
makes 60-70 bites

Ingredients:
1 cup creamy peanut butter
2 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1/2 cup powdered sugar
3/4 cup brown sugar
pretzels (about half of a large bag)
about 12 oz. semisweet chocolate
fleur de sel (or other sea salt) 

Directions:
To make the filling, whisk together the peanut butter and butter in a medium bowl followed by the salt and vanilla. Whisk in the sugars. If the filling is able to be rolled easily with your hands at this point you are ready. If it sticks, add a little more of each of the sugars until it a rollable consistency has been reached.
Roll about a teaspoon of filling into a ball and squish slightly between two pretzels. Place on a cookie sheet lined with parchment. Continue this process until all of the filling has been used. Place in the freezer for about 30 minutes before half coating in melted chocolate.
Melt the chocolate (I used a double broiler), remove the tray from the freezer, and coat half of the pretzel sandwich by dipping in the chocolate. Place bake on the parchment. After three have been dipped, sprinkle with fleur de sel. Continue this process until all of the pretzels have been given chocolate and place back in the freezer to set a second time. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator. 

6 comments:

  1. how delicious!


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  2. The best part is how easy they look!

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  3. SO easy and even more delicious!

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  4. Wow. I am definitely saving this recipe and making it. Bookmarked ;)

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  5. Yipee! I'm probably going to make these again soon as well!

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