Peanut Butter Pretzel Bites

I have a huge bag of pretzels that I needed to use up.  My recipe of choice – Peanut Butter Pretzel Bites.  It’s been a while since we’ve made these and my kids were so excited.  I love when I can make a yummy treat and not even have to turn on the oven in this summer heat.

Chocolate Dipped Peanut Butter Pretzel Bites
makes about 50 sandwiches
1 cup of creamy peanut butter
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 work best)
1 bag good quality chocolate (I use milk chocolate)
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.
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, store the sandwiches in the refrigerator until serving time.
Today we didn’t have any waffle shaped pretzels, so we just used the regular ones and they worked great too.
Next time we might have to try this Patriotic version by What’s Cooking, Love?  So fun!

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