Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Chocolate Peanut Butter Pretzel Balls

Ok, here is the recipe for Chocolate Peanut Butter Pretzel Balls, yet another find off of Pinterest!


1 1/2 C pretzels
1/2 C creamy peanut butter
1 Tbsp butter, softened
2 Tbsp brown sugar
1/8 tsp salt
3 Tbsp powdered sugar
1 C semi-sweet chocolate chips *(I used milk chocolate)

~Crush pretzels into small bits -*I put them in a plastic baggie, wrapped it in a towel and crushed it with the back of a measuring cup).
~In a small bowl, combine peanut butter, butter, brown sugar and salt. Stir until all ingredients are completely blended and smooth.
~Add pretzel bits to peanut butter mixture and mix thoroughly.

~Add powdered sugar and, again, mix thoroughly.

~Prepare a chilling tray--a dinner plate covered with waxed paper works well.
~Take about a teaspoon of the peanut butter pretzel mixture and roll it into a ball. I used a spoon to scoop and help me shape the ball (keeping one hand clean). If the peanut butter starts sticking to your fingers, your fingers are too warm. Run your fingers under cold water for a minute to chill them, and begin rolling again.

~Place the peanut butter balls onto the pan. When you have rolled all the balls, place the entire plate into the refrigerator to chill for at least 30 minutes.
~After the peanut butter balls have chilled, prepare your chocolate. Pour the chocolate chips into a small microwaveable bowl. Microwave for 30 seconds and stir. If needed, microwave for another 10 seconds and stir again. Continue until the chips are completely melted, which means they stir easily into smooth, fluid chocolate with no lumps.
~Place one peanut butter ball into the melted chocolate and gently roll it around with a fork until completely coated. Remove from the bowl with the fork and place back on the waxed paper plate. Repeat for all other balls.
_Once all the peanut butter balls are coated in chocolate, return the plate to the refrigerator and chill another 30 minutes.

~Then enjoy!

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