Peanut Butter-Pretzel Truffles

These truffles are truly Earth shattering! They will change your life, I guarantee it. :D Peanut Butter-Pretzel Truffles, Chubby Hubby Truffles whatever you call them, I call them incredible! This little truffle has it all-sweet and salty, smooth and crunchy goodness! Not only do these candies satisfy cravings for peanut butter and chocolate it also satisfies your craving for something sweet and salty. The past few days I have been making batches of my favorite truffles to serve for Valentines Day. I went looking for a new recipe to try when Pinterest came to the rescue once again tempting me with these bits of heaven. Why not whip up a batch or two for your sweet valentine? :)

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Peanut Butter-Pretzel Truffles

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Ingredients:

  • 1½ cups whole tiny twist pretzels
  • 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 2 tablespoons light brown sugar
  • Pinch of salt
  • 3 tablespoons powdered sugar
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable shortening
  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 2 tablespoons peanut butter chips

Directions:

  1. Line a baking sheet with waxed paper; set aside.
  2. Place pretzels in a resealable plastic bag and run a rolling pin over the bag crushing the pretzels into small bits; set aside.
  3. In a small bowl, combine the peanut butter, butter, brown sugar and salt until completely blended and smooth. Add the pretzel bits and mix thoroughly. Add the powdered sugar and mix until completely combined. Chill in the freezer until firm, about 15 minutes.
  4. Shape into balls using 2 teaspoons of dough for each ball (use your fingertips to shape the balls-the mixture is sticky). Place on prepared pan and place in the freezer until firm, at least 15 minutes.
  5. Melt shortening and chocolate chips together in a metal bowl over a pan of lightly simmering water. Stir occasionally until smooth, and remove from heat.
  6. Working about 4 balls at a time, dip balls in chocolate using a spoon or a dipping fork and place on a waxed paper lined baking sheet. Keep the undipped balls in the freezer until ready to dip.
  7. Once you have covered all the balls in chocolate, place in the refrigerator until the chocolate coating is set. Once the coating is set melt the peanut butter chips and drizzle over each truffle. Return to refrigerator until drizzle is set. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator.

Yields: About 18 truffles
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Ready In: 1 hour and 20 minutes

Source: adapted from Brown Eyed Baker, originally adapted from Make Happy

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30 Responses to Peanut Butter-Pretzel Truffles

  1. :O Can you send these to me through the internet?! Man, they look so good.

  2. Oh my gravy those look good!! The things you can find on Pinterest!

  3. Amy says:

    uh, these look amazing! I may have to whip up a batch for Valentine’s day.

  4. Michael Ann says:

    Earth Shattering? Oh man…..these look like a MUST try!!!!

  5. I love the different textures at play!

  6. valentinedee says:

    Fantastic and I’m going to do this. One question: do you have to let the chocolate cool down before dipping the peanut butter balls?

    val
    http://valentinedefrancis.wordpress.com

  7. julie says:

    Was just making oreo truffels , so i made a batch of these as well! Yum they are good

  8. I already have a chubby hubby – but I may just have to encourage him further with these!

  9. Sarah Harris says:

    Ooooh, I’m so making these! Maybe even tonight! YUM!

  10. david l irwin says:

    i have got to try these they look so yummy.

  11. ChgoJohn says:

    The Brown Eyed Baker is a great site, isn’t it? These truffles look soo good. Thanks for sharing!

  12. OMGosh, my three favorite things all rolled up into one. Can it get any better then that?????

  13. These look fabulous!!!
    God I need to have them somehow…
    B/W my hubby is not the one who is chubby, It’s me…. SO now I am scared what will these do to me… LOL

  14. These would be so addicting but so good!

  15. They certainly do look amazing!

  16. brookenado says:

    These look great! I’ll definitely be trying them sometime soon, thanks for sharing :)

  17. I read your blog pretty often .. I have NO IDEA how I missed these!! This is bite sized versions of love ;) chocolate + peanut butter + pretzels … yupp, sounds like love to me!!

  18. My taste buds are going bonkers just looking at these truffles. This is seriously one of my favorite combos of all time. The sweet and salty gets me every time. Saving this for sure!

  19. Erin says:

    I would love to receive these for Vday, or any day!

  20. I don’t think I could stop at one! I would want to eat at least five of these!!

  21. Seriously girl! I need to stop coming here :) There are just too many yummy treats!

  22. Kristina says:

    O wow! These look dangerously good! I have almost zero willpower when it comes to peanut butter anything, these truffles sound awesome! I’m saving this recipe to try, yum :)

  23. Annie says:

    Yum – I can’t wait to try these! I pinned this and it was repinned 748 times! :-)

  24. I love pretzels with chocolate in an unreal way… ditto that with peanut butter and chocolate. I can’t believe I’ve never put the three of them together before! I might have to stop coming to this site… I felt myself gain weight when I looked at these pictures! I MUST make them!!

  25. Wow!! I Love love love the combo of pretzels, peanut butter, and chocolate! I recently posted “chocolate peanut butter pretzel bites” that were a HUGE hit. You come up with the most creative treats! :)

  26. Kristen says:

    Just thought I’d share that I made these for a baking contest at my work…and they won! There were 25 entries and they won for the best tasting dessert! Thanks so much! They were a HUGE hit!

  27. Robin L Nash says:

    these are so good and soo easy to make, my family loves them , I added a few more pretzels seem to be just as good!

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