Peanut Butter Pretzel Bites
These peanut butter pretzel bites are like a cross between a peanut butter ball and a chocolate covered pretzel. Doesn’t that sound amazing? With a combination of peanut butter, chocolate, and pretzels, how can you go wrong?
I enjoyed making these treats not only because they tasted great, but also because they were incredibly simple and very cute. You can use any type of pretzels you want – traditional pretzel shapes would work great, as would the little square ones. I happened to find Christmas shaped pretzels at Meijer, which made these little treats extra cute!
These peanut butter pretzel bites are quick to prepare and addicting once you start eating them! Mike’s actually not a big fan of peanut butter desserts (crazy, right??) so I was unsure of how these would rank in his book. I’m pretty sure they were his least favorite of the treats I made this year, but that just meant more for me and all the other normal people who like peanut butter treats. 😉
I took most of these to a church get together and the overwhelmingly positive reaction convinced me that these treats needed to be shared on the blog as soon as possible. 🙂 Everyone (other than my crazy husband) LOVED these! So enjoy! I’m positive these peanut butter pretzel bites would make a fun and tasty treat this Christmas. 🙂
**Since I originally posted this recipe, this has consistently been one of my highest traffic posts for the holidays. Everyone loves these, year after year. Now that’s the mark of a good recipe!**
*Note: you can find the holiday shaped pretzels on Amazon!
P.S. You can see all of my Christmas treat recipes from over the years at this Christmas Cookies tag. Enjoy! And, as always, let me know if you try any and how you liked them.
Peanut Butter Pretzel Bites
- 1 cup creamy peanut butter
- 2 tablespoons softened butter
- 1/2 cup powdered sugar
- 3/4 cup brown sugar
- Pretzels (You can find the holiday shaped pretzels on Amazon)
- 1 bag semi-sweet chocolate chips
- Line a baking sheet with wax paper and set aside. In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, beat peanut butter and butter until combined. Scrape down bowl, add sugars and beat until combined. You should be able to roll the mixture into balls without sticking to your hands. If needed, add more powdered sugar until you reach a consistency that is easy to roll.
- Roll the mixture into small balls, about 1 teaspoon of mixture for each ball, and place on prepared baking sheet. Sandwich the balls between two pretzels and place in the freezer for 30 minutes.
- Melt the chocolate in a metal bowl over a pan of lightly simmering water. Stir occasionally until smooth, and remove from heat.
- Dip each pretzel bite halfway into the melted chocolate and place on the prepared baking sheet.
- Chill in refrigerator until chocolate is set.
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I totally made these about a month ago! They are delicious. In fact, I still have a few left in my freezer…. hmmm, pre-church snack?? 🙂
Thanks for attesting to how good these are! I’m glad to know they freeze well. 🙂
Just made pretzels with a dark choc. kiss inside for church…would love to use Christmas shaped pretzels, where did you find them?
I just stumbled across them at Meijer. They were Meijer brand, but I’m guessing other brands make them. If you can’t find them, I bet they’d still be cute with the regular pretzel shape, or with the square ones!
OMG. These look awesome!
I finally found something good to make for our Hot Chocolate Party this weekend. Thanks Megan! They look yummy!
Love that it has chocolate & PB
Loving those Christmas pretzels!
I live in Australia (originally from Canada) and am just making sure that powdered sugar is icing sugar and not some type of white sugar (such as castor) – Anyone’s help will be appreciated 🙂 Thanks
Yep, it’s icing sugar. Hope you like these! 🙂
Those sound super addicting. Great salty sweet combo.
WOW! Christmas came really early for me! It is now indeed…as I have stumbled upon your post. I am a pretzel fan and definitely an addict of PB. I will have to make this now! Yum!Yum! Love the halfway design. Looks cool and unique! Great post, Megan!
these look adorable and delish. My kids would love me to make these for them.
I must try these. They look absolutely delightful. I must say it’s a very creative idea! Thanks for sharing.
Those look dangerously good! Peanut butter, chocolate, pretzels… YUM.
These look fantastic! My husband recently told me that he’s not a huge fan of the peanut butter – chocolate combination. I think he’s insane!! I’m definitely going to make these very soon. Thanks!
Yum! I’m pinning this 🙂
Awesome simple and delicious looking – great quick treat, thanks!
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These look great! Question….have you made these without the butter? I’m wondering if it’s necessary to even have the butter.
Hi jen – sorry for the late reply! I haven’t tried them without the butter, but I’m guessing it would work. You could always try it without and then add the butter at the end if you think it’s necessary. Let me know if you try it and how they turn out! 🙂
Yours look perfect! Did you really only use 1/2 a cup of powdered sugar? I used a cup and they were still kinda sticky. I could only find pretzel sticks so mine look a mess but they still taste good 🙂
I don’t think I needed to add much extra powdered sugar, but maybe it depends on how soft your butter was or what type of peanut butter you used. The second time I made them I actually skipped the brown sugar and used all powdered sugar – I just kept adding it until it was the right consistency. I think I liked that way better. 🙂 Anyway, glad you liked these!
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How many does this recipe make?
I would say it makes about 45 sandwiches, depending on the size of the pretzels you use, how much filling you use per pretezel, etc.
I don’t have a stand mixer. What’s the best method to mixing the pb, butter and sugars? Looking forward to making these!! Thanks!
You could use an electric mixer, or even just a wooden spoon if that’s all you have. It will take longer, but it should be fine. 🙂
Where did you find the Christmas pretzels? We love these treats and the pretzels would make them even more fun!
I found them at Meijer – they are Meijer brand Holiday Shapes. Some other people were talking on facebook about how they couldn’t find them, so if you don’t live near a Meijer, unfortunately you may be out of luck! I picked them up on a whim and had no idea they would be hard to find in other areas. 🙁
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These look SO good! I am going to make them this weekend. I usually make chocolate covered peanut butter balls, and I sometimes make chocolate covered pretzels, but this looks the best of both worlds! I’m so excited to try them!! :o)
made these for a wrap party and they were a huge hit! the bonus? they taste equally (if not better) delicious when frozen! can’t wait to make again!
I’m so glad you liked them! And I agree – way too good frozen!
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I do not have a stand mixer…could I just mix by hand or a hand held beater. idk…thanks
Yes, either would work. I actually used a handheld mixer when I made these since my stand mixer bowl was already occupied. 🙂
I am about to make these. Is there a good way to store them? Do they need to be in the fridge or freezer? Do they last for a few days or more?
I love giving these type of goodies out as gifts so I am looking for input for packaging/storage. Also, I found the Holiday shaped pretzels in a large container at SAMs Club. 🙂
Sorry for the late reply, I hope I’m not too late! I’ve stored them in the refrigerator for up to a week and they were fine. I’ve also stored them in the freezer with great results. If I was giving them away, I would probably choose the freezer just to make sure the pretzels stayed fresh. And thanks for the tip on Sam’s Club! 🙂
These look delicious! I love the combo.
These are amazing! I made these for our holiday party 2 weeks ago and I kid you not, they were the first things to go. I doubled this recipe and they were gone in about 15 minutes! Promise! Soooo good and simple to make! Thanks for the recipe!
Yay, I’m so glad these were such a hit!!
We also made these for teacher/co-worker goodie boxes and even my husband (who does not eat sweets) liked the ones that were not dipped in chocolate 🙂 I only wish I could have found the cute shaped pretzels for Christmas…I just saw the post above that mentioned Sam’s Club, I will check there first next year 🙂 Thanks for sharing!
So glad these were a hit!
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I know this is an old posting, so I hope someone can still answer. I noticed several of you saying you froze these. How were they as far as texture, etc. after they were thawed? I ask because I’d love to make them soon and freeze them for the holidays. I try to do a little baking and freezing each month from now until the holidays. Some things get soft or squishy after thawing, so I thought I’d ask first. Thanks!
I was surprised, but these were completely fine after freezing. I froze them for maybe a month or so, but I’m guessing they would last longer. I was worried the pretzels wouldn’t be as crisp once frozen/thawed, but they were. I hope you like them. 🙂
You can get theses pretzels at Sam’s during the Christmas holiday’s.
I can’t wait to make these!
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I see this is an older post, but I just found this on Pinterest, and was thinking about switching out the peanut butter mixture in this recipe for Reese’s peanut butter (for a friend who is crazy about Reese’s peanut butter) but would that still work as far as consistency goes?
??????Is it necessary to add the sugars??????
You could try it without the sugar, but then it would basically be pretzels and peanut butter. Maybe try reducing the sugar instead?
Can’t wait to try these. They look amazing. I love the font you’ve used for your headings. Which one is it?
Thanks! Unfortunately I’m not sure on the font since I had a designer do all that stuff.
Where did you find the Christmas tree shaped pretzels. They are wonderful. I live in New Haven CT. Any thoughts?
I couldn’t find the holiday shaped pretzels in a local store so I just ordered them from Amazon. I hope they arrive ok. 🙂
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I found the holiday shaped pretzels at ALDI. I hope everyone has one near them. Making mine now as a gift for some bank tellers I use to work with. I hope they like them. So pretty!
Good to know Aldi has them, thanks! Hope they were a hit 🙂
I LOVE these….as does everyone who has tried them! 😀
I’m so glad you liked them! 🙂
Have you ever tried shipping these. I was going to but as I’m making them they seem like they may get a little sticky if they sit out to long.
Unfortunately I haven’t tried that. I don’t know enough about shipping treats, but I’m guessing it would be worth a shot. 🙂
Made this dipping in white chocolate—OMG, you have to try that, also….sooo delish!!!
oooh, good idea!
Hi! these are so incredibly good and sooooo easy! The recipe above makes about 80 pieces and they are a huge hit!
I’m so glad you liked them! Thanks for chiming in about the quantity – always good to know 🙂
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Thank you, Megan. These are so adorable (which people commented on), but that only set them up for the wonderful taste! I love looking at the faces when they ooh and aah! Have a great holiday!
So glad you liked them! 🙂
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Sorry for neg feed back but i just made these and not one person liked them…i follwed recipe exact and so yucky i had nothing to take to my friends christmas party:(
I’m so sorry you didn’t like them! Are you and your friends normally chocolate/peanut butter fans? My mom actually just made these for Christmas and everyone loved them – maybe it’s just a difference in tastes? I guess we can’t all like the same things. 🙂
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Hi! I found your recipe copied word for word in Daydream Kitchen, along with your photograph. It’s quite deceptive because the site says that _they_ uploaded the recipe, and under one photo there is a credit to your site. I’m curious if you actually gave them permission or if they are ripping you off.
Here’s the link: http://www.daydreamkitchen.com/2012/12/peanut-butter-pretzel-bites/
See at the top where it says it’s ‘by daydream kitchen’? Yeah. I was raising an eyebrow at that!
It’s pinned on Pinterest, but it’s pinned as THEIR link, not yours!
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we made these last night… yum. Kids had a fun time rolling pb dough into balls… we even added sprinkles… so good! thanks for posting!
So glad you liked them! 🙂
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My step-son made these for his son’s teacher. Fortunately, he made enough for me and my daughter to enjoy. They were amazing! We couldn’t get enough of them. I am planning on making these for my holiday presents for my neighborhood (if I can keep my daughter from eating all of them). Thanks so much for posting!
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I know this is an old post, but hopefully someone will reply…I’ve made these a bunch of times, and they are delicious. My only negative comment is that once they come to room temperature after storing them in the freezer, the PB center gets really mushy and unformed (if that’s a word!) It makes it very difficult to give these as gifts. Am I doing something wrong?
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They are wonderful. thanks so much!
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These look great I want to give as gift – do they require refrigeration once set?
No, they should be good for short-term storage at room temperature!
The recipe above makes about 80 pieces and they are a huge hit!
Glad you liked them!