These peanut butter-pretzel truffles satisfy your craving for something sweet and salty.

EatingWell Test Kitchen
Source: EatingWell Magazine, January/February 2010
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Combine peanut butter and pretzels in a small bowl. Chill in the freezer until firm, about 15 minutes. Roll the peanut butter mixture into 20 balls (about 1 teaspoon each). Place on a baking sheet lined with parchment or wax paper and freeze until very firm, about 1 hour. Roll the frozen balls in melted chocolate. Refrigerate until the chocolate is set, about 30 minutes.

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Tips

Make Ahead Tip: Store airtight in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.

Tip: To melt chocolate, microwave on Medium for 1 minute. Stir, then continue microwaving on Medium, stirring every 20 seconds, until melted. Or place chocolate in the top of a double boiler over hot, but not boiling, water. Stir until melted.

Nutrition Facts

64.2 calories; protein 1.9g 4% DV; carbohydrates 4.8g 2% DV; exchange other carbs 0.5; dietary fiber 0.7g 3% DV; sugars 2.7g; fat 4.4g 7% DV; saturated fat 1.3g 6% DV; cholesterol 1mg; vitamin a iu 8.2IU; vitamin cmg; folate 6.3mcg 2% DV; calcium 10.8mg 1% DV; iron 0.3mg 2% DV; magnesium 12.9mg 5% DV; potassium 64.5mg 2% DV; sodium 53mg 2% DV; thiaminmg 2% DV; added sugar 2g.

Reviews (42)

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42 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 27
  • 4 star values: 8
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 3
Rating: 4 stars
02/16/2017
These were simple and tasty! I printed a coupon for the super pretzels and the peanut butter at https://frugalharbor.com/ Groceries have gotten so expensive need to save where possible. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
04/09/2015
Delicious I double the recipe and use dark chocolate chips= My biggest tip is not to process he pretzles to much so there is some crunch to them Pros: Satisfiyng Cons: Work fast - return to freezer if starting to melt Read More
Rating: 5 stars
03/23/2015
Will definitely make again!! I will make these again however I will be adding more pretzels. Other than that these are amazing!! Pros: Easy to make!! Cons: Not enough pretzels and this recipe does not make 20 I only got 8. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
01/12/2015
Misleading quantity makes 20? Hardly. Even keeping them to only 1 inch we had to double the ingredients to barely get 15. Pros: Taste great Cons: Had to use twice as many ingredients to get only 15 truffles. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
12/15/2014
Simple delicious treat I made these as Christmas gifts for my neighbors. They loved them! I'm making another double batch tomorrow for a party. They are better than buckeyes and fewer calories. Pros: Few ingredients great result Cons: Doesn't make as many as recipe states it should Read More
Rating: 3 stars
06/02/2013
Tried For The First Time I accidentally used semi-sweet chocolate chips but I think they still turned out delicious. Aside from the chocolate it's not super sweet but not every treat has to be in my opinion. I enjoy them and would make them again. Pros: Delicious low sugar Cons: Low sugar (LOL) Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
05/06/2013
Delicious but NOT pretty! Made these twice now Hubby LOVES them but he is a huge fan of peanut butter and chocolate sweets. I think they r ok but not much of a peanut butter fan. Super messy. I tried my hardest to get them pretty. No such luck BUT in the sweets defense they dont need to be pretty taste is all that really matters... Second time arund i added the confectioners sugar and it seemed to help a BIT... Pros: 3 ingredients tasty Cons: Sloppy Read More
Rating: 5 stars
02/27/2013
Delicious! I loved these I used almond butter and they tasted just as good! The toothpick before freezing tip helps out a lot...I highly recommend double boiling your chocolate as it can scorch in the microwave. Pros: tasty quick & easy to make Cons: can be messy if you do not use a toothpick before freezing them Read More
Rating: 4 stars
12/30/2012
Use a melon-baller I don't mind these having a flat bottom so I used a melon-baller to form the truffles before freezing. Mess-free uniform size easy! Read More
Rating: 3 stars
12/30/2012
Tasty But Not Pretty Couldn't be simpler to make. I used dark chocolate healthier. The peanut butter and pretzel mixture never froze hard enough to stay together and wouldn't roll into a ball sort of just blobbed up. Next time I'm going to pour all the oil off a new jar of peanut butter before measuring so as to make it as solid as possible before mixing with the pretzels. And I will stab each ball with a toothpick before freezing to simplify the chocolate coating process which wasn't pretty. I should have read the reviews more carefully before making. Pros: Only three ingredients! Cons: Messy looking Read More
Rating: 4 stars
12/02/2012
Wonderful Treat I made these for Christmas last year. They taste good if you add more pretzel to the mix. Try to chop the pretzel well but not too fine. I believe I used almost double the pretzel recommendation. The truffles I made weren't beautiful per se rolling them in chocolate can be a little messy and definitely not uniform. However with the right combination of pretzel and peanut butter they're delicious! Everyone loved them despite the less than lovely appearance. Pros: Few ingredients easy to make nice combination of flavors Cons: Doesn't come out as pretty as anticipated Read More
Rating: 4 stars
09/10/2012
fantastic with sl. variations! I added a small amount (about 2 tsp or so) powdered sugar to peanut butter pretzel combo for easy mixing and shaping. I used a 4 oz. bar of dark chocholate baking bar mixed with about 1 tsp. Crisco to chochlate for easier dipping. Had extra chocholate so I drizzled it on top. They were perfect! Pros: easy delicious great combo Read More
Rating: 1 stars
09/01/2012
Do not bother unless you want to waste your time This was a joke. They look awful (not like the presentation is bad but more like these look like turds) and they taste like a big glob of PB with some chocolate thrown on it. I seriously want Eating Well to reimburse me for materials. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
06/03/2012
Couple things to make this better... These are really good. Using dark chocolate instead provides a yummy healthy alternative. Also I found it worked best to freeze toothpicks in the little balls and use those to roll them around in the chocolate. It was easier and came out looking very pretty. Next time i would probably only take half out to work with at a time as they tend to thaw while your dipping them. I didn't have pretzels so I use bread crumbs and added a little salt. You can also add powdered sugar to thicken the mixture up a bit and provide a bit of sweetness. That way you don't have to worry so much about turning to mush. Pros: Easy delicious Read More
Rating: 4 stars
03/05/2012
I haven't made yet but to those that say they were hard to role I am going to try and freeze with a cocktail pick in them and see if it will hold it to dip also it will keep the ball from getting warm in my hand..will post again to let you know how and if it works. I have another recipe that dips into chocolate and it is messy..I hope this works It might help with the finish look too.. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
02/19/2012
Added brown rice cake crumbles and flaxseed I added just enough crumbled up plain brown rice cakes for it to still hold together whole wheat pretzels and Trader Joe's Crunchy Valencia Peanut Butter with Flaxseeds. They were quick and easy to make rich and satisfying. Definitely a keeper. Pros: Easy delicious adaptable Read More
Rating: 5 stars
02/14/2012
Perfect Valentine's Treat! I made these for my family for Valentine's Day and they were a hit with everyone! The peanut butter-pretzel-chocolate combination is genius and seems to be well-liked by everyone. I love that it was only 3 ingredients (and usually ingredients you might already have around the house!) and even though there is some wait time the amount of time it actually takes to prepare is very minimal. They didn't always turn out the prettiest but they turned out the tastiest and that's all anyone cared about! Pros: Easy to make 3-ingredient dish Read More
Rating: 5 stars
02/13/2012
Sweet salty crunchy chocolatey...YUM! So they didn't come out very pretty but were delish! I used dark chocolate chips and would definitely add more pretzel for consistency next time. I doubled the batch and got 35 bite-sized pieces gauging size by an actual baking teaspoon not a kitchen teaspoon. But I can see where if you use a regular teaspoon or a melon baller the recipe wouldn't make it. Pros: Satisfies every craving Read More
Rating: 4 stars
01/29/2012
Great recipe! Definitely needed to double. I recommend using dipping chocolate over chocolate dips much easier to work with. I used smooth natural instead of crunchy by accident so I needed to add quite a bit more pretzel to keep the crunchy consistency that being my own mistake they were very good. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
01/25/2012
Delicious! I made these using smuckers crunchy natural pb and nestle tollhouse dark chocolate chips. NATURAL pb is KEY! I would agree with other comments such as its not really truffle-like but its chocolate salty crunchy and nutty...whats not to love!? My friends devoured them. Pros: Simple Easy Tasty Ingredients Read More
Rating: 1 stars
01/12/2012
Disappointed: ( I was super excited to make these as I love all things peanut butter and chocolate. But these really disappointed me. They didn't taste anything like a truffle. They were hard to dip in the chocolate and as careful as I was they didn't look as nice as the picture. I agree with the post below it was a waste of ingredients. Pros: tastes alright Cons: Not pretty. Doesn't taste like a truffle at all. Read More
Rating: 1 stars
12/21/2011
Frustrating-almost impossible to dip I made a bunch of these thinking I would please a crowd. by the time the chocolate melts the peanut butter balls have already melted from the freezer and are impossible to dip!! What a waste of time and ingredients. Too bad the people that rated the recipe as is didn't actually follow the recipe. Cons: Melts before dipping in chocolate Read More
Rating: 5 stars
11/14/2011
Fabulous and super easy These were super easy quick and oh-so-delicious. I brought a few to work as a test and my coworkers loved them. I recommend using the fruit dipping chocolate found near the strawberries in most supermarkets instead of chocolate chips. It melts more smoothly and hardens almost instantly. Makes for easier clean-up and lets you get to eatin' more quickly! Will definitely be making these again for the holidays. Pros: Easy cheap satisfies my pb/chocolate craving Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
These tasted good but the natural peanut butter was much oilier than "regular" peanut butter - so they were soupy and hard to work with. Took much more attention time in the freezer etc. and they were not at all pretty because they didn't want to hold their shape. HOWEVER everyone said they tasted great and the plate was empty in no time. I will make them again & try regular peanut butter next time. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
Seems pretty simple. I would love to send these to my sons in college. Can they be shipped? Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
Very easy and our new favorite - not too sweet. We used Peter Pan peanut butter which we usually use for the dogs but we were out of organic nut butter. I think you could use a little more pretzel for more crunch and salt. One of these is all you need to hit the sweet spot after a great dinner. Very little hands-on time so I made them while watching TV and did the steps during the commercials. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
Hi guys! I used unsalted pretzels and natural peanut butter and it was great! Some people said that the peanut butter is too gooey. To help mix the natural peanut butter in its oil and that will help. It took about 20min to slightly freeze before you roll it up. But when you roll it up be quick as the peanut butter will slightly melt in your hand. Also there was no way I could make 20 pieces like the recipe. It makes around 10 maybe 12 if you stretch it unless you make these really small. Nevertheless these were great and quick. Since I am getting into a fitness regimen eating only one of these a day will be a challenge. Cheers all! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
these were amazing! i drizzled some smuckers caramel on them and it was great. do a double batch though cause this wont make 20 Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
These are a great snack when a chocolate craving strikes! Under 100 calories each and they taste amazing. The freeze time was closer to a half hour and this recipe only produced about 10. Mine did not look as pretty as the picture but were delicious! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
I used regular Jif and made a double batch. Flavor is very good. I thought they tasted like crunchy Reese's peanut butter cups. Hubby said they were like Peanut M & M's that you didn't have to chew. Single batch doesn't make 20. Someone was dreaming when they wrote that number. Peanut stuff needed much longer in the freezer to be handle-able. I ended up using my smallest disher (like a mini-ice cream scoop) and scooping out the filling into a plate and freezing the balls. That worked much better than the way the recipe instructs. I will make them again but use proportionally more pretzels to help stiffen the dough. LKS Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
These are great. Made them last night for the first time we had some friends over and they loved them too. They are easy to make but the chocolate chips were kind of a pain to melt and then roll the peanut butter in. I am going to make these again but put a little more pretzels in to make them more firm and def. need to try different chocolate chips. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
They were alright seemed like they were missing something. With this recipe we were able to get 21 balls (1 inch) and that's not counting the ones that were consumed before the dipping. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
I made these for the first time and thought they would not taste very good without sugar added to the peanut butter mixture. I was wrong these are the perfect combination of flavors. Very good and healthy and a great little chocolate fix we all need from time to time. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
These are the best! They taste amazing and I can't stop eating them! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/29/2011
It is a noble gesture to include the "added sugars" in the nutritional breakdown but in the grand scheme of things it is really the total carbohydrate grams that matter for people with diabetes to include them in their meal plan. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/29/2011
Sounds great! I intend to try them. JDickey Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/29/2011
So yummy! Thanks Eating Well! I actually prefer them with semi-sweet or dark chocolate. I agree with the others who claim the recipe doesn't make 20 truffle-sized balls (not sure I could make 20 balls of any size). I get 15-20 truffle-sized balls when I double the recipe. To the person who wondered about shipping them I think you could if you froze them first and packed them with a freezer pack depending on how far you want to ship them. They definitely don't do well out of the fridge for longer than about 2 hours I find. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/29/2011
Excellent recipe. Only suggest that it could be even better using a quality bittersweet dark chocolate that provides more antioxidants. good eating Judy in WA Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/29/2011
delicious! i made them a little while ago and they were simple to make and tasted like a professional truffle! but instead i used a chocolate bar to melt since i didn't have any chocolate chips. -Aimee L. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/29/2011
Could not be easier Super simple no bake delicious! Pros: I have been asked for the recipe twice! Cons: None Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/29/2011
Great! I really enjoyed this recipe my friends and family did too. Read More
Rating: 2 stars
10/29/2011
Not really a truffle I switched to a dark chocolate it's a healthier alternative. Pros: tastes great Cons: uses Milk chocolate Read More