Peanut Butter & Pretzel Truffles

Peanut Butter & Pretzel Truffles

41 Reviews
From: EatingWell Magazine, January/February 2010

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

Ingredients 20 servings

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  • 1/2 cup crunchy natural peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped salted pretzels
  • 1/2 cup milk chocolate chips, melted (see Tip)

Preparation

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  1. 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.
  • 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 information

  • Serving size: 1 truffle
  • Per serving: 64 calories; 4 g fat(1 g sat); 1 g fiber; 5 g carbohydrates; 2 g protein; 6 mcg folate; 1 mg cholesterol; 3 g sugars; 2 g added sugars; 8 IU vitamin A; 0 mg vitamin C; 11 mg calcium; 0 mg iron; 53 mg sodium; 65 mg potassium
  • Carbohydrate Servings: 0
  • Exchanges: 1 fat

Reviews 41

April 09, 2015
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By: EatingWell User
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
March 23, 2015
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By: EatingWell User
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.
January 12, 2015
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By: EatingWell User
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.
December 15, 2014
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By: DMPalmer
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
June 02, 2013
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By: EatingWell User
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)
May 06, 2013
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By: EatingWell User
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
February 27, 2013
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By: EatingWell User
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
December 30, 2012
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By: EatingWell User
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!
December 30, 2012
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By: EatingWell User
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