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!
Peanut Butter & Pretzel Truffles
From EatingWell: January/February 2010
These peanut butter-pretzel truffles satisfy your craving for something sweet and salty.
41 Reviews for Peanut Butter & Pretzel Truffles
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.
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.
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..
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.