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

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


Recipe Summary

2 hrs


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • 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 Facts

64 calories; protein 1.9g; carbohydrates 4.8g; dietary fiber 0.7g; sugars 2.7g; fat 4.4g; saturated fat 1.3g; cholesterol 1mg; vitamin a iu 8.2IU; folate 6.3mcg; calcium 10.8mg; iron 0.3mg; magnesium 12.9mg; potassium 64.5mg; sodium 53mg; 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: 2 stars
Not really a truffle I switched to a dark chocolate it's a healthier alternative. Pros: tastes great Cons: uses Milk chocolate Read More
Rating: 5 stars
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: 4 stars
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: 5 stars
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: 4 stars
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: 1 stars
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
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
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
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