Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Sweet & Salty: Peanut Butter Pretzel Treats {Guest Post}

Happy Wednesday y'all!  I'm excited to be back for the third week of guest posting leading up to Christmas! So far we've had the pleasure of having Danita share her fruit ambrosia, Ericka shared her mini caramel apples, and today Meg is sharing this awesome peanut butter pretzel recipe, which is a great idea for for yourself or for gifting!  Be sure to stop by her blog, "Why Not? Not Why." Take it away, Meg!

Hi, I'm Meg and today I'm super excited to be guest posting for Mary Leigh! I'm the blogger behind Wihy Not? Not Why?, my blog born from a "why not?" moment over the summer. It's my creative outlet and a place where I can share all of my thoughts, ideas and of course recipes. 

Every year, my family and I deliver an assortment of cookies to friends and neighbors on Christmas Eve. It has become a tradition and something that both the givers (my family) and the recipients always look forward to. Admittedly, I'm more of a cook than a baker so my contribution will be these delicious, sweet and salty peanut butter & pretzel treats that don't involve any baking. Since I can't deliver the actual treats to you, I thought I'd do the next best thing; deliver the recipe thanks to Mary Leigh!

You will need:

Pretzels
1 Cup Peanut Butter
3/4 Cup Confectioners Sugar
3/4 Cup Light Brown Sugar
2 Tbsp Butter
1 Bag of Semi Sweet Chocolate Chips (for the sake of Christmas I decided to use some white chocolate chips with red & white food coloring as well)


To start, melt the butter in the microwave and then mix it with the cup of peanut butter in a large mixing bowl. Next, combine the peanut butter with the confectioners sugar & brown sugar. Stir the ingredients together until the consistency is dry enough to roll the mixture into little balls. You may have to add a little extra of each sugar.


Portion out about a tsp of the peanut butter mixture onto individual pretzels and make a sandwich using a second pretzel. Stick them in the freezer for about 30 minutes so they can harden up and be easily dipped in the melted chocolate.

Next, melt the chocolate chips in the microwave, heating them in 20 second intervals. Stir them frequently to make sure that it doesn't burn. After a total of 45-60 seconds the chocolate should be nice and smooth. Dip each sandwich in the chocolate so half is covered. As a warning, I found that the white chocolate wasn't as easy to dip in once I added the food coloring. Although just as delicious, the semi-sweet chocolate came out a bit smoother looking once dipped.


Place each onto wax paper so they don't stick to the tray and let the chocolate harden in the fridge. Store in the fridge until they're ready to be served or gifted!


2 comments:

  1. These look delicious! Thanks for sharing this yummy recipe. :)

    xo Always, Abby

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    1. I agree! They are great for gifting, too!

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