#header-inner {background-position: center !important; width: 100% !important;}

Monday, March 5, 2012

Peanut Butter and Chocolate Dipped Pretzels

Pin It
I'm debating whether this is even worthy of a true recipe post. Three ingredients?! Hey, if it's good enough for Cooking Light to call a recipe, it's good enough for me!

Sometimes the simplest recipes are the best, as these dipped pretzels have proven. Chocolate and peanut butter is already a well-loved combination. Add some honey wheat pretzels and you've got a sweet snack healthy enough to justify for an afternoon snack.

All you need are fifteen minutes to whip up a batch of these and you can enjoy them throughout the week. My peanut butter chocolate mixture dipped closer to 40 pretzels than the 30 it called for. Because these will last in your fridge or freezer, you might as well double the recipe...once these ran out I was definitely wishing for more!
Love pretzels in dessert? Try the Margarita Ice Cream Pie, Chocolate Covered Oreo Pretzel Cheesecake Bites, or the Double White Chocolate and Pretzel Peanut Butter Cookies!

One Year Ago: Apple Cranberry Baked French Toast
Two Years Ago: Baby Blue Party Punch (this has been made SO many times since the original posting--it deserves updated pictures but know that this is always a crowd favorite at showers!)

Peanut Butter and Chocolate Dipped Pretzels
from Cooking Light December 2011

-4 oz semisweet chocolate, chopped
-1/4 cup creamy peanut butter
-30 braided honey-wheat pretzels

1. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or wax paper and set aside.
2. Melt chocolate in a glass bowl in the microwave, heating in 30 second increments and stirring until smooth. Once smooth and melted, add peanut butter and stir until combined and smooth.
3. One pretzel at a time, dip pretzel into the chocolate peanut butter mixture, using a spoon or fork to wipe off excess chocolate if needed. Place dipped pretzel on prepared baking sheet. Repeat with remaining pretzels.
4. Once all pretzels have been dumped, place the baking sheet in the freezer for 20-30 minutes, until chocolate is set. Store pretzels in an airtight container in the fridge.