Peanut Butter Pretzel Bites are a simple no-bake recipe with easy ingredients that combine for everyone’s favorite salty, sweet snack combination! A great treat to share at parties and holiday gatherings!
Another no-bake salty-sweet treat made with pretzels is this Easy Homemade Pretzel Turtles Candy! Made with only 3 ingredients in under 10 minutes!
Prepare your taste buds to be completely captivated by these Peanut Butter Pretzel Bites! Their salty-sweet flavor and creamy-crunchy texture make them the ultimate snack that’s pleasing in every way!
These delicious bites are inspired by the popular Ben and Jerry’s Chubby Hubby ice Cream! Both treats have the same flavor except vanilla ice cream.
I love how easy it is to make a batch of these peanut butter pretzel bites since they’re a no-bake recipe that calls for just a handful of ingredients! Making them a quick option to make for birthday parties or holidays with the family.
A Closer Look At These Mouthwatering Treats!
Taste: Each salty pretzel bite sandwich envelopes a ball of sweet peanut buttery filling. The bite-sized sandwich is then dipped in sweet milk chocolate before getting topped with sprinkles and/or sea salt!
Altogether, the peanut butter pretzel bites ingredients are the perfect mix of salty, and sweet!
Texture: The texture of these treats is a snack-lovers dream! Creamy from the filling yet crunchy from the pretzel holding it all together!
That Salty, Sweet Peanut Butter Filling
The peanut butter filling in these pretzel bites is absolutely heavenly! It’s actually the filling I use in my Peanut Butter Buckeye Balls Recipe so you know it’s good!
Though it’s made with only 4 ingredients it delivers a decadent flavor and texture! I make it with Jif creamy peanut butter, but an off-brand would work as well.
Keep in mind that an all-natural peanut butter is more likely to require more sugar in the mixture. As well as possibly altering the consistency of the filling.
When you’re rolling the filling into balls, you want a soft fudge-like texture. If you find that it’s not firm enough to roll you can add an additional 1/2 cup of powdered sugar.
How To Make Peanut Butter Pretzel Bites
- Prepare For A Quicker Process – To streamline the process line your baking sheets with parchment paper and count out the pretzels. Then place them in a Ziploc bag to prevent them from going stale!
- Pretzels – I love using square snaps but mini pretzel twists are also a great option!
- Chill The Filling – Don’t skip out on chilling the peanut butter filling! The 30 minutes firms it up nicely making it easier to work with.
- Adding Sprinkles/Sea Salt – Make sure to add the sprinkles or sea salt before the chocolate sets! If not, the toppings won’t stick to the pretzel bites!
- Other Pretzels– Have fun by experimenting with different types of pretzels! Try using Pretzel Crisps or TownHouse Pretzel FlipSides!
- Chocolate Choices – I made this recipe using milk chocolate melts. However, give these a try with dark chocolate, semi-sweet, or even white chocolate!
- Toppings – These are topped with sprinkles and/or sea salt but using other toppings would be fun! Pretzel pieces, mini peanut butter chips, crushed M&MS or Reese’s Pieces, and other fun sprinkles would be tasty!
- Drizzle – Melt extra chocolate to add a drizzle topping! If you use milk chocolate for dipping, try a melted white chocolate drizzle as a topping!
- Dress Them Up For Holidays – Use colored candy melts for dipping like red, green, orange, or pink for the holidays! Then top them with another colored drizzle or holiday sprinkles!
Store these Chocolate Covered Peanut Butter Pretzel Bites filled with peanut butter in an airtight container in the refrigerator. Enjoy them for up to 7 days!
Do I have To Top These Pretzel Bites With Sprinkles Or Salt?
Not at all, that’s totally up to you! If you choose not to top them with sea salt, I do recommend adding 1/2 teaspoon of salt to the peanut butter filling mixture.
This way you can still balance out the salty-sweet flavor!
Do These Chocolate-Covered Peanut Butter Pretzel Bites Freeze Well?
Yes, these do freeze well! Once the chocolate has completely set on the pretzel bites transfer them to an airtight container or Ziploc bag.
Then place them in the freezer and eat them within three months. The bites can then be thawed overnight in the fridge before enjoying or even served frozen!
When Melting My Chocolate – Why Did It Seize Up?
Usually if chocolate seizes up during the melting process it’s because it’s been overheated or cooked too long. Be sure that you stop the microwave every 30 seconds to stir, that way you’re keeping a close eye on it!
Can Nut-Free Butter Be Used In This Recipe?
I’ve only tested this recipe using Jif Creamy Peanut Butter so I’m not sure how using a nut-free butter would turn out. Feel free to give it a try though!
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Peanut Butter Pretzel Bites
- Add the peanut butter, butter, and vanilla to a large bowl or stand mixer and cream together for 30 seconds.1⅓ cup creamy peanut butter, ½ cup salted butter, 1 teaspoons vanilla extract
- Sift 2½ cups of the powdered sugar into the bowl and beat until smooth. If the mixture is still too soft, beat in an additional ½ cup of sugar. The mixture should stick together but not be sticky to the touch.2½ cups powdered sugar
- Chill the mixture in the refrigerator for 30 minutes.
- While the peanut butter mixture chills, line two large baking sheets with parchment paper and arrange 100 pretzels on them.200 Snaps Pretzels
- Remove the peanut butter mixture from the fridge and use a medium cookie scoop to portion out the mixture. Then divide each scoop into 4 even portions and roll into small balls and place each ball on a pretzel.
- Top the balls with another pretzel and gently press down to secure.
- Once all of the pretzels are prepped, melt the chocolate in a microwave-safe bowl for 1 minutes, stir, then microwave at 30-second intervals, stirring after each one until smooth.20 ounces chocolate melting wafers
- Dip the pretzel bites halfway in the chocolate and place back on the parchment paper to set.
- Sprinkle with sea salt or sprinkles if desired before the chocolate sets.Sea Salt, Sprinkles
- If you find that the mixture is not firm enough to roll without sticking, an additional ½ cup of powdered sugar can be added.
- This recipe was tested and made with Jif peanut butter, all-natural peanut butter is more likely to require more sugar in the mixture.
- The texture of the peanut butter mixture should feel like soft fudge.
- I prefer these with coarse sea salt sprinkled on the chocolate, if you prefer to keep them plain or do sprinkles, I recommend adding 1/2 teaspoon of salt to the peanut butter mixture.