Chocolate Peanut Butter and Pretzel Truffles
For the perfect sweet and salty one-biter, whip up a batch of these simple Chocolate Peanut Butter & Pretzel Truffles.
Bite Me Bit
“All you need is love. But a little chocolate now and then doesn't hurt.”
-Charles M. Schulz
½ cup smooth peanut butter
2 tbsp butter, softened
2 tbsp brown sugar
Pinch kosher salt
1½ cups crushed pretzel pieces
1/4 cup icing/powdered sugar
1½ cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 tbsp vegetable shortening
Crushed pretzels, for topping
1) In a medium bowl, combine peanut butter, butter, brown sugar and salt. Stir until well combined. Add crushed pretzels and stir well. Add powdered sugar and mix until combined.
2) Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Roll cookie mixture into 1-inch round balls. Place on baking sheet and place in freezer for 25 minutes to set. Remove from freezer and roll truffles in your palms until smooth and round, and return to freezer for 5 more minutes.
3) Place semi-sweet chocolate chips and shortening in a microwave safe bowl. Heat at 50% power for 30 second increments, stirring between each time until fully melted.
4) Using a fork or skewer, dip truffles in melted chocolate. Place back on parchment baking sheet, sprinkle with crushed pretzels and refrigerate until ready to eat.
Yield: approximately 16 truffles