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Peanut Butter Pretzel Truffles

Peanut Butter Pretzel Truffles

I have long been a proclaimer of love for the pairing of chocolate and peanut butter.

There is only one thing that improves this delicious combo:

Pretzels.

This glorious, easy to make candy has sweet, creamy peanut butter mixed with salty crunchy pretzels, and a hard chocolate shell.  And it takes about 20 minutes TOTAL to make.

Enjoy!

Ingredients:

1 cup creamy peanut butter
2 tablespoons softened butter
1/2 cup powdered sugar
3/4 cup brown sugar
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 cup of crused pretzels
1 bag Wilton chocolate candy melts*
1/4 bag of Wilton white chocolate candy melts for drizzling (optional)
*Alternatively you can use 2 cups of chocolate chips melted with 1TBSP of vegetable shortening, or Dolci dipping chocolate.

Directions:
In your mixer, combine peanut butter, butter, powdered sugar, brown sugar, and vanilla.

Beat until very smooth.

Add 1/2 cup of crushed pretzels to the mix.  You don’t want them TOO crushed, in fact, the mixer will break them up even more.  I used Rolled Gold pretzel sticks and broke them into thirds. 

Mix well.

Using your clean hands, roll mixture into one inch balls and place on a sheet lined with parchment paper.

Melt chocolate in the microwave.  Heat for 30 seconds, then stir.  30 more seconds, then stir, and so on until melted.  Be VERY careful not to burn the chocolate.

Using a fork, dip balls, one at a time, into the chocolate mixture.  Coat completely and shake off excess wit fork.  Place back on the parchment.

Allow chocolate to harden completely.

Melt white chocolate the same way as above.

Place a ziplock bag into a cup

Fill with melted white chocolate. 

Snip a TINY hole in the corner, and drizzle white chocolate over the top of each truffle.  Don’t worry if it’s messy, any puddle of chocolate on the parchment will break right off when the candy coating hardens.

Allow to cool/harden completely.  Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to one week.

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