I needed something quick, something everyone would like and I needed it to come from food I had in the house……Pretzels, peanut butter and chocolate chips turned into little nutty nuggets. A last minute christmas treat. I have stumbled apron something that I am sure to make many more times to come. People were really into them and for real, so easy and took so little time to make.. Fast, happy, peanut butter and pretzels dipped in chocolate, I mean, do you know anyone that would say no to that? And just because I made them for Christmas does not mean that we cannot make these for any occasion, like New Years, maybe a birthday party or even laundry day. You can even make these as a fun afternoon activity with the kiddos.…Make them whenever you need a fun little treat! Note….This is one of those treats that is vegan, gluten-free (just get gluten-free pretzels) and doesn't have a ton of sugar..Eveyone can eat them! Hooray!!!!!! (Maybe don't feed them to a child with a peanut allergy)
. Pretzels go into the food processor and pulsed until a mostly fine crumbly crumble. Now in goes the big ol scoop of peanut butter. Pulse until mixture comes togetherGo ahead and take a bite……so good right?..Start turning the mixtures into small balls..think grape sized.
Right before you take the balls out of the fridge…melt down the chocolate. Like my make shift double boiler? I know….jealous. If you have one, use it, but if not, a big pot with water and a smaller thin metal or a glass bowl works.. The pot or bowl should fit onto the big pot, but I was having a hard time and couldn't find any of my bowls…..so i did what I could. Bring water to a boil then turn to simmer. Place chocolate in small bowl on big pot and stir until chocolate is melted, silky and smooth. Remove bowl from boiler and start to dip those balls! Reheat chocolate if needed but be careful to not get any water into chocolate or else it will seize up and you won't be able to melt it anymore.
That's it...Imperfect little perfect candy nugget truffle thingys….I sprinkled the tops with colored sugar.. you know, for a little holiday fun.. 3 simple ingredients( oil doesn't count).. and 10 minutes of hands on time…can't get much better then that.
Peanut Butter Pretzel Truffles
- 3/4 cup Peanut Butter
- 10-12 Pretzel rods
- 1 1/4 cup chocolate chips
- tablespoon coconut oil
Pretzels go into food processor and pulse until a fine mealy constancy.. Add peanut butter and pulse until combined and is easily handled. Add a bit more peanut butter if the mixture seems to dry or another pretzel if mixture is too loose.
Line a baking sheet with wax paper. Roll mixture into small grape sized balls. Pace in the fridge or freezer for 1/2 hour.
After the balls have chilled, place chocolate chips and coconut oil into a double boiler and heat until chocolate is fully melted. Place balls 2-3 at a time into melted chocolate, roll around to completely coat, then transfer back onto wax paper. Once all balls are chocolate coated, sprinkle with something( if you want) and place back in fridge to set up.
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