Indulge in a delicious treat with these Peanut Butter Pretzel Bites. A creamy peanut butter center is surrounded by salty pretzels and dipped in dark chocolate for an irresistible combination of sweet and salty flavors. These no-bake treats are perfect for sharing at potlucks, dinner parties, or anytime you want a delicious, easy snack!
If you were to ask me what my favorite combination of flavors were I would always say sweet and salty. Or sweet and spicy. I love flavor combinations that have a hint of sweetness. These peanut butter pretzel bites hit the mark with the sweet and salty flavor combination. They are even more elevated with creamy peanut butter in the center.
Why You’ll Love These
Let me tell you why these peanut butter pretzel bites will make a reoccurrence on your snack table!
Simple, no-bake treat. When you don’t have to turn on the oven or do a lot of work for a treat, that is my kind of recipe. These peanut butter pretzel bites definitely hit the mark when it comes to “easy” and “no-bake.”
Sweet and salty flavor. As mentioned previously, if you are a fan of the salty-sweet flavor combination then this treat is for you.
Perfect for sharing. Who doesn’t love when you show up to a party with a plate of these pretzel bites? I dare guests to have just one. It’s pretty much impossible.
Great activity for kids. If you have time and aren’t afraid of a little mess, have the kids help make these! Or, ask them to decorate them with their favorite sprinkles.
Creamy Peanut Butter or Crunchy Peanut Butter?
The age-old question and debate. There are some folks that are die hards for creamy only and seem to be repulsed by crunchy. For me? I’m a crunchy (even extra crunchy) girl through and through. I love the texture of crunchy peanut butter. Smooth is just too basic for me ;) fighting words right there, haha
For this recipe, however, you’ll want to use creamy peanut butter (I know) because there is already a lot of texture going on and you don’t want to tear the roof of your mouth like you do when you eat Oh’s cereal – bonus points if you know what I’m talking about.
Ingredients You’ll Need
Here’s the list of ingredients you’ll need for these peanut butter pretzel bites. Make sure to scroll down to the recipe card to view exact measurements.
- Creamy peanut butter
- Heavy cream
- Powdered sugar
- Brown sugar
- Vanilla extract
- Mini pretzels
- Dark chocolate morsels
- Butterscotch morsels
- Chocolate sprinkles
How to Make Chocolate Covered Peanut Butter Pretzel Bites
These peanut butter pretzel bites are seriously so easy to make! Make sure to scroll down to the recipe card to view detailed instructions.
Combine peanut butter and butter. In a mixing bowl, blend peanut butter and butter together until smooth.
Add additional ingredients. Once blended smooth, add 1 tablespoon of heavy cream, powdered sugar, brown sugar, vanilla extract and blend until smooth.
Assemble the pretzel bites. Scoop peanut butter onto a pretzel, then top sandwich style with a second pretzel. Place pretzels onto a baking sheet lined with wax paper as you work.
Chill. Let the pretzel bites chill in the freezer for 30 minutes.
Make the dipping sauce. In the meantime, pour heavy cream and vanilla extract into a sauce pan and bring to a boil. Remove from heat immediately once boiling. Add mini chocolate morsels and butterscotch morsels in a glass or heat safe bowl. Pour the hot cream over the morsels and stir until melted.
Dip the pretzel bites and decorate. Dip each pretzel into the melted chocolate and place onto a wire rack lined baking sheet. After about 2-3 minutes, add sprinkles on top.
Set it. Place the chocolate dipped pretzels back in the freezer for 30 minutes to set.
Variations and substitutions
Of course we are all very aware of peanut allergies these days and if you have kids or friends that have known peanut allergies, we like to be extremely careful.
If there is a peanut allergy, you could substitute the peanut butter with almond butter, cashew butter, pistachio butter, pecan butter, or even walnut butter.
If there is a tree nut allergy, you are safe (from my knowledge, please double check) to use peanut butter and make this recipe as is or you can use sunbutter.
If there are no allergies, you can substitute the peanut butter with whatever nut butter you love. I particularly love cashew butter or pistachio butter. This Cinnamon Spiced Almond Butter would be so delightful in this recipe.
Tips for Success
- Drop the idea of perfection. Unless you’re making these for a wedding or something similar, these don’t need to be perfect! Enjoy the rustic and fun of it all!
- Don’t skip the freezer. This helps the peanut butter center harden up just enough so when you dip it in the melted chocolate, it won’t melt and unsandwich.
- Add sprinkles while the chocolate is still wet. You’ll want to work fast when the chocolate is still wet otherwise your sprinkles won’t adhere to the coating and they’ll just fall off.
More easy no-bake recipes!
- Brown Sugar Toffee Marshmallow Treats
- Golden Grahams S’mores Bars
- No-Bake Andes Mint Cheesecake Bars
- No-Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Oat Snack Bites
Peanut Butter Pretzel Bites
- ½ cup creamy peanut butter
- 2 tablespoons softened butter
- ½ cup heavy cream + 1 tablespoon
- 2 tablespoons powdered sugar
- 1 tablespoon brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 48 mini Pretzels
- ½ cup mini chocolate morsels
- ¼ cup butterscotch morsels
- ¼ cup chocolate sprinkles
The default measuring system for this website is US Customary. Unit conversions are provided for convenience and as a courtesy only. While we strive to provide accurate unit conversions, please be aware that there may be some discrepancies.
- Combine peanut butter and butter in a medium mixing bowl or a stand mixer and blend until smooth.
- Once well blended and smooth, add 1 tablespoon of heavy cream, powdered sugar, and brown sugar and blend until thoroughly combined.
- Scoop ½ tablespoon of the peanut butter onto a pretzel, then top sandwich style with a second pretzel. Place pretzels onto a baking sheet as you work.
- Place into the freezer for 30 minutes.
- Pour heavy cream and vanilla extract into a sauce pan and bring to a boil. Remove from heat immediately once boiling.
- Meanwhile, combine mini chocolate morsels, and butterscotch morsels in a glass or heat safe bowl.
- Pour the hot cream over the morsels and stir until melted.
- Dip each pretzel into the melted chocolate and place onto a wire rack lined baking sheet.
- After 2-3 minutes, add a pinch of chocolate sprinkles over each pretzel.
- Place into the freezer to set for 30 minutes.
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