Chocolate Dipped Peanut Butter Pretzel Bites (with or without electricity)
When I was paying my electricity bill the other day, I noticed the envelope claimed that ComEd gift certificates make great Valentine’s Day gifts. How romantic.
But, since I don’t expect to get any ComEd gift certificates today (and I’m guessing you don’t expect to either), I decided to post a recipe that requires* no electricity to make. And besides, you can’t go wrong with chocolate, peanut butter, and pretzels. Yum.
Mix 1 cup peanut butter, 2 Tbsp softened butter, 1/2 cup icing sugar, and 3/4 cup brown sugar until smooth. (Add a little more icing sugar if it’s still sticky.)
Form into balls about 1 tsp in size and sandwich each ball between 2 pretzels. Place on wax paper on a baking sheet or in a container. Place outside in the cold until firm (keep an eye on them!).
Place semi-sweet chocolate chips in a heat-safe bowl and hold over a candle, stirring constantly, until melted. Dip the pretzel sandwiches halfway in the chocolate, and return to a wax-paper lined tray. Chill again until set.
*Note: If you are one of the lucky few who receives a ComEd gift certificate today, you can make this recipe a little faster by using some of your electricity. Place the pretzel/peanut butter sandwiches in the freezer for about 30 min. Instead of melting the chocolate over a candle, use a microwave.
Happy Valentine’s Day everyone!
(Recipe adapted from What Megan’s Making – Peanut Butter Pretzel Bites)