These truffles might be life-changing.

They are so fabulously delicious, that when I look at them I can barely think straight.

 

 

And dare I say, they aren’t exactly terrible for you?

I mean, I used natural peanut butter. And a sprinkling of pretzels. And you could use dark chocolate as a coating.

I, of course, used the milkiest of milk chocolates I could find.

 

 

Mr. How Sweet thoroughly enjoyed the truffles.

He took down a few plate-ful’s of them, in an effort to gain back the small person he lost last week when he was sick. Men. If only I needed to eat truffles to gain weight. My life would be so much more exciting.

And decadent.

My brother loved the truffles, too. He took down about 6 of them before dinner.

Which isn’t saying much, since he lives in one of those bachelor pads where consuming beer and chicken wings is required before chocolate and peanut butter.

 

 

These truffles satisfy the sweet and salty craving all in one.

Is there a better combination that peanut butter and chocolate? If so, it must only be peanut butter, chocolate, and salt.

Salt in the form of crunchy pretzels.

 

 

Peanut Butter Pretzel Truffles

from Eating Well

1/2 cup natural peanut butter (I used Naturally More, so the flaxseeds gave it more crunch, too.)
1/4 cup finely chopped salted pretzels
1/2 cup milk chocolate chips, melted

Combine peanut butter and pretzels in a small bowl. Chill in the freezer until firm, about 15 minutes.

Roll the peanut butter mixture into 20 balls (about 1 teaspoon each). Place on a baking sheet lined with parchment or wax paper and freeze until very firm, about 1 hour. Roll the frozen balls in melted chocolate. Refrigerate until the chocolate is set, about 30 minutes.

 

 

 

 

Mr. How Sweet loved the truffles so much that he almost ate them for dinner in place of his 12-ounce chicken breast.

Ok. I’m lying. He didn’t love them that much. Nothing stands in the way of his protein.

Still . . . they are really tasty.

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134 Responses to “Peanut Butter Pretzel Truffles.”

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    Natalie (The Sweets Life) — April 20, 2010 @ 10:29 am

    making these soon! already have the ingredients! YUM!

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    Anne — April 20, 2010 @ 10:44 am

    First I thought you had gone crazy; pretzels and peanut butter… BUT.. you’re simply a genius :D I wish I would live next door to you, I would DEFINITELY pop over for some of those truffles :D :D

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    Ashley — April 20, 2010 @ 10:49 am

    My huz will looooove these…as will I!!! Mmmmmmmmmmmm OMG..I’m going to be the almond butter in them!!!!!

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    Lauren (Health on the Run) — April 20, 2010 @ 10:51 am

    Oh my gosh….these definitely DO look life-changing! And so simple to make!! Can’t wait to try these :)

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    Rachel @ The Avid Appetite — April 20, 2010 @ 10:53 am

    I’ve said it once and I’ll say it again – there really isn’t any better combo than chocolate & peanut butter! Add some salt and you have pure perfection. Thanks for sharing this recipe – can’t wait to try it!

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    Naomi(onefitfoodie) — April 20, 2010 @ 10:55 am

    I am imagining these broken up in vanilla ice cream! OMG what a treat!! these sound so amazing Jess!!

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    janetha — April 20, 2010 @ 11:21 am

    wow, jessica, these look SO good! they are just in time for national chocolate covered truffle day (april 21)!! xo

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    Julie @savvyeats — April 20, 2010 @ 11:25 am

    * Drool. * These now compete with the Cookie Dough Truffles for best dessert, probably ;)

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    Jessica @ The Cooking Chick — April 20, 2010 @ 12:18 pm

    Yummy – I cannot wait to try these!

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    Julie — April 20, 2010 @ 12:56 pm

    I could cry those look so good. I can taste them in my mouth. I want.

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    Heather @ Side of Sneakers — April 20, 2010 @ 1:09 pm

    Those sound amazing and I love how easy they sound- though I could never get my chocolate coating to look as flawless as yours! Beautiful!

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    Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) — April 20, 2010 @ 1:37 pm

    So freakin simple and yes, i can see….life changing!!!!!!!! LOVE THIS ONE!

    how’s sub 25 going for you? i do great til like 6-7pm after my own post is up, then I go into maniac mode.

    why??!! i don’t know…OCD or something LOL

    Thx for the email re buff vs just well, ya know. Makes me feel good!

    xoxo

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    Beth @ DiningAndDishing — April 20, 2010 @ 2:23 pm

    Oh myyyyy those look amazing!!! I love how that peanut butter is just glistening…beautiful!!

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    Blond Duck — April 20, 2010 @ 3:19 pm

    Drooling in envy…

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    Lisa — April 20, 2010 @ 3:29 pm

    oh they are simply gorgeous!!!!

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    Jolene (www.everydayfoodie.ca) — April 20, 2010 @ 4:17 pm

    This combination would be to-die-for. I have no question in my mind.

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    Jessie (Vegan-minded) — April 20, 2010 @ 4:49 pm

    What a simple and delicious looking recipe! You can’t go wrong with that sweet and salty combination. Yum!

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    Amanda — April 20, 2010 @ 5:17 pm

    I want to put you in my pocket. Right now.

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    Nicole, RD — April 20, 2010 @ 5:29 pm

    How easy and delicious! Your recipes are trouble, ma’am! Another one to make for a LARGE group!

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    Katie — April 20, 2010 @ 5:34 pm

    Oh my word. How do you come up with such simple, delicious things?! I mean, those three ingredients are sinful when combined, yet – I’ve never thought to make a dessert with them. How good would that truffle be over vanilla ice cream??! I die.

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    Susan — April 20, 2010 @ 6:20 pm

    I am 100% making these for Treat Monday at work next week. Well, what’s left of them by the time I get to the office anyways ;)

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    Shannon @ bakeandbloom.com — April 20, 2010 @ 6:21 pm

    You should call yourself the peanut butter nutter I think! I have never seen so many peanut butter recipes in my life but I love it.

    I love the idea of including the salty pretzels. Imagine if you could make a hot pretzel stuffed with peanut butter!

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    Natasha — April 20, 2010 @ 6:41 pm

    There are no words for how amazing those look. Must. make. immediately! In the meantime, have you ever tried http://images.quickblogcast.com/38578-35647/pretzels_b.jpg?

    Sort of the lazy girls’ version of your gorgeous creation.

    Love the blog!

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    Bethany — April 20, 2010 @ 7:34 pm

    What a wonderful idea — and they are so perfectly pretty as well!

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    sophia — April 20, 2010 @ 7:37 pm

    Wow. Uh. eh. Ah! Eee!

    Egad. I can’t think straight, either…they look super fabulous!!

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    Jenn (j3nn.net) — April 20, 2010 @ 8:48 pm

    Oh my GAWD! These look sooo good! Nothing beats sweet AND salty. Drooooooooooooool. Want :D !!

    Jenn

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    One Healthy Apple — April 20, 2010 @ 10:38 pm

    This is crazy- and I don’t need a food processor to make these. Double score! Hope you are well girl!

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    The Candid RD — April 21, 2010 @ 5:01 am

    These look fantastic. Great recipe. I love that you used natural PB. I do think it tastes better, really. Nick would probably eat them all. He’s more addicted to sugar and PB than I am!

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    Katrina — April 21, 2010 @ 5:04 am

    I can’t imagine eating to gain wait. Stupid men!! Must be the “Y” chromosome in them. I just went to the gym for an EXTRA hour. Why? So I can make these, and eat 10. No regrets!

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    terri — April 21, 2010 @ 5:10 am

    this recipe is a keeper fo sho! thanks for sharing……

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    Joanna Sutter (Fitness & Spice) — April 21, 2010 @ 5:11 am

    These look insanely dangerous!

    Num x’s 3!

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    elizabeth — April 21, 2010 @ 5:37 am

    oh my god-food orgasm. these look unbelievable-thanks for sharing the recipe!!

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    Fit Chick in the City — April 21, 2010 @ 6:28 am

    I’m bookmarking this, because they must must be made!

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    Mackenzie@The Caramel Cookie — April 21, 2010 @ 7:09 am

    My husband would love these! He loves pretezels and peanut butter!

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    Cara — April 21, 2010 @ 7:20 am

    Yup, I agree that the only thing to make pb + chocolate even better is to add pretzels! Have you ever had a Take 5 candy bar? Those are the ones I steal out of the Halloween candy bowl. Beware, they are dangerous!

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    Ken Topham — April 21, 2010 @ 7:43 am

    Beautiful Jessica! Looks wunnerful! :)

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    Michelle {Brown Eyed Baker} — April 21, 2010 @ 12:56 pm

    Girl, these are genius! They remind me of my favorite Ben and Jerry’s ice cream – Chubby Hubby. Chocolate-covered pretzels filled with peanut butter. YUM! Can’t wait to make these!

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    • Jessica — April 21st, 2010 @ 1:07 pm

      That is my favorite Ben & Jerry’s flavor, too!

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    eatingrd — April 21, 2010 @ 1:01 pm

    ok these are the best sweet/salty combo!!! + my favorite peanut butter mmmm! These would be dangerous if I made them :) Can I ask you about your lighting? do you ever use a kit when it’s dark? thanks!

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    • Jessica — April 21st, 2010 @ 1:07 pm

      I have 2 Lowel EGO light’s and use them in the dark, but otherwise I just use natural light – these were shot in natural light by my window. I have a crappy point and shoot camera, it’s about 4 years old.

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    Laur — April 21, 2010 @ 5:40 pm

    mmmmmmmmmmmm

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    That’s definitely a winning combination and recipe.

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    Sophie @ yumventures — April 21, 2010 @ 8:17 pm

    Sweet and salty are the best combinations. These look like total winners! I can’t wait to try them :)

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    Jen @ My Kitchen Addiction — April 22, 2010 @ 12:12 pm

    Oh my goodness… These look incredible. I love sweet and salty!

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    Jenna — April 25, 2010 @ 5:17 pm

    Holy yummm

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    Melanie — April 27, 2010 @ 11:11 am

    Wow! These look amazing and you don’t have to say truffles twice to get my attention. Bookmarking!

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    Sarah — June 2, 2010 @ 3:34 pm

    I can’t believe I just came across this recipe of yours… I think I’m in heaven.

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    Leah — November 7, 2010 @ 8:11 am

    These are superb!!
    I could stand an intructional blog post about properly melting chocolate, what the best kind of chocolate to use is, and how to roll truffles and other candies in chocolate. It’s one of the simpler culinary skills I just cannot seem to perfect!

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    • Jessica — November 7th, 2010 @ 8:21 am

      Glad you liked them! And I have a hard time with melting it too, I find the key is melting it over very low heat, and dipping the balls in with a fork.

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    Tal — December 20, 2010 @ 5:09 am

    Can I make these several days in advance and keep ‘em in the freezer? They look amazing!

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    • Jessica — December 20th, 2010 @ 11:47 am

      Yes!

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    Laur — January 16, 2011 @ 8:40 pm

    I made these, but I ended up adding a lot more pretzels, for a thicker consistency, and I ran into trouble when rolling the pretzel-pb balls in the melted chocolate-they melted a bit.

    I am thinking about making a valentine version with cranberries and white chocolate. maybe with almond butter?

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    Laur — January 16, 2011 @ 8:41 pm

    ps-I love Naturally More! esp when it is on sale at GE! which is often!

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    Kayla — January 20, 2011 @ 6:08 am

    Would it ruin these balls to sprinkle sea salt on them before the chocolate cools? Or maybe I could do little pretzel chunks? Just trying to think of something aesthetically pleasing. :)

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    • Jessica — January 20th, 2011 @ 1:16 pm

      I don’t think so! That would probably be delicious.

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