Friday, May 11, 2012

Day 132: Baking Peanut Butter Pretzel Bites

Time: Less than an hour probably
Listening to: Shuffle on ipod

My family is a little nutty for the mix of chocolate and peanut butter. Around Christmas, our traditional chocolate peanut butter balls hardly last more than an hour. So for Mother's Day, I wanted to make my mom a treat and knew almost instantly what I wanted to make her....Peanut Butter Pretzel Bites! Gah, so delicious!

What you need:
1 cup creamy peanut butter
2 tbsp softened butter
1/2 cup powdered sugar (maybe more)
3/4 cup brown sugar (maybe more)
1 bag  semi-sweet chocolate chips

Mix the softened butter and the peanut butter. Then add in the sugars. Supposedly this is supposed to be the right consistency to roll the mixture into balls but mine was WAY too sticky. I added more of both sugars and it was still way sticky. If you can't get the right consistency, don't worry. We also have money in the banana stand*, aka plan b.

Stick the mixture into the freezer for about a half hour. Then roll the mixture into balls and smash between two pretzels. My plan b was just spreading the mixture on a pretzel with a knife before squishing it with the other pretzel. It worked just fine.  After that, melt your chocolate and do some dipping. Store them in the fridge/freezer depending on your gooey level.

*If you don't know this reference, you should really invest in watching all seasons of Arrested Development.

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