Red White and Blue Peanut Butter Pretzel Bites

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These Red White and Blue Peanut Butter Pretzel Bites are stuffed with peanut butter and coated in colored chocolate for a fun, easy, and festive treat!

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These fun and festive peanut butter pretzel bites are very easy to make! There is no baking involved, just 6 ingredients, and they are down right addicting! I obviously dipped them in red, white and blue melting chocolate for the 4th of July, but you could use any color or any type of chocolate for just about any occasion!

Chocolate Peanut Butter Pretzels have been around forever, they are basically Chocolate Peanut Butter Balls filling, stuffed between two pretzels. And then coated in chocolate. They are fun to dress up for any holiday, and will always disappear in no time!

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Why You’ll Love These Peanut Butter Pretzel Bites

  • Easy – no baking, just mixing and dipping!
  • Simple – just 6 ingredients is all you need for these bites.
  • Sweet & Salty – sweet filling, salty pretzels….a match made in heaven!
  • Festive – colored melting chocolate and sprinkles make these fun for any holiday or event.
  • Portable – if you need to bring something to a potluck or picnic, these travel really well! Just place in an airtight container and you can take them anywhere.
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What You’ll Need

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  • Creamy Peanut Butter – if you want more texture to your filling, you can use crunchy
  • Unsalted Butter
  • Powdered Sugar
  • Vanilla Extract
  • Pretzels – mini twists or snaps work great!
  • Melting Chocolate – you really can use any chocolate and color you like. You can use all 3 or just 1!
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How To Make Peanut Butter Pretzel Bites

  1. Make The Filling. Using a electric mixer or a hand mixer mix together peanut butter, butter, sugar, and vanilla until combined and makes a dough.
  2. Scoop The Filling. Rolls balls of about 1 teaspoon of dough and place on top of the pretzels.
  3. Make Sandwiches. Top each ball of dough with a second pretzel and gently press down to sandwich together. Be careful not to press too far or they will break.
  4. Dip. Next up melt the chocolate you are going to use (if using multiple colors, just do one at a time). Melt on 50% power, for 30 second intervals stirring well after each time, until the chocolate is completely smooth. Holding the top of each pretzel dip into the chocolate to coat about half of it. Place on a lined baking sheet.
  5. Decorate. Add sprinkles or colored sugars to your pretzels after you have dipped 4-5 of them, before the chocolate sets up.
  6. Set Up. Let the pretzels set up for about an hour at room temperature or you can put in the fridge for about 20 minutes for the chocolate to harden. Then serve!
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Recipe Tips & Suggestions

  • For the best results you can use white chocolate almond bark, it melts very smooth and quickly. Or you can use melting chocolate disks. Multiple brands sell these in a million different colors. You can look on Amazon or Walmart, Michael’s, Hobby Lobby and anywhere that sells cake decorating supplies should have them.
  • It really doesn’t matter what shape of pretzel you use. You just need pairs that can sandwich together.
  • If you want a little crunch in your filling, feel free to use crunchy peanut butter.
  • The melting chocolate set up rather quickly, so you will want to add sprinkles after you have dipped 4-5 of them, so you can ensure they stick.
  • Make sure to line your baking tray the pretzels set up on. You can use parchment paper or a silicone liner, but this will ensure you can remove them once the chocolate hardens.
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Storage

You can store the pretzel bites in an airtight container for 1-2 weeks. They do not need to be refrigerated, but it does not hurt to store them there either.

Freezing – these do actually freeze really well. So you can make ahead or store leftovers in an airtight container for up to 3 months. Just let them thaw on the counter before serving.

Can I make these nut-free?

Yes, you can use any type of spread that you like. Biscoff or Cookie Butter is a great nut-free alternative. You can use sun butter or Wow butter as well. Or you could use almond or cashew butter as well.

Can I fully dip my pretzels in chocolate?

Absolutely. You will just need more of the chocolate. But melt as directed and use 2 forks to place the pretzel in the melted chocolate, turn to coat, and then gently tap off the excess before letting it set up on a lined baking sheet.

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Peanut Butter Pretzel Bites

By Erin
These Red White and Blue Pretzel Bites are stuffed with peanut butter and coated in colored chocolate for a fun, easy, and festive treat!
Prep: 25 minutes
Additional Time: 1 hour
Total: 1 hour 25 minutes
Servings: 42

Ingredients 

  • 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 3 Tablespoons unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 84 mini pretzels
  • 4 oz white chocolate almond bark
  • 4 oz red melting chocolate
  • 4 oz blue melting chocolate
  • sprinkles

Instructions 

  • Arrange 42 pretzels on a lined baking sheet.
  • Using a electric mixer or a hand mixer mix together peanut butter, butter until smooth and combined. Add in sugar, and vanilla, mix until combined and makes a dough.
  • Roll balls of about 1 teaspoon of dough and place on top of the pretzels.
  • Top each ball of dough with a second pretzel and gently press down to sandwich together. Be careful not to press too far or they will break.
  • Melt the chocolate you are going to use (if using multiple colors, just do one at a time). Melt on 50% power, for 30 second intervals stirring well after each time, until the chocolate is completely smooth. Holding the top of each pretzel dip into the chocolate to coat about half of it. Place on a lined baking sheet.
  • Add sprinkles or colored sugars to your pretzels after you have dipped 4-5 of them, before the chocolate sets up.
  • Let the pretzels set up for about an hour at room temperature or you can put in the fridge for about 20 minutes for the chocolate to harden. Then serve!

Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 88kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 3mg | Sodium: 49mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 5g

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Author: Erin
Prep Time: 25 minutes
Additional Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 25 minutes
Course: Dessert Recipes
Cuisine: American
Servings: 42
Calories: 88
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4 Comments

  1. I’m definitely putting out a big plate of these for Memorial Day AND the Fourth. I made a test batch of these over the weekend, and they are outstanding.

  2. Made these yesterday with the kids and we loved them! Definitely have to make a big batch for July 4th!

  3. These were so fun and tasty!! The colors really popped. I wanted to test them out for the 4th. We’ll definitely be making them again.