Pretzel-Peanut Butter Truffles

If you’re any sort of a regular reader of this epitome of dorkiness that is my blog, you know I love all things sweet.  Cookies, cakes, brownies, ice cream. Game on.
What you won’t find here is a ton of snacks for the salt lovers of the earth.  Well, feel left out no more.  Hell, after these things, I might have to join you on the salt-lovers train.  Ok, maybe not fully.  I can’t give up my delicious delicious chocolate. 
Which is why these truffles are the best of both worlds.  A little sweet.  A little salty.  And absolutely amazing.  I made them with every intention of bringing them into work.  I think only half actually made it.  The rest somehow just kept disappearing from my fridge….
These make a great addition to your Christmas cookie plate.  Totally easy. Totally fantastic. People will love you and all will be great.
So what type of person are you- All sweet or a little bit salty?  
Adapted from this recipe
What You’ll Need:
  • 3 cups Crushed Pretzels
  • 1 cup Creamy Peanut Butter
  • 2 Tbsp Butter, room temp
  • ¼ cup Brown Sugar
  • 1/3 cup Powdered Sugar
  • 1 bag Chocolate Chips
  • 2 Tbsp Shortening
What To Do:
  1. Crush pretzels in a food processor.  In a separate bowl, mix together peanut butter, butter, brown sugar, and powdered sugar.  Then mix in pretzel pieces.
  2. Line a cookie sheet with parchment.  Roll mixture into balls (about 2 tsp) and place on cookie sheet.  Allow to chill in the fridge for at least a half hour.
  3. When done chilling, melt together chocolate and shortening in a microwave-safe bowl, stirring every 30 seconds until smooth.
  4. Use a fork to dunk and cover each truffle and return to lined cookie sheet.  Once all are covered, return to fridge to cool.   If you want to top with a peanut butter drizzle, once chocolate has hardened, place a couple tablespoons of peanut butter in a Ziploc bag and microwave for about 10 seconds.  Snip the corner off the bag and drizzle melted peanut butter over truffles. 

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