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Chocolate Peanut Butter Pretzel Sandwiches

by Courtney on August 18, 2011

So last night, I told you guys how I came across one of the most delicious little treats ever, right? Yeah…that would be these little gems right here.

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Well my mom is the one who actually made these, after she had gotten the recipe from a girl that she works with. I also used to work with said girl a while back, and I must say…Sam, I had no idea you were so snazzy with the treats! Winking smile

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So here’s the deal- these things are quick, delicious, and totally necessary to have for your next get-together. Or, umm, even just because…because that’s totally okay, too. I mean, salty and sweet? Does it GET much better than that??

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Chocolate Peanut Butter Pretzel Sandwiches

Ingredients:

1 bag of salted pretzel twists

Peanut Butter Filling:

  • 1 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup confectioners’ sugar

Chocolate Coating:**

  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 2 cups chocolate chips
  • 2 tsp light corn syrup

Directions:

  1. First, make the chocolate coating. Pour heavy cream into small saucepan. Once it begins to scald, add chocolate chips and corn syrup and stir. Cover the pot, remove from heat, and allow to sit for about 15 minutes.
  2. While the chocolate is melting, make the peanut butter filing by combining all of the ingredients (by hand or with a mixer). Sandwich about 1 tsp of filling between two pretzels and place on a baking sheet lined with wax paper.
  3. Once all pretzels are filled, stir the chocolate to make sure everything is combined. Dip half of each filled peanut butter pretzel sandwich into chocolate and place on wax paper. Put sandwiches in refrigerator about 1-2 hours or until chocolate is hardened and cooled. ENJOY! Smile

**To make the chocolate coating, you could also just simply melt chocolate chips in the microwave to make things easier. This chocolate recipe, however, is very rich and super delicious!

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My mom told me that she ended up making about 60 pretzel sandwiches and still had extra leftover of the peanut butter filling AND the chocolate. That being said, you could easily cut both of these recipes in half to make a smaller batch…which may or may not be a good idea if you’re just making these for yourself. Winking smile

Now if I only had some of these with me right now in Philly!

Question for the Afternoon:

What would you deem the “ultimate” salty and sweet combo?

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1 Shari @ Chicago Cuisine Critique August 18, 2011 at 1:02 pm

Wow! These look awesome! Thanks for sharing. :)

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2 Nicole August 18, 2011 at 1:03 pm

These look amazing! I make chocolate covered pretzels at Christmas but this looks even better! Thanks for the recipe!
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3 marci August 18, 2011 at 1:06 pm

Those look amazing!!

Have so much fun in Philly!! I only live about 30 minutes away but just started getting into blogs in the past few months, i wish i did sooner the HLS looks like an awesome time!

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4 Julie H. of Spinach and Sprinkles August 18, 2011 at 1:08 pm

Geeze! I would totally have to make them when I HAVE to bring them somewhere for others, I would eat the whole batch! WOW!
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5 Jenny (Fit Girl Foodie) August 18, 2011 at 1:10 pm

Love the yummy treat. Chocolate and pretzels were made for each other :D
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6 Victoria (District Chocoholic) August 18, 2011 at 1:11 pm

Fact: these need to go to HLS. Just thought I’d inform you of that.
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7 Allie August 18, 2011 at 1:13 pm

These look soooo good! I need to get myself some pretzels right now!

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8 Hope August 18, 2011 at 1:14 pm

These look delicious! I am definitely going to have to make these :)
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9 Ashley@MyFoodNFitnessDiaries August 18, 2011 at 1:15 pm

I couldn’t WAIT for you to post the recipes of these little guys. They look amazing!

I’ve always said my favorite sweet/salty combo is chocolate/yogurt covered pretzels…so this little treat is PERFECT! Thanks for sharing!
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10 Ericka Andersen August 18, 2011 at 1:16 pm

Umm, totally next on my list. I make anything PB/Chocolate. That’s what I love about these healthy living blogs…we all love being healthy and fit but we all love to eat awesome, rich, delicious sweets too!
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11 Melissa August 18, 2011 at 1:17 pm

Genius! I love Take 5 bars and I’m pretty sure these are them, just homemade! I think I’ll try the coating with coconut milk instead of heavy cream. I’ve used it for ganache before for a non-dairy option and it was really really good.
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12 Maria@La_Piattini August 18, 2011 at 1:17 pm

Love this! Not gonna lie, I’m having some girlfriends over next weekend and I just found my dessert recipe!
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13 amy August 18, 2011 at 1:24 pm

Those look delicious- and even better, so easy!! Thanks for sharing!

Enjoy Philly- looking forward to reading about it! :)

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14 Mallory @ It's Only Life August 18, 2011 at 1:27 pm

Wow! As good as these look, I’ll have to replace the PB with Nutella (I’m deathly allergic to PB). Or sunbutter! Regardless, I’ll have to try these :)
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15 Lindsey August 18, 2011 at 1:28 pm

I need to make these! When I was younger I would always eat french fries and ice cream! haha. But haven’t in a long, long time!

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16 Charlie August 18, 2011 at 1:29 pm

I love chocolate and peanut butter together! Love the pretzel idea :).
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17 Ruthie Hart August 18, 2011 at 1:32 pm

yummy! I have these “pinned” on my Pinterest board!
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18 Shayla @ The Good Life August 18, 2011 at 1:37 pm

Wow those look good! Thanks so much for the recipe! :)

I love any and everything salty and sweet, so I think my fav combo would have to be Trader Joe’s dark chocolate bar with caramel and black sea salt…amazing!!
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19 Brittany August 18, 2011 at 1:37 pm

This combination may just be the best ever. I need to make them asap!

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20 Andrea @ Onion in My Hair August 18, 2011 at 1:39 pm

Great little treat!

I have a tailgate coming up in a few weeks and I will definitely be making those!

I am glad you added the note about just melting chocolate chips. I was thinking that in my head the whole time and I’m glad your note confirmed it! :)
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21 Kristine @ Running On Hungry August 18, 2011 at 1:46 pm

Salty and sweet, my FAVORITE combination! I don’t think you need to guess what I’ll be making this evening!
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22 Brittany @ Itty Bits of Balance August 18, 2011 at 1:48 pm

I love that this is so easy but SO BRILLIANT!
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23 Khushboo August 18, 2011 at 2:12 pm

These look awful- or so i tell myself to avoid drooling. Heck, who am I kidding…2 words: FOOD PORN
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24 Claire @ Live and Love to Eat August 18, 2011 at 2:26 pm

These look deadly delicious!
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25 Steph @321delish August 18, 2011 at 2:36 pm

Last night I had just finished reading my blogs for the night (yours included) and I decided to kill some time by using Stumble Upon. One of the sites I stumbled upon was a site that had these exact yummy pretzel treats! Does said girl also have a blog??

Seeing them twice in a day made me realize I HAVE to make them!
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26 Aine @ Something to Chew Over August 18, 2011 at 2:55 pm

These look so cute!

I love the combo of apples and almond butter or chocolate and peanut butter. Yum!
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27 Abby @ Abz 'n' Oats August 18, 2011 at 3:04 pm

Yum! :) My favorite sweet and salty combo is definitely trail mix with chocolate chips in it!
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28 Gina @ Running to the Kitchen August 18, 2011 at 3:07 pm

I love the pretzel + chocolate combo for the ultimate sweet + salty. TJ’s dark chocolate pretzels are pretty much my weak spot.
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29 Mary @ Bites and Bliss August 18, 2011 at 3:17 pm

I pretty much deem pretzels & chocolate the ultimate combo. I’ve loved them ever since I was a baby. I’d go through bags of them!!
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30 Erica August 18, 2011 at 3:29 pm

my ultimate salty/sweet combo: chocolate covered kakimochi http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arare_(food)
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31 Liv @ The Salty n' Sweet August 18, 2011 at 3:34 pm

I’ve seen this idea on blogs before, but your pictures make this snack so tempting!
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32 Alexa @ Simple Eats August 18, 2011 at 4:38 pm

I am drooling over these! I love salty and sweet together!

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33 Kristen @ notsodomesticated August 18, 2011 at 5:07 pm

Yummmm!! I love the “Take 5″ candy bar because it has all of those delicious ingredients in it. Great idea!!
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34 colleen @ thegiftofmondays August 18, 2011 at 6:49 pm

when i was growing up in florida there was a shop in downtown lake worth that not only sold big chocolate covered pretzels (the first place i ever had one) but also chocolate covered potato chips…those were simply amazing!!!
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35 Katelyn @ Chef Katelyn August 18, 2011 at 6:50 pm

I was gonna say I want these…but I NEED these. I say we buy the ingredients in Philly and make these bad boys!!!
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36 Lauren @ Chocolate, Cheese and Wine August 18, 2011 at 7:17 pm

Ummmm… These look amazing – I cannot wait to make them!
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37 Alexa August 18, 2011 at 8:26 pm

making these asap!

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38 kate @ pomelo sunshine August 18, 2011 at 9:11 pm

Holy cow those look good and simple to make too! That’s pretty much my criteria for trying a recipe and I can’t wait to try these!
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39 Jordan August 19, 2011 at 2:10 am

THIS is without a doubt my ultimate favorite salty/sweet combo. I love PB, chocolate, and pretzels, so all of them combined is pure heaven. Trader Joe’s chocolate covered peanut butter filled pretzel bites are my fave!
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40 Nicole @ PancakesandPilates August 19, 2011 at 5:11 am

I can’t tell you how much I needed to see these adorable (and delectable) pictures right now. I’m just finishing up work after a super long day and MAN if i had confectioner’s sugar this would be happening in 15 minutes :) Thanks so much to you and your mama for sharing!
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41 Sarah Bittorf August 20, 2011 at 8:35 am

WOW – I can’t wait to try these! I’m going to the American grocery store tomorrow (we live in Belgium) and will pick up the ingredients. Thanks for the recipe!
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42 Kathleen August 22, 2011 at 2:16 pm

These look amazing! I am making these for my next book club meeting!

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43 Suzanne Spray August 23, 2011 at 7:00 pm

Thanks for sharing! I’m going to make these for a pre-Oktoberfest social this weekend! :)
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