Last week my husband and I celebrated our one-year wedding anniversary, and we had a super chill night. The plan was to go on a picnic, but he had to work a little late and it was sort of rainy and cold, so we had an indoor picnic. And by that I mean we ate cheese and crackers on our couch. This was not actually all that different from most Monday nights, except there was champagne and year-old cake (that held up remarkably well given its multiple cross-country road trips). But that’s OK – we enjoyed it!
Since I was nervous that our wedding cake would not actually hold up, I wanted to have a backup dessert that I was sure my husband would love. He’s a peanut butter guy, so I chose these peanut butter pretzel truffles. Two things: one, they were amazeballs. Two, I was a little troubled by how quick and easy they were to make. It was a little bit of mixing, rolling them into balls, then dipping them in some chocolate. Crazy easy – and we both loved them!
EASY PEANUT BUTTER PRETZEL TRUFFLES (recipe from Prevention RD)
1 1/2 to 2 cups pretzels
1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
1 tbsp butter, softened
2 tbsp brown sugar
1/8 tsp salt
3 tbsp powdered sugar
1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
paraffin wax (optional)
- Crush pretzels into small bits using a large ziploc bag or a food processor.
- In small bowl, combine pretzels, peanut butter, butter, brown sugar, powdered sugar, and salt. Stir until blended and smooth. Take about a teaspoon of the peanut butter pretzel mixture into your fingers and roll into a small ball. Place the peanut butter balls on a plate covered in wax paper or tinfoil. After you’ve rolled all the balls, place entire plate into refrigerator and chill for at least 30 minutes.
- After balls have chilled, pour chocolate chips into a small microwaveable bowl, along with a few shavings of paraffin wax (if using – it helps to thin the chocolate and make it nice and smooth, with a nice hard shell). Microwave for 30 seconds and stir. If needed, microwave for another 10 seconds and stir again. Continue until the chips are completely melted and smooth. Alternatively, you could heat in small saucepan over low heat, turning heat off once melted.
- Place one ball in melted chocolate and gently roll it around with fork until completely coated. Remove and place back on plate. Repeat for all other balls. When finished, chill another 30 minutes.
These were crrrrrrazy addicting! The pretzels gave them nice texture, and the sweet-salty combo was right up my alley. Here was our other dessert: