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Monday, July 16, 2012

Salty Sweet Treat


I was browsing Pinterest for a great dessert for a BBQ. I needed something quick, easy, and that could hold up in the heat. These "Buckeye" bites were the perfect solution! Nothing fulfills my salty sweet cravings like the combination of pretzels, peanut butter, and chocolate! Thanks sweetpeaskitchen.com  for this tasty treat!




Ingredients:

  • 1 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 2 tablespoons softened butter
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • Pretzels
  • 1 bag semi-sweet chocolate chips
Directions:

  1. Line a baking sheet with wax paper and set aside.
  2. In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, beat peanut butter and butter until combined. Scrape down bowl, add sugars and beat until combined. You should be able to roll the mixture into balls without sticking to your hands. If needed, add more powdered sugar until you reach a consistency that is easy to roll.
  3. Roll the mixture into small balls, about 1 teaspoon of mixture for each ball, and place on prepared baking sheet. Sandwich the balls between two pretzels and place in the freezer for 30 minutes.
  4. Melt the chocolate in a metal bowl over a pan of lightly simmering water. Stir occasionally until smooth, and remove from heat. Dip each pretzel bite halfway into the melted chocolate and place on the prepared baking sheet or drizzle with chocolate. Chill in refrigerator until chocolate is set.