Growing up, there was never a question that my favorite candy was the Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup. I loved that combination of chocolate and peanut butter in any and all variations. As terrible as this may sound, there was even a chocolate and peanut butter candy breakfast cereal that I can remember loving. Not the healthiest, but OH WOW so delish!
This love of the chocolate and peanut butter combination is still alive and well (although now I try to refrain from the cereal as an adult). I recently came up with this new confection creation that incorporates my lifelong love of peanut butter and chocolate with my new love of pretzels. This recipe is "no-bake" and requires only 3 ingredients. Great to serve as a dessert at your next party or even to just enjoy when you are craving that something sweet! They also taste great refrigerated.
- Peanut Butter
- 100 Waffle Pretzels
- 1 Bag Semi Sweet Chocolate Chips
- 4 Pretzels Crushed
- Lay out a large piece of parchment paper or aluminum foil on top of a large cutting board or cookie sheet (this will make clean-up a piece of cake)
- Apply a thin even layer of peanut butter to one side of roughly 50 pretzels
- Once the peanut butter has been applied to the base, add another pretzel to the top of each peanut butter covered pretzel to create a sandwich
- In a microwave safe bowl heat the chocolate chips for 30 seconds, remove the bowl, stir the chocolate chips, heat for another 30 seconds and repeat process until chocolate chips have been melted to a smooth and creamy consistency (Approximately 1-minute total)
- Dip each sandwich in the melted chocolate batter and then place on the sheet of parchment paper to dry. **I like to wear disposable gloves for this part because chocolate dipping can get a little messy**
- Sprinkle the chocolate coated peanut butter pretzel sandwiches with the 4 leftover pretzels that have been crushed
- Allow almost 24 hours for these tasty confections to dry completely (but you can also dig in as soon as they are garnished)
Makes approx 50 sandwiches