Since I’ve only just begun this blog, delactableyou!, I want to include past recipes that I have tried and scrumptiously enjoyed! The first recipe is Peanut Butter Pretzel Bites.
I found the recipe on stumbleupon.com. If you have never heard of this site I really suggest that you check it out! Basically you create a profile for yourself in which you list all of your interests; the site than generates all these other websites for you to “stumble upon” that relate to the interests you listed. Anyways, back to the recipe!
I made these peanut butter pretzel bites on a summer day before my friends came over to hangout. They were the perfect quick snack to eat while we sat around in my kitchen. And who wouldn’t adore the salty/sweet contrast along with the peanut butter/ chocolate combination!! 🙂 Thanks to http://twotinykitchens.com/2011/02/23/peanut-butter-pretzel-bites/ for the recipe, but here it is slightly edited by my specifications 😉
1 cup creamy peanut butter (or a *little more, depending on how much you love peanut butter;), I used Jiff brand)
2 tbsp softened butter
1/2 cup powdered sugar (maybe more)
3/4 cup brown sugar (maybe more)
1 bag semi-sweet chocolate chips
Combine peanut butter and softened butter in a stand mixer. Add the sugars and mix to combine. If the filling will roll easily into balls without sticking to your hands you’re ready to go. If not, add a little more of each sugar until you reach a consistency that is easy to roll.
Use a teaspoon measure to scoop the filling. Roll each portion into a small ball, then sandwich them between two whole pretzels. When all the balls are rolled and successfully sandwiched, stick the whole tray in the freezer for about half an hour.
Pour the chocolate chips into a heatproof bowl and place over a boiling pot of water over medium/low heat. Remove the pretzel sandwiches from the freezer and quickly dip each half-way into the melted chocolate. If you have more than one sheet tray filled, take out 1 at a time, otherwise the chocolate won’t stick to well to the sandwich. Return to the tray and repeat with remaining sandwiches. When all are dipped, return the tray to the freezer to set up completely. Store the sandwiches in the refrigerator until serving time.
“I want to have a good body, but not as much as I want dessert. ” ~Jason Love