Peanut Butter Pretzel Balls

It's been very hot this week... at least where I'm currently living. There are even more hot places, such as southern California. In fact, I use to live in San Marcos and Vista, CA where the current wild fires are destroying everything.

But we can't let this heat beat us! I wanted to make desserts this week, but it was too hot. I turned on the oven briefly, and my apartment felt so hot. So I wanted a no bake dessert. So then these peanut butter pretzel balls came into mind. They are also known as Chubby Hubby Truffles.

I made chocolate dipped strawberries at the beginning of the week. And those inspired me to make these. You will enjoy these. Peanut buttery, salty, and chocolatey. They are so easy to pop out, and it won't make your home any hotter!

You will only need a couple ingredients, you might already have them in your home!

1 1/2 cups pretzel pieces
1/2 cup peanut butter (I used crunchy)
1 Tbs butter, unsalted and at room temp
2 Tbs brown sugar
pinch of salt
3 Tbs powdered sugar
1 cup of chocolate/candy melts (I used milk)

1. Crush the pretzels to small pieces in a large bag, I used my rolling pin.
2. In a medium bowl, combine the butter, peanut butter, brown sugar, and salt. Mix with a spoon until smooth and well combined.
3. Add in the pretzel pieces. Mix until combined.
4. Sprinkle the powdered sugar on top. And then mix until well combined.
5. I used a small ice cream scoop, about 1 Tbs in size, to scoop out uniform balls. Shape each with your finger tips into round balls. I got 12 balls from the recipe.
6. Put the balls on a baking sheet and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
7. Melt the chocolate or candy melts in the microwave at 50% power. Stirring the chocolate/candy melts every 15 seconds. Add some vegetable oil, if needed, to thin the chocolate.
8. Using a fork, dip each ball into the chocolate to coat completely. Then transfer to a baking sheet lined with wax paper to set. Repeat with all the balls.
9. Melt some peanut butter flavors chocolate/candy melts and drizzle over the dipped balls. Sprinkle with more crushed pretzels.

10. Enjoy after chocolate sets, or store in airtight container in the refrigerator for later.

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