Peanut Butter-Pretzel Truffles

These truffles are truly Earth shattering! They will change your life, I guarantee it. 😀 Peanut Butter-Pretzel Truffles, Chubby Hubby Truffles whatever you call them, I call them incredible!

This little truffle has it all-sweet and salty, smooth and crunchy goodness! Not only do these candies satisfy cravings for peanut butter and chocolate it also satisfies your craving for something sweet and salty.

The past few days I have been making batches of my favorite truffles to serve for Valentines Day. I went looking for a new recipe to try when Pinterest came to the rescue once again tempting me with these bits of heaven. Why not whip up a batch or two for your sweet valentine? 🙂

Peanut Butter-Pretzel Truffles

This little truffle has it all-sweet and salty, smooth and crunchy goodness!

Yield: 18 truffles

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 1 hour 20 minutes


1½ cups whole tiny twist pretzels
1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
1 tablespoon unsalted butter, at room temperature
2 tablespoons light brown sugar
Pinch of salt
3 tablespoons powdered sugar
1 tablespoon vegetable shortening
1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
2 tablespoons peanut butter chips


Line a baking sheet with waxed paper; set aside.
Place pretzels in a resealable plastic bag and run a rolling pin over the bag crushing the pretzels into small bits; set aside.
In a small bowl, combine the peanut butter, butter, brown sugar and salt until completely blended and smooth. Add the pretzel bits and mix thoroughly. Add the powdered sugar and mix until completely combined. Chill in the freezer until firm, about 15 minutes.
Shape into balls using 2 teaspoons of dough for each ball (use your fingertips to shape the balls-the mixture is sticky). Place on prepared pan and place in the freezer until firm, at least 15 minutes.
Melt shortening and chocolate chips together in a metal bowl over a pan of lightly simmering water. Stir occasionally until smooth, and remove from heat.
Working about 4 balls at a time, dip balls in chocolate using a spoon or a dipping fork and place on a waxed paper lined baking sheet. Keep the undipped balls in the freezer until ready to dip.
Once you have covered all the balls in chocolate, place in the refrigerator until the chocolate coating is set. Once the coating is set melt the peanut butter chips and drizzle over each truffle. Return to refrigerator until drizzle is set. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator.

Source: adapted from Brown Eyed Baker, originally adapted from Make Happy

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34 Responses to “Peanut Butter-Pretzel Truffles”

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    Jenn @ Icing on the Cake — February 11, 2012 @ 11:37 am

    :O Can you send these to me through the internet?! Man, they look so good.

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    Jen at The Three Little Piglets — February 11, 2012 @ 11:41 am

    Oh my gravy those look good!! The things you can find on Pinterest!

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    Amy — February 11, 2012 @ 11:49 am

    uh, these look amazing! I may have to whip up a batch for Valentine’s day.

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    Michael Ann — February 11, 2012 @ 11:57 am

    Earth Shattering? Oh man…..these look like a MUST try!!!!

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    Rufus' Food and Spirits Guide — February 11, 2012 @ 12:52 pm

    I love the different textures at play!

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    valentinedee — February 11, 2012 @ 2:46 pm

    Fantastic and I’m going to do this. One question: do you have to let the chocolate cool down before dipping the peanut butter balls?


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    julie — February 11, 2012 @ 2:49 pm

    Was just making oreo truffels , so i made a batch of these as well! Yum they are good

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    Chica Andaluza — February 11, 2012 @ 3:04 pm

    I already have a chubby hubby – but I may just have to encourage him further with these!

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    Sarah Harris — February 11, 2012 @ 4:26 pm

    Ooooh, I’m so making these! Maybe even tonight! YUM!

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    david l irwin — February 11, 2012 @ 6:08 pm

    i have got to try these they look so yummy.

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    ChgoJohn — February 11, 2012 @ 8:51 pm

    The Brown Eyed Baker is a great site, isn’t it? These truffles look soo good. Thanks for sharing!

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    finnegan2749 — February 11, 2012 @ 9:24 pm

    Reblogged this on finnegan2749.

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    Got Your Holiday On?? — February 11, 2012 @ 10:58 pm

    OMGosh, my three favorite things all rolled up into one. Can it get any better then that?????

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    Reem | Simply Reem — February 12, 2012 @ 2:37 am

    These look fabulous!!!
    God I need to have them somehow…
    B/W my hubby is not the one who is chubby, It’s me…. SO now I am scared what will these do to me… LOL

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    Lauren at Keep It Sweet — February 12, 2012 @ 6:25 am

    These would be so addicting but so good!

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    Maris (in Good Taste) — February 12, 2012 @ 6:50 am

    They certainly do look amazing!

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    brookenado — February 12, 2012 @ 7:01 am

    These look great! I’ll definitely be trying them sometime soon, thanks for sharing 🙂

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    livingth3sw33tlife — February 12, 2012 @ 8:09 pm

    I read your blog pretty often .. I have NO IDEA how I missed these!! This is bite sized versions of love 😉 chocolate + peanut butter + pretzels … yupp, sounds like love to me!!

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    Maggie @ Kitchie Coo — February 13, 2012 @ 12:25 pm

    My taste buds are going bonkers just looking at these truffles. This is seriously one of my favorite combos of all time. The sweet and salty gets me every time. Saving this for sure!

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    Erin — February 13, 2012 @ 2:52 pm

    I would love to receive these for Vday, or any day!

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    Steph@stephsbitebybite — February 13, 2012 @ 4:35 pm

    I don’t think I could stop at one! I would want to eat at least five of these!!

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    Erin @ Dinners, Dishes, and Desserts — February 13, 2012 @ 9:42 pm

    Seriously girl! I need to stop coming here 🙂 There are just too many yummy treats!

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    Kristina — February 14, 2012 @ 8:15 am

    O wow! These look dangerously good! I have almost zero willpower when it comes to peanut butter anything, these truffles sound awesome! I’m saving this recipe to try, yum 🙂

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    Annie — February 15, 2012 @ 9:15 am

    Yum – I can’t wait to try these! I pinned this and it was repinned 748 times! 🙂

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    Jen @ Jen's Favorite Cookies — February 15, 2012 @ 10:17 am

    I love pretzels with chocolate in an unreal way… ditto that with peanut butter and chocolate. I can’t believe I’ve never put the three of them together before! I might have to stop coming to this site… I felt myself gain weight when I looked at these pictures! I MUST make them!!

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    sallysbakingaddiction — February 15, 2012 @ 10:20 am

    Wow!! I Love love love the combo of pretzels, peanut butter, and chocolate! I recently posted “chocolate peanut butter pretzel bites” that were a HUGE hit. You come up with the most creative treats! 🙂

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    Kristen — February 20, 2012 @ 4:48 pm

    Just thought I’d share that I made these for a baking contest at my work…and they won! There were 25 entries and they won for the best tasting dessert! Thanks so much! They were a HUGE hit!

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    Robin L Nash — March 5, 2012 @ 10:53 am

    these are so good and soo easy to make, my family loves them , I added a few more pretzels seem to be just as good!

    • Christina replied: — March 7th, 2012 @ 6:07 pm

      These were just dangerous in my house and they didn’t last long! I am so glad that you enjoyed them too! 🙂

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    Deanne — December 25, 2012 @ 6:17 pm

    I just had to tell you how fantastic these truffles are! Made 3 batches before Christmas and will have to make more before New Year’s! This recipe will definitely become a Christmas tradition for us! Thank you for helping to make our holiday so special!

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    Caroline | Taste Love & Nourish — April 3, 2013 @ 10:54 pm

    I have bookmarked this and can’t tell you how badly I’m drooling over these babies! 😀 This combination of salty and sweet is just perfection! Thanks so much for sharing!

  32. #
    Judy Shultz — July 14, 2013 @ 10:26 pm

    Instead of dipping in melted chocolate chips, which melt, use chocolate almond bark

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    Melissa from Minneapolis — April 1, 2014 @ 2:48 pm

    I’m a peanut butter freak but I’m going to try these using cookie butter instead of peanut butter! Thanks for the inspiration!

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