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Chocolate-Covered Peanut Butter Pretzel Sandwiches

by Michele Pesula Kuegler | April 27th, 2015 | Desserts, Recipes
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chocolate_covered_peanut_butter_pretzelsThis recipe is one that would seem not all that exciting to me. I’m not a big chocolate person. Pretzels aren’t a go-to snack for me. I easily can ignore a bowl of them on the counter. However, when you combine those two ingredients with some sweetened peanut butter, you have a dessert that I could eat way too many of. The day that I made them, I ate quite a few. Thankfully, my self-control was functioning the next day, as I saw the second tray of them every time I opened the refrigerator.

There is a down-side to this recipe. They are pretty messy. My intent was to wrap and mail a number of these to my son in college. After seeing, or more accurately touching, the final product, I knew that shipping was not in their future. The peanut butter filling seeps every so slightly through the holes in the pretzels. The chocolate melts at human touch. Not knowing the weather the sandwiches would encounter, it seemed better to keep them at home.

I’m sure if you found a different sort of coating (candy melts, perhaps?) and dunked the entire sandwich in them, they might be less messy. However, I am not certain. If you decide to try that coating, please let me know via the comments.

If you’re enjoying this salty and sweet treat to end your day, why not pair it with a cocktail? Courtesy of Pamela Wiznitzer, United States Bartenders’ Guild NY Chapter President, we have a recipe for the Maple Old Fashioned, which you can find on Parched No More. 

So, get busy making these sandwiches. Then when they’re chilled and ready, get your cocktail mixed.

Chocolate-Covered Peanut Butter Pretzel Sandwiches

Yields 50


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Prep Time
30 min

Total Time
2 hr

Prep Time
30 min

Total Time
2 hr

Ingredients
  1. 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
  2. 2-1/2 Tb. powdered sugar
  3. 100 checkerboard-shaped pretzels
  4. 1 cup milk chocolate chips
Instructions
  1. Combine peanut butter and sugar in a medium-sized bowl and mix with hand mixer until smooth.
  2. Spread a small amount on a pretzel and top with a second pretzel. Transfer to a waxed paper-lined plate.
  3. Repeat 49 more times. (It’s worth it!)
  4. Refrigerate for 1 hour.
  5. Place chocolate chips in a small bowl. Microwave in 30 second intervals. Stirring after each until thoroughly melted.
  6. Dip pretzel sandwich in chocolate, scraping off excess.
  7. Return coated sandwich to waxed paper-lined plate.
  8. When all 50 sandwiches are coated, refrigerate for 30 minutes.
Notes
  1. If you prefer a sweeter filling, more sugar can be added.
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