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Chocolate Pretzel Peanut Butter Balls

Peanut Butter Balls are taken to the next level with the addition of pretzels in this easy Chocolate Pretzel Peanut Butter Balls recipe. The creamy, crunchy, salty, sweet combination is the best of all worlds. Extra delicious and loaded with peanut butter, chocolate chips, and pretzels!
Prep Time10 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Dessert
Servings: 32
Author: Trish - Mom On Timeout

Ingredients

  • 4 ounces cream cheese softened
  • 1 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 cup crushed pretzels
  • ½ cup mini chocolate chips
  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 16 oz chocolate candy coating CandiQuik, Ghirardelli melting wafers, etc.
  • chocolate sprinkles crushed peanuts, crushed pretzels (optional)

Instructions

  • Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
  • In a large bowl, beat cream cheese until nice and fluffy.
  • Add peanut butter and beat until combined.
  • Add vanilla extract and continue beating just until incorporated.
  • Stir in powdered sugar, crushed pretzels and mini chocolate chips. (You can use your hands here to really work it all together. It's actually much faster. Likewise, you could put it all in stand mixer and mix it that way as well.)
  • Shape into 1-inch balls and place on prepared baking sheet. (You will need to give them a good squeeze in your hand before rolling into balls.)
  • Refrigerate for one hour or freeze for 15 minutes.
  • Combine chocolate chips with candy coating and melt according to package directions. (30 second intervals on high, stirring in between, usually does the trick.)
  • Dip balls into melted chocolate, and place back on parchment-lined baking sheet.
  • Sprinkle with chocolate sprinkles, crushed peanuts, or crushed pretzels if desired.