Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Chocolate + Peanut Butter Dipped Pretzels (See Jane Make)


Don't be fooled by these treats.  I haven't been hard at work making Christmas treats the past few weeks;  in fact, the only goodies I've made have been of the 'no-bake' genre.  These chocolate + peanut butter dipped pretzels exceptionally easy to make, as you might have guessed.  Simply melt chocolate in a double-boiler, add a couple spoonfuls of peanut butter (to taste) and stir until melted.  Then, dip the pretzels halfway in the chocolate/peanut butter mixture and set on parchment paper and refrigerate to set.

One may look at these Flipz knockoffs and wonder why I consider these a holiday dessert.  My mom, sisters, and I have been making these half-dipped pretzels at Christmas time for as long as I can remember.  Sure, we always baked/decorated the obvious, frosted sugar cookies, but I loved that we accompanied the expected with some unexpected treats.  We also always make pecan shortbread and saltine toffee cookies along with these chocolate + peanut butter dipped pretzels, just to name a few.
Do you have any unexpected holiday traditions?

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36 comments

Katie said...

I was planning on making chocolate dipped pretzels tomorrow - maybe I need to add in some PB!

Krystal said...

Ohhh those sound so marvelous! And Katie, pb is a good idea!

Chelsea Lane said...

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jemina said...

YUMMMMYYYYYYYYY!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Closet Fashionista said...

MMMMMM! So good! My mom and I bake lots of stuff...but thats not really unexpected, haha
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Cara said...

YUM!
<3 Cara
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Chas said...

I love chocolate covered pretzels! Yum!

delia said...

Mmm.. pb, chocolate and pretzels. I love that :)

delia
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Carrie said...

Delish! My Mom has been making the peanut butter blossoms for as long as I can remember! (peanut butter sugar cookie with the hershey kiss in the middle.) They are my FAV! I love the holiday traditions.

PursuitOfLLT said...

we always make the circle pretzels with a melted kiss in the middle topped with a m&m.

i'm actually doing all my holiday xmas baking with my dad tonight!

Jamie said...

These look yummy! I make chocolate covered candy cane cookies. It's a Martha Stewart recipe that is my favorite!

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Monica said...

These look delicious! I love making chocolate covered pretzels!

Taylor said...

YUM-O GIRL!!! Chocolate covered pretzels are my fav - the only thing i used to buy at the mall candy store growing up!

TheChambrayCountess said...

Yum! It never occurred to me that I could make those in a flash...this might be bad... ;) Have you ever made them with white chocolate?

Elle Sees said...

We do that too for xmas, but usually white w.drizzled choc. Delish!

Elle Sees said...

We do that too for xmas, but usually white w.drizzled choc. Delish!

Elle Sees said...

We do that too for xmas, but usually white w.drizzled choc. Delish!

Elle Sees said...

We do that too for xmas, but usually white w.drizzled choc. Delish!

Bella @Bellgetsreal said...

YUM. I think I could add this to my treat bags this year.

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Nikki said...

YUM you combined 3 of my favorites. They must taste amaaaaaazing.

xx
Nikki

Josie said...

These are absolutely adorable! I can't wait to try making them this year -- and how cute would they be packaged up as a hostess gift?
xo Josie
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Collette Osuna said...

Im thinking I need to make these asap:) Even still kinda healthy too:)

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Jessica said...

I love the combination of salty and sweet. It's so tasty! Adding these to my list of treats that I'll be making (or at least attempting) this weekend and all next week until Christmas!

Valerie said...

I love anything that's salty and sweet. And peanut butter + chocolate= heaven to me. I have to try these! It's always fun to have unexpected sweets around during the holidays. Your saltine toffee cookies also sound amazing!

xo
Valerie

Emma said...

yummy it looks very delicous!! X

diana kang said...

these look so good!

Julie and Lauren said...

Dark chocolate dipped pretzels are my absolute fav treat. YUM.

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FRANKIE HEARTS FASHION said...

Those look so good!!! Mmmm. Every xmas we make Italian sprinkle cookies, and I eat my face off! xo

this free bird said...

oh em gee these look so good!! i'm waiting to get to my mom's for the shortbread cookies w/sprinkles...the fast started on monday and then it's shortbread straight through december 31st!!

i might have to slip in a choc dipped pretzel or 50 in the meantime. YUM

Alicia said...

Thanks lady I'm getting all of my holiday treat ideas from you!!

LahTeaDah said...

Thank you for this Chocolity Inspiration... I will take this and run! This weekend me and my girls are having a BAKE-OFF starting at noon going until god knows what time and I will be bringing this bad boy to the table...

Come check out the blog to see how it turned out. Make sure I made you proud, did the recipe justice :)

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Jammer said...

ohhh boyy chocolate covered pretzels are such a weakness. That tray would be empty in nanoseconds!

Catherine * The Spring said...

I've been scrambling to come up with a hostess gift for a party this weekend... and now my problems are solved. The girl LOVES pretzels, and obviously chocolate, so I'm going to get straight on to making some of these! Amazing idea!
- Catherine at The Spring

Ashley [Free Honey] said...

These look delicious annnnd easy to make. I was pondering making hot fudge for my coworkers but it's sort of tricky and the recipe makes a LOT of fudge. Like a dozen mason jars of fudge. I wonder how many I could eat with a spoon...not sure that's something I want to find out. But all I need for this is chocolate bars, peanut bitter and pretzels??

My family eats chinese food christmas eve, which is kind of weird. But it's probably our most steady tradition over the years!

Kara said...

This is so cool! I'm a fan of dipping pretzels (and anything) in chocolate, but I've never heard of mixing it with PB. I'm gonna try that soon.

Miyan said...

ohhh! i love salty, chocolatey treats! have you hear of take 5? best candy bar, hands down.

Miyan

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