Chocolate, with savoury peanut butter, then add salty pretzels – drooling yet? Try my Chocolate Peanut Butter Bites with Pretzels. Try putting a whole one in your mouth upside-down…wow!!!!
You get lovely little bursts of salt, followed by all the creamy chocolately crunchy nutty goodness. A taste & texture flavour bomb!
My taste inspiration for these was Chubby Hubby ice cream, which I also called on for my Chubby Hubby Cookies (made in a muffin tin) which are the softest, thickest cookies EVER with no dry, hard edges. Mmmmm.
Anyway, back to what I was saying…
So easy, just melt & mix, sprinkle then refrigerate. Dangerously simple. I apologise.
Who am I kidding – no apologies! We’re all grown-ups here – I/you don’t need to eat the lot – but no judgment from me if you do! I ate far more than my fair share…
Great, now the ones that are still in my fridge are calling me…
Chocolate Peanut Butter Bites with Pretzels
A delicious combination of salty crunchy pretzels, savoury peanuts & chocolate.
- 320 g dark milk chocolate broken into rough squares (see notes)
- 1/2 cup crunchy peanut butter (see notes)
- 20 g mini pretzels roughly chopped
- 25 g roasted unsalted peanuts roughly chopped
Line a 24 hole mini muffin tin with mini muffin liners/mini cupcake liners.
Combine chopped pretzels & peanuts, set aside.
In a medium saucepan, heat chocolate over low heat for about 2 mins, or until just melted.
Add peanut butter to chocolate, mixing to melt until smooth & combined.
Pour chocolate mixture into a heatproof jug, then pour chocolate evenly between muffin tin holes.
Sprinkle the top of each chocolate cup with peanut & pretzel mixture - pressing down slightly if needed (see note).
Refrigerate for 1 1/2 hours or until set, serve cold.
The chocolate I have used is a new Cadbury product (at least here in Australia) called Dark Milk chocolate. Before I go any further NO, they are not paying me! I really like this product & have used it in other recipes because I like the combination - sometimes you want something stronger than milk chocolate, but dark will be too heavy. Perfect. In fact, I quite often used to combine milk & dark myself to achieve this before this product came along. Maybe Cadbury are in my head.
I used crunchy peanut butter for extra texture, but you could substitute it for smooth if you like.
Once you have topped the little chocolate cups with the peanut/pretzel mixture, you may need to press the pieces in VERY slightly, just so they are all anchored to the chocolate, but not so much that they sink entirely.
*Please note that the amount of calories per serve is provided as a guide only, as ingredients and cooking methods can vary greatly*