I love a dessert that requires no flour, baking soda or powder, pre-heated ovens, or even baking. Through my time poking around Pinterest, I have found dozens of recipes for everything from cocktails to dessert to healthy meals in between. I kept coming across Chubby Hubby truffles, and since they are the perfect marriage of salty and sweet, I decided to combine the Chubby Hubby idea with the haystacks I made as a child (peanut butter, chocolate, chow mein noodles, and sometimes butterscotch chips) and made chocolate peanut butter pretzel stacks.
I started by crushing a cup and a half of pretzels. Crushing things after a long day is fun, so this was one of my favorite parts. I set aside the pretzels while I got to work on the main part of the dessert, the peanut butter mixture.
1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
2 teaspoons light brown sugar. . . after my last baking snafu I finally bought some!
3 teaspoons powdered sugar
1 tablespoon softened butter
a pinch of salt
Once the peanut butter mixture was whipped up, I folded the crushed pretzels in and then made little stacks out of the pretzel peanut butter mixture.
I let these chill in the fridge for a few hours and then added the final touch, a dollop of melted chocolate on each stack.
Once chilled, these were a delightful two bite treat. They don’t look like or contain as much chocolate as the traditional Chubby Hubby truffles, and I didn’t intend them to. I just really liked the flavor combination. And my not chubby hubby did as well! I think he preferred me calling them something different, to be honest.
I’ll call this dessert making adventure a success.