My Kind of Dessert

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.

pretzels

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.

It contained:

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

peanut butter

brown sugar

peanut butter

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.

truffles

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.

melted chocolate

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. Winking smile

peanut butter pretzel truffles

I’ll call this dessert making adventure a success.

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Tags: chocolate, dessert, Food, peanut butter, pretzels, salty, Sweet

  1. Jon’s avatar

    Yup. Will definitely have to make these soon. Lin and I love chocolate and peanut butter and for me you can’t find a better combination of flavor anywhere. Throw in some pretzels and I am sold. Looks great!

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  2. Erin’s avatar

    These sound really good – might have to give it a try!

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  3. Michelle’s avatar

    These look adorable! I should make these with my nephew!

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  4. Emily @ A Cambridge Story’s avatar

    Oh my! I’ve never heard of Chubby Hubbies — but anything with pretzel, PB and chocolate is a serious win in my book. yum!!

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  5. Daisy’s avatar

    these look right up my alley. all favorite dessert flavors!!

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  6. Jolene (www.everydayfoodie.ca)’s avatar

    Love easy desserts like this, because baking things that that take a long time annoys me.

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  7. Elizabeth’s avatar

    I have a slight obsession with chocolate and pretzels. PB too- even better.

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  8. Megan’s avatar

    This is my kind of dessert too. PB, chocolate, and salty pretzels. Yes, please!

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  9. Sues’s avatar

    Peanut butter, chocolate, and pretzels. It doesn’t get any better than that!I LOVE salty sweet!

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