Peanut Butter Pretzel Sandwiches

Peanut butter pretzels

For Christmas, I like to try new things. This year, in addition to making coconut macaroons, I decided to make a non-cookie kind of snack. I wanted something that would make a lot, since I wanted to share with my friends at work. I really like pretzels, peanut butter, and chocolate, so I searched for a recipe that combines them all, which I had seen at this time last year.  However, I couldn't find the recipe I was looking for! Then, I went on Pinterest (where I waste too much time!) and lo and behold, I found the recipe I was looking for over at Two Tiny Kitchens. These pretzels were super simple and so delicious! I doubled the recipe and was able to make several dozen, which gave me enough to share with some of the girls at work as well as leaving some for me and my family!

1 cup Creamy Peanut Butter
2 tablespoons Butter, softened
1/2 cup Powdered Sugar (or a little more)
3/4 cup Brown Sugar
1 bag Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips

Combine peanut butter and softened butter in a large bowl with a fork or whisk (I used a stand mixer). Add the sugars and mix to combine. At this point, if the filling is easy to roll into balls without sticking, it is ready to go. If not, add a little more sugar until it reaches the right consistency. Use a teaspoon, measure the filling and roll each portion into a small ball. Sandwich the peanut butter ball in between two pretzels. After all of the balls are rolled and successfully sandwiched, place the pretzels on a cookie sheet and put it in the freezer for about a half hour. Pour the chocolate into a microwave safe bowl and heat for 30-second intervals, stirring occasionally until completely melted. Remove the pretzels from the freezer and quickly dip each half-way into the melted chocolate. Return to the tray and repeat with remaining sandwiches. When all are dipped, return the tray to the freezer to set up completely. Store the sandwiches in the fridge until serving time.