pretzel bites.

pretzel bites.

Friday, February 17, 2012

chocolate. peanut butter. pretzels. again.

sometimes you just need chocolate.
and peanut butter.
and pretzels.
together.
in a happy little cup.
ingredients:
2 1/2 cups chocolate chips (i recommend dark, but milk will work fine, too)
1 tbs. butter
1 cup smooth peanut butter
1/2 cup powdered sugar
1/4 cup brown sugar
1 cup crushed pretzels 
to make the cups:
1. line a mini cupcake tin with mini cupcake liners, which are so cute and will make you feel so happy!
2. melt the butter and chocolate chips in a microwave, double boiler, or over the stove top, and then carefully drop a small spoonfull into the bottom of each cupcake liner. make sure the whole bottom is covered. then stick it in the freezer to cool briefly.
3. mix the peanut butter with the brown and powdered sugars. if you want a thicker consistency, keep adding powdered sugar bit by bit.
4. when the chocolate bottoms have hardened take them out of the freezer and drop a small gob of peanut butter mixture in the center of each. the peanut butter mixture shouldn't touch the sides of the liners.
5. spoon more melted chocolate to cover the peanut butter mixture and coat the sides. the top should look smooth and even.
6. crush the pretzels as much or as little as you like. i put mine in a mini blender and make a kind of chunky pretzel dust, but bigger pieces would work, too. sprinkle the pretzel bits on top of the chocolate peanut butter cups, then stick 'em in the fridge until they harden, which should take about an hour.
they're little. and they're cute. but be prepared. sometimes the richest, most luxurious things come in the tiniest little bites...

8 comments:

  1. Oh my! This looks way better than the pretzel m&m's!

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  2. Nani I think we may be baking soul mates. You seem to be just as pb and chocolate obsessed as I am.

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