Peanut Butter Pretzels

Peanut Butter Pretzels

These peanut butter pretzels dipped in chocolate are a delicious crowd-pleasing snack.  They’re awfully cute too!  They would make a tasty Olympic watching treat.

I found this idea on Pinterest a while ago and recently added it to my gluten-free snacks and appetizers board.  The pin was linked to Two Tiny Kitchens, but it didn’t even originate there.  I took the idea and used gluten-free pretzels along with the peanut butter filling that I used for my Easter bunnies.

I’ve been using the combination of chocolate and peanut butter a lot this year.  It started with my peanut butter cups.  Then I used it for homemade Easter candy and Easter bunnies.  The chocolate dipping idea was used for chocolate covered strawberries.

I have to admit that these peanut butter pretzels are simple to make, but they do take time.  It’s worth the effort, though, especially for a special occasion.

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Peanut Butter Pretzels
Recipe type: Appetizer
  • Gluten-free pretzels (I used Glutino)
  • ¾ cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • ⅛ teaspoon salt
  • 12 ounces semi sweet chocolate chips
  • 2 Tablespoons shortening
  1. Line a baking sheet with wax paper or parchment paper.
  2. Mix together the peanut butter, powdered sugar, and salt with a wooden spoon or spatula. Then knead it with your hands until all the sugar is incorporated.
  3. Roll a small amount of peanut butter mixture into a ball then press it between two pretzels. Use as much or little as you like. Set aside.
  4. Melt the chocolate chips and shortening in the microwave according to package instructions. Or, put them in a microwave safe dish and heat on 50% power for 1½ minutes. Stir, and heat in 15 second intervals, stirring after each, until melted and smooth.
  5. Dip about half of each pretzel sandwich into the chocolate. Let it drip, then place it on the baking sheet.
  6. Put the baking sheet into the refrigerator or freezer until the chocolate is chilled and hard. I put mine in the freezer for 5 – 10 minutes.
  7. Serve immediately.
The amount of finished pretzels depends on how much peanut butter you put in the middle. Use extra chocolate to coat plain pretzels or fruit.


About Linda Etherton

Linda has been gluten free since 2000 when I was diagnosed with celiac disease which propelled me into the world of gluten-free cooking and baking. I am convinced that gluten-free food can and should be delicious, and I never apologize for serving it.
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  1. Glutino pretzels are seriously the best thing ever! Plus, they totally look like the real deal. I am sad I cannot eat them on a grain-free diet. These pretzel bites look amazing… what could go wrong with peanut butter, chocolate and pretzels?

  2. Lee Amundson says:

    Finally got around to making these – they are fantastic!! Thanks so much! All 4 kiddos and husband loved them!

  3. I wonder if these can be frozen ahead for a party

  4. Pattie says:

    I read somewhere that peanuts are not gluten free. Am I wrong? I have been buying almond butter instead, but it can be so darn expensive.

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