If you are looking for a cute and delicious Valentine’s Day candy to make for your loved ones this Peanut Butter Pretzel Heart Candy recipe is for you!
I absolutely love peanut butter stuffed pretzels. Every time we head to Sam’s club, I have to avoid going down the snack aisle because I can’t resist buying the huge container of them.
In fact, I love almost anything peanut butter. And when you add chocolate and salty pretzels to the mix, it is even better. And don’t get me started on Take 5 candy bars! You can now even buy Reese’s Peanut Butter cups with pretzels in them!
So when I was asked to make an easy Valentine’s day treat, I decided to combine those three flavors. And what more appropriate way than into heart shaped treats!
The outline of mini pretzels are naturally formed in a heart shape. Therefore, I used that as the base of the candy. Then, on my first attempt at making these treats, I spread peanut butter on top of the pretzel.
Unfortunately, the peanut butter just oozed out between the holes of the pretzels. Although it was good first attempt, I knew that my idea needed a new plan. That is when my recipe for homemade Reese Cup Easter Eggs came to mind.
Peanut Butter Filling
The peanut butter in the chocolate dipped peanut butter eggs is mixed with confectioner’s sugar and butter. So I decided that I could adapt that recipe to make these Peanut Butter Pretzel Heart Candy.
And it worked like a charm! The peanut butter mixture was thick enough that it sat on top of the pretzels without falling through the holes. Then I placed another pretzel on top and dipped them in chocolate.
The result, a heart shape chocolate candy perfect for Valentine’s Day!
Peanut Butter Pretzel Heart Candy
Mini Twist Pretzels
Creamy peanut butter
White melting chocolate
Pink melting chocolate or red food coloring
Valentine’s Day Sprinkles (optional)
Start by place 30 pretzels on a baking sheet lined with wax paper. You won’t be baking them, so you can place them on a large flat platter as well.
Then in a small bowl mix softened butter, powdered sugar and peanut butter together until well incorporated. The mixture will not be completely smooth but it is important to get the ingredients mixed together. Then place approximately 2 teaspoons of the peanut butter mixture on top of the pretzels smashing the mixture down lightly.
Next, top peanut butter pretzels with the remaining 30 pretzels. Once you press the top pretzel down, some of the peanut butter may get squeezed out the edges. Be sure to remove the excess peanut butter in order to retain the heart shape of the pretzels.
Now melt the white chocolate in 15 second increments in the microwave, stirring in between each cooking time. Or use a double broiler and slowly melt the chocolate.
Once the chocolate is melted, drop one peanut butter stuffed pretzel in the melted chocolate and coat completely. Then use a fork to remove the pretzel and allow it to drip off the excess chocolate back in the bowl.
Place the chocolate coated pretzel back on the wax paper. Repeat the process for the remaining peanut butter stuffed pretzels.
Pink Chocolate Drizzle
Once the chocolate on the pretzels have hardened melt the pink chocolate. However, if you don’t have pink chocolate add a little red food coloring to the remaining melted white chocolate.
Drizzle pink chocolate over pretzels with a fork or place the chocolate in a piping bag. Drizzle the chocolate in a zig zag pattern over the top of the chocolate covered pretzels. Add sprinkles if desired.
Let the chocolate completely harden and store in an air-tight container at room temperature or in the refrigerator. Enjoy!
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- 60 Tiny Twist Pretzels
- 1/4 cup butter, softened
- 1 1/4 powdered sugar
- 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
- 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 12 ounces white melting chocolate
- 4 ounces pink melting chocolate
- Sprinkles (optional)
- Place 30 pretzels on wax paper.
- In a small bowl mix butter, powdered sugar and peanut butter together and gently spread peanut butter mixture on the pretzels.
- Top peanut butter pretzels with the remaining 30 pretzels and set aside.
- Melt white chocolate in 15 second increments in the microwave, stirring in between each cooking time. Or melt the chocolate in a double broiler.
- Once chocolate is melted, drop one peanut butter pretzel in the melted chocolate and coat completely. Use a fork to remove the pretzel and let it drip off the excess Place the coated pretzel on the wax towel. Repeat for the remaining peanut butter stuffed pretzels.
- Once pretzels have hardened melt the pink chocolate. (If you don't have pink chocolate add a little red food coloring to melted white chocolate). Drizzle pink chocolate over pretzels with a fork or place the chocolate in a piping bag. Drizzle the chocolate in a zig zag pattern over the top of the chocolate covered pretzels. Add sprinkles if desired.
- Let the chocolate completely harden and store in an air-tight container at room temperature or in the refrigerator.
You can also use dark chocolate or milk chocolate to dip the pretzels in, and then drizzle the tops with either white or red icing.
Recipe provided by Make Your Meals
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 358Total Fat: 10gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 8mgSodium: 748mgCarbohydrates: 61gFiber: 3gSugar: 14gProtein: 8g
Nutritional Information is to be used as a general guideline only . Nutritional calculations will vary from the types and brands of the products used.