Buckeye Pretzel Bites are creamy, sweet, and salty with lots of chocolate and peanut butter flavor. They’re ideal for holiday gift-giving and kids love to help make them.
These bite-sized treats have the perfect salty/sweet flavor. A creamy peanut butter ball is pressed on top of a pretzel and then dipped in chocolate. The creamy/crunchy contrast really works. I keep going back for 1 more.
Buckeye Balls are a treat my daughter and I make together every holiday season. This year I wanted to make something a little different so I added pretzels into the mix. I used Snaps, the ones that are square with a checkerboard pattern, but any small pretzel will work.
Buckeye Balls are made from only a few simple ingredients so you’ll want them to be quality ingredients. Like Challenge Butter.
Challenge Butter has no preservatives and no artificial ingredients for the freshest taste possible. It’s made from only 2 ingredients- freshest 100% real pasteurized sweet cream and salt.
I always use Challenge Butter because I know it will give superior results. Whether it be cakes, pies, tarts, or candies, you can rest assured that starting with quality ingredients will lead to a delicious end product.
- 1 cup creamy peanut butter
- 1/2 cup Challenge salted butter, softened
- 3 cups powdered sugar
- about 36 mini pretzels, I use Snaps but any small pretzel shape will do
- 2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
- 1 tablespoon vegetable oil or coconut oil
- In a large bowl, mix peanut butter and butter until smooth.
- Mix in the powdered sugar.
- Shape mixture into approximately 1-inch balls and press each ball onto a pretzel.
- Place pretzel side down on a baking sheet lined with wax paper. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 1 hour.
- Add chocolate chips and oil to a microwave-safe bowl. Microwave at 20 second intervals, stirring in between, until smooth.
- Dip each peanut butter ball in chocolate and return to wax paper, pretzel side down. Refrigerate until firm.
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